Cisco Partner Survey: Data Center Hot, WAN Op Not (And Other Interesting Findings)


UCS A Partner Sweet Spot

When it comes to hot Cisco products for partners, UCS is the clear-cut winner, according to Baird's results.

The research firm said that data center switches, such as Cisco's Nexus line, and UCS have for the past six quarters been identified by partners as the Cisco products for which they see the most demand.

Conversely, Cisco WAN optimization was identified by partners as the slowest seller out of 10 total product categories, while the company's edge and core routing products also scored poorly, according to the survey.  

Cisco network security, bolstered by its $2.7 billion acquisition of Sourcefire last year, received a middle ranking from partners, moving up from last place in the first quarter.