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


HP, Juniper Biggest Rivals In Data Center

Regardless of size and geography, the Cisco partners surveyed by Baird said Hewlett-Packard represented Cisco's most "significant competitor" in the data center switching arena.

According to the results, 33 percent of Cisco partners identified HP as the company's biggest threat in the data center, followed by Juniper Networks at 23 percent and Arista Networks at 12 percent.

Dell and white-box switch providers such as Pica8 and Quanta pose the least threat, partners said, coming in at just 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively.