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

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Nexus 9000 Adoption Starting Off Slow

The majority of Cisco partners said customer adoption of Cisco's Nexus 9000 switches, a key component of Cisco's Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) SDN platform, is taking time to really ramp up.

So what's the hold-up? More than one-third of respondents said customers are waiting for Cisco to launch its APIC controller, another core piece of Cisco's ACI architecture, before pulling the trigger. The second biggest hindrance to Nexus 9000 adoption, partners said, is general customer confusion around SDN, followed by customers saying the Nexus 9000 business case just "isn't compelling yet."

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