A Most Interesting IT Experiment: The History (So Far) Of VCE

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January, 2010: Cisco Signs With NetApp

Cisco wanted to prove that, despite its close relationship with EMC, it was an independent server vendor, and did so in a spectacular fashion by unveiling a relationship with NetApp, EMC's top storage rival.

This new Cisco/NetApp relationship, which also included VMware, promised to deliver new architectures based on their technologies for data center efficiency with a joint customer support framework.

Cisco in late 2012 signed a similar relationship with EMC rival Hitachi Data Systems.


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