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What kind of growth rates are you seeing with CloudSystem?

CloudSystem is a multibillion-dollar, double-digit growth product line for us. It is very, very successful. It is our lead product. That is where we see a lot of growth with partners. They are taking CloudSystem and some of them are running it in a managed way. They will buy it from us and then they'll go run a hosted service with CloudSystem as the engine behind the scenes. In some cases they'll go deploy a CloudSystem in a customer's data center and help them install, configure and sometimes remotely manage it for a customer. That is where we are seeing most of the growth. Actually that product is growing even faster than the private cloud market. That is sort of the benchmark that I look at. Private cloud growth is growing at 17 percent to 18 percent, and we are growing double that in that particular product line. The vast majority of the way that we are growing that business is through partners.




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