Exclusive Interview: Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins On The Dell-EMC Fallout, Avoiding A VCE Bloodbath And The Need For Apple To Embrace Partners
Steven Burke and Sarah Kuranda
Taking Center Stage
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Tuesday took to the main stage at the Best of Breed (BoB) conference to weigh in for the first time publicly on how Dell's $67 billion blockbuster acquisition of storage market leader EMC and EMC subsidiary VMware will impact Cisco.
In a 45-minute no-holds-barred wide-ranging interview with The Channel Company CEO Robert Faletra, Robbins spoke about getting ready to speak with Dell CEO Michael Dell, the "massive period of instability" facing Dell-EMC, the impact on Cisco's relationship with the VCE alliance, Cisco's acquisition strategy and even the new Cisco Apple partnership.