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Cisco CEO Robbins Talks Nutanix, InterCloud, Open Compute Project And The Biggest Partner Summit Takeaways

Mark Haranas

Robbins On The Record

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins fielded questions from reporters Tuesday during the 2016 Cisco Partner Summit on the company's entrance into the hyper-converged infrastructure market, the status of its InterCloud cloud computing strategy and the biggest partner takeaways from the event.

This week at the event in San Diego, the networking giant unveiled a number of new products and services, a revamp of its partner strategy and a pair of acquisitions that had channel partners buzzing.

During the Q&A session, Robbins sounded off on hyper-convergence rival Nutanix, why Cisco's InterCloud strategy is still solid, Cisco's evolvement in the Open Compute Project, the channel takeaway from Partner Summit and the difference between himself and former CEO John Chambers.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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