The Reason Why
At a time in which businesses are moving some of their applications into public cloud environments and in some cases, doing away entirely with private data centers, Cisco has felt the impact. The tech giant has been pivoting its business in recent years to focus more on software and subscriptions. The changes to the business that were revealed yesterday reflect that Cisco is still working to align itself with the IT consumption motion that customers need, according to David Goeckeler, Cisco's executive vice president and general manager of Networking and Security, in an email to Cisco employees that was sent out this week.
"Our customers and partners are in the early stages of understanding the outcomes a multi-domain architecture can drive and the business-critical capabilities they'll gain from deploying our new technologies ... It's critical that we continue aligning our development process with the consumption motion our customers need as they begin to embark on a multi-domain approach," Goeckler said in his email.