Nutanix, Pivot3 And HyperFlex: Breaking Down Cisco's Bullish Hyper-Converged Strategy
Cisco's Many Hyper-Converged Bets
It has been a historic year for Cisco on the hyper-convergence front in 2016 – forming new partnerships with hyper-converged vendors Springpath and recently Pivot3, while launching its own solution: HyperFlex Systems.
This comes as the hyper-converged market is heating up, according to research firm IDC, with sales increasing 148 percent year over year to $372 million during the first quarter of 2016.
Cisco's strategy in the hyper-converged marketplace is to build, buy and partner where necessary to meet the demands of customers, according to a company spokesperson.
CRN takes a deep dive into where Cisco is placing its bets, and where it's not, in the hyper-convergence market.