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Nutanix, Pivot3 And HyperFlex: Breaking Down Cisco's Bullish Hyper-Converged Strategy

As Cisco slams Nutanix and forms a hyper-converged alliance with Pivot3, CRN takes an in-depth look at the networking giant's hyper-convergence strategy.

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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.

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