Take a Network Break! On today’s episode we parse Cisco’s latest quarterly earnings and dig into executive comments around white box switching and a bigger push toward subscription pricing. Cisco is also announcing the end of life for the Nexus 6000 switch line.
We check in with the latest developments around containers and Kubernetes, and examine Dell’s latest efforts to raise money for its EMC acquisition.
VCE brags about the rapid adoption of its VxRail hyperconverged offering, cultures clash as Oracle and Google start to wrap up their arguments in court, and Brocade’s quarterly earnings can’t quite beat the street.
You can find all the links to this week’s stories, and our sponor links, just after the donut.
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Subscriptions & White Boxes
Cisco Looks to Beat White Boxes Where They’re Strongest – Light Reading
Cisco Nexus 6000 Gets The Boot
Cisco Retires Nexus 6000 Switches – The Register
Cisco Nexus 6000 Is EOL – EtherealMind
Containers: An Enterprise Science Project?
Dell Issues Debt
With $20B Debt Offering, Dell-EMC Nears Closure – SDX Central
VxRail Steams Out Of The Station
VCE boss Chad Sakac bets he’ll win the hyperconverged market – The Register
Culture Clash Of The Titans
Brocade’s Quarterly Results
Second Quarter 2016 – Brocade