Partners Thrilled By Signs Of Thaw In Once-Frosty SDN Relationship Between Cisco And VMware
Partners that work with #Cisco Systems and #VMware told CRN Wednesday they’re encouraged by recent signs that the vendors are working together to integrate their respective software-defined networking technologies. Zorawar Biri Singh, CTO and senior vice president of Cisco’s Cloud Services and Platforms unit, acknowledged earlier this week that customers want tighter integration between Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and VMware’s #NSX technologies. He also hinted at an official #SDN collaboration between the vendors. ￼ “There’s a set of feature requests that our customers are asking for and the common theme has been, ‘We want to see VMware and Cisco work together closely,'” Singh said in a Q&A session at the Cisco Live Conference in Las Vegas Monday.