Cisco Systems Inc.‘s fiscal second-quarter earnings report today was certainly a mix of good and bad. The networking giant put up a solid quarter, with earnings per share of 87 cents, slightly ahead of its guide, and revenue of $12.8 billion, which was at the high end of its estimate from last quarter.
As usual, Cisco Systems Inc.‘s annual user conference, Cisco Live EMEA in Amsterdam, serves as a platform for the networking giant to release the latest innovations across many of its product lines. Although this event is considerably smaller than the U.S. Cisco Live, it’s important for the company as Europe, the Middle East and Africa is a highly diverse region spread out across 120 countries.
Behind the scenes, today’s IT network infrastructure plays a highly significant role in making sure that fans of the National Football League enjoy a great experience during games. To learn more about that, I recently spoke with Chip Suttles, VP of Technology for the Seattle Seahawks. We met at the team’s home turf, Lumen Field, known as CenturyLink Field before the rebranding by Lumen Technologies.
If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result, it might be time to stop trying to get servers to do something they’re not designed to do. Servers are effective at many things but were never designed for the rigors of software-defined networking, storage and security.
Recently, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) made major business tech news when it announced its intent to acquire Juniper Networks for $14B. This move brings together two of the larger “ABC” – also known as Anything But Cisco – and shakes up a networking industry long overdue for consolidation.