melao2 11/17/2015 | 6:49:44 AM
Re: More nuts then Soup For some reason i tend to think that the SDN/NFV era is the driver for Cisco to do this partnership, I think the whole "certification model" from Cisco will cease to give them advantages in whitebox SDN/NFV era.

And for Ericsson it is the lack of IP offerings.


Some people mentioned that maybe acquiring Juniper would make more sense, I suppose the Ciscosson deal is easier to to be dismantled in case of failures. For me it makes more sense Ciscosson.
Phil Morrison 11/17/2015 | 2:43:04 AM
More nuts then Soup Ericsson may want to watch their new partner very closely (based on Cisco's track record).


In 2013, Chambers said he plans to enter the cellular base station market that is the bread and butter of Ericsson, Nokia and Alcatel (ALU).

"We do everything in wireless except for the radio," says Chambers. "Now, we have a creative idea there, and I've just funded our first startup to see if that works." He wouldn't name the startup.

When asked whether there is a real chance to go after Nokia and Alcatel and Ericsson, he replied, "Oh, big time."

WAIT Cisco would never threaten any of it's key Partners.   Flashback to 2009 when Cisco introduced the UCS, which was a frontal on IBM's Server business.  History seldom repeats itself right ;-).

As far as partnerships go, the Cisco EMC, VCE partnership also comes to mind.  That didn't end very well did it.
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