Light Reading's 23 Most Popular Cisco Stories in 2018

Cisco transformed its service provider business, fended off VMware and white box threats and beefed up network automation.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

December 26, 2018

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Light Reading's 23 Most Popular Cisco Stories in 2018

It was a year of transformation for Cisco, as the networking giant transformed its own business so it could better partner with service providers and enterprises to transform theirs.

2018 saw big changes in Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)'s service provider business, with Yvette Kanouff, the SVP and GBM of that business unit, leaving the company. Jonathan Davidson, who joined Cisco from Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) a couple of years ago, took the helm.

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Under Kanouff's leadership this year, Cisco sold its video software business to a private equity firm, Permira .

In other news in 2018, Cisco saw mounting threats from VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and white boxes, acquired some companies and beefed up network automation.

Here are Light Reading's most popular stories, blogs and videos about Cisco that we published in 2018:

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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