Cisco Layoffs Hit WAAS Team
In addition to the big news of VMware to acquire Nicira for network virtualization technology; Cisco announced that Cisco to layoff 1,300 people this afternoon. Brad Reese blogs about WAAS team as the organization with layoffs. As CRN points out:
“Reese received messages earlier today from two separate sources. One of them said, “Not sure if you know, but today Cisco dissolved its entire WAAS sales team. Painful.”
Another said, “Inside Cisco knowledge, just laid off all Cisco WAAS engineers and sales people. Up to 1,600 will be laid off today. I am one of those affected therefore, like to remain anonymous.”
As the news this afternoon highlights — there is a big shift happening in Networking. Between the consolidation of vSwitches at VMware (via Nicira) and Cisco to layoff — this the summer of networking, software-defined networking, network virtualization, and SDN.
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