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Don't you forget about VCE... Cisco gets cosy with Pure Storage

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> I completely agree with all the sentiment that in all of these programs the storage vendor is the one that benefits most.

Dmitriy, respect your honesty.

> While SmartStack is a Nimble originated program, the point of differentiation is that it a JOINT agreement with Cisco.

But it's not a joint program or agreement. My Cisco channel team has clarified this multiple times. For me to take your word, I want Cisco to come out and formally endorse Smart stack. Not once have I seen this happen. Matter of fact Cisco didn't even provide you a quote when you were promoting their own UCS Mini.

>> http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nimble-storage-announces-smartstack-solution-160000799.html

It's Nimble's Smart stack as you mention in your own press release.

>> http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nimble-storage-smartstack-converged-infrastructure-solutions-deployed-by-more-than-200-enterprise-customers-2014-05-19

Both you guys and Pure (no they are not off the hook either) need to avoid using Cisco as marketing rocket boosters. As a VAR sales engineer calling on customers, this does nothing but confused them

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