Knowledge + Experience leads to Wisdom
The VMware networking blog talks about the new networking features in vSphere 5. Well, talk would be overstating it. Mention, maybe. Post It Note, perhaps.
In fact, you could probably burp out the feature list on a single beer.
I resent the fact that Cisco partners get more information than Customers on Cisco’s website. Shows you who Cisco thinks the Customer really is.
What special powers do resellers have that makes them more effective ?
How does withholding information from Customers give a better outcome ?
Me ? Many resellers are not competent enough to be business and need a headstart to be useful to customers. Without some sort of “special needs” assistance, they wouldn’t be in the race.
Too harsh ? IBM and HP don’t rely on resellers to win business. Why does Cisco ?
Oh, wow. Look at that — a little bit of rounding and you have $800 million. Anyone want to take a bet that 100% growth every year for five years is grossly unlikely ?
Do you think that allocating 0.01% of their gross revenue to a “cloud” project is big money ? Then consider that their broadband rollout projects is measured in the billions, every year.
Not such a big cloud project at all. Not even really committed. Pocket money at best for some executive who convinced the business it’s the “next big thing”. Compare this with the money spent at Amazon / Google / Facebook for a single data center.