Received an email about this article Chambers: Cisco Is Going To Crush VMware – Business Insider. The title strongly suggests that John Chambers said “Cisco is going to crush VMware” but it’s a lie. The closest that the article content gets is:
A cheerful John Chambers told Wall Street analysts on Wednesday that his plan to crush his biggest threat, a new technology led by VMware, is working well.
If you read the transcript of the call he mentions VMware only once:
So you might have seen some small startup and VMware combined because they have been out there for five plus years. We’re taking almost all of those back.
Chambers does make a number of statements about how he believes that the ACI and Nexus 9000 products are selling well, telling shareholders that they his plans are doing well. As you would expect, Chambers is putting a lot positive of spin on ACI since much of Cisco’s future is bet on the product.
But he did not make a crappy remark like Business Insider suggests. Whatever you think about Chambers, he doesn’t trash talk competitors or partners.