COVID-19 has driven years of digital transformation in a matter of months, in a challenging, locked down market. Many businesses have risen to the challenge of doing more with less, flexing to meet the needs of their customers. In networking, Cisco is being left behind by more customer-focused competitors; just as it retires an infrastructure perennial. Time to switch to Extreme Networks?
Investors before customers?
Cisco, once the go-to for core infrastructure all over the world, is falling out of favour. A few years ago, the mantra for many IT leaders was, ‘You can’t get in trouble for buying Cisco.’According to our own research into customer sentiment, including interviews with former Cisco customers and forum posts, this is shifting to, ‘ABC: anything but Cisco.’ As Cisco retires its Catalyst 6500 series, we look at why this might be the case.