After Cisco acquired vCider in early October the content quickly disappeared from vCider web site. If the bombastic industry press claims how vCider acquisition represents Cisco’s response to VMware’s Nicira acquisition, and how it will “boost Cisco’s distributed cloud vision” left you confused, read my blog post from June 2011 to review what vCider was all about. For a more balanced view, read also Omar Sultan’s blog post.
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354, is the chief technology advisor for NIL Data Communications. He has been designing and implementing large-scale data communications networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990. See his full profile, contact him or follow @ioshints on Twitter.