How Former Cisco CEO John Chambers Wants to Take on AWS, Revolutionize the Data Center
… the gang-of-four’s last initials, the team founded eight startups that generated billions of dollars and eventually ended up under Cisco ownership.
Their new effort is the first since 2013’s Insieme Networks, which developed Application Centric Infrastructure products for data centers – Cisco’s data center SDN strategy has revolved around ACI ever since – and they’re comparing their new platform to Amazon Web Services’ Nitro, used among other things for virtual machines.
Pensando indicates the platform can bring a similar capability to other companies, including AWS cloud competitors, while offering up to 9x improvements in productivity, performance, and scale. This seems to be aiming high, and indicates the startup is ready to go one-on-one with the world’s largest cloud provider.
“From day one, everything we do from product development to go-to-market has been focused on the success of our customers and partners,” Jiandani, co-founder and chief business officer at Pensando, said. “Today’s announcement, with six leading customers, investors and partners, is a testament to our commitment to successful customer outcomes. It is in the DNA of our company.”