Pluribus partnered with both Dell and Nutanix a year ago, and is benefiting from being the software-defined networking element in joint deals. They also believe the upcoming Dell-EMC merger will help their business.
Riverbed CEO Jerry Kennelly kicked off Riverbed’s partner event with a forceful keynote in which he stated that Riverbed’s move into SD-WAN will move the company into mainstream networking and create a massive new market opportunity for both Riverbed and its partners, who are their entire route to market.
Mellanox thinks the Nutanix partnership can let Mellanox do for networking what Nutanix has already done for storage and compute – make it invisible. They also think it can grow their Ethernet switch business from the single digits to the neighborhood of their market leadership in Ethernet adapters.