This week, Cisco will be announcing its earnings again. If this is a typical quarter, Cisco will come in with approximately 63% gross profit margin. As we have discussed previously, that's a VERY high gross margin. If you're a Cisco investor, you love 63% gross margins. If you're a Cisco customer, however, you really don't love it; this means that 63 cents of every dollar you spend with Cisco is gross profit.
Never being ones to sit around idle while customers are overpaying, Vyatta decided to do something about it. Today, we announced the "Gross Profit -- Sweet Savings" promotion. All week, we'll be accepting registrations for the promotion. On Wednesday, after Cisco announces its earnings, we'll compute Cisco's gross profit margin from 1Q09 and send out a special discount code via email, good through Friday evening (Pacific time). The discount will depend on Cisco's gross margin. For instance, if Cisco announces a 63% gross margin, customers will pay 63% of list price for a Vyatta subscription (a 37% discount). All the terms and limitations are spelled out on the registration page.
So, register today and look for an email on Wednesday, after Cisco announces its gross profit margin. It's a great way to score a Vyatta subscription for less. If Cisco's investors are cheering, why can't you?