Pressured by its major corporate customers, Cisco Systems (CSCO) - Get Report is getting ready to disrupt one of its biggest businesses, The Information reported.

Cisco is planning to sell operating system software for networking devices -- which switch internet traffic between networks -- without requiring customers to also buy Cisco's high-end hardware, sources familiar with Cisco's planning told The Information.

Customers will be able to use Cisco's cheaper switches that run on chips made by other companies, like Broadcom, rather than Cisco's specially designed chips.

Cisco declined comment to TheStreet.

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