Saturday, December 13, 2008

Business Technology : Cisco Pushing Further Into the Data Center

Manifest destiny – and it’s not either/or; Cisco can play the “co-opetition” game effectively while seeking to expand its own data center footprint

Cisco Systems Inc. has long occupied its own niche, supplying routers and other devices that complement the server systems sold by companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and International Business Machines Corp. That picture may soon change.

Some industry executives in Silicon Valley say that Cisco next year will introduce its first product that competes with those of big computer makers–a blade server system, code-named California, that is expected to combine networking hardware with virtualization software and storage systems.

Business Technology : Cisco Pushing Further Into the Data Center

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