Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cisco Pushes Into Server Computer Market - NYTimes.com

More on Cisco’s market expansion

With its Unified Computing System, Cisco bundles server, storage and networking systems in a single product. Cisco says it can run hundreds of virtual servers on a single machine.

Analysts said the product is the biggest strategic shift in the server market to occur in years. “This is definitely a transformative play,” said James Staten, an analyst at Forrester Research, who attended the Cisco news conference. “This is war and a direct frontal assault on I.B.M. and H.P.”

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H.P. has already responded to Cisco’s actions by increasing its investment in networking equipment, Cisco’s core business, and refining its virtualization technology.

Cisco Pushes Into Server Computer Market - NYTimes.com

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