Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Data Center Strategies: Unified Computing System: A Move Cisco Had to Make

An insightful snapshot from Burton Group Research Director Drue Reeves; see the full post for details on his perspective

Cisco's Unified Computing System announcement yesterday -- which was one of the worst kept secrets in the industry -- was a move Cisco probably had to make. Why? Several reasons. Let's take a look at some of them.

His final paragraph:

In the end, UCS was a move Cisco had to make to ward off competition AND increase shareholder value. Cisco has a strong brand, enterprise credibility, the technical chops and finances to pull it off. Is UCS a business risk? Sure. But the greater risk for Cisco is to do nothing.

Data Center Strategies: Unified Computing System: A Move Cisco Had to Make

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