Thursday, May 26, 2011

Surprise! Cisco’s Blade Servers Are Number Three in the Market. – AllThingsD

Some good news for Cisco (and bad news for Dell, Oracle, and other competitors)

The surprise, however, is that Cisco Systems–yes, that networking giant that’s in the urgent process of rebuilding itself–has, after two years, gotten its UCS-based blade servers to the number three position in the market for blade devices, behind HP and IBM, with a 9.4 percent share of the market. It’s not a bad position to be in when you consider that more than 20 percent of all servers are blades, and that shipments of blades overall grew by more than 5 percent in the quarter, accounting for $1.8 billion in sales.

Surprise! Cisco’s Blade Servers Are Number Three in the Market. – AllThingsD

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