Thursday, January 22, 2015

Oracle’s Ellison Picks Data Center Hardware Fight With Cisco | Re/code

Raising the bar for Cisco+EMC and other "converged infrastructure" competitors

"With the new systems he also promised to beat Cisco on price. For example, Oracle says its Virtual Compute Appliance X5 is 50 percent less expensive to buy than a comparable Cisco product. Oracle has tended to lead Cisco on overall computing performance in this segment, Ellison said, but Cisco has been more aggressive on price. He promised to change that.

“We will compete with Cisco by delivering not only the highest performance virtual computing appliance machines in the industry, but now with the lowest price by far,” he said. “Our old strategy was to offer the highest performance and the best cost for that performance. … Now it’s highest performance with the best list price. We’re just trying to make the decisions easier.”"
Oracle’s Ellison Picks Data Center Hardware Fight With Cisco | Re/code
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