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Entries Tagged as 'Cisco Unified Computing System'

Cisco enters the Storage market by acquiring WHIPTAIL

September 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Cisco Unified Computing System

Cisco enters the Storage market by acquiring WHIPTAIL This morning Cisco announced it’s intention to buy Whiptail, a company that produces a series of high performance, scale out, unified (Fiber Channel, iSCSI, Infiniband and NFS) flash based arrays. The intention is to integrate the product into their Unified Compute System (UCS) In their press release [...]

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Simplifying scale out DataCenter design with UCS Manager 2.1

November 1st, 2012 · 36 Comments · CISCO, Cisco UCS, Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Unified Computing System Managerm UCSM

In this case the 2.1 release of UCSM takes a product that many people already have (Unified Computing System) and makes it do more. There aren’t going to be press conferences about this, but it is worth taking a closer look at. It will make my life easier, and I hope it does the same for you.

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VMware’s Acquisition of Nicira – VMware confirming the hypervisor is dead

July 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · CISCO, Cisco UCS, OpenStack, Unified Computing, virtualization, vmware, vSphere

The hypervisor is dead, for VMware to stay relevant it has to continue innovating higher up the stack. The acquisition of Nicira will allow VMware to have a play in the service provider market and do just that.

It also provides an avenue for VMware to port it’s higher level applications to run on multiple hypervisors. This has the potential to slow flow of customers to free platforms like Hyper-V and OpenStack.

While this isn’t the best thing for the Cisco relationship, the reality of the matter is that VMware and Cisco have an “Open” relationship where both companies work with many others. I don’t see this relationship changing in the long run.

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