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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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Simplifying your Data Center with Cisco’s Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender (FEX)

January 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · CISCO, nexus 1000v, Nexus 2000, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, NX-OS, Unified Computing

The Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender is Cisco’s newest addition to the Nexus line of Data Center switching products. In this case, even though it is an addition to the Nexus line, the 2000 is not a switch itself. The Nexus 2000 is what is known asĀ  a Fabric Extender, which works in conjunction with the [...]

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