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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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Cisco’s Cloud Computing Offering

April 7th, 2009 · No Comments · CISCO, Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Unified Computing System Managerm UCSM, cloud computing, DC3.0, FCOE, Technology, virtualization, vmware, vSphere

Right now Cloud Computing is either the biggest threat that Cisco Systems has ever faced, or the biggest opportunity that Cisco has ever been presented with. How will Cisco react?

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