Why Cisco’s data center strategy depends on simplifying storage
#Cisco has built an estimated $1 billion business via their UCS server platform. According to IDC, the performance is high enough to place Cisco in fifth place in the server market behind first place #HPE, #Dell, #IBM, and #Lenovo. The x86 server market is an increasingly important slice of the enterprise data center, as x86 servers continue to cannibalize other parts of the enterprise data center. For example, network virtualization solutions such as Nuage Networks and #VMware #NSX continue to eat away at Cisco’s traditional switch business.
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