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Cisco Believed Ready To Out its Servers

Server rivals IBM and HP are readying their rhetorical lines of defense

It appears that Cisco is going to make its reported move into the server business on Monday March 16.

Remember? It's supposedly been working with VMware on a blade server code named the California Project.

Anyway, Cisco has scheduled a block of press time to talk about the "speculation on Cisco's entry into new markets with technology that delivers on an architectural approach we call ‘Unified Computing.'"

CEO John Chambers and "senior executives from several market leading partners" are supposed to wax eloquent on the "evolution of the data center" and Unified Computing, which, as we understand it, is a way of getting the blades to talk directly to the storage servers complements of Cisco's big fast Nexus switch, putting computing and networking in a single box, and architecturally uniting the compute and storage platform with the network and virtualization platform.

Server rivals IBM and HP are readying their rhetorical lines of defense.

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