Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cisco Introduces Unified Computing

Some of the biggest news in computing lately has been coming out of Cisco. Cisco's latest strategy appears to be to causing mass disruption and from what I can tell they're doing all the right things..

According to a recent post by Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior says Cisco "views periods of economic uncertainty as the perfect time to challenge the status quo and evolve our business to deliver customer and shareholder value. Cisco’s success has always been driven by investments in market adjacencies during times that may cause other companies to blink."

Guess I'm not the only one promoting a unified cloud interface. Cisco is calling there's “Unified Computing”. In the post they describe Unified Computing as the advancement toward the next generation data center that links all resources together in a common architecture to reduce the barrier to entry for data center virtualization. In other words, the compute and storage platform is architecturally “unified” with the network and the virtualization platform. Unified Computing eliminates this manual integration in favor of an integrated architecture and breaks down the silos between compute, virtualization, and connect.

Nice work, call me and we'll do a unified lunch.

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