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HPis to integrate Cisco's network switch technology into HP's BladeSystem architecture. The technology pact, predicted by El Reg last September, makes it easier for customers to buy blade server systems and optimise their performance and reliability within datacentre environments.

A new Cisco Gigabit Ethernet switch module, specially designed for the purpose, will plug into HP's p-class Bladeserver. The product ships this months and will be sold exclusively through HP and its resellers.

Rick Becker, HP general manager for BladeSystema, said the Cisco deal means HP can simplify "network and management integration while reducing complexity and cost".

The company claims its blade systems are 16 per cent cheaper to buy than comparable rack-based systems and cost less to support once they’re up and running.

HP hopes that improved networking capabilities will boost the appeal of its blade server kit. IBM led the blade server market with 44 per cent share of the $287m segment in the third quarter of 2004, according to IDC. ®

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