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Cisco fattens up UCS with Nehalem EX

With its Tuesday introduction of two new servers based on Intel's eight-core Nehalem-EX Xeon 7500 processors, server wannabe Cisco Systems can now run with the big boys - well, the midrange boys anyway. Cisco's new machines appear to be the ones that El Reg has been saying the company needs to get into the field to compete …
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Cisco's California sales on the double

With business brewing again over at networking giant Cisco Systems and poised for a recovery in spending on networking, the company's competitors in the server racket - mainly Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Oracle - were perhaps annoyed to see that Cisco's "California" Unified Computing System blade and rack servers are continuing to …
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Cisco taps Avnet to peddle 'California' servers

This is one that you could have seen coming a million miles away. With only two master resellers in the global server racket, it was only a matter of time before either Arrow Electronics or Avnet started distributing the "California" Unified Computing System converged blade servers from Cisco Systems. Avnet has announced that …
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Cisco keeps schtum on big iron plans

Comment There is no question that networking giant Cisco Systems wants to be a player in the server racket, and its recent Acadia partnership with EMC to sell preconfigured Vblock setups, complete with Cisco blade servers and networking, VMware server virtualization, and EMC storage and system management tools, drives the message home. …

Cisco readies rack servers for the holidays

Back in early June, server wannabe Cisco Systems launched its C-Series rack-based x64 servers, companions to the B-Series blade servers that came out in March as part of its "California" Unified Computing System. Cisco got its first taste of the trials and tribulations of the server racket when the B-Series blades shipped later …
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Cisco's UCS needs a bra

Apparently the "California" Unified Computing Systems cannot defy gravity as a young server with generous capacity should. Thanks to El Reg having an office in San Francisco, I have been spared the grief of traveling out to the VMworld extravaganza going on this week and am reporting remotely from the show. But thanks to …
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Cisco predicts swift California ramp

Without any server product announcements to speak of this week while VMworld is raging in San Francisco, networking giant and server wannabe Cisco Systems trotted out its first customer for its "California" Unified Computing System. It also had one of its big implementation partners to talk about how the sales ramp was going. …
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Cisco claims unified computing is taking off

It took longer to get its "California" Unified Computing System out the door than networking giant Cisco Systems would have wanted, but in July the machines started shipping to customers. Welcome to the server business, where delays in chips and servers are the bane of your existence. Oddly enough, it wasn't Cisco that first …
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Cisco cuddles all clouds but one

Well, it's the end of June, and Cisco Systems' "California" Unified Computing System blade boxes and related networking is supposed to be shipping. In a webcast today with analysts, partners, and press that's part of a two-day analyst event called Cisco Live, representatives ignored two questions from El Reg about whether or not …
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Cisco California pricing revealed

Exclusive Cisco Systems is fixing to start shipping its "California" Unified Computing System blade servers with their integrated networking for servers and storage, and it looks like one of the key features not on the list of components for the California boxes is going to be a red discount pen. Cisco is charging some pretty high prices …
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Fortune 1000 in Cisco California rush

Are the big companies that Cisco Systems is targeting ready to seriously consider the networking giant as a server provider for their data centers? Apparently so, if you believe the results of a recent survey of Fortune 1000 customers done by investment bank Goldman Sachs. As part of its launch of the C-Series rack-mounted x64 …
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Cisco promises gold in California rush

Servers, and especially volume x64 machines, are by and large sold not by the companies whose brands are on the boxes, but by a handful of master distributors who in turn sell them to legions of resellers that actually do the peddling to IT shops. And if Cisco Systems wants to get into the x64 server racket, it is going to need …
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Cisco punts not-so-unified rack servers

So much for that whole argument that networking giant and server wannabe Cisco Systems is only interested in selling a closed, proprietary stack of hardware and system software known as "California" and branded the Unified Computing System. Today, with the launch of free-standing rack servers, Cisco moved to annex (in spirit) …
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Cisco touts self as Unified Computer System pioneer

Cisco Systems has been talking about its Unified Computing System, code-named California, so much for months now that it is hard to remember sometimes this mega product is still not shipping. Turns out Cisco is its own first beta test customer, and the company's IT brass Wednesday was talking about its own plans for deployment …
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Moon Macrosystems - How to build a better Sun

Analysis You're a Sun Microsystems systems engineer. Or a Sun software developer. Or maybe even one of the few sales people that knows a disk drive from a processor from a TCP/IP stack. You have survived countless layoffs since 2000, when the dot-com gravy train ran under the sink. You've rolled with the seemingly endless strings of …
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HP pits Matrix against Cisco's California

Mark Hurd, in a black leather overcoat, wearing dark shades, standing in a white room that stretches out to infinity. "We need blades. Lots of blades," he mutters. ...And suddenly there are racks and racks of servers, bigger than a Google data centre, hotter than a nuclear simulation, humming away, ready to take on Cisco …
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Cisco shells out $105m for Tidal

That didn't take long. Networking giant and server wannabee Cisco Systems has forked over $105m in cash and retention incentives to acquire Tidal Software, a privately held maker of job scheduling, application performance management, and IT process automation tools known collectively as Intersperse. Earlier this week, we …
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California: Cisco gives out some details, finally

Yesterday's launch of the California blade system by Cisco Systems was a little short on the feeds, speeds, and pricing information. But if you want someone to buy a funky new data center gadget, you have to be a little more specific, and luckily Cisco has some server people who understand this. Dante Malagrino, director of …

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