Cisco’s UCS Mini Enters The Midrange Arena
September 29, 2014 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Over the past five years, some remarkable changes have happened in the systems business. IBM‘s Power Systems business has dropped from around $5 billion down to around $3 billion and Cisco Systems has built a converged system business that has gone from zero to $3 billion. Cisco has gotten more than its fair share of the blade server market with green-field applications like private clouds and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and now it is looking both low and high to expand its business further.
The fact that Cisco is trying to move from enterprise-class blade servers to minimalist machines