March 16, 2009 Timothy Prickett Morgan
This week, networking giant Cisco Systems is going to be jumping into the server business. And everybody is all kerfluffle and kerflooey about what this does and does not mean. If you draw boxes around pieces of electronic gadgetry called servers, storage, and networking, then you can make a big deal about what Cisco becoming a server vendor may or may not mean. And it is fun, and I must admit, I have been amusing myself as I cover this story from my second life over at The Register.
But if you instead draw the box around the data