Yesterday Cisco revealed more details about their Unified Computing System. The term was announced some time ago but nobody really knew what Cisco was planning. Some people even thought that Cisco was about to take over VMware as we already talked about in this article. Luckily this is not the case and even the opposite is true.

Cisco and VMware join forces in Cisco’s Unified Computing System which will incorporate product engineering and integrated sales and support strategies for datacenter virtualization and unified computing. The resulting combination of the Cisco Unified Computing System with VMware’s virtualization platform will provide customers with access to a unique and powerful virtualized and physical computing system over an intelligent, unified network fabric.

Cisco Unified Computing System will provide a foundation for next-generation cloud-based services in which users can choose to deploy servers on an internal or external cloud or deploy them in a federated private cloud.

Together with VMware’s virtualization platform Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation datacenter platform that combines compute, network, storage access and virtualization into complete system which will provide an efficient, reliable, scalable and flexible environment for delivery of IT-as-a-service. It will enable customers to expand the deployment of virtualization while helping to significantly reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO), increase business agility, simplify system management and improve energy efficiency.

For more information check the following resources:

Cisco – Cisco Unified Computing System: Unify, Simplify, Amplify

Cisco – Unified Computing System – Introduction

VMware -Cisco and VMware Enhance Virtualization with Powerful, scalable Unified Computing Systems

Interview on Cisco Unified Computing Systems with Paul Maritz, VMware CEO, on March 16th.

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