Unified Computing and Data Center Evolution
Data center virtualization has created a market transition where IT organizations are trying to reduce costs and increase flexibility. Constantly working against inflexible existing hardware platforms, however, data center administrators must spend significant time on manual procedures for basic tasks instead of focusing on more strategic initiatives.
The Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that:
- Unites computing, networking, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system
- Integrates a low-latency, lossless 10 Gb Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers
This approach decouples scale from complexity. Whether the system has 1 server or 320 servers with thousands of virtual machines, all resources participate in a unified management domain designed to:
- Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) at the platform, site, and organizational levels
- Increase IT staff productivity and business agility through just-in-time provisioning and mobility support
The system incorporates:
- A standards-based unified network fabric supported by a partner ecosystem of industry leaders
- Cisco VN-Link virtualization support
- Cisco Extended Memory Technology
It supports an incremental deployment model and protects customer investments with a future migration path to unified computing.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns944/#~overview,So does anyone have any idea what the IBM competitive viewpoint is for this CISCO offering?