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Fabric Computing – The Next Wave of Virtualisation

At vForum in Sydney today, Cisco’s Justin Cooke addressed an audience on the topic of Fabric Computing, which Cisco believes is the next wave of virtualisation.

It was the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) which has been the main driver of the market transition to Fabric Computing, delivering compute, network, storage access and virtualisation as one cohesive system before the term Fabric Computing became commonplace.

For anyone wondering how Fabric Computing came about, it evolved from the concepts, operation and functionality of grid computing. This type of infrastructure is designed in such a way that a substantial amount of hardware-based computing resources are connected to represent a unified and integrated computing infrastructure.

The Cisco UCS leads the charge in Fabric Computing. It has been commercially available for four years and in that time 20,000 customers have deployed the system globally. Cisco has become number one in the blade server space in many markets and has experienced unparalleled market share gains in others.

At vForum, Justin Cooke discussed how Cisco is continuing to be an innovator in the space by bringing together both the physical and virtual worlds.

Did you attend the session? What were your thoughts? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.

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