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As 2012 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve experienced in data centre virtualisation over the past 12 months.

Let’s start with our customers. We’re seeing Australian businesses of all sizes and industry verticals using Cisco UCS to gain solid advantages to their business and lowering IT costs.  And while market share can vary from quarter to quarter, we are enormously pleased that for the first time leading analyst firm IDC has reported that Cisco is the current market share leader for x86 blade servers in Australia (Source: IDC Q3 CY2012 x86 Blade Server Market Share, Nov. 28, 2012).

This is particularly significant and an incredible feat considering that Cisco only entered the Australian server market three years ago and is testament to our customers and our partners who have enabled us to reach this position through the creation of value-added solutions that serve the market.

Without a doubt our greatest congratulations must be reserved for our partners. In 2012, we saw over 200 partners in Australia, who share our vision for accelerating virtualisation in the data centre, create value-added solutions that are driving transformation in customers’ data centres.

Here’s a highlight of what hear from our customers and partners on how Cisco UCS is helping to drive significant business outcomes in their data centres. Thank you to all our customers and partners – may you continue to grow your businesses in 2013!


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  1. Great work Cisco ANZ. Fusion-io ANZ looks forward to a great partnership with Cisco ANZ and included in your next announcements!

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