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Building a Better Blade Server – Network Style….

I’ve been asked a lot about why would Cisco build a blade server recently. I don’t know where these rumors and speculation come from. But notwithstanding I thought I would write out the answers I usually give. 1) Cisco is NOT building a blade server. What we are doing with Unified Computing is so much more than just a blade server that even using terms like blade server in the same sentence with Unified Computing doesn’t do…

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Is the Intercloud History Repeated?

…y find themselves having to agree on standards and open pathways between the two clouds. Increasing interest in interoperability among cloud vendors. Surprisingly, vendors that stand to gain somewhat from cloud lock-in are admitting that customers are hesitant to move to the cloud for just that reason. Thus, cloud vendors are pursuing interoperability options, despite the huge problems presented by differing infrastructure, impedence mismatches…

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VIDEO: CTO Response to Questions on Unified Computing

There has been a lot of chatter about Cisco and unified computing and the data center/virtualization space…as well as what markets we are or are not entering. Our CTO, Padmasree Warrior, posted a blog on the topic of “unified computing” a few weeks ago and this blog entry is a follow-up to that post. In this video, she answers some of the common questions she’s been getting about unified computing, including why custome…

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US DTV Cutover: re-purposing spectrum is harder than you think

With just 20 days until US analog television broadcasting shuts down, the various parts of the federal government are in a dither over whether to hit the brakes to give themselves four more months to prepare for the dawn of the all-digital TV age. A bill pending in Congress, crafted in response to a Obama Transition Team request, would change the date from February 17 to June 12, 2009. The radio spectrum that the old analog broadcasting serv…

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Cisco at CES

Over the last couple of years, Cisco has been aggressively sharing our vision and strategy for the consumer market. Last week at CES was a significant milestone for us in the consumer market. We made a variety of announcements that deliver on our vision/strategy of enabling people to live a connected life that is more personal, more social and more visual by utilizing the network as the platform for easily sharing experiences across devices,…

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