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Cisco enters the Storage market by acquiring WHIPTAIL

Colin McNamara – CCIE 18233 , VCP, EMCIE, NCDA, GEEK comments:

By acquiring WHIPTAIL, and integrating into the Data Center Business Unity (DCBU) that makes UCS, Cisco can provide Systems, Storage and Networking from a single source. Combining WHIPTAIL with UCS Director (Cloupia), Storage Profiles (recent features within the last 18 months) and other new announcements Cisco can basically provide integrated Storage, Systems and Networking management all through UCS management console.

Some good thoughts here from Colin. Cisco doesn’t make accidental strategic acquisitions.  Their move into storage is generating a lot of discussion.  And some very pointed questions on both sides.

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