I had the honor to be on stage when Soni Jiandani, Cisco’s vice president of marketing for its server access virtualization business group, announced Cisco’s new C-Series Rack Servers. (About the same time the annoucement was occuring, I was informed that we recieved our first order for UCS from one of our large, high-tech customers.)
I commented that the C-Series announcement was important for three reasons:
First, the C-Series as well as all of the channel program and product announcements over the past 18 months, demonstrates Cisco’s commitment to UCS as an architecture.
Second, for World Wide and other partners who are focused on delivering business solutions in the data center, the C-Series offers a powerful choice, especially for those customers who want to maximize their investment in virtualization and lower their total cost of ownership.
Finally, for our broad spectrum of customers which include service providers, Fortune 1000, and public sector, the C-Series provides a flexible and easy entry point to Cisco’s UCS architecture.