Reuters has reported that Cisco will indeed sell servers for the data centre. They will partner with the likes of EMC, VMware, Intel, Microsoft, CA and … BMC.
This move will put them head to head with the likes of Dell, HP and IBM. The server world is moving towards virtualisation. 90% of physical servers will end up being virtualisation hosts so it makes sense to aim at this market. There’s two things we know that won’t really change too much in demand: storage and networking. Cisco aren’t a storage company but they are a networking company, despite their efforts to become better known as a “unified communications” company.
BMC hmmm? I know them only for the Patrol product. I didn’t like it because it required you to pretty much complete it with scripting and programming. I wonder if something bigger isn’t going on.