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Red Hat Joins Cisco for Unified Computing Push

Netstat -vat by Sean Michael Kerner (bio)

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Cisco Unified Computing System with 8 UCS B-Series Blades
Cisco Unified Computing System with 8 UCS B-Series Blades
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From the "Read Between the Lines" files:

Cisco's big Unified Computing blade server push yesterday pulled in a lot of partners, among them Red Hat.

There are a number of things that make the Red Hat / Cisco partnership extremely interesting from my point of view that indicate the importance of Linux to Cisco and of Cisco to Linux. Among them is the fact that from day one Linux will be a key operating system for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).

1) For one, while Cisco had many partners joining its release, only EMC, VMware, BMC, Accenture and Red Hat got their own unique press releases listed on the Cisco Web site.

2) In the Red Hat release on the Cisco site, there is a video from Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst that exposes some really interesting facts. Among them is the fact that Red Hat and Cisco have joint beta site customers (plural) for the Unified Computing System.

That's A BIG DEAL. During Cisco's press conference yesterday, Cisco claimed to have only 10 beta sites for UCS in total.

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