17th October 2011
Cisco and HP working together again..?
Following their well documented falling out a couple of years ago when Cisco moved aggressively into the Data Centre server market to compete directly against HP, the two companies haven’t exactly been on speaking terms. Indeed, HP’s acquisition of 3COM was almost definitely a reaction to this spat and Cisco no longer re-badge any of HP’s technology in the MCS 7800 server range, with all of these units coming from IBM.
However, maybe things are changing. Cisco and HP have collaborated on the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for HP. This unit offers tight integration between HP BladeSystem and Cisco Nexus 5000/7000 switches.
Maybe a solution for world peace may be possible after all then….