Cisco Launches Unified Computing System

In a much-anticipated announcement, Cisco Systems Monday launched its Unified Computing System, comprising virtualization technology, services and blade servers aimed at helping enterprises develop and manage what it calls "next-generation data centers."

Cisco's new data center architecture comprises network, storage access and virtualization technology designed to cut IT infrastructure costs.

Taking a step into the server market, Cisco announced the UCS B-Series blades, based on upcoming Intel Nehalem processors. Cisco said the blades incorporate extended memory technology for applications with large data sets.

(More to follow.)

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