Cisco, HP Develop Network Switch for HP Blade Servers

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted October 18, 2011

Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard have jointly developed the Cisco Fabric Extender for HP BladeSystem—or the Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender (FEX) for HP. As reported on eWeek, the new product, which was co-engineered by both vendors, is aimed at businesses running HP's c-Class BladeSystem blade servers who want to leverage the Cisco United Fabric.

"HP and Cisco have become strong competitors since Cisco first introduced its Unified Computing System (UCS) in 2009. The tightly integrated data center solution not only includes Cisco networking gear but also Cisco-branded blade servers, putting it in direct competition with other systems makers, including HP and Dell. Cisco has done well with the UCS, including earlier this year becoming the world's third largest x86 server vendor, according to IDC. Cisco CEO John Chambers said in August that the company now has more than 7,400 UCS customers."

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