IRG Press Release



John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256


Internet Research Group Publishes Research Study On
Cisco’s Unified Computing System

Los Altos, CA – March, 17, 2009 – Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced the release of its latest report on technology infrastructure, “Cisco UCS: Differentiation and Value Proposition.” Yesterday, Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) introduced its vision for data-center computing including a Cisco developed blade server system. This new research report analyzes Cisco’s UCS strategy, opportunity and challenges over the short and long term.

“Cisco’s UCS is one of the most interesting computer systems introduced since commodity systems started to dominate vendor proprietary systems 20 years ago,” noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG. “UCS is an innovative attack on the challenges that limit the broader use of virtualization for demanding applications, based ultimately on a unified and converged data-center network fabric.”

This new report – “Cisco UCS: Differentiation and Value Proposition” – looks at the elements that collectively form the UCS, the way in which these make virtualization better, and the likely impact this can have on the broader visions of Utility and Cloud Computing.

Vendors directly impacted by Cisco’s UCS offering include: BMC, CA, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware.

You can download a table of contents for this study by clicking here.

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About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy published a book on high tech business strategy Getting It Right the First Time – Praeger, 2005.

Editor’s note: Peter Christy is available to provide background discussion, quotes or references for articles related to network infrastructure and security.

Peter Christy, principal
Internet Research Group
(650) 559-2222 ext 301

John Katsaros, president
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

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