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Cisco Systems did more than launch two new servers earlier this week. It also rejiggered some of the networking gear used in conjunction with its Unified Computing System wares and talked a bit about its customers. As El Reg previously reported and has been goading Cisco about since last year, the company finally put some four- …

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Cisco loses its edge?

Somehow, I feel cisco is losing its edge. Can´t pin it on numbers, it might be related to the decline of ethernet in my workplace, or maybe I am wrong, but their offerings seem less desireable each time. They just don´t "feel right".

For whatever good ones instincts are within IT-related topics, anyway.

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remedial math or just marketing crap

"allowing for up to 160 Gb/sec of data to be pumped into and out of the B-Series blades plugged into the chassis. That bandwidth is delivered from the UCS 6100 Fabric Interconnect (essentially a modified Nexus 5000 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch"

How can you get 160Gb/sec out of a 10GigE switch? Is that with 8 1/2 heigh blades or 4 full-height blades?

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