True, I work with a bunch of shops that have UCS as well. It is just amazing that the network, CCNAs types are able to get management to sign off on UCS. Typical conversation with CIO: How comfortable are you with the performance and agility of your network? "Not satisfied, it needs to change" How comfortable are you with the cost of your LAN, WAN? "It is outrageous. Cisco is charging excessively due to their proprietary lock-in" What are you plans? "We are going to implement Nexus and UCS"... Confused look.
I guess the thought is that if they just hand over everything to Cisco their integration and agility problems will be solved. As Cisco gives away UCS with their crazy costly network refreshes, the CIOs think the servers are free. Big difference between free and included. A lot of underqualifed CIOs out there listening to the completely biased recommendations of their networking people. It is a head shaker of a situation.