Full disclosure, I work for HP and work with Blades and Virtual Connect every day.
I am curious how HP VC is not considered "Open" but Xsigo is?
Xsigo is a box that sits between the Server and the Network/SAN
VC is the same but happens to fit in the back of an HP Chassis.
Xsigo can connect to any upstream Network equipment
VC can as well.
Xsigo can connect to any upstream SAN environment
VC can, as long as you support NPIV.
So is it not open because it only works with HP's blades?
If HP was to partner with Xsigo, how would that change anything that either company does today?
HP already offers IB Adapters and Switches for all their Rack and Blade Servers, nothing preventing someone from using that with a Xsigo today is there?
I fail to see how this partnership would benefit anyone but Xsigo.
Not to mention its yet another thing I have to manage.
Something Cisco's UCS platform commonly uses as an attack point on the competition.