So here’s a nice little tidbit. Cisco’s CTO announced that they are looking to enter the server business in her blog.
Cisco making servers? That kind of struck me as odd. Sure they are the kings of the networking world but how well would they actually do making servers? Could they really compete against the juggernauts of HP and IBM in this arena?
HP is already competing with Cisco on their own turf with their ProCurve switches, so I guess this would be no different in the sense that Cisco wants to increase their market share by branching out into new territory. Would you buy a Cisco server if they made one? I would definitely be tempted to see what they had to offer but I do wonder what they could offer in that area over and above HP and IBM.
Also during these tough economic times, it’s not exactly going to be a cheap proposition to open up a whole new server division. We shall wait and see what Cisco does….