Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire WHIPTAIL

This is really interesting stuff. Whiptail integrated into UCS could be an exceptionally keen offering for VDI reference architectures like XenDesktop or even traditional XenApp running on the UCS platform. This has got to hurt for Fusion-IO! Can’t wait to see what Cisco does with this…

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Acquisition Strengthens Cisco’s Unified Computing System Strategy with Integration of High Performance Solid State Memory Systems 

Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately held WHIPTAIL, a leader in high performance, scalable solid state memory systems that enable organizations to simplify data center and virtualized environments and process more data in less time. Based in Whippany, N.J., WHIPTAIL will strengthen Cisco’s Unified Computing System™ (UCS) strategy and enhance application performance by integrating scalable solid state memory into the UCS’s fabric computing architecture.

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