558MKT Cisco and the Server Market: Challenging the Status Quo
Recently some indications have surfaced (see Note 1) that Cisco may enter the server market with offerings that include networking management and virtualization. (Please see Saugatuck Research Alert RA-552, “Cisco’s Expected Server Splash: A Signpost or Challenge,” 22Jan2009). It is important to note that Cisco has as of this date has made no formal announcement about entering the server market. However, such an action by Cisco would clearly challenge the status quo in IT markets and infrastructures that has existed since the early 1990s.