Cisco: Charging Ahead
Cisco is the fastest-growing of the top server vendors, according to IDC. However, that growth must be taken in context of its much lower existing server sales due to the fact that Cisco's UCS servers only came to market in 2009.
IDC estimated Cisco server revenue was $450 million, up 34.9 percent over last year. Because of the heavy emphasis on blade server form factors in the Cisco UCS line, Cisco had a 17.6-percent share of the blade server business, slightly ahead of IBM's blade server sales but still far behind HP's.