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Cisco's UCS Ecosystem

The impressive growth of Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) is pushing Cisco to continue to strike while the UCS iron is still hot, and Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior (left) explained that the goal is to continue to broaden Cisco's UCS community -- focusing on more strategic vendor partnerships such as the models it has in place for the Vblock and FlexPod configurations, a lot more app development, and a broadened story about how UCS-led data center architectures are different and have stronger value than competing architectures.

"We will work with partners to create that ecosystem," Warrior told CRN.