Cisco Storage: How To Dominate The Market Without Selling A Single Disk


Cisco And HDS

October saw Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) unveil its converged infrastructure.

That solution comes in two flavors, including the fully configured Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Pro based on Hitachi servers and storage with Brocade networking, and HCP Select, a reference architecture that offers the option of using Cisco UCS servers and networking gear.

While HDS and its HCP Select offering is not as tight a relationship with Cisco as the NetApp-Cisco FlexPod relationship, it does give Cisco bragging rights to seeing its servers and networking equipment available as prevalidated equipment with all three of the storage industry's largest independent storage vendors.