Cisco mum on reports of upcoming server blade

Will it or won't it? Cisco detailed some of the technologies it will roll out next year but was tight-lipped about whether it will be coming out with a blade server, as has been reported. At this week Cisco CScape analyst conference, Marie Hattar, Cisco  vice president of network systems and security solutions gave a non-committal response to questions about Cisco's intentions in the blade server market that is heavily dominated by IBM, HP and Dell. It was reported last week that such a blade server would feature - or be based on - Red Hat's RHEL operating system.

Cisco did however give details of some of the technologies we can expect from the San Jose giant in the new year, including a Big Bang switching upgrade expected late January that will be tied to "green capabilities", TelePresence system for the home, and language translation and speech recognition for Cisco's new MXE 3000 media processor.

Read more about what Cisco has in the works in this Jim Duffy report.

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