HP scolds the Cisco unified computing system

Is HP showing weakness?

I can't help but feel that HP is either showing weakness or is just plain lame when it comes to competing with Cisco's unified computing system. Why? Well, in scolding Cisco's UCS, a major HP argument appears to be the issue of control: With Cisco UCS - the network admin rules it all with unprecedented control of the data center.

According to HP:

The Cisco UCS model gives the network admin unprecedented control of the data center. This change of control does not take into account the roles and responsibilities of different centers of expertise within the data center. With this view, manageability is stripped from everyone, except the networking administrators.

It certainly appears to me that HP is exploiting office politics in order to compete with Cisco's UCS and I find it hard to believe that HP can successfully compete against Cisco by creating petty internal resentments among data center personnel.

However, since I'm rarely right, what's your take, is HP brilliantly exploiting the office politics of data centers? BradReese.Com Cisco Refurbished - Services that protect, maintain and optimize Cisco hardware Contact: Brad Reese | Twitter: http://twitter.com/BradReese

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