Cisco Financial Analyst Day: 9 Tough Questions For CEO Chambers And Team


How will the integration of Whiptail storage into UCS expand your addressable market in the data center?

"If you look at whiptail, it was a very important acquisition for us in terms of solid-state capability combining with the UCS," said Chambers. "David Yen, [senior vice president and general manager, Cisco's Data Center Group], ... would tell you that this was his top priority in terms of an acquisition to make, and the day we announced it, literally, their volumes went up dramatically. We are going to combine it with the UCS in terms of capability."

"Our partners know that we have to have that functionality on the server capability to really continue to lead in the server marketplace, and they are remaining very committed to using our UCS in terms of their strategy at EMC and also at NetApp," Chambers continued.