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Gallery: Cisco moves into blade servers

Cisco's Unified Computing System aims to unify components of the data center into one footprint. The goal is to cut the total cost of ownership by 20 percent in capital expenses and up to 30 percent in operating expenses.
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The goal of Cisco's Unified Computing System is to cut the total cost of ownership by 20 percent in capital expenses and up to 30 percent in operating expenses. At the heart of the plan are Cisco's first blade servers (above with 4 UCS B-Series Blades). For more, read Larry Dignan's blog.

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Cisco Unified Computing System with 8 UCS B-Series Blades.

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Cisco CEO John Chambers presents his plan.

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John Chambers (front right)poses with leading industry execs as he announces Cisco's Unified Computing System.

Left to right: Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business; Paul Maritz, president and CEO of VMWare; Joe Tucci, chairman, president and CEO of EMC Corporation; William Green, chairman and CEO of Accenture; Chambers; Bob Beauchamp, CEO of BMC Software.

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Cisco's mapped-out plan.

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