Cisco Draws Blood In Blade-Server Battle

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Dow Jones News Service

Cisco Systems did not get a lot of cheers when it began selling server systems, an often low-margin business where the company wound up competing with longtime partners. After two years, there is now evidence the effort is having an impact.

The research firm IDC late Tuesday for the first time included the networking company in its quarterly estimates of server sales. Cisco accounted for only 1.6% of total server revenue in the first period, but was a much bigger force in a hot sub-segment of the market. Read more

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