Five years ago, Cisco started out on their journey to get in on the server market.
Very few people believed that Cisco would get a big share of the market.
Today, just five years later we are reached by the news that Cisco is now
the largest seller of blade servers in the US! From nothing to #1 in five
years, that is an impressive feat for sure!

This slide provides a summary of some of the statistics for UCS:

Slide2

Over 33000 customers are now using UCS and it’s growing! Cisco is still showing
significant growth at 39% The only other vendors to show growth are Dell and Hitachi.

Slide4

Cisco now has 40.9% of the blade server market in the US. Worldwide, Cisco is at #2
behind HP. I’m expecting this gap to decrease and I wouldn’t be surprised if Cisco
passes HP globally within a year or two as well.

The next slide is very interesting. Cisco went from nothing to #1 in five years.
IBM used to be a major player but now only has 10% of the market.

Slide10

Not only has UCS been selling really well, it also has a lot of performance records.
Currently UCS has 94 world records for servers.

Slide16

One of the key factors in being successful has been to form partnerships.
Cisco has succeeded with this by partnering with Netapp, VCE and others.

As VIRL/CML comes out that should also be a boost in the sales for the
Cisco UCS team. Congratulations to Cisco on this achievement.

What do you think of UCS? Do you use it? Would you want to use it?

Cisco now #1 on bladeservers in US with the Cisco UCS
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4 thoughts on “Cisco now #1 on bladeservers in US with the Cisco UCS

  • June 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm
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    Hi Guys,

    Interesting news.

    Br,

    Yann From: Daniels networking blog <[email protected]> Reply-To: Daniels networking blog <[email protected]> Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:14:32 +0000 To: Yann Stacy <[email protected]> Subject: [New post] Cisco now #1 on bladeservers in US with the Cisco UCS

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  • June 4, 2014 at 2:46 pm
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    Thats some great news. Now, not only is Cisco rulling the networking world, it 8s also rulling the server’s. What an amazing fit!

    Thanks for sharing mate.

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  • August 2, 2014 at 5:20 am
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    This is great news. I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t find out until months later. UCS is so easy to manage. It’s no surprise that it’s been so successful.

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