Cisco Touts 4,000 Customers For Its Unified Computing System, And Other Milestones

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Cisco this morning announced a series of customer and technology milestones across the Unified Fabric, Unified Computing System and Unified Network Services technology portfolios which form the foundation of its Data Center Business Advantage architectural framework.

Cisco announced that it has shipped its one millionth Nexus 10Gb Ethernet port, bringing the total number of Nexus ports in customer production environments to more than 7,000,000.

The company also surpassed 10,000 NX-OS customers and neared 4,000 Unified Computing Systems customers at the end of its fiscal second quarter.

The Nexus and UCS families of products are vital assets in Cisco’s cloud computing portfolio. They provide the building blocks for virtualized data center and private cloud environments, and are already deployed by enterprises for private cloud applications such as desktop virtualization, hosted voice, video, collaboration and security.

UCS and Nexus have been implemented for cloud services at service providers such as AlphaWest, Cincinnati Bell, Navisite, Orange Business Services, PINS, Rackspace, Radiant, Savvis and Terremark.

Cisco announced today that it has reached nearly 4,000 customers for its Unified Computing System, eighteen months since the first generation of the platform shipped. In excess of 1,000 of these customers are said to be repeat purchasers of UCS.

As of Cisco’s fiscal year second quarter 2011, Cisco’s Unified Computing System revenue grew more than 700% year-over-year, bringing the UCS annualized revenue run rate to $650M.

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