1. Cisco And EMC Cool Merger Rumors

    Cisco And EMC Cool Merger Rumors
    Jargon abounds as Cisco, EMC and VMware partner up to sell "end-to-end" and "best-of-breed" IT infrastructure into the $350 billion data center infrastructure market. "Or in other words," explains Barron's Eric Savitz, "they are teaming up to jump on the cloud computing bandwagon, in hopes of selling more products and services to IT managers." The announcement pivots around bundling Cisco's ( CSCO - news - people ) networking equipment along with EMC's ( EMC - news - people ) storage and VMware's ( VMW - news - people ) virtualization infrastructure. The coterie is calling itself the "Virtual Computing Environment coalition," and the two parent companies are launching a separate joint venture called "Acadia."
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