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  • editor's comments:- July 2012 - Cisco has quietly used SSDs inside some of its fabric systems to boost their performance since around 2000 to my knowledge - and maybe even earlier. Will it decide to become a player in the SSD storage market?

    Yes - that's inevitable. But it's mainly as an integrator and acquirer of SSDs which are made by other companies.
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Cisco to acquire WhipTail
Editor:- September 10, 2013 - Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately owned WhipTail for approximately $415 million in cash and retention-based incentives.

"We are focused on providing a converged infrastructure including compute, network and high performance solid state that will help address our customers' requirements for next-generation computing environments," said Paul Perez, VP and GM, Cisco Computing Systems Product Group.

Editor's comments:- as we learned in June - WhipTail has designed an elegant and scalable software and hardware architecture to solve the ever changing SSD rackmount riddle game - which can compete in cost sensitive iSCSI environments or hold its head up among the fastest SSD installations while also offering resilient fault tolerance and upgradability.

WhipTail entered the Top 20 SSD companies list in Q4 2011 and has been in the Top 10 part of these lists in every quarter since Q2 2012.

See also:- exploring the new thinking in rackmount SSDs