I heard today that Cisco will no longer make their Nexus-line of switches for non-Cisco brand blade enclosures.

What does this mean exactly? Those of us with the Dell M1000e blade chassis who are currently using pass-throughs and were waiting for the promised Cisco Nexus 4000 won’t have to wait anymore because it’s NEVER coming out.

Am I the only one who thinks Cisco shot themselves in the foot by doing this?

I mean, I have hands-on experience with UCS and wouldn’t wish that evil on anyone.

I just wanted to add that this affects all OEM vendors like Dell, HP, and IBM, as Cisco dropped production of new switches for other blade systems.