We all enjoy it when vendors face off on key technologies -- like next-generation server architectures.
Not only is it fun to watch, but intense competitive pressures are good for customers and good for the industry. And we've only seen the first few salvos in what should prove to be a sustained battle for data center supremacy
Now, my biases should be clear (rooting for Cisco!) -- but, with the latest round of HP announcements, you can begin to see some very distinct differences in architectural thinking between the two companies.