The Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module (CGESM) for the HP BladeSystem provides HP customers more integration of standard technologies they rely upon in their existing infrastructure to be optimized for the HP BladeSystem infrastructure.¤¤The CGESM is designed for seamless integration into the HP BladeSystem enclosure to take advantage of the improved efficiency, lower cost and greater flexibility of HP's blade enclosure design. The CGESM delivers 100% compatibility and consistency with well-established Cisco technology standards - including Cisco's latest management, ASIC and architecture standards delivering investment protection for HP customers. HP BladeSystem enclosures with integrated Cisco switches dramatically reduce the number of cables required to connect servers to the network. This integration reduces networking costs per port, costs of cabling and equipment as well as improves management efficiency. HP customers can be assured that the new switches will perform and be managed in a way they have come expect.