Unified Computing Technology
End-to-End Optimization for Virtualized Environments
Cisco UCS can dramatically reduce the number of devices that must be purchased, cabled, configured, powered, cooled, secured, and managed.
Cisco Unified Computing System is an integrated system that is configured through unified, model-based management to simplify deployment of enterprise-class applications and services running in bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments. Primary differentiators include:
- Server connectivity simplified
Cisco SingleConnect Technology provides an easier, more intelligent and efficient way to connect and manage computing in the data center. Cisco SingleConnect unifies LAN, SAN, and systems management into one simplified link for rack servers, blade servers, and virtual machines.
- Programmable infrastructure
Use an open XML API to manage the personality, configuration, and connectivity of server and I/O resources.
- Unified, model-based management
Apply personality and configure server and I/O resources to automate the administration process.
- Cisco Port Extender technology
Simplify the system by condensing three network layers into one. This allows you to eliminate blade chassis and hypervisor-based switches, and bring all traffic to a single point where it is efficiently and consistently managed.
Be Ready for the Future
The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is built to meet today's demands while being ready to accommodate future technologies—including more powerful processors and faster Ethernet standards—as they become available.
Keep Costs Down While Speeding Up Operations
The system helps reduce total cost of ownership by automating tasks through the use of service profiles that can enable just-in-time provisioning. Service profiles quickly align computing resources with rapidly changing business and workload requirements in a policy-driven, repeatable manner.
Get High Performance
Cisco UCS is a simplified architecture for the converged data center. This architecture unifies servers, storage access, networks, and virtualization technologies to elevate the value and agility of data center infrastructure to an entirely new level.
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The system incorporates:
- A standards-based unified network fabric supported by a partner ecosystem of industry leaders
- Cisco Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) virtualization support
- Cisco Extended Memory Technology
- Simplified management
- An open XML API
With the Cisco Unified Computing System, you can streamline data center resources, scale service delivery, and radically reduce the number of devices requiring setup, management, power and cooling, and cabling.