Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

Data Center-Class Blade Servers for the Branch

Transform your branch office infrastructure with a converged networking, computing, storage, and virtualization–ready platform. Cisco UCS E-Series Servers are designed to host a variety of Cisco and other third-party infrastructure services and mission-critical business applications.


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Features and Capabilities

Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) E-Series Servers and Network Compute Engines (NCEs) bring data center-class blade servers to the branch office.

These powerful, small-form-factor, x86 64-bit modules reside in Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) and Cisco 4000 Series ISR networking platforms. The blades are virtualization-ready and host essential infrastructure services and mission-critical business applications. You can enjoy all these benefits while you maintain a lean branch-office environment.

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers are next-generation, power-optimized, single-socket x86, Intel Xeon 64-bit blade servers. They balance simplicity, performance, reliability, and power efficiency. They are well-suited for vital business applications and infrastructure services typically deployed in small offices and branch offices.

Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engines

The Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engines (NCEs) are computing modules that are price- and power-optimized. The zero-footprint form factor of the NCEs makes them ideal for hosting Cisco network and other lightweight applications.


Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and NCEs address your changing business needs in the following ways:

  • Latest Intel™ Xeon™ processors on servers and Intel Pentium and Intel Atom Processors on NCEs
  • Compact ,wire-free blade form factor
  • Integrated Lights-Out Management with the Cisco Integrated Management Controller
  • Availability on all networking platforms, starting with the Cisco 1921 Integrated Services Router (ISR) of the ISR G2 routers and the ISR 4321 of the 4000 Series


  • Integrates all branch services in one box
  • Eliminates wires and components, and cuts space-allocation needs
  • Lowers TCO from reduced power, wire-free setup, a single services contract, and no shipping costs
  • Delivers consistent device management across all Cisco servers

Specifications at a Glance

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

  • Two form factors: single- and double-wide service modules
  • Intel Xeon E3 and E5 processors
  • Up to 48 GB of RAM
  • Up to 3 TB of storage with a choice of SATA, SAS, SSD, and SED drives

Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engines

  • Three form factors: single-wide service modules, double-wide Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card (EHWICs), and Network Interface Modules (NIMs)
  • Intel Pentium processors (SMs) and Intel Atom processors (DW-EHWIC and NIM)
  • Up to 16 GB RAM (SM) and 8 GB (DW-EHWIC and NIM)
  • Up to 2 TB storage (SM) and 200 GB SSD ( DW-EHWIC and NIM)

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