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Architecture C-Series Rack Cisco Video Surveillance Manager with Cisco UCS (PDF - 407 KB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture UCS Mini, C-series server Cisco UCS-Mini Solution with StorMagic SvSAN with VMware vSphere 5.5
Architecture Rack Server OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco Unified Computing System: Reference Architecture Whitepaper
Architecture All FlexPod Datacenter with VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 and Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Architecture All SAP HANA Disaster Tolerance with System Replication on Cisco UCS
Architecture All FlexPod Datacenter with VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1
Architecture All SAP HANA on Cisco UCS Installation Options TDI White Paper
Architecture All Cisco UCS and Oracle RAC 11gR2 with Hitachi VSP G1000 (PDF - 17.5 MB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture All FlexPod Solutions from Cisco and NetApp Simplify Application Infrastructure (PDF - 1.9 MB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture All Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure: Evolution and Focus Areas (PDF - 482 KB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture All SAP HANA Tailored Datacenter Integration Option
Architecture All Backup and Recovery with Cisco UCS Solutions for SAP HANA Configuration Guide (PDF - 3.8 MB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture All Cisco Secure Enclaves Architecture Design Guide
Architecture All FlexPod Datacenter with VMware vSphere 5.1, Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, and IP-Based Storage
Architecture All FlexPod Data Center with VMware vSphere 5.1 Update 1
Architecture All Gain the Value that Makes FlexPod the Number-One Integrated Infrastructure Solution (PDF - 3.21 MB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture B-Series Blades Design a Remote-Office or Branch-Office Data Center with Cisco UCS Mini
Architecture B-Series Blades Cisco UCS and HP BladeSystem: A Comparison (PDF - 2.35 MB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture B-Series Blades UCS Blades 80 Gbps for 72 Percent Less VS. HP c7000 at 60 Gbps (PDF - 806 KB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture B-Series Blades Complexity Comparison: Cisco UCS Vs. HP Virtual Connect (PDF - 980 KB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture B-Series Blades UCS Outperforms Dell on East-West Traffic and Latency (PDF - 1.07 MB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture B-Series Blades UCS Blades 80Gbps for 79% less vs. IBM Flex (PDF - 822 KB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture C-Series Rack Cisco FlexPod IP Shared Storage Solution for Small and Medium-Size Businesses (PDF - 580 KB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture All Data Center Power and Cooling
Architecture B-Series Blades Cisco UCS, HP and IBM - A Blade Architecture Comparison (PDF - 6.5 MB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture B-Series Blades Power Efficiency Comparison: Dell PowerEdge M1000e and Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (PDF - 4.18 MB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture B-Series Blades Power Efficiency Comparison: HP BladeSystem c7000 and Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (PDF - 3.9 MB) Adobe PDF file
Architecture B-Series Blades Power Efficiency Comparison: IBM Flex System and Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (PDF - 4.53 MB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data with Optional Tiered Storage Extension (PDF - 450 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data All Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data with Splunk Enterprise Delivers Operational Visibility and Digital Intelligence (Solution Brief) (PDF - 788 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data All Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data (PDF - 152 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack, UCS Mini Cisco Optimized Data Engineering (PDF - 570 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack Explore Big Data with Cisco UCS (Brochure) (PDF - 3.75 MB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack Cisco, Intel, and Apache Hadoop: Industry's First Reference Design with Advanced Access Control and Encryption (PDF - 877 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture Version 2 for Big Data (PDF - 161 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack Cisco UCS Demonstrates Leading TeraSort Benchmark Performance (PDF - 160 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack Cisco and Greenplum Partner to Deliver High-Performance Hadoop Reference Configurations (PDF - 2.9 MB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack Cisco Common Platform Architecture for Big Data (PDF - 157 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack Cisco UCS with MapR: Delivering Advanced Performance for Hadoop Workloads (PDF - 554 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data All Cisco UCS with ParAccel Analytic Platform Solution: Deliver Powerful Analytics to Transform Business (PDF - 559 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data C-Series Rack Cloudera Hadoop Infrastructure with Cisco UCS Servers and Cisco Nexus Switches (PDF - 723 KB) Adobe PDF file
Big Data All Cisco UCS and SAS: A Platform for Fast Data Analytics (PDF - 467 KB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage All Seven Reasons Why Cisco UCS Is Better for Your Business Than White-Box Servers (PDF - 689 KB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage All Total Economic Impact of Cisco UCS; by Forrester Consulting, July 2014 (PDF - 1.04 MB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Power Efficiency Beats HP, IBM and Dell Solutions (PDF - 506 KB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades Power Efficiency Comparison: Dell PowerEdge M1000e and Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (PDF - 4.18 MB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades Power Efficiency Comparison: HP BladeSystem c7000 and Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (PDF - 3.9 MB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades Power Efficiency Comparison: IBM Flex System and Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (PDF - 4.53 MB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades UCS Blades 80Gbps for 79% less vs. IBM Flex (PDF - 822 KB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Migrates Blade Identities to Rack Servers with 83% Fewer Steps than HP (PDF - 1.5 MB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage All Application Solutions with Cisco UCS (PDF - 2.9 MB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage All Business Advantage Delivered: Cisco UCS (PDF - 6 MB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage All Cisco UCS: A Real-World TCO Analysis (PDF - 1.4 MB)Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades Cisco UCS and HP Blades - A Look at TCO (PDF - 3.4 MB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades Cisco UCS, HP and IBM - A Blade Architecture Comparison (PDF - 6.5 MB) Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades Cost and Complexity Comparison of Cisco UCS vs. IBM Flex System (PDF - 1.8 MB)Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage All Data Center Capacity Planning and Refresh--Cisco UCS Business Advantage Delivered (PDF - 622 KB)Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage All Data Center Management Cisco UCS Business Advantage Delivered (PDF - 3.3 MB)Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage B-Series Blades Data Center Management: The Key Ingredient for Reducing Server Power (PDF - 616 KB)Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage All IT Agility Delivered: Cisco Unified Computing System (PDF - 8.4 MB)Adobe PDF file
Business Advantage All Total Economic Impact of Cisco UCS; by Forrester Consulting, August 2011 (PDF - 790 KB)Adobe PDF file
Cloud All Cisco Unified Computing System: The Best Platform for Your Cloud Deployments (Solution Brief) (PDF - 654 KB) Adobe PDF file
Cloud B-Series Blades Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX: Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track 3.0 Enterprise Medium M250 (Solution Brief) (PDF - 275 KB) Adobe PDF file
Cloud All Cisco VSPEX Solution for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track 3.0 Small Implementation (PDF - 803 KB) Adobe PDF file
Cloud B-Series Blades FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud (PDF - 1.9 MB)Adobe PDF file
Cloud B-Series Blades Virtualized SAP Solution Using Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC CLARiiON Storage (PDF - 1 MB)Adobe PDF file
Cloud C-Series Rack Cisco and Red Hat Simplify the Journey to Cloud Computing (PDF - 3.6 MB)Adobe PDF file
Cloud C-Series Rack SUSE Cloud Integration with Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus Platforms
Collaboration C-Series Rack Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (PDF - 1018 KB)Adobe PDF file
Collaboration B-Series Blades Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 on Cisco Unified Computing System (PDF - 1 MB)Adobe PDF file
CRM / ERP B-Series Blades Cisco Unified Computing System for SAP Landscapes (PDF - 288 KB)Adobe PDF file
CRM / ERP B-Series Blades SAP Business Suite Applications - Scalable Performance and Capacity with Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Servers (PDF - 635 KB)Adobe PDF file
CRM / ERP B-Series Blades Virtualized SAP: Optimize Performance with Cisco Data Center VM-FEX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (PDF - 766 KB)Adobe PDF file
Databases B-Series Blades Cisco Starter Scale-Out Solution for SAP HANA with EMC Storage (PDF - 369 KB)Adobe PDF file
Databases All Cisco UCS Super-Powers All Oracle Environments (Brochure) (PDF - 3.3 MB)Adobe PDF file
Databases C-Series Rack Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for Microsoft SQL Server and Consolidation (PDF - 150 KB)Adobe PDF file
Databases C-Series Rack Deploy Simple, Fast and Flexible Transactional Key-Value Storage with Cisco UCS Servers and the Oracle NoSQL Database (PDF - 910 KB)Adobe PDF file
Databases C-Series Rack Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with AlwaysOn Using Cisco UCS C-Series Servers and Fusion ioMemory
Databases C-Series Rack Oracle Database on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers with Fusion-io io Memory Whitepaper
Databases B-Series Blades SQL Server Consolidation on VMware Using Cisco Unified Computing System (PDF - 1 MB)Adobe PDF file
Databases B-Series Blades SQL Server Consolidation Using Cisco Unified Computing System and Microsoft Hyper-V (PDF - 537 KB)Adobe PDF file
Databases C-Series Rack SQL Server Consolidation Using Cisco Unified Computing System C460 and Microsoft Hyper-V (PDF - 591 KB)Adobe PDF file
Databases All Virtualized SAP: Optimize Performance with Cisco Data Center VM-FEX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (PDF - 766 KB)Adobe PDF file
Databases C-Series Rack Cisco Reference Configurations for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 with EMC VNX5300 Series Storage Systems (PDF - 1.9 MB)Adobe PDF file
Desktop Virtualization C-Series Rack Cisco UCS C240-M3 Rack Server with NVIDIA GRID GPU cards on Citrix XenServer 6.2 and XenDesktop 7.5
Desktop Virtualization C-Series Rack Reference Architecture for 500-Seat Citrix XenApp 7.5 Deployment on Cisco UCS C240-M3 Rack Servers with On-Board SAS Storage and LSI Nytro MegaRAID Controller Whitepaper
Desktop Virtualization C-Series Rack Deploy 200 VMware Horizon View 5.3 Pooled Desktops On Cisco UCS C240-M3 Rack Server with LSI Nytro MegaRAID and Onboard SAS Drives
Management All Cisco UCS: Unified Infrastructure Management That HP OneView Can't Match (PDF - 563 KB) Adobe PDF file
Management All Total Economic Impact of Cisco UCS; by Forrester Consulting, July 2014 (PDF - 1.04 MB) Adobe PDF file
Management All FlexPod Solutions from Cisco and NetApp Simplify Application Infrastructure (PDF - 1.9 MB) Adobe PDF file
Management B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Migrates Blade Identities to Rack Servers with 83% Fewer Steps than HP (PDF - 1.5 MB) Adobe PDF file
Management B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Blades Deploy 77 Percent Faster with 67 Percent Fewer Steps than HP Blades (PDF - 798 KB) Adobe PDF file
Management All Understanding Cisco Unified Computing System Service Profiles (PDF - 715 KB)Adobe PDF file
Messaging C-Series Rack Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for Microsoft Exchange 2010 (PDF - 300 KB)Adobe PDF file
Messaging B-Series Blades Cisco UCS for MS Exchange 2010 Using EMC Unified Storage and MS Hyper-V (PDF - 1.6 MB)Adobe PDF file
Networking B-Series Blades UCS Blades 80 Gbps for 72 Percent Less VS. HP c7000 at 60 Gbps (PDF - 806 KB) Adobe PDF file
Networking B-Series Blades Complexity Comparison: Cisco UCS Vs. HP Virtual Connect (PDF - 980 KB) Adobe PDF file
Networking B-Series Blades UCS Outperforms Dell on East-West Traffic and Latency (PDF - 1.07 MB) Adobe PDF file
Networking B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Outperforms HP Blade Servers on East-West Latency (PDF - 2.3 MB) Adobe PDF file
Networking B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Outperforms IBM Flex System Blades on East-West Network Latency (PDF - 2.4 MB) Adobe PDF file
Networking B-Series Blades Improve Network Throughput by 38 Percent with the Cisco UCS M81KR Virtual Interface Card (PDF - 274 KB)Adobe PDF file
Networking All Midmarket Architecture: Cisco UCS with the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch (PDF - 3 MB)Adobe PDF file
Networking All The Critical Role of the Network in Big Data Applications (PDF - 350 KB)Adobe PDF file
Networking C-Series Rack SUSE Cloud Integration with Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus Platforms
Server Performance All Tips for Improving Your Cisco UCS Power Efficiency (PDF - 686 KB)Adobe PDF file
Server Performance B-Series Blades UCS Blades 80 Gbps for 72 Percent Less VS. HP c7000 at 60 Gbps (PDF - 806 KB) Adobe PDF file
Server Performance B-Series Blades Complexity Comparison: Cisco UCS Vs. HP Virtual Connect (PDF - 980 KB) Adobe PDF file
Server Performance B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Power Efficiency Beats HP, IBM and Dell Solutions (PDF - 506 KB) Adobe PDF file
Server Performance B-Series Blades UCS Outperforms Dell on East-West Traffic and Latency (PDF - 1.07 MB) Adobe PDF file
Server Performance C-Series Rack Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with AlwaysOn Using Cisco UCS C-Series Servers and Fusion ioMemory
Server Performance B-Series Blades Power Efficiency Comparison: Dell PowerEdge M1000e and Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (PDF - 4.18 MB) Adobe PDF file
Server Performance B-Series Blades Power Efficiency Comparison: HP BladeSystem c7000 and Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (PDF - 3.9 MB) Adobe PDF file
Server Performance B-Series Blades Power Efficiency Comparison: IBM Flex System and Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis (PDF - 4.53 MB) Adobe PDF file
Server Performance All SAP Business Suite Benchmark Performance on Cisco Unified Computing System Whitepaper (PDF - 247 KB)Adobe PDF file
Server Performance B-Series Blades Accelerating Database Peformance with Cisco UCS 785GB MLC Fusion ioDrive 2 (PDF - 1.4 MB)Adobe PDF file
Server Performance B-Series Blades Cisco UCS B200 M1 Blade Server and HP ProLiant BL460c G6 Server Comparison: Full-Enclosure Power Testing (PDF - 3.3 MB)Adobe PDF file
Server Performance C-Series Rack Cisco vs. HP - Server Power Calculator Accuracy Analysis (PDF - 767 KB)Adobe PDF file
Storage All FlexPod Solutions from Cisco and NetApp Simplify Application Infrastructure (PDF - 1.9 MB) Adobe PDF file
Storage B-Series Blades Cisco UCS fNIC Statistics Guide (PDF - 548 KB)Adobe PDF file
Storage B-Series Blades Cisco UCS fNIC Tunables (PDF - 545 KB)Adobe PDF file
Storage B-Series Blades Boost Database Performance with the Cisco UCS Storage Accelerator (PDF - 927 KB)Adobe PDF file
Storage C-Series Rack Support for Cisco UCS C220/C240 M3 Rack Servers, Create and Modify RAID Volumes
Server Performance All ODIN Performance Assessment Report (PDF - 4.6 MB)Adobe PDF file
Server Performance All Using VMware VMmark Benchmark Results to Compare the Virtualization Performance of Servers (PDF - 712 KB)Adobe PDF file
Server Virtualization/Consolidation B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Using EMC CLARiiON Storage, VMware vSphere 4, and SAP ACC System (PDF - 3.8 MB)Adobe PDF file
Server Virtualization/Consolidation C-Series Rack Cisco Virtualization Solution for EMC VSPEX with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V for 50 Virtual Machines (Solution Brief) (PDF - 254 KB)Adobe PDF file
Server Virtualization/Consolidation B-Series Blades Virtualized Video Infrastructure with Harmonic VOS and Cisco UCS (PDF - 1.7 MB)Adobe PDF file
Technical C-Series Rack Cisco UCS C-Series M4 Server Power Management Whitepaper
Technical B-Series Blades Cisco UCS to Brocade Connectivity Guide (PDF - 3.5 MB)Adobe PDF file
Technical B-Series Blades Business Continuity with the Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC Symmetrix VMAX (PDF - 9.1 MB)Adobe PDF file
Technical B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Using Open Source Stack (PDF - 1.4 MB)Adobe PDF file
Technical B-Series Blades Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC VNX5300 Unified Storage Platform (PDF - 663 KB)Adobe PDF file
Technical C-Series Rack Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC VNXe3300 Unified Storage System (PDF - 560 KB)Adobe PDF file
Technical B-Series Blades Cisco Unified Computing System Blade Server Chassis Power Modes (PDF - 664 KB)Adobe PDF file
Technical All Data Warehouse Scalability Using Cisco Unified Computing System and Oracle Real Application Cluster With EMC VNX Storage (PDF - 1015 KB)Adobe PDF file
Technical B-Series Blades EMC Information Infrastrcture Solutions (PDF - 1.6 MB)Adobe PDF file
Technical C-Series Rack Enterprise IO Scalability: LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 Using Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers (PDF - 483 KB)Adobe PDF file
Technical B-Series Blades Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster on Cisco UCS with iSCSI-Based Storage Access Deployment Guide (PDF - 5.4 MB)Adobe PDF file
Technical C-Series Rack OLTP Reference Config. Guidelines for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers (PDF - 1.1 MB)Adobe PDF file
Technical B-Series Blades Oracle WebLogic Using Cisco Unified Computing System (PDF - 5.5 MB)Adobe PDF file
Technical B-Series Blades Scalability Study for Deploying VMware View on Cisco UCS and EMC Symmetrix V-Max Systems
VDI - Virtual Desktop All Gain High-Performance Virtual Desktops with Uncompromised 3D Graphics Experiences Delivered by Cisco, Citrix, and NVIDIA (Solution Brief) (PDF - 958 KB) Adobe PDF file
VDI - Virtual Desktop All Cisco, NVIDIA, and VMware Deliver High-Performance Virtual Desktops with Uncompromised 3D Graphics Experiences (PDF - 1 MB) Adobe PDF file
VDI - Virtual Desktop B-Series Blades Cisco UCS Mini, Nimble Storage, and Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 500-Seat, Mixed Workload on Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Servers
VDI - Virtual Desktop B-Series Blades Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution for EMC VSPEX with Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 for 500 Desktops (Solution Brief) (PDF - 305 KB)Adobe PDF file
VDI - Virtual Desktop B-Series Blades Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution for EMC VSPEX with VMware View 5.1.2 for 500 and 2000 Desktops (Solution Brief) (PDF - 1.5 MB)Adobe PDF file
VDI - Virtual Desktop B-Series Blades 4 Month Payback - UCS Virtual Desktop TCO (PDF - 724 KB)Adobe PDF file
VDI - Virtual Desktop C-Series Rack Cisco Unified Computing System with VMware Horizon 6 with View and Virtual SAN
VDI - Virtual Desktop C-Series Rack Deploy 200 Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 Hosted Virtual Desktops on Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server with LSI Nytro MegaRAID and SAS Drives
VDI - Virtual Desktop C-Series Rack Cisco Solution for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box (PDF - 226 KB)Adobe PDF file
VDI - Virtual Desktop B-Series Blades Cisco UCS VDI Solution: Scaling Without Sacrifice (PDF - 1.3 MB)Adobe PDF file
VDI - Virtual Desktop B-Series Blades Cisco Unified Computing System, Citrix XenDesktop, and Atlantis ILIO (PDF - 2.4 MB)Adobe PDF file
VDI - Virtual Desktop B-Series Blades VDI performance comparison: Cisco USC solution vs. HP solution (PDF - 1 MB)Adobe PDF file