Modernize Your Data Center
Microsoft Windows Server and Cisco UCS deliver a powerful value proposition for customers. (3:55 min)
The Clock is Ticking
Windows Server 2003 support ends in:
Microsoft has announced that it will stop support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on July 15, 2015. Upgrading to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is the perfect time to switch to a system that was designed for virtualization from the ground up. It is a system deeply integrated with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Microsoft PowerShell. Now is the time to switch to the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS).
- Consolidate servers to reduce power consumption, cabling costs, and rack space.
- Remove expensive third-party virtualization licenses with Windows Server 2012 R2's built-in capabilities and flexible licenses.
- Use Cisco UCS and Microsoft's private cloud solution to increase server use.
- Configure servers in minutes with Cisco UCS Manager service profiles and Microsoft System Center and PowerShell.
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270 Percent ROI
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- Use a single tool to manage physical and virtual servers with the integrated Cisco UCS Manager and Microsoft System Center.
- Combine LAN, SAN, and management cabling into one 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection with Cisco SingleConnect technology.
- Automate operations with Cisco UCS PowerTool for Microsoft System Center and PowerShell.
- Virtualize on your terms with Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Microsoft Hyper-V.
- Improve application performance with more than 90 industry benchmarks set by Cisco UCS.
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