A Powerful, Simple, and Flexible Alternative to RISC/UNIX Servers
Expensive, aging RISC/UNIX-based servers don't provide the flexibility or agility to support today's business needs, or a path to cloud computing. Today's IT challenges need solutions built on open, industry-standard x86-based architectures.
The converged solutions from Cisco and EMC are intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business services that have been moved from other platforms to this x86-based infrastructure platform. (PDF - 370 KB)
SEI helps ensure high availability and reliability by migrating from RISC-based architecture to x86-based Cisco UCS
Migrate RISC/UNIX-based applications onto the Cisco UCS to realize cost savings, performance improvements, and cloud.
Imagine a flexible, agile, cost-effective data center that meets those challenges and your specific business needs. The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is designed to help ensure the reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) that RISC/UNIX customers expect.
The system's innovative architecture simplifies and speeds deployment of enterprise-class applications and services running in bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments. Combined with a choice of operating systems, Cisco UCS delivers the hardware and application support required for the data center of today and tomorrow without vendor stagnation, lock-in, and costs.
Cisco UCS offers cost savings, performance improvements, and an optimal cloud computing platform for your mission-critical applications.
Ease Migration with Professional Services
Whether you are evaluating the business case for RISC/UNIX migration or have already made the decision to move to Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco and our partners can assist you with each step of the migration process.
We offer professional services that use proven methodologies for safely and securely migrating RISC/UNIX environments onto Cisco's industry-leading, x86-based UCS. We can help you:
- Identify potential business benefits and return on investment (ROI)
- Perform test migrations to analyze and demonstrate feasibility
- Migrate your production applications according to your requirements and timeline
Considering a migration from RISC/UNIX platforms? Discover these Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) products.
Deliver a scalable and flexible architecture to meet your data center needs while helping to reduce the total cost of ownership.Build & Price
Address fluctuating workload challenges through a varying balance of processing, memory, I/O, and internal storage resources.Build & Price
Create a single, highly available management domain with network connectivity and administrative capabilities that support all attached blades and chassis.Show Products
Manage all system components and configurations through a unified, policy-driven extensible architecture.Show Products
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Simplify, enhance, and centralize I/O management while ensuring policy coherency and consistent network visibility.Show Products
Cisco and our partners offer services to help you with each stage of RISC/UNIX data center migration.
For more information on these services, please review the RISC/UNIX Migration Services At-A-Glance and the RISC/UNIX Migration Services Data Sheet
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