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.
Increase agility and reduce costs by migrating to the Cisco Unified Computing System. (PDF - 3 MB)
Migrate RISC/UNIX-based applications onto the Cisco UCS to realize cost savings, performance improvements, and cloud.
Explore the considerations and benefits of migration. (PDF - 3 MB)
Imagine a flexible, agile, cost-effective data center that meets those challenges and your specific business needs. TheCisco 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.
Get a scalable, flexible architecture for current and future data center needs, featuring Unified Fabric and fabric extender technology.
This blade server extends Cisco UCS capabilities by delivering high performance and density in a compact, half-width form factor.
Gain new levels of performance, scalability, and reliability for demanding compute-intensive and enterprise-critical applications.
This 2-socket, 2-rack unit (RU) server increases performance and capacity for demanding virtualization and large dataset workloads.
Gain the processor, memory, and local storage needed for demanding enterprise applications and server consolidation workloads.
Cisco and our partners offer services to help you with each stage of RISC/UNIX data center migration.
- RISC/UNIX Discovery Session is designed for customers who are beginning the process of migrating their current RISC/UNIX environment. This session is a brief engagement to confirm customer priorities, concerns, ROI requirements, and migration timeframes. Following the session, Cisco provides a high-level TCO analysis and applicable case studies
- RISC/UNIX Migration Acceleration Service is a 4-5 week, onsite engagement for customers who have already decided to migrate their RISC/UNIX environment to an x86-based platform and want to validate the UCS as a platform for migration. This service will migrate selected applications to the Cisco UCS to demonstrate technical feasibility of a full migration. It also provides a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis for migration based on data specific to your environment.
- RISC/UNIX Migration Service is a comprehensive service to help migrate your production, RISC/UNIX-based data center compute platforms to Cisco UCS. Cisco will develop a complete migration strategy for the applications and data to be migrated and a high-level migration roadmap. After you approve the strategy, Cisco will develop a detailed migration plan based upon application dependencies, service-level agreements, and operational requirements. The migration plan will flow into a target architecture, low-level design and project plan for implementation.
Migrate RISC/UNIX-based applications onto the Cisco UCS to realize cost savings, performance improvements, and cloud enablement.
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (PDF - 102 KB)
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EMC RISC-to-Intel X86 Migration (PDF - 760 KB)
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EMC Accelerates its Journey to Cloud Computing (PDF - 680 KB)
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EMC IT Deploys a Private Cloud (PDF - 1.6 MB)
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Migrate from RISC/UNIX Servers to the Cisco UCS (PDF - 3 MB)
Increase agility and reduce costs by migrating from RISC/UNIX servers to the Cisco Unified Computing System.
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Learn why Cisco is your trusted partner for migrating Intel® Itanium workloads.
RISC/UNIX Migration (PDF - 350 KB)
Utilize proven methodologies and practices to migrate RISC/UNIX processor-based applications to the Cisco Unified Computing System.
Migrate from Itanium to Cisco UCS (PDF - 550 KB)
Get a quick overview of the migration and its benefits.
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Design and Deployment Guides
Oracle RAC Migration Guide to the Cisco UCS
Get valuable information about migrating RISC/UNIX Oracle and SAP to the Cisco Unified Computing System.
Flexpod for SAP Applications Cisco Validated Design (PDF - 3.7 MB)
A study evaluating the usability of an shared infrastructure for SAP applications and SAP landscapes on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers running VMware vSphere connected to the NetApp Storage array.
Deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters on Cisco UCS Cisco Validated Design
This design guide describes how to use Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) to implement an Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) system that is an Oracle Certified Configuration.
World-Record Virtualization Performance: Cisco UCS B440 Server (PDF - 198 KB)
Achieve higher consolidation ratios in virtualized environments, along with improved performance and reduced costs.
World-Record Virtualization Performance: Cisco UCS C460 Server (PDF - 313 KB)
Gain an industry-leading platform for virtualizing mission-critical applications.
Cisco Leads the Industry on Oracle E-Business Suite Benchmarks (PDF - 399 KB)
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Oracle E-Business Suite
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Industry Standard Benchmark
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Discover the opportunity to grow your existing RISC/UNIX Migration Services practice with the Cisco Unified Computing System.
Contact your Partner Development Manager (PDM) about the Cisco Partner Framework for RISC/UNIX Migration (PFRM) to migrate your customers to the Cisco Unified Computing System platform.
Check back throughout October and beyond for more information as we continue to add resources for Cisco partners.
RISC/UNIX Migration Program Partner FAQ
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Cisco RISC/UNIX Migration Program.
Cisco Partner Framework for RISC/UNIX Migration Program
Learn about the qualifications and steps for partners in the Cisco Partner Framework for RISC/UNIX Migration (PFRM).
RISC/UNIX MIgration Program BDM Partner Presentation
Business presentation for partners to communicate to customers about RISC/UNIX Migration Services program.
RISC/UNIX MIgration Program TDM Partner Presentation
Technical presentation for partners to communicate to customers about RISC/UNIX Migration Services program.