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.
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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
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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.
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