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Cisco UCS X-Series Modular System At-a-Glance

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Overview

Tomorrow thinks differently, wanting hardware that thinks like software. The Cisco UCS® X-Series with Cisco Intersight is a modular system managed from the cloud. It is designed to be shaped to meet the needs of modern applications and improve operational efficiency, agility, and scale through an adaptable, future-ready, modular design.

The system comprises modular components that can be assembled into systems through the Cisco Intersight cloud-operations platform. Intersight brings the power of SaaS to deliver proactive monitoring, automation, and optimization of workloads across hybrid cloud environments.

The Cisco UCS X-Series provides functionalities of both blade and rack servers by offering compute density, storage capacity, and expandability in a single system, embracing a wide range of workloads in your data center.

The Cisco UCS X-Series Modular System begins with the Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis engineered to be adaptable and future-ready. The chassis has a unified Ethernet fabric with UCS Intelligent Fabric Modules and Cisco UCS X-Fabric Technology. With the chassis’ midplane-free design, either fabric can be independently upgraded.

The Cisco UCS X210c M6 Compute Node, with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, provides the functionalities of both blade and rack servers by offering compute density, storage capacity, and expandability in a single form factor.

The Cisco UCS X440p PCIe Node supports adding GPUs with PCIe Gen 4 with the Cisco UCS X9416 X-Fabric Module. Additional nodes supporting FPGA accelerators, storage, and non-volatile memory are planned.

Since we first delivered the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) in 2009, our goal has been to simplify your data center. We pulled management out of servers and into the network. We simplified multiple networks into a single unified fabric. And we eliminated network layers in favor of a flat topology wrapped into a single unified system. With the Cisco UCS X-Series Modular System, we take that simplicity to the next level with a standard, open system designed to deploy and automate faster and in concert with your hybrid cloud environment.

Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis with Cisco UCS X210c Compute Nodes

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Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis with Cisco UCS X210c Compute Nodes

Cisco Customer Experience (CX) Custom Quick Start Solutions help you implement your Cisco UCS X-Series technology successfully, faster, and with less risk. CX experts assist with design development, validation of your deployment prerequisites, and configuration of your workloads. We also work with you to establish a system health baseline. Then, our experts deliver knowledge transfer to empower your team to use the new solution. With expertise, best practices, and insights developed from more than 35 years of leading large-scale technology implementations, you can trust us to help you get your Cisco UCS solution up and running the right way, the first time.

Benefits

     Adapt to any app - Consolidate onto a platform that combines the density and efficiency of blade servers with the expandability of rack servers.

     Prepare for the future - Embrace new technology and cut risk with a system designed to support future technology with management delivered as SaaS.

     Simplify with cloud operations - Respond at the speed and scale of your business by shaping X-Series to workload requirements with Cisco Intersight.

What it does

What the Cisco UCS X-Series Modular System provides:

Cisco UCS X9508 Chassis

     Seven-Rack-Unit (7RU) form factor

     Eight front-facing flexible slots for compute nodes and PCIe nodes

     Two Cisco UCS 9108 Intelligent Fabric Modules (IFMs) for unified Ethernet fabric

     Optional UCS X-Fabric Technology with the UCS X9416 X-Fabric Module

Cisco UCS X210c M6 Compute Node

     Up to two 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors

     Up to 12 TB of memory

     Up to two Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards (VICs)

     Up to six SAS/SATA/NVMe disk drives plus up to two M.2 drives

     Up to two GPUs

Cisco UCS X440p PCIe Node

     Support for up to four GPUs

For more information

For more information about Cisco UCS X-Series, refer to the Cisco UCS X-Series Solution Overview or go to https://cisco.com/go/ucsx.

 

 

 

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