Businesses need modern computing infrastructure to keep up with changing business demands while driving innovation. Cisco's breadth of computing solutions provides all the resources your IT team needs to excel today and lead in the future—while increasing performance, lowering TCO and simplifying management. With modern servers, hyperconverged infrastructure, edge and multicloud solutions, SaaS management, optimization software, and more, Cisco can power all your application workloads, anywhere you need them.
Cisco UCS combines servers, networking, and management in a cohesive system where form factor is irrelevant. You choose what's best for your application: blade, rack, storage, or multi-node server. This common operating environment enables optimization for traditional workloads, data analytics, and cloud-native applications—with open APIs for broad interoperability and unparalleled automation.
The industry's highest-density, most flexible and expandable modular 2- and 4-socket blade servers
1U, 2U, and 4U options that size to your workload, PCIe, and storage needs
A dense storage server supporting up to 840TB of storage with one or two server nodes
Cisco HyperFlex combines compute, networking, and storage in an easy-to-manage system that delivers consistently high performance to power any application, anywhere. Co-engineered hardware and software—along with powerful data optimization features—brings the full potential of hyperconvergence to a wide range of workloads and use cases. The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform combines cluster storage devices into a single, distributed, multi-tier, object-based data store. And with simplified scalability and manageability, HyperFlex offers cloud-like agility and pay-as-you-grow economics for on-prem, virtualized environments.
HyperFlex Edge is optimized for the unique requirements of distributed operations—with cluster sizes of 2 to 4 nodes—and can utilize existing 1Gb or 10Gb networking.
You can run Cisco UCS as compute- and/or GPU-only nodes in the same clusters as HyperFlex nodes—so you can easily match your clusters to your exact needs, while not paying for anything you don’t need (like additional HCI software licensing).
Competition is driving IT organizations to deliver applications and services faster and more efficiently than ever before. Operations teams need to support existing applications while managing next-generation applications and workloads that require computing at the edge, branch offices, and public and private cloud environments, as well as in the data center. This requirement to implement distributed applications supported by distributed computing is creating a growing gap between what these environments require and the expertise, processes, and tools to support them.
The Cisco Intersight solution delivers a new era of computing for Cisco UCS and Cisco HyperFlex systems. This adaptive, cloud-powered management platform enables you to be anywhere and act everywhere. It delivers pervasive simplicity at a global level with connected technical support, so daily activities are easier for everyone. Cisco Intersight is an open platform that can be integrated with third-party tools and infrastructure to enable agile delivery, so IT can empower businesses to respond quickly to change.
Applications are quickly transitioning to collections of microservices—often in containers—that can run in any environment and any location (core, cloud, or edge). Cisco’s computing solutions integrate with these applications, helping you orchestrate and optimize on-prem infrastructure, multiple clouds, and containerized applications.
Cisco CloudCenter provides a cloud management platform to simplify lifecycle management of multicloud applications, workflows, and their infrastructure.
Cisco infrastructure solutions deliver:
Cisco HyperFlex running Cisco Container Platform is the only complete hardware and software stack that’s SAP-certified for container deployment of SAP Data Hub.
Today’s data center and cloud environments are complex and highly dynamic. Managing performance, cost, and compliance is a challenge—but Cisco Workload Optimization Manager provides intelligent software that enables your workloads to self-manage so IT can run lean and fast.
Cisco Workload Optimization Manager drives continuous health in dynamic data center environments, whether on-prem or in a public cloud. It provides automatable recommendations that adjust infrastructure resources at every layer of the stack to maximize performance for your applications.
Cisco Workload Optimization Manager includes integrations with Cisco data center solutions, including Cisco UCS, Cisco HyperFlex, and Cisco AppDynamics.
AppDynamics is an application and business performance monitoring platform that ensures every part of multicloud environments—from software to infrastructure to business outcomes—is highly visible, optimized, and primed to drive growth. AppDynamics works throughout your environment to discover individual business transactions and create a complete view of your application topology, across all public/private clouds and on-prem environments. Detailed performance and business metrics are generated with machine learning anomaly detection alerts to help identify the root causes of issues.
From enterprise apps and databases to virtual desktops to AI/ML, Cisco’s tested and validated solutions provide the right resources for the applications that power your business.
Data resides where it’s created and accessed: at the edge, in the cloud, and in the core data center. Build a bridge to this data and your enterprise apps with scalable, high-performance infrastructure from Cisco.
Run traditional SAP apps with better performance or migrate to SAP HANA with SAP-certified infrastructure.
Use validated designs for Cisco infrastructure to ensure that the latest versions of Microsoft SQL Server run at peak performance.
Improve IOPS and latency of Oracle Database and boost Oracle RAC performance.
Data lake - Hadoop
Big data meets AI
Hadoop 3.0 enables AI workloads to run natively with GPU and container resources
Eliminate architectural silos
Data intensive workloads, compute intensive workloads, and storage systems work closely together
Brings together big data, AI, and object storage to scale to thousands of nodes and hundreds of petabytes
Solution management and deployment automation with Cisco Intersight
The Cisco Data Intelligence Platform (CDIP) is a cloud-scale architecture that brings together big data, AI and compute farm, and storage tiers to work together as a single entity, while also being able to scale independently to address IT issues in the modern data center.
AI/ML: Get faster insights and increase business value with Cisco’s data center solutions designed specifically for AI/ML. Learn more
Big data: Integrate your infrastructure with IBM Big Data Insights, SAS, Splunk, and other big data solutions. Learn more
Whether you’re running Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops or VMware Horizon, you can modernize your virtual desktop infrastructure with Cisco’s data center solutions. With consistent performance, pay-as-you-grow economics, and NVIDIA GPUs, you can securely enable rich experiences for your users anywhere.