As enterprise computing systems increase in scale, they also increase in complexity. And as complexity increases, so does the expense of deployment and ongoing management.
Today, more than 70 percent of IT budget is spent simply to maintain and manage existing infrastructure (Source: Forrester, December 2008). As a result, IT organizations must continually increase resources to maintain a complex and inflexible infrastructure versus using them to rapidly and effectively respond to business needs.
IT organizations are looking for ways to substantially decrease cost of ownership while increasing IT business value. The Cisco Unified Computing System helps address these challenges by streamlining data center resources, scaling service delivery, and radically reducing the number of devices requiring setup, management, power and cooling, and cabling.
The Cisco Unified Computing System can deliver the following benefits:
As a next-generation data center platform, the Cisco Unified Computing System:
This approach separates scale from complexity. Whether the system has one server or thousands of servers, all resources participate in a unified management environment designed to:
Help enable operational efficiency with rapid provisioning of infrastructure from shared pools of computing, storage access, and network resources; facilitate scaling of IT infrastructure through unified, global, model-based management with service profiles.
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