What is Unified Computing System?

What is a Unified Computing System?

The Cisco Unified Computing System™ is a computing architecture that accelerates application deployment and performance by combining computing, networking, and storage infrastructure with management and virtualization, offering advanced performance, real-time analytics, and unbeatable reliability.

Why it Matters

Any Workload. Any Scale. One Platform.

Cisco UCS is an analytics-powered and cloud-managed computing architecture that simplifies operations while delivering advanced application performance with proven security.

Multi-Cloud Ready

Based on a fabric centric design, Cisco UCS is a truly programmable system to support the widest range of workloads and IT operating models, and delivers a highly adaptive infrastructure for multi-cloud environments.

Programmable, Policy-Based Security

Cisco UCS protects applications in multi-tenant environments with policy-based endpoint configuration, and is deeply integrated with tool sets that developers love.

What Can Cisco UCS Do for You?

Cisco UCS brings increased productivity, reduced total cost of ownership, and simplified agility and scalability into your data center.


Cisco UCS blends various I/O channels together into a single high-performance fabric that can be tuned to the needs of workloads, easily provisioned, and balanced for each individual workload.

100% Programmable

For the best adaptability and optimization, Cisco UCS abstracts the underlying hardware from the operational plane, enabling an environment that is capable of running multiple workloads simultaneously.


Quickly aligning with the changing needs of the business, UCS enables administrators to automate configurations and tasks based on specific requirements tied to business objectives and application experiences.


An end-point aware approach, with visibility into physical, virtual, and container hose endpoints, enables increased use of analytics and machine learning to deliver assisted and autonomic capabilities. Knowledge is power, and UCS can learn, track, and anticipate events and usage models, comparing actual incidents to the business intent to derive optimized outcomes.

4x better performance
12.5x faster queries
400% faster deployment
99% reduction in provisioning time

Source: Cisco UCS: Changing the Economics of the Datacenter. Customer Case Studies. Cisco UCS Performance Benchmarks.

Unmatched Performance

Cisco UCS is driving better business outcomes for over 62,000 customers worldwide.

“Cisco’s server infrastructure helps us break down data center silos and establish a single compute platform that’s completely integrated with those of other vendors, making us immediately agile.”

– Ben Issa
Head of IT Strategy, ING DIRECT Australia

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First and Foremost, Human Outcomes

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How to Start Your Digital Transformation Journey

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The Speed, Efficiency, and Scale for Any Workload

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