by Harris Sussman, Cisco Data Center Solutions – Unified Computing System
Opinions vary widely as to the criticality of computing benchmarks, but most people agree they are required, and an important data point. One month ago, I already shared with you the importance of reviewing data for virtualization .
Today, Cisco announced some breakthrough results based on industry standard benchmarks for virtualized environments as well as other key data center applications.
Cisco continues to prove it’s Unified Computing System is not only an architectural game changer, but it’s wide adoption and consistent performance are impressing folks like Boyd Davis, General Manager, Data Center Marketing, Intel who said “It’s quite an achievement for Cisco to have scored so high on so many of the industry benchmarking tests”
Cisco’s Unified Computing System B250 M2 Blade Server, based on the newly announced Xeon 5600 Processor, achieved record results with a score of 35.83 @ 26 tiles in the VMware VMmark™ benchmark, which measures virtualization performance using a server consolidation workload. This represents a 42 percent improvement over the previous highest two-socket published result.
In the SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark, the UCS C250 M2 Server set a new record. In this test, the Cisco Unified Computing System increased performance by 30% compared to previously published two-socket single-node server results.
The number of outstanding benchmark results attained with Cisco’s new Blade Servers are another testament to the design and innovation put into Cisco’s Unified Computing System.