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Unified Computing was born on March 16th, 2009 and bold predictions were made that day regarding what UCS would do for customers and the industry.   If we take a trip in the way back machine and unearth some of actual slides from that event (thank you Mr. Peabody), here is what we find:

Three years later we know that the vision of what was needed was spot on and the predictions of the impact were actually too conservative.   Customers using UCS are telling us they’re experiencing:

80 percent increase in administrator productivity

90 percent reduction in deployment times

40 percent improvement in application performance

30 percent lower infrastructure costs

60 percent reduction in power and cooling costs

And now it gets even better.  Today brings new innovation across the UCS platform: a third generation of technology that delivers the power of unification and continues to lead the transition to fabric based data center infrastructure.  Most of all in this announcement we’re celebrating how the innovation in UCS is paying off for our customers.   Its one thing to have a vision and another to deliver on it: this week Gartner updated its Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers and Cisco moved from Visionary to Leader.   

Witness the world record application performance benchmark results posted by Intel in this launch.  UCS certainly isn’t the new kid on the server block anymore.  This system more than holds its own.

So enough of the rhetoric: where’s the beef in the new news?    It turns out that there is so much new technology here that I need to break it into another post

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3 Comments.


  1. Deepinder Babbar

    This is so unbelievable in just three years (actually 2 years, 11 months and 20 days) UCS climbed from no where on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers to the leaders quadrant.

    Gartner Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers – 05/March/2012
    http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-19KYF6B&ct=120306&st=sb

    So proud to be a part of Cisco.

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  2. So far so good !

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