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Spring Cleaning Time? UCS Refresh For A Faster, Denser DC

About six months ago I introduced you to another one of my colleagues, Scott Ciccone, as we launched the very dense UCS B230 two-socket blade. And now, with Intel’s spring release of their next-generation Xeon E7 processors, we’ve announced updates to that original B230 platform as well as our 4-socket platforms. In addition, we’ve got a new rack-mount-flavored take on the B230 density story…

But let me have Scott tell you all about the new platforms himself:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38t1P4WabAU

With x86 servers steadily increasing their share of the server market (according to IDC), and Oracle recently announcing plans to discontinue software development on Itanium-based platforms, the new UCS platforms should offer confidence to customers looking for strong alternatives to existing high-performance platforms, regardless of their preferred form factor.

Just to reinforce that point, Cisco released the results for nine new world record benchmarks today highlighting the Unified Computing System’s outstanding performance across major types of data center workloads: delivering raw computing power for bare-metal individual servers and high-performance computing (HPC) grids, powering Java application servers, and supporting the most complex virtualization and cloud computing workloads.

In two short years, the Cisco UCS has captured over 40 world records for performance. You can read all of these UCS benchmarks on the UCS@work page.

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