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…
Tags: blades, data center, Servers, UCS, unified computing, Unified Data Center
What is the saying, two great tastes that taste great (better) together? This is in essence, the best way to describe the value of putting your Cisco Unified Communications on the Cisco Unified Computing Platform. While its certainly logical that we do something like this but and to the benefit of our customers, we have steadily increased the number of materials that help explain not just why this can be a huge cost and workflow savings, but also how one goes about doing it.
You can get a lot of written details but we of course suggest you watch one of our latest in the ‘Fundamentals’ series to get you ready.
Bonus points for the learners among you after the jump.
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Tags: Cisco UCS, Fundamentals, robb boyd, TechWiseTV, UC, UCS, unified communications, virtualization
Very soon Intel is going to announce a new generation of processors. Cisco and Intel partnership increased significantly over the past years with the astonishing success of the Unified Computing Systems, based on Intel processors and the unique technology provided by Cisco.
So guess what ? We are of course ready to announce a third generation of Unified Computing Systems, which are taking advantage of the new features delivered by Intel, combined with the latest innovations from Cisco.
So please join us on March 8th at 9:00 am PST (12:00 pm EST) to understand how Cisco is delivering on the vision of Gartner, which identified Fabric Computing as the preferred infrastructure for virtualization and cloud to make your data center architecture more agile, scalable, and adaptable.
What can you expect from this 60 minutes webcast ? Well Cisco CEO John Chambers, VP Server Access and Virtualization Soni Jiandani,but also Intel senior executives, and CEOs from large organizations (manufacturers, services..) will detail the financial and organizational benefits that you will get in deploying these new systems.
To register immediately to this live broadcast
and learn how you can improve significantly now your infrastructure click here
Tags: Cisco, data center, Fabric computing, Intel, Servers, UCS, unified computing system
The term server management conjures up different connotations in the mind of the listener. Depending on the type of server – software application server, virtual server or physical server, the issues they care about are different. Two tasks that instantly come to the fore are server configuration and server monitoring.
A software application server manager may visualize configuration of production middleware servers and the parameters may include database connections, memory size etc. A manager responsible for the virtual infrastructure in a data center may picture server configuration tasks as storing and accessing virtual images, operating system types etc. for the virtual machines. An infrastructure manager responsible for physical servers will take into consideration power, firmware and network configurations for the server.
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Tags: system management, UCS, UCS Manager
Did you catch the news today? As Cisco and VMware continue to collaborate in transforming virtual desktops into virtual workspaces, we reached an important milestone – an agreement to sell VMware View 5 software as part of an integrated VXI offer to our customers. Read More »
Tags: channel, UCS, vdi, virtualization, VMware, vxi