Happy Birthday UCS!
I’m a “dessert first” kind of person, and there is no better time than when celebrating a birthday! It has already been one year since the launch of Cisco’s Unified Computing System….and what an exciting year it’s been.
The UCS team has made tremendous progress in a short period of time. During our last earning statement in January, John Chambers publicly announced more than 400 UCS customers—and growing every day. Over the course of the previous year, we expanded the family from the B-Series blade server–which adapts to specific business application demands, intelligently scales energy use, and offers best-in-class virtualization thanks to its NIC card–to the C-Series rack-mount servers, which extends the benefits of the Unified Computing System to another industry standard form factor.
A year ago, we introduced Unified Computing as a both an evolutionary and revolutionary new approach to achieving the business agility and return on investment made possible by a virtualized data center. The journey to Unified Computing can be taken in an incremental “building block” approach, which allows customers to see tangible benefits as they progress through the stage of virtualization.
Unified Computing is not an “all or nothing” proposition — Cisco understands that modern data centers are heterogeneous environments with complex interdependencies. Unified Computing components can be deployed as customers’ needs and operational readiness dictate and integrated easily into existing architectures — bringing incremental advantages and investment protection to any computing infrastructure. Potential customers can embark upon this journey in several stages:
- Start by introducing systems that are optimized for virtualization into an existing infrastructure.
- Unify fabrics across servers and storage.
- Unify management.
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Thanks for all your interest and dialogue with us this past year in the unified computing journey. Stay tuned, we are just getting started.