We continue to see a growing number of customers migrating from RISC/UNIX platforms to Cisco UCS. Costs associated with purchasing, and maintaining RISC/UNIX servers continue to be a major customer pain point. The ability to scale faster, respond to customers quicker, and easily roll out new services to address new opportunities are also requirements.

The SEI Investments Company, a leading global provider of wealth management solutions, wanted a solution that would maximize price-performance, deliver mission-critical reliability, and scale efficiently. SEI migrated from a RISC/UNIX platform to the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS®) because Cisco UCS was a complete system that they could manage holistically through one console while also reducing costs. SEI experienced up to 40% improvement in performance, dramatically reduced the time to provision servers, and reduced costs by lowering the number of cables and ports required. Most importantly, Cisco UCS enabled SEI to quickly and efficiently scale their environment and deliver new solutions to customers – read the full case study here.

I also urge you to visit our RISC/UNIX migration program page as we continue to enhance it with new solution and migration briefs.

If you are going to the Garner Data Center Conference this week in Las Vegas, check out our session: “The Evolving Data Center: Past, Present, and Future” at 2:30 pm , or stop by the Cisco booth (#432) to learn more about Cisco UCS.

You  may want also to take advantage of our coming webcast to see how industry peers are using UCS  to solve the very challenges Cloud adopters face. Tune in to a webcast on December 6 at 9:00 am PST  to hear from Cisco UCS customers Xerox and FICO Corporation, about how and why they used it in their Cloud environments.


Tim Stack

Product Marketing Manager

Data Center and Virtualization