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Introducing the All flash Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

- March 29, 2018 - 0 Comments

Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack just keeps getting better.

With this newest configuration, Cisco offers a wider range of storage flexibility. The all-flash option ships with solid-state drives, and NVMe PCIe composing the cache tier with 30, 45, or 60 TB of capacity per server.

All flash storage with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors with Intel® C620 Series Chipsets equals unmatched performance for your Azure Stack applications.

So, what makes Cisco’s Azure Solution unique?

Each server is connected to two third-generation fabric interconnects, which supports Cisco UCS Manager. These fabric interconnects in turn are connected to two Cisco Nexus 9000 switches to enable connectivity to the data center’s border switches. Each switch and fabric interconnect maintains a copy of the other’s configuration to help enable easy replacement if needed.

All of these components working together eliminates a single point of failure in your Azure Stack system.

Every Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack systems ships with NVMe cache storage and 40 Gigabit Ethernet, managed by a Cisco Nexus 2000. The unified fabric that connects the system enables 40- Gigabit Ethernet traffic, a clear requirement for growth and scale

There is no better infrastructure than Cisco’s Unified Computing Systems (UCS) to deliver on Microsoft Azure cloud advantages and the larger promise of cloud computing solutions. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Only system with end-end 40GbE delivering the performance you need.
  • Only system with NVMe flash storage for fast and efficient performance and density.
  • Only system with embedded BMC switch functionality, eliminating single points of failure.
  • Only system with Nexus Switching – the #1 market share leader in datacenter.
  • And now, all flash configurations that provide superior performance and flexibility.

However, our customers provide the best reason why Cisco is the right choice for Azure Stack:

“Our environment is growing 30% a year.  With Azure Stack we enable ourselves to automate our data center.  We choose Cisco because Cisco Azure Stack runs on the same management interface as UCS, and with this solution we are in a good position for the next ten years.”
– Jo Verstappen, CEO OpenLine

Microsoft Azure Stack on Cisco UCS delivers accelerated growth and innovation, simplified management and control, and earned confidence and trust supported by an industry-leading partnership. Learn why customers continue to standardize on Cisco by visiting https://www.cisco.com/go/microsoft-azure-stack

 

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