Yesterday, Girish blogged about the new Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 product family and Cisco’s world record benchmark performance. Today, I want to update you on the changes to UCS Mini and our M-Series Modular Servers.


UCS Mini is optimized for branch and remote offices, point-of-sale locations, smaller IT environments or inside the datacenter where you need physically isolated servers. The solution is ideal for customers who need fewer servers but still want the comprehensive management capabilities provided by UCS Manager.

UCS Mini supports B200 M4 blade servers and the C220 M4 and C240 M4 rack servers. Those servers have been updated to include the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 series of processors. These new processors offer greater performance through architectural enhancements including more cores and threads per processor. They also support faster memory speeds. This means you won’t have to compromise if you only need a few servers but want the fastest performance.


We’ve also updated the M2814 M-Series Modular Server. The M-Series is part of our composable infrastructure line of products. M-Series disaggregates the CPU and memory subsystems from the rest of the server components. This allows you to replace a cartridge to take advantages of processor and memory enchantments like those offered by the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 series of processors while preserving your investment in the other components. They will be shipping later this year.

With the M-Series you can optimize application performance by composing and scaling subsystems to achieve the best ratio of computing of I/O and storage in small, discreet increments. The design also allows for smaller increments of scale, so your applications have the number of computing nodes they need to achieve desired performance and availability.


I hope you’ll take the time to follow some of the links above and learn more about these great products.


Bill Shields

Senior Marketing Manager

Product and Solutions Marketing Team