Four years ago, Cisco unveiled the Unified Computing System (UCS), a solution offering a tightly integrated package of compute, storage, networking, virtualization and systems management software.   With UCS, Cisco is now the world's second-largest blade vendor.

Among the first vendors to spot the trend toward converged resources, Cisco’s UCS unites computers, network storage, and virtualization into a cohesive system that lets your organization to do more with less. With over 23,000 unique customers and 1/3 of them quickly repurchasing, customers are validating UCS’ revolutionary ‘clean’ sheet approach.  Solutions are being delivered with fewer management points which translates to less complexity and more flexibility.  1 management point for up to 160 servers compared to 32 or more management points for competing solutions.  UCS reduces costs by increasing application utilization from 10% to 60%, while leaving room to grow. 


It is all about the applications!!  Success in IT is based on the ability to keep applications running, generating revenue, and managing risk.  When something happens … and it will … having an environment where the end customer is unaware of an IT issue is key to your success.”

Learn how Unified Computing facilitates an agile, next gen virtualized data center.

Listen to this podcast to learn how Cisco UCS will simplify your data center infrastructure, and make it easier to manage. Bob Fosina, Partner Development Manager for Cisco Unified Computing describes a unified approach to server consolidation and data center architecture that will help you better support the evolving needs of your organization. 

Cisco Unified Computing: An Agile Platform for Your Next Gen Virtualized Data Center

The surge of data, Internet applications, and video is driving a movement to simpler, smaller, and faster-to-deploy data centers.  Cisco USC responds by offering:

  • Comprehensive, Flexible, Standards-Based Management
  • High-Density Server with Balanced Computing Performance and I/O Flexibility
  • Economical, High-Capacity Internal Storage
  • High Performance, Memory Intensive

Unify, Simplify, Amplify

Unified Computing Solutions from Cisco and Connection

A surge of data, Internet applications, and video is driving a movement to simpler, smaller, and faster-to-deploy data centers. The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is that type of data center and more. UCS unites computers, network storage, and virtualization into a cohesive system that lets your company to do more with less—less equipment, less energy, and less space. This allows you to rethink your data center by thinking smaller.

Comprehensive, Flexible, Standards-Based Management

Cisco® UCS C-Series Rackmount Servers extend unified computing innovations to an industry-standard form factor to reduce TCO while increasing business agility. The C-Series supports an incremental deployment model and protects your investment with a future migration path to unified computing.
  • Based on Intel® Xeon® E5 and E7 series processors, Cisco UCS C-Series Rackmount Servers adapt processor performance to application demands and intelligently scale energy use based on utilization.
  • The C series offers access to unified fabric through a low-latency lossless 10Gbps Ethernet foundation that enables a”wire-once“deployment model.
  • Cisco virtualized adapters provide consolidation and virtualization optimization capabilities by enabling each virtualized adapter to define up to 128 Ethernet or Fibre Channel connections.

High-Density Server with Balanced Computing Performance and I/O Flexibility

Cisco_UC_C200M1Cisco® UCS C220 M3 Rackmount Servers are the flagship models of the C-Series line. They use a standards-based unified network fabric and support for Cisco's Adapter-FEX and VM-FEX technology to help your data center handle challenging workloads, reduce TCO, and increase business agility.

  • Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5 series processors
  • Up to 512GB DDR3 RAM
  • Up to 8 internal SAS or SATA HDs
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Built-in RAID 0, 1 support
  • Optional RAID 5, 6, 10 support
  • Optional dual-redundant power supplies J Available 450W and 650W power supplies

Economical, High-Capacity Internal Storage

Cisco_UC_C210M1Cisco® UCS C240 M3 Rackmount Servers are designed to balance performance, density, and efficiency for workloads requiring economical, high-capacity, reliable, internal storage.

  • Up to 24 SFF, SAS, or SATA HDs
  • 5 PCIe expansion slots
  • Optional support for GPUs and PCle Flash cards

High Performance, Memory Intensive

Cisco_UC_C250M1Cisco® UCS C260 M2 Rackmount Servers increase memory performance and capacity for demanding workloads. They can alleviate memory bottlenecks in situations in which costly 4-socket servers might otherwise be necessary, helping improve the price-to-performance ratio for running large-memory-footprint applications.

  • Up to 1TB RAM
  • Up to 16 SFF, SAS, or SATA or 32xSSD HDs
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 2 optional 10 Gb ports
  • 2 10/100 ethernet ports for management

Get Started with Cisco UCS Today

Scaling resource allocation based on demand will ultimately provide your organization with the functionality and cost-savings that enable your team to focus on business innovation, rather than operations and maintenance.  Start your project with an assessment of your server, storage, and network environments. Connection can help you establish a solid foundation for a UCS deployment that enables greater productivity, manageability, and scalability. 

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