Servers – Unified Computing

Unified Computer Servers

Unified computing benefits – put resources on business needs, not infrastructure maintenance

As enterprise computing systems increase in scale, they also increase in complexity and deployment and ongoing management gets more and more expensive. 

A big chunk of most businesses’ IT budget goes toward simply maintaining and managing existing infrastructure. As a result, any increased resources usually go toward simply maintaining a complex and inflexible infrastructure — these resources could be better spent on rapidly and effectively responding to business needs.

IT organizations are looking for ways to substantially decrease cost of ownership while increasing IT business value. The Cisco Unified Computing System helps address the challenges of decreasing cost of ownership while increasing IT business value by:

  • Streamlining data center resources
  • Scaling service delivery
  • Radically reducing the number of devices requiring setup, management, cabling, power and cooling. 

Here’s what the Cisco Unified Computing System can deliver

  • Reduced cost of ownership at the platform, site, and organizational levels
  • Increased IT staff productivity and business agility through just-in-time provisioning and mobility support for both virtualized and non-virtualized environments
  • Help enable scalability through a design for up to 160 discrete servers in a single highly available management domain, or thousands of servers in a multi-domain environment
  • Use of industry standards supported by a partner ecosystem of innovative, trusted industry leaders

Separate scale from complexity

As a next-generation data center platform, the Cisco Unified Computing System:

  • Unites computing, networking, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system
  • Integrates a low-latency, lossless, 10 Gigabit Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers

This approach separates scale from complexity. Whether the system has one server or thousands of servers, all resources participate in a unified management environment designed to:

  • Reduce total cost of ownership at the platform, site, and organizational levels
  • Increase IT productivity and business agility through just-in-time provisioning and mobility support
  • Simplified Management
  • Increase operational efficiency with rapid provisioning of infrastructure from shared pools of computing, storage access, and network resources
  • Facilitate scaling of IT infrastructure through unified, global, model-based management with service profiles.