Designed for converged datacenter operations, Cisco UCS integrated platforms simplify your hardware infrastructure, drastically reducing the number of devices requiring setup, management, power,
cooling, and cabling. Cisco UCS provides:
- Superior performance, scalability, and high availability : Cisco UCS computing and storage
servers deliver performance and simplicity at scale. The unified architecture allows you to easily add computing and storage resources as demand increases without additional supporting infrastructure or expert knowledge. The system’s high-density design increases the number of virtual servers that can run on each physical host, saving on capital, operational, physical space, and licensing costs. Support for large amounts of high-speed memory per server lets you host more cloud applications using less-expensive servers without sacrificing performance or availability.
- Unified network fabric: The backbone of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure is Cisco’s highperformance, high-density, low-latency, power-efficient Nexus 9000 series and virtualized Nexus 1000v series switches. This unified network fabrics connects your cloud infrastructure, spanning both physical and virtual network layers. Cisco Nexus switches are integrated with Cisco UCS for streamlined management, increased efficiency, and optimized performance. Layer 2 and 3 programmability gives you flexible configuration options.
- Centralized infrastructure management: Cisco UCS servers and Nexus switches are managed
through the embedded Cisco UCS Manager, which can control multiple chassis and administer
resources for thousands of virtual machines. Policy- and model-based management together with
automatic deployment and provisioning of system components streamlines infrastructure administration. Open application program interfaces (APIs) let you customize and use third-party tools within your cloud infrastructure.
- Application-centric design: Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure works with Cisco’s Application
Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technologies to deliver automated, policy-driven application life cycle
management. By applying a business-relevant software-defined networking (SDN) policy model
across networks, servers, storage, security, and services, Cisco ACI reduces total cost of ownership
(TCO), automates application administration, and accelerates application deployment.