Cisco’s Unified Computing System allows the integration of computing hardware, virtualization support, switching fabric and management software to be managed as a single unit.
Cisco UCS servers simplify your data center architecture; reduce the number of devices to purchase, deploy, and maintain; and improve speed and agility.
The Cisco Unified Computing System represents a radical simplification of traditional architectures, dramatically reducing the number of devices organizations must purchase, deploy, and maintain. Cisco UCS delivers end-to-end optimization for virtualized environments while retaining the ability to support traditional OS and application stacks in physical environments.
You want to be a hero for your IT department by purchasing the least expensive server you can find, commonly a non-brand-name server put together by a systems integrator, referred to as a white-box server. But how much will that cheaper server cost you in operating expenses? How will it affect your data center’s reliability? How will it affect your application service? Initial cost is only one of several components of the TCO equation. The architectural, operational, management, reliability, supportability, and performance savings you gain by deploying Cisco UCS can quickly offset or negate the savings in initial purchase price for a white-box server. Cisco UCS servers are among the highest-quality servers you can purchase for the money you spend. And over time, Cisco UCS rack servers also save you much more in operating costs than the amount you save by purchasing a white-box solution.