Cisco and Intel have an incredible record of success with a unique partnership of innovation, the fruit of which now serves over 60,000 customers around the world. We’re now into our 8th year with UCS, as Cisco brings forward 5th generation systems based on the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Intel and Cisco are engineering powerhouses and our innovation combines in complimentary ways. Intel delivers generation after generation of more powerful, efficient and secure engines for computing. Cisco creates a unified system on this foundation that connects the pieces within the data center and across the globe from cloud to edge.
UCS M5: Built for the future.
The demand for computing is only increasing as our customers seek to unlock the value in their data to become more competitive. The demands of real-time analytics are largely what shaped the M5 generation of UCS servers. We’re doubling the memory capacity on our two-socket systems, slimming down carriers to add more bays for solid state media, welcoming increased core counts, and other breakthroughs in faster data throughput.
Navigating a future of unknowns is the perennial challenge our customers face. UCS is futureproofed by design with centralized, fabric-based systems management: allowing new technology such as this generation of incredibly powerful servers to be added to the System without operational changes or disruption. Versatility and modularity are a hallmark of the Unified Computing System and we’ve taken design cues from our S-Series storage optimized platform into our large 4U, 4-socket C480 M5 Rack Server. Modular cartridges for processors and memory create a unique, multi-generation platform play that delivers plug-and-play simplicity and investment protection in a scale-up system.
Taking something great and making it even better.
The unique total-system approach we take with UCS has yielded impressive results in terms of operational benefits and lowering the cost of computing. Cisco’s goals for UCS – of pervasive simplicity, versatile performance and operational agility – rely not just on our own innovation but an ecosystem of partnerships like the foundational one we have with Intel. We’d like to congratulate the Intel team on this launch today, its biggest platform advancements in a decade, and we look forward to the momentum this will drive in the industry as we continue to serve our customers with this incredibly complimentary and successful collaboration. Here’s to the next 8 years of UCS!
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