Cisco right-sizes UCS servers

Company recasts line for large- and small-scale requirements.

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Cisco UCS

Cisco has revamped its UCS server line with systems designed to scale from the largest cloud deployment to those with only up to 15 servers. (Watch the story version.)

Cisco UCS

The UCS M-Series modular servers represent a rearchitecting of traditional server designs to address the distribution of workloads on cloud computing environments. A single 2RU M-Series chassis holds 16 Intel Xeon E3 compute nodes, with each of its eight cartridges housing two independent compute nodes. Each chassis shares four solid-state drives and dual 40G Ethernet connectivity.

Cisco UCS

Cisco says the M-Series “disaggregates” traditional server architectures by allowing several servers to share I/O, storage, power and cooling resources, and application processing.

Cisco UCS

The C3160 is a rack storage server designed for large-scale content and data storage in clouds. The C3160 combines high-density local disk with modular compute in a 4U form factor. It’s a dual processor server with up to 360TB of storage for Big Data and Hadoop applications, distributed file-systems, and media streaming and transcoding.

Cisco UCS

The 6324 Fabric Interconnect, or “UCS Mini,” scales down UCS compute to environments requiring only one to 15 servers. Such environments might include remote sites, branch offices and small IT shops.

Cisco UCS

Cisco disrupted the server market with the introduction of UCS five years ago. This is a Cisco slide showing market and customer momentum.