Cisco introduced new products in its Unified Computing System (UCS) business. The expanded portfolio addresses new market segments and use cases with the introduction of Cisco UCS M-Series Modular Servers for cloud-scale applications and Cisco UCS Mini for small-scale and enterprise-edge environments.
The modular severs target service providers and enterprise customers who increasingly rely on scale-out application architectures. With Cisco System Link Technology, the UCS M-Series delivers disaggregated server architecture for leaner cloud-scale infrastructure. This can eliminate up to 95 percent of the system components duplicated in a traditional server design, according to Cisco.
In addition, the new Cisco UCS C3160 Rack Server with high-capacity local disk storage supports distributed data analytics and object stores, unstructured data repositories, and media streaming and transcoding. For remote sites, branch offices and small IT environments, Cisco offers the new UCS Mini. This delivers servers, storage and networking in a compact form factor, with up to 36 percent savings on total cost of ownership compared to traditional rack servers.
Additionally, an expansion of the current UCS portfolio brings new levels of power and scalability for a wide range of data centre workloads by unveiling new fourth-generation UCS Blade Servers for application performance and new UCS Director solutions to manage ‘big data’ infrastructure workloads. The UCS B200 M4 Blade Server, C220 M4 C240 M4 Rack Servers will be based on the future Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family and support a diverse range of workloads. The UCS Director Express for Big Data automates deployment of Hadoop and provides a single management pane across both physical infrastructure and Hadoop software. It is integrated with major open-source distributions to ensure consistent and repeatable Hadoop UCS cluster configuration.