Cisco UCS Unified Computing System
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Cisco UCS servers simplify your data center architecture; reduce the number of devices to purchase, deploy, and maintain; and improve speed and agility. Active data demands agile infrastructure built from ongoing innovation and delivery. The Cisco UCS s—series storage server delivers rapid scalability and performance to activate your data and insights in real—time. Cisco modular architecture lets you right—size infrastructure for the workload and operate with the efficiency and predictable TCO you need. Cisco UCS B—series blade servers are based on Intel Xeon processor E7 and E5 product families. They work with virtualized and non virtualized applications to increase performance, energy efficiency, flexibility, and administrator productivity. With Cisco UCS you get scalable, cost efficient data and analytics that position you to lead in the marketplace. Cisco UCS C—series rack servers deliver unified computing in an industry—standard form factor to reduce TCO and increase agility. Each server addresses varying workload challenges through a balance of processing, memory, I/O, and internal storage resources.

They work with virtualized and non—virtualized applications to increase performance, energy efficiency, flexibility, and administrator productivity. The Cisco UCS S—series storage server delivers rapid scalability and performance to activate your data and insights in real—time. Cisco modular architecture lets you right size infrastructure for the workload and operate with the efficiency and predictable TCO you need. The Cisco UCS Manager automates and treats infrastructure as code to improve agility and reduce TCO. Unifies management of Cisco UCS blade and rack servers, Cisco UCS Mini, and Cisco HyperFlex speeds up daily operations and reduces risks with policy driven, model based architecture. Composable infrastructure for distributed workloads. For cloud scale, grid, electronic design automation (EDA), online gaming, and genomic applications. Cisco UCS M—series servers disaggregate components and use policy based management to compose system resources.

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Computing resources—this separation of components by the Cisco M—series server platform decouples the life cycles of the component subsystems. It is no longer necessary to replace an entire system because the processors, hard drives, or I/O need to be updated or refreshed. With Cisco UCS management software, the resources can be pooled and dynamically managed across systems, racks, and even data centers. Storage resources—the Cisco UCS E—series servers allows application performance to be optimized by composing and scaling subsystems to achieve the best ratio of computing of I/O to storage in small discrete increments. The design also allows for smaller increments of scale, so your applications have the number of computing nodes they need to achieve desired performance and availability. No more over provisioning and no more wasted resources. With this groundbreaking design, provides a highly dense, modular, and power—efficient platform designed to meet the needs of parallelized workloads.

Reduce costs without compromising vital network services with a router-integrated branch blade server. Cisco UCS E—series servers are virtualization—ready and application—centric. They are built with network, compute, and storage capacities for high-performance application hosting. Integrated network services can run on one blade, reducing CAPEX and service calls. Lower TCO through energy savings, wire—free setup, and one service contract. Gain consistent management and network services across all application servers. Cisco UCS E—series Servers are x86 64—bit service modules that reside in Cisco 4000 series ISR platforms. They balance simplicity, performance, and power efficiency. They are well suited for distributed branch offices with small IT footprint. Cisco’s newest 6—core Intel, compute blade has up to 32 GB memory and 4 TB storage. And 10—GE connectivity allows you to host twice the amount of network and application services. Cisco’s network compute engines (NCEs) are computing modules optimized for power and performance.

Enterprise NFV Support

Virtual network functions that run on Cisco UCS—E series include Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services with Akamai Connect, Cisco Virtual Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance, Cisco Firepower IDS/IPS, among others. By redefining your network with software, you can deploy new applications and services on demand. You stay ahead of the game with the edge you need to succeed—no matter how many branches you have. To succeed in today’s digital marketplace, you need to work faster, cheaper, and smarter than your competition. There is a lot of pressure on your network to deliver the applications and services you need to do it all. As the demands facing each of your branches grow, you have to keep adding services to your network that deliver results. Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) converts your critical network functions into software, making it possible to deploy services in minutes.

Cisco UCS Management

The award—winning Cisco UCS Manager is a model based, automated tool for element management that allows for easy integration with higher level tools using our open XML API. This streamlines operations and facilitates the transition to DevOps. Automate routine tasks to increase agility, simplify daily operations, and to reduce management and administration expenses. Cisco UCS Manager supports the entire Cisco UCS server and Cisco HyperFlex series hyperconverged infrastructure portfolios. It enables server, fabric, and storage provisioning as well as, device discovery, inventory, configuration, diagnostics, monitoring, fault detection, auditing, and statistics collection. You can extend the benefits of Cisco UCS Manager globally across an enterprise to thousands of servers in multiple domains with Cisco UCS Central software. Cisco’s open platform treats infrastructure as code. It extends the functionality of existing management tools through a broad, mature partner ecosystem.

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The digital landscape is changing at an incredible pace. Demands on IT to manage the complexity, keep costs down, and meet business needs are high. Cisco Managed Services helps you optimize and manage your traditional IT environment to quickly adopt new technologies and transition to the cloud. See how we can effectively manage your new dynamic digital world to achieve extraordinary business results. Cisco Managed Services for Data Center enable you to focus on the business applications deployed on your infrastructure.

These applications serve important business needs. Your infrastructure needs to serve employees consistently, reliably, and in more locations as they increasingly become more mobile. Additionally, the number of applications is growing. Energy requirements and costs are rising as the infrastructure gets more complex. Cisco Managed Services for Data Center help you increase the operational efficiency of your data center and create a more efficient infrastructure. It can help you to deliver a consistently high level of performance and support your growing information management needs.

The more collaboration technology you adopt, the more infrastructure you will have to support and manage. It can be very cost-effective and efficient to turn to a third-party partner for management and monitoring. At the same time, you may want control of and visibility into your network and your collaboration technologies. You probably also want to be able to adapt those technologies to your specific needs. The co—management model of Cisco Managed Service for Collaboration gives you the best of both worlds. We can help you adapt the technology to your needs, and you remain in control of your network.

Moreover, Cisco Managed Service for Collaboration is designed in modules, so you can choose—and pay for—only the capabilities you need. Collaboration brings phenomenal benefits to your organization. And it requires a network optimized to achieve them. We have many years of experience in building and managing networks, and we make our expertise available to you. We can help you make sure that when you add new equipment or applications, your network will support them smoothly, with no surprises. And leave you free to focus on strategic IT.

We deliver a complete and proactive 24/7 incident management and remediation service, staffed by expert engineers with training and experience in Cisco unified communications and collaboration technologies plus ITIL processes. When the platform detects, validates and diagnoses an incident within your network, it immediately notifies our support center—giving our team the detailed information they need to rapidly engage and remediate the issue.

We can tailor the incident management process to match your requirements and organizational policies, including engaging your on site support staff, coordinating vendor support, and sending automated notifications to your technical and business teams. You can also open incidents manually in the platform or by calling our support center. Our network problem management team helps keep incidents from recurring in your environment—making your Cisco unified communications systems, collaboration applications and supporting infrastructure more stable and dependable. This dedicated problem management team focuses on proactive problem prevention and the identification and resolution of underlying causes.

A secure network is a powerful tool for achieving growth and stability. Safeguarding your business and customer data is critical for protecting your employees, customers, and reputation in an environment built on trust. Yet maintaining the integrity of your network is difficult to accomplish as you expand your capabilities. Furthermore, changing business models designed around mobility and cloud resources add new layers of intricacy to corporate networks.

This creates a dynamic threat landscape that evolves quickly to find gaps in protection. An increasingly complex market for information security leads to fragmented security efforts.

To innovate and disrupt, your business needs a balanced security solution capable of providing both proactive protection and adaptable expansion. Cisco Active Threat Analytics (ATA) integrates deep expertise with cutting-edge technology, leading intelligence, and advanced analytics to detect and investigate threats with great speed,accuracy, and focus. Cisco expert investigators monitor customer networks 24/7 from our global network of state—of—the—art security operations centers, providing constant vigilance and in—depth analysis as a comprehensive security solution.

Reduce total cost of IT ownership. Adapt more flexibly to change by simplifying technology. Simplify communications, accelerate decision—making, and unlock innovation. Accelerate generation of ideas to support new products, process improvement, and growth. Broad codec support. Cisco supports multiple media—compression standards and codecs as built—in features rather than as add—on modules. Dual—protocol support—Cisco provides the industry’s only dual—protocol presence platform, incorporating both SIP/SIMPLE and XMPP.

Hosted and cloud—Cisco offers a full range of hosting options for partners as well as cloud—based options for customers. Cost and efficiency improvements can achieve only so much. Eventually, you need to identify new sources of revenue and market share. Improve collaboration to accelerate the development of ideas to support innovation, new products, process improvements, and growth. Newer forms of interaction have the potential to foster greater levels of collaboration. Improve individual and collective performance, leading to innovation that creates competitive advantage.