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Cisco Debuts Unified Computing Servers for Data Centers

5/09/2014 by


Networking giant Cisco just unveiled what it’s calling “significant innovations” to its Unified Computing System (UCS) business Relevant Products/Services servers that promise to address new market segments and use cases. Cisco UCS M-Series Modular Servers for cloud Relevant Products/Services-scale applications, and also the UCS Mini for small-scale and enterprise Relevant Products/Services-edge environments are at the heart of the announcement.

Cisco is also expanding its current UCS portfolio to offer more power and scalability for data Relevant Products/Services center Relevant Products/Services workloads. The company unveiled new fourth-generation UCS rack and blade servers for application performance and new UCS Director solutions to manage big data infrastructure Relevant Products/Services workloads.

“Rapid changes in the way applications are architected and delivered are being driven by the demands of big data, the Internet of Everything, mobility, video and cloud,” said Paul Perez, vice president and general manager at Cisco UCS. “We are in a new world where data sets and application scale are rapidly growing, and the opportunities for businesses to capitalize on the deeper intelligence Relevant Products/Services and faster decisions they afford are really taking off.”

Cisco Leading Server Growth

Cisco’s strategy is working. The company has achieved the ranking of number one provider of x86 blade servers in the Americas, measured by revenue market share, according to IDC. Cisco also demonstrated 39 percent revenue growth on a cumulative four quarter basis ending in first calendar quarter of 2014. That’s the highest industry growth in the total worldwide server market, according to the IDC report, and it came during a period where other vendors in the top five posted flat or declining results.

Cisco hopes to kick it up a notch with its new UCS M-Series Modular Servers aimed at driving new levels of operational efficiency for cloud service providers and enterprise customers that rely on scale-out application architectures. The company is throwing out some impressive stats resulting from its new disaggregated server architecture. Cisco said it can deliver up to 36 percent in combined total cost of ownership savings with its new paradigm.

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