Mar 092012
 

The Cisco UCS third-generation fabric computing platform incorporates the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family and includes multiple server form factors delivering the industry’s highest server density and efficiency, with up to eight times the memory capacity and four times the I/O compared to previous UCS servers.
The Cisco UCS Manager now allows IT administrators to manage both blade and rack servers as a common entity, and extends the management domain to span thousands of servers across data centers around the world.

Cisco UCS integrated networking and virtualization:

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  • The chassis I/O module 2204XP provides options for 80Gbps and 160Gbps down to each chassis to handle workload bursts. The module also offers port channeling, which allows load balancing across all ports to improve efficiency and resiliency through higher link utilization and bandwidth.

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  • The Cisco UCS 6296UP Fabric Interconnect doubles the switching capacity of the UCS fabric (from 960Gbps to 1.92Tbps) and reduces end-to-end latency by 40 percent to deliver industry-leading application performance. The fabric interconnect provides infrastructure agility at scale with unified ports and greater energy efficiency, lowering watts per port by 36 percent.
  • The Cisco UCS 6200 Series combined with the Cisco Nexus Fabric Extender extends Cisco UCS Manager benefits to larger scale UCS deployments for both blade and rack form factors.

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  • The VIC 1240, that is designed specifically for the M3 generation of UCS B-series servers. The card offers all the functionality of the Generation-1 Cisco VIC M81KR and augments application performance by quadrupling the bandwidth, up to 80 GB to the blade server when used with the Port Expander Card. It also increases flexibility by doubling the number of virtual interfaces available per card, up to 256 interfaces.

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  • Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server: The enterprise-class Cisco UCS B200 M3 server provides performance, versatility, and density in a half-blade form factor, delivering balanced, industry-leading density through its 24 DIMM slots and up to 80 gigabits of I/O bandwidth. Greater density, performance and bandwidth mean business applications can run faster, more cost-effectively, and more efficiently
    • Up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor product family
    • Up to 384 GB of RAM with 24 DIMM slots
    • Up to two SAS/SATA/SSD
    • Cisco UCS VIC 1240 is a 4 x 10GE, FCoE-capable modular LAN on motherboard (LOM) and, when combined with an optional I/O expander, allows up to 8 x 10GE blade bandwidth
    • 1 Mezzanine, PCIe slot Gen 3.

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  • UCS C220 M3 Rack Server: The Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server is a one-rack-unit (1RU) server designed for performance and density for a wide range of business workloads, from Web services to distributed databases.
    • Up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor product family
    • Up to 256 GB of RAM with 16 DIMM slots for memory-intensive applications
    • Four or eight SAS/SATA/SSD drives
    • 2 PCI Express Gen 3 slots and two 1GE LAN interfaces on the motherboard
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for authentication and tool-less access

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  • UCS C240 M3 Rack Server: The Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server is a two-rack-unit (2RU) server designed for both performance and expandability over a wide range of storage-intensive infrastructure workloads, from big data to collaboration.
    • Up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor product family
    • Up to 384 GB of RAM with 24 DIMM slots
    • Offers 12 or 24 SAS/SATA/SSDs for workloads demanding large internal storage
    • 5 PCI Express Gen 3 slots and four 1GE LAN interfaces on the motherboard
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for authentication and tool-less access