mardi 6 avril 2010

Next generation Cisco UCS ...

A lire sur le blog Cisco Datacenter le billet de mon très cher ami Omar (Sultan) qui nous fait un petit brief sur les évolutions d'UCS. Que de chemin parcouru depuis l'annonce de FCOE, Nexus physiques et virtuel et serveur blade réinventé ... mais on ne s'endort par sur ses laureiers chez Cisco, la révolution continue ! A noter que Stephan Hilby (Intel) nous avait mis dans la confidence de la sortie de nouveaux processeurs détenant le record de performance sur UCS lors du dernier VMUG.
July will mark the three year anniversary of our Data Center 3.0 vision and in the intervening time, like clockwork, we have released products and technologies that have helped turn the vision into reality for our customers. Today, we have a number of announcements that continue the trend. While there are a number of cool new products including new members of the Nexus 1000 and Nexus 2000 family and new products from Tidal (which I will cover in subsequent blogs), today, I am going to start of with the next iteration of our UCS platform.

Last week, I blogged about the compelling innovation that Intel is bringing to market and the need to both build upon that innovation and deliver a balanced system design. Our second generation UCS represents both of those goals by taking advantage of Intel’s newest offerings and adding our own special in the areas of I/O and management.

In a nutshell, the second generation UCS delivers

•4 times the compute capacity in the same footprint with 4-socket servers or 50% more cores in our 2-socket servers
•Up to 160Gb/s bandwidth per blade this year with no chassis change
•Doubling upstream Fibre Channel bandwidth 8Gb FC uplinks
•30% greater I/O performance with the Cisco VIC
With the latest generation of the UCS, we feel it is the logical choice for most if not all of you workloads, virtual or physical. To that end, we have over 15,000 applications certified via our certification and integration partners and we have developed and released Cisco Validated Designs for key applications such as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server, Oracle RAC, and SAP.

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