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Cisco Unified Computing System

Cisco Systems
170 W Tasman Dr,
San Jose, CA   95134
United States

Solution Summary:
Unified Computing System Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that unites computing, network, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility. The Cisco Unified Computing System is built from the following components: •Cisco UCS 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects: line-rate, low-latency, lossless interconnect switches •Cisco UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Chassis: support for up to eight blade servers and up to two fabric extenders in a 6 rack unit (RU) enclosure •Cisco UCS 2100 Series Fabric Extenders: unified fabric in the blade-server chassis, up to four 10-Gbps connections each •Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers: enhanced support for application demands, energy use, and virtualization •Cisco UCS B-Series Network Adapters: a range of adapters optimized for virtualization, compatibility with existing driver stacks, or efficient, high-performance Ethernet •Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers: the benefits of the Unified Computing System in a rack-mount form factor •Cisco UCS C-Series Network Adapters: a choice of four types of PCI Express (PCIe) adapters •Cisco UCS Manager: centralized management capabilities

Solution Profile:

Cisco Unified Computing System combined with Oracle's comprehensive solutions including Oracle VM, Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL), Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and database, middleware, and a broad suite of business applications, provides significant value through a modular, standards-based, high-performance unified fabric, improved memory capacity, reduced power consumption, and overall lower total cost of ownership. 

Cisco unified fabric was the first certified by Oracle.  Cisco Unified Computing System is also certified with Oracle RAC and database, and is validated with Oracle VM and OEL.  Cisco Unified Computing System has world record performance with Oracle middleware.

The Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that:

•Unites computing, networking, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system
•Integrates a low-latency, lossless 10 Gb Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers

This approach decouples scale from complexity. Whether the system has 1 server or 320 servers with thousands of virtual machines, all resources participate in a unified management domain designed to:

•Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) at the platform, site, and organizational levels
•Increase IT staff productivity and business agility through just-in-time provisioning and mobility support

The system incorporates:

•A standards-based unified network fabric supported by a partner ecosystem of industry leaders
•Cisco Extended Memory Technology

Together, Cisco and Oracle deliver next-generation data centers.

Distinguishing Features:
The Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that: •Unites computing, networking, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system •Integrates a low-latency, lossless 10 Gb Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers

Solution Details
Solution Availability United States
Company Size Solution is Targeting > 1500
Open Source Solutions No


Cisco Systems
170 W Tasman Dr,
San Jose, CA   95134
United States

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Cisco continues to innovate the development of routing, switching, and other networking-based technologies such as application networking services, collaboration, home networking, security, storage area networking, as well as TelePresence systems, unified communications, unified computing, video systems, and mobility. As an innovator in the communications and information technology industry, Cisco and its valued partners deliver joint solutions to businesses of all sizes, industry type, governments, service providers, and consumers. Learn more at www.cisco.com/go/oracle.

Detailed Description

About the Cisco and Oracle Partnership

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Cisco continues to innovate the development of routing, switching, and other networking-based technologies such as application networking services, collaboration, home networking, security, storage area networking, as well as TelePresence systems, unified communications, unified computing, video systems, and mobility. As an innovator in the communications and information technology industry, Cisco and its valued partners deliver joint solutions to businesses of all sizes, industry type, governments, service providers, and consumers.

Cisco and Oracle are working together to optimize business solutions for mutual customers. 

Solutions include:

Cisco Unified Computing System with Oracle solutions, including Oracle Databases, Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Fusion Middleware, and Oracle applications, help global customers transform their business, improve performance in the data center, and provide significant value through:

  • Standards-based, world record high-performance benchmarks with Oracle solutions
  • Maximized performance, energy efficiency, and flexibility for demanding virtualized and non-virtualized environments
  • Accelerated delivery of new services simply, reliably, and securely through end-to-end provisioning and migration support
  • Adapted processor performance to application demands and scale energy use based on utilization
  • Radically reduced number of devices requiring setup, management, power, cooling, and cabling
  • Scaled service delivery to increase business agility by separating applications from specific server resources

Cisco Application Networking Services boost data center performance of Oracle applications and platforms to local, branch, and mobile users:

  • Faster downloads and site navigation
  • Reduced bandwidth and server processing requirements
  • Greater security and availability

Cisco TIDAL Software provides the ideal foundation for automation by embedding domain knowledge, analytics, and best practices into Oracle environments. Cisco TIDAL Software helps mutual customers mitigate risk by automating manual interactions between functional users and back end systems. In addition, process flows can be dynamically controlled based on business data values as well as well as events, and information can be automatically exchanged between disparate applications with no end-user involvement. Cisco TIDAL Software can dramatically:

  • Improve operational efficiency
  • Improve return on IT investments while lowering operational expenses
  • Ensure security and compliance
  • Free resources for innovation and growth

Learn more at www.cisco.com/go/oracle

For inquiries, please email ciscowithoracle@cisco.com

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