Cisco Unveils Its Most Highly effective and Power-Environment friendly Computing Methods



Cisco UCS with 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Cisco and Intel have loved an extended historical past of co-innovation and collaboration spanning many main know-how shifts together with 5G, IoT, and information middle transformation. On this final space, Cisco and Intel have labored collectively since 2009 to redefine the server computing class via groundbreaking capabilities within the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). In 2021, Cisco and Intel collectively delivered the UCS M6 servers in April adopted shortly by the introduction of the extremely modular and future-ready UCS X-Collection in June.

In the present day, we’re resetting the bar once more with the seventh era of UCS C-Collection and X-Collection servers that will probably be powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. There are literally two parts of what Cisco and Intel are delivering. One, we’re offering our clients with higher flexibility and extra efficiency for contemporary workloads with new C-Collection and X-Collection servers. Two, we’re delivering software acceleration with out compromise by supporting the Intel Information Heart GPU Flex Collection in our UCS X-Collection Material know-how, enabling clients to help a wider vary of quickly evolving, more and more compute-intensive workloads.

Jonathan Davidson, EVP and Common Supervisor of Cisco Networking,
congratulates Intel on its launch of its 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors


Addressing IT’s Prime-of-Thoughts Considerations

With our announcement, we’re immediately addressing two major considerations that just about each enterprise IT group is grappling with at the moment. The primary is the fact that enterprise workloads have gotten more and more dynamic and is necessitating widescale modernization of IT infrastructure. Moreover, Cisco analysis revealed that greater than half of the shoppers we surveyed are transferring their workloads between on and off-prem environments on a weekly foundation. This requires options that may remodel each infrastructure and operations to securely help the calls for of workloads akin to synthetic intelligence (e.g., machine studying), information analytics (e.g., huge information), storage (e.g., SDS), and environment friendly computing (e.g., digital desktop infrastructure).

The second concern is the growing scrutiny of IT organizations are going through to be extra sustainable of their operations via extra energy-efficient infrastructure and superior monitoring and administration methods. In reality, Gartner listed sustainability as its prime strategic know-how pattern for 2023 noting that firms should “make investments extra in modern options which might be designed to deal with ESG demand to fulfill sustainability objectives.”

UCS and Intersight Rise to the Problem Once more

This new class of next-generation UCS servers together with the simplified IT operations made attainable by Cisco Intersight assist clients remedy each points. We’re giving clients extra choices throughout the UCS portfolio with two-socket 1RU/2RU rack servers and two & four-socket X-Collection modular compute nodes, all primarily based on the brand new 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs.

UCS C-Series Server and Nodes

We’re additionally making the most of the future-ready and modular structure of the UCS X-Collection by persevering with to disaggregate applied sciences and remove historic pressured upgrades/forklifts when adopting new applied sciences. The power to help 2-socket and 4-socket, M6 and M7 era compute nodes, and quite a lot of GPUs in PCIe nodes all in the identical chassis is a proof level that the flexibleness of the UCS X-Collection modular design presents super funding safety. This flexibility permits UCS to help superior applied sciences akin to DDR5, PCIe 5.0, Compute Categorical Hyperlink 1.1 (CXL), and now the Intel Information Heart GPU Flex Collection. Powered and managed by Intersight, the UCS X-Collection can help trendy workloads effectively on a blade-server structure that has traditionally been solely sensible on rack-based servers.

This mix of density, efficiency, modularity, and simplified manageability will ship a variety of compelling operational and sustainability advantages together with:

  • Capacity to “do extra with much less” by lowering the variety of methods with as much as a 4-to-1 consolidation ratio in comparison with earlier era UCS servers whereas supporting extra and newer varieties of workloads.
  • Capacity to cut back elements, units, and cabling via the brand new UCS X-Collection Material structure that may ship as much as 64 p.c higher efficiency and 31 p.c decrease energy utilization to earlier fashions for higher effectivity and sustainability.
  • Capacity to attain sustainability from insurance policies & administration at scale via Cisco Intersight that gives clients with international management of sustainability insurance policies in addition to fine-tuned visibility and management of different operations.



For extra data: Catch us at Cisco Stay! Amsterdam

The brand new UCS C-Collection and X-Collection servers will probably be orderable for purchasers beginning in February. We will probably be sharing extra data via resolution demos and talking periods at Cisco Stay Amsterdam (Feb. 6 via 10, 2023). Right here’s a partial checklist of the sources that will probably be accessible to attendees, each in-person and digital:

For now, I’d prefer to personally thank and congratulate our valued companions at Intel for his or her momentous launch of the brand new 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors which might be powering our newest UCS platforms. It’s one other nice instance of how our two firms are delivering breakthrough improvements and unprecedented worth for purchasers in every single place.



Be a part of our WEBINAR:

January 17, 2023
10:00 AM Pacific Time
(San Francisco, GMT-08:00)




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