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Cisco IT Case Study: Greenfield Data Center


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Summarizes the work Cisco IT has been doing to compare the benefits of building such data centers with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Unified Fabric versus “traditional” data centers.

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Cisco IT Case Study: Greenfield Data Center

  1. 1. Cisco IT Case Study:<br />1 MW, 10,000 sq ft Greenfield Data Center for Cisco IT<br />Results are initial and will change<br />
  2. 2. Business Metric<br />Objective<br />Business Value and Metrics<br />Assumptions<br />
  3. 3. Key Benefits of Unified Computing System<br />
  4. 4. Case Study – 1 MW Data CenterNew design – impact on power by using Unified Fabric<br />47%<br /> fewer<br />racks<br />Savings<br />Of ~5,500<br />cables<br />~30% more<br />power for<br />servers<br />
  5. 5. Cisco IT’s Case Study– Summary<br />Density <br />Efficiencies – 47% fewer racks<br />40% <br />Savings <br />from<br />cabling<br />Almost 4x VMs per KW<br />12,000 to 28,000 VMs –<br />In the same Data Center!<br />Notes: Assumes pre-UCS average V2P ratio of 10 to 1 and post UCS average ratio of 20 to 1 due to the memory expansion technology. Unified Fabric efficiency gains result from power optimization. UCS efficiency gains result from additional power benefits of UCS.<br />
  6. 6. Cisco IT Case Study Summary<br />More Capacity to grow “The Business”<br />Elasticity to align DC Capacity with Business Demands<br />“Pay as you Grow” drives lower operating expenses<br />Foundation for ITaaS Model<br />Energy efficient deliver of Services<br />Building the Cloud of tomorrow today<br />
  7. 7. Cisco on Cisco Data Center Experience<br /><br />