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5 Key Benefits of a Unified Data Center

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Cisco Unified Computing System is built for the intensive demands of big data, cloud,
and IT as a service. Learn how unifying compute, networking, storage access, and
virtualization leads to:
• Greater scalability to keep pace with changing business needs
• Simplified infrastructure management
• Agility for serving up IT like an internal cloud broker

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5 Key Benefits of a Unified Data Center

  1. 1. 5of a Unified Data Center KEY BENEFITS
  2. 2. Built for the intensive demands of cloud, big data, and on-demand IT, Cisco UCS is a server platform that unifies: compute networking storage access virtualization to give you: greater scalability easier infrastructure management IT-as-a-service agility Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) —At a Glance
  3. 3. Efficiency Gains *SOURCE: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS): Changing the Economics of the Datacenter, Cisco, 2013 87 77 77 53 reduction in provisioning times* reduction of cabling* reduction of ongoing management costs* reduction of power and cooling costs* % % % % 1
  4. 4. Cisco UCS Manager allows you to manage your entire infrastructure as a single entity. Managers of storage, networking, and servers easily collaborate to define service profiles for applications. A True “Single Pane of Glass” 2
  5. 5. According to a 2013 survey, most midsize to large organizations put 70% of their IT budgets towards “keeping the lights on” as opposed to strategic initiatives.* UCS helps you dramatically reduce time and resources spent on infrastructure maintenance by streamlining data center resources, scaling service delivery, and radically reducing hardware requiring setup. *Maximizing the Value of Information Technology, CFO Research and Alix Partners, March 2013 Go from IT Maintainer to Strategist 3
  6. 6. With compute, networking, storage access, and virtualization all unified in one cohesive platform, UCS lets you scale up modularly from one server to thousands without adding new complexity in management. Grow in Scale, Not Complexity 4
  7. 7. On the UCS platform, new servers can be ready for production in less than 20 minutes, not the days or weeks of traditional infrastructure. Prolonged outages of mission critical applications are eliminated and new resources can be delivered to users right when they’re needed. Rapid Response IT 5

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