Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.
Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies.
Today, with more than 67,647 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies.
The Cisco Unified Computing System unites network, compute and virtualization into a cohesive system that helps reduce overall costs, increase organizational agility, and improve energy efficiency. The Microsoft and Cisco alliance extends the value of Cisco's Unified Computing System by integrating the operating system, application, and management stacks which are tuned for virtualization.
Cisco's Unified Computing System on the Microsoft platform features integrated Microsoft System Center tools to help streamline and centralize management for physical and virtual environments, including deployment, network optimization, and application services.
Windows Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Microsoft System Center provide the foundation layer for Cisco's Unified Computing System, and Microsoft SQL Server provides the data platform. Together, we are helping you lower costs, speed deployments, and increase flexibility, scalability, productivity, and performance.
Product and Service Offerings
The Cisco Unified Computing System integrates a low-latency unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86- architecture servers along with virtualization resources. The system is an integrated, scalable, modular platform in which all resources participate in a unified management domain. A single system scales to up to 40 blade chassis, 320 compute nodes, and thousands of virtual machines. The Unified Computing System architecture enhances portability of both physical and virtual machines where server identity, LAN and SAN addressing, I/O configu¬rations, firmware, and network connectivity profiles dynamically provision and integrate server and network resources.
Defining hardware properties and deploying systems with service profiles creates a dynamic and stateless environment that can be adapted to suit rapidly changing business requirements. This includes just-in-time deployment of new computing resources, and simplified, reliable movement of traditional and virtual workloads. Cisco's Unified Computing System improves availability, security, performance and business agility through its integrated design.
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