Now a primary building block in the world's most advanced data centers, with over 60,000 customers
SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 11, 2017 – Cisco today announced a new generation of servers and software that extend its unique, unified approach to computing. The Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) M5 generation builds on the company’s vision to deliver pervasive simplicity, uncompromised application performance and a strategic, future-proof architecture for IT.
IT leaders are realizing that a system-level approach that helps scale and accelerate operational capabilities is essential to future success, and a “more of the same” approach is no longer sustainable. The Cisco® UCS® M5 lineup delivers new systems and software that extend the power and simplicity of unified computing for data-intensive workloads, applications at the edge, and the next generation of distributed application architectures.
It’s not a server. It’s a system.
Cisco takes a unique approach to computing and continues to build on the architectural foundations, partnerships and rapid customer adoption of Cisco UCS to offer a more effective operating model for the data center. Cisco UCS customers have gained value from this total system design: reducing administration and management costs by up to 63 percent and accelerating the delivery of new application services by up to 83 percent.
“As organizations strive to become more competitive through real-time analytics and faster decision-making, new thinking around data center infrastructure is required,” said Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco Computing Systems Product Group. “Our unique, unified system architecture delivers the agility our customers need to create a cloud experience on-prem, so that our new line of servers simply means faster applications with fewer complications.”
Versatility without compromise
Cisco is ready to power customers’ digital transformation with its highest performing servers ever. Built on the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, UCS M5 servers are ready to take on even more workloads, with up to double the memory capacity of previous systems. Cisco lab testing reveals that UCS M5 servers deliver up to 86% higher performance over the previous generation of UCS, delivering a significant step forward for data intensive workloads such as real-time analytics and in-memory computing. Cisco UCS M5 servers extend a history of application performance leadership, including six world record results on benchmarks representing a wide variety of data-intensive workloads. Cisco now delivers the industry’s highest GPU density on blade servers for even greater efficiency.
The M5 generation of servers include:
“After deploying Cisco UCS M5 servers, we’ve witnessed a notable uptick in infrastructure speed and overall performance,” said Scott Miller, senior director at World Wide Technology. “By reducing management and administrative concerns and costs, our customers will be able to speed up the delivery of applications while focusing more on addressing their immediate needs instead of performing constant infrastructure maintenance.”
Extending infrastructure automation and optimization capabilities with Cisco Enterprise Cloud Suite
According to IDC, the top driver for IT operations and analytics is the requirement for improved infrastructure capacity planning and utilization. With the release of Cisco UCS Director 6.5 and the addition of Cisco Workload Optimization Manager, customers can deploy a multi-cloud strategy with uncompromising performance, while driving more efficiency in on-premises IT.