Decreases total cost of ownership (TCO) by reducing the number of NICs, HBAs, switches, and cables needed
Helps reduce the number of manual steps required to deploy servers in the data center, improving server policy consistency and coherency
Allows servers and support infrastructure to be provisioned in minutes instead of days, shifting IT's focus from maintenance to strategic initiatives
Reduces configuration errors significantly as blades are added or repurposed
Enables service profile movement from blade to blade, rack server to blade, blade to rack server, or blade to blade in another chassis
Through Cisco UCS Manager, provides extensive environmental monitoring for each blade
Allows use of user thresholds to optimize environmental management of the blade
The Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) combines Cisco UCS B-series Blade Servers with networking and storage access in a single converged system that simplifies management and delivers greater cost efficiency and agility with increased visibility and control. This server increases compute density through more cores and cache balanced with more memory capacity and drives and with faster I/O. Together these server improvements and complementary Cisco UCS system advancements deliver the best combination of features and cost efficiency to support its diverse needs.
The Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server delivers performance, versatility, and density without compromise. It addresses the broadest set of workloads, from IT and web infrastructure, through distributed database. Building on the success of the Cisco UCS B200 M2 Blade Server, the enterprise-class Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server further extends the capabilities of the Cisco UCS portfolio in a half-width blade form factor. In addition, Cisco UCS has the architectural advantage of not having to power and cool excess switches in each blade chassis. With a larger power budget per blade server, Cisco can design uncompromised expandability and capabilities in its blade servers, as evidenced by the Cisco UCS B200 M3, with its leading memory slot and drive capacity.