It’s been a short five-and-a-half years since Cisco unveiled a new line of server gear that has since pushed the limits of what previously had been thought of as a stagnant market in IT. Cisco UCS changed the game for a new generation of IT infrastructure, built from the ground up for virtualization and high-density computing. In the process, UCS has helped build the foundation for converged infrastructure, which has coincidentally (or not so coincidentally) become a de facto standard for an application-centric view of IT designed for the cloud – demonstrated this year by Cisco1 and VCE2 both capturing industry-leading recognition by industry analyst firms.
Cisco’s new UCS servers announced today are once again helping to redefine the world of data center computing as organizations move closer toward cloud models made for today’s mission-critical apps. Later this year Cisco will make available a number of new servers designed for cloud-scale, edge-scale and data-intensive, high-performance computing. Enterprises and service providers will have more options for architecting their cloud infrastructure, whether that be building out larger, more fluid private clouds or enabling hybrid cloud environments for maximum efficiency and scale.
For VCE customers, this means there will be additional options available to optimize their Vblock Systems, built on Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure, to address their evolving data center modernization needs. The new UCS servers will simplify scale-out architectures for the most demanding applications and data analytics, enabling VCE customers to continue on their journey to the cloud. As always, VCE remains committed to being “first and best” in integrating these new technologies so that our customers can begin deploying them as part of their long-term cloud strategy as quickly as possible.
VCE is excited once again to help Cisco usher in a set of new game-changing of technologies that will help us stay ahead of the innovation curve and enable transformational change for our customers.
1] Report: Cisco Achieves Top Rank in Americas’ x86 Blade Server Market, Named No. 1 in Revenue Market Share: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, 2014 Q1, May 2014, Vendor Revenue Share ↩
 VCE Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems: Gartner Market Share Analysis: Data Center Hardware Integrated Systems, Dec. 12, 2013 ↩