Cisco has 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.
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.
The company 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. The M5 generation of servers includes:
- Cisco UCS B200 M5 blade server: A fundamental data center workhorse in a half-width blade form factor, the B200 delivers performance, versatility, and density for traditional multitier or distributed applications. It leads the industry in GPU density on general purpose half-width blade servers with support for up to two GPUs.
- Cisco UCS B480 M5 blade server: This server delivers market-leading performance, versatility, and density for workloads ranging from memory-intensive, mission-critical enterprise applications to distributed database virtualized workloads.
- Cisco UCS C220 M5 rack server: This server is among the most versatile general-purpose enterprise infrastructure and application servers in the industry. This high-density two-socket rack server delivers industry-leading performance and efficiency for a wide range of workloads, including virtualization, collaboration, and bare-metal applications.
- Cisco UCS C240 M5 rack server: This is a storage and I/O optimized enterprise-class rack server for big data analytics, software-defined storage, and bare metal applications.
- Cisco UCS C480 M5 rack server: This server features an innovative modular architecture for flexible technology refreshes, the C480 delivers scale-up extensibility for in-memory databases, big data analytics, virtualization, VDI, and bare metal applications. GPU support has tripled – with up to six supported – as has disk capacity, which now supports 32 drives.