Cisco this week extended its Unified Computing System data center convergence platform with rack mountable servers, saying the new form factor represents an “entry level” into UCS and more choice for customers.
Cisco, however, did not disclose pricing for the 1RU and 2RU servers, which will be available in the fourth quarter.
The new C-Series rack-mount servers are designed to help accelerate the adoption of the Cisco unified computing and data center virtualization system. Like the predecessor B-Series blades, the C-Series rack mount servers utilize X86 Intel Xeon 5500 processors and are optimized for Cisco’s memory expansion and virtualized adapter technologies, which are integral to UCS.
The addition of the C-Series lets customers pick the compute form factor that fits their current and future data center environments, Cisco says.