Published: 29 March 2012
Analyst(s): Nik Simpson
Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) was introduced in March 2009 as the first blade system designed from the ground up to support server virtualization through improved integration between server, storage, networking and virtualization software components. The high level of integration with virtualization platforms and excellent management features make a powerful combination for server virtualization and internal cloud projects. However, Cisco UCS is not perfect; as a result, IT organizations must understand the strengths and weaknesses of UCS with respect to their own requirements. This profile evaluates Cisco UCS against Gartner's blade vendor selection criteria.
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