In a bid to help enterprises accelerate smooth transition to active data and optimise hybrid cloud software adoption, Cisco has introduced UCS S-Series — a new storage-optimised server with state-of-the-art data protection solutions. The UCS S3260 Storage Server can handle the rapid growth of unstructured data created by the Internet of Things (IoT), video, mobility, collaboration and analytics. “We store millions of voice records for our end users every month. The UCS S-Series provides us a more cost-effective means of offering them this service with second-tier storage,” said Brian Humphreys, Vice President of Infrastructure Delivery at Xerox, as Cisco kick-started its three-day “Partner Summit 2016” in the US.
The fact is that new applications such as video analytics, diagnostic imaging, streaming analytics, and machine learning demand and create data that is “un-stored” and actively processed in real time. Part of the the Cisco Unified Computing System (USC) portfolio, the UCS S3260 Storage Server delivers rapid scalability and cloud connectivity to help customers transform their data into business intelligence and insights.
Compared to traditional servers, the UCS S3260 takes up to 60 per cent less space and consumes up to 59 percent less power. The server lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO) by over 50 per cent compared to public cloud, with the ability to right-size infrastructure to efficiently power every workload.
The UCS S3260 provides a wide range of capacity and performance options with up to 600 Terabytes of storage capacity per system, frictionless scaling up to Petabytes with “UCS Manager”, cache acceleration and unified I/O connectivity for any type of data storage.
Cisco also announced the next generation of its “ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite”, a hybrid cloud software solution to deliver a self-service portal that can be tailored for end users, application developers and IT professionals. The “ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite” offers Infrastructure Automation, Service Management, Cloud Management and the most important – Big Data Automation while reducing risk with near real-time diagnostics and historical analysis.
Cisco’s strategy is to provide a data centre architecture that enables customers to “Analyse, Simplify, Automate, and Protect (ASAP) their data.