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Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, part of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), are next-generation power-optimized general-purpose x86 64-bit blade servers designed to be deployed in Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2.
These price-to-performance optimized, single-socket blade servers balance simplicity, performance, reliability, and power efficiency and are well suited for applications and infrastructure services typically deployed in small offices and branch offices. By using the Cisco ISR G2 as the blade server chassis, customers can now deploy a single converged networking and computing platform designed specifically for remote-office and branch-office infrastructure consolidation.
Cisco UCS E-Series Servers deliver next-generation Intel Xeon processor E-family technology in combination with integrated remote lights-out management in a blade server form factor. These powerful processors deliver multiple cores and threads in a reduced-power envelope, providing improved performance and better energy efficiency than preceding models, making them the ideal platform for introducing virtualization in the branch office. The innovative, zero-footprint form factor of the Cisco UCS E-Series Servers in conjunction with the Intel Xeon processors E-Series offers significant total cost of ownership (TCO) savings, increased business agility, and greater reliability when compared to standalone rack-mount and tower servers.
The Cisco UCS E-Series Servers extend the Cisco UCS product portfolio to meet the needs of customers who want to deploy a virtualization-ready computing infrastructure in the branch-office environment while maintaining a lean branch-office architecture. By combining virtualization with the servers, organizations can deploy new services incrementally on a schedule that best meets the organization's timing and budget while avoiding service-call costs for on-site visits to deploy new hardware or software.