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Cisco UCS E-Series Servers: Making Remote or Branch Locations Virtualization-Ready

Posted by IT-Service on Apr 30, 2014 5:07:00 PM

Are you seeking a power-optimized, general purpose server to meet branch-office virtualization deployment needs? The Cisco UCS E-Series servers are a product line designed for these IT implementCisco UCS e seriesations:

  • Mission-Critical Business Applications
  • Client-Management Services
  • Remote or Branch-Office Implementations
  • Core Microsoft Windows Services

Cisco UCS E-Series servers combine next generation Intel Xeon processor technology with integrated remote lights-out management in a blade design to meet these needs head on. Highly suited for supporting applications and services deployed in small remote or branchlocations, these servers provide the perfect balance of simplicity, reliability, performance, and efficiency for maintaining low cost of ownership.

What Makes The E-Series Line A Must Have for Remote Infrastructures?


Intel Xeon technology delivers multiple cores and reduced power consumption to provide increased performance as well as better energy efficiency. The E-Series line is an ideal platform when just beginning to introduce virtualization into a branch setting. Additional benefits received from the Cisco UCS E-Series servers include:


  • Reduced Cost of Ownership
  • Heighted Business Agility
  • Increased Reliability
  • Energy Efficiency
  • High Performance
  • More Flexibility
  • I/O Expandability


If your organization desires to deploy virtualization-ready infrastructure components within a branch-office environment, then these servers offer the ability to do so with ease while maintaining a lean architecture. Your organization can easily perform incremental service deployments on a set schedule when virtualization technology is combined with Cisco UCS E-Series servers. As a result, you can perform these deployments in a timeframe that suites budgeting and technology needs without increasing costs.

What Features Can You Expect from Cisco UCS E-Series Servers?

Cisco UCS E-Series servers are designed to aid in the deployment of virtualization-ready technology in a remote or branch infrastructure. While every product within the E-Series line offers varying capabilities to meet specific application workload and infrastructure needs, the Cisco UCS E-Series server line delivers these common features:

  • Integrated Networking
  • Virtualization Optimization
  • 4 or 6 Core Intel Xeon Processors
  • Hot-Swappable SAS, SAS, or SATA Drives
  • RAID Support
  • Cisco Integrated Management Controller
  • PCIe Card Support
  • Integrated External Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Front-Panel Connectors

The servers may be purchased in one of two form factors: singlewide blade or doublewide blade. Cisco UCS E-Series servers consisting of a singlewide blade form factor contain four Intel Xeon E3-1100 processors and are designed to occupy a single service-module slot. The doublewide blade form factor houses four to six core Intel Xeon E5-2400 processors and occupies two service-module side-by-side slots.

What is the main difference between the two form factors other than occupancy space? The doublewide blade form factor provides more RAM and storage opportunity because it contains two more core Intel processors, The doublewide form factor also includes the option to utilize a PCI Express card to achieve storage I/O and external network expansion.

Cisco UCS E-Series servers include the support of several operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Server and Linux. They are easy to deploy for use with remote architectures. If your organization has been searching for an optimal virtualization solution capable of fulfilling remote, branch office, or client-management service needs, the Cisco UCS E-Series servers are a great choice for gaining the desired amount of performance and virtualization opportunities at the lowest cost.

Topics: IT Hardware, Cisco UCS E-Series Servers