Cisco's Biggest UCS Deployment Runs a Multitude VMworld Labs

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Cisco's Biggest UCS Deployment Runs a Multitude VMworld Labs

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It would have been hard to miss the portable data center at VMworld, because it was located at the entrance to Moscone Center North. (eWEEK Photo by Chris Preimesberger)

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Overview

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Power Savings

The display in front of the UCS system explains that a comparable Tier III physical data center would use 23,329 kilowatts of electricity, while the corresponding virtualized data center would draw only about 528 kilowatts.(eWEEK Photo by Chris Preimesberger)

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Architecture Supporting Instructor Led Labs

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Storage

NetApp (left) and EMC-two companies that are bitter rivals in the marketplace-allow their arrays to sit side-by-side in the Cisco UCS configuration.(eWEEK Photo by Chris Preimesberger)

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Key Design Components

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Key Facts

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A Tangle of Cables

Multicolored spaghetti comes to mind when viewing the back of this particular switch.(eWEEK Photo by Chris Preimesberger)

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Simplified Cabling

Cisco takes a great deal of pride in its simplified cabling arrangement on its new switches, which are much easier to deal with.(eWEEK Photo by Chris Preimesberger)

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