IT & Network Infrastructure : Cisco's Biggest UCS Deployment Runs a Multitude VMworld Labs

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-09-09
 
 
 

Cisco's Biggest UCS Deployment Runs a Multitude VMworld Labs

 

Cisco's Biggest UCS Deployment Runs a Multitude VMworld Labs

Cisco's Biggest UCS Deployment Runs a Multitude VMworld Labs - Page 2

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)

Cisco's Biggest UCS Deployment Runs a Multitude VMworld Labs - Page 2

Overview

 

Overview

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)

Power Savings

Architecture Supporting Instructor Led Labs

 

Architecture Supporting Instructor Led Labs

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)

Storage

Key Design Components

 

Key Design Components

Key Facts

 

Key Facts

A Tangle of Cables

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

A Tangle of Cables

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)

Simplified Cabling

Rocket Fuel