The Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers are crucial building blocks of the Cisco Unified Computing System, delivering scalable and flexible computing for today’s and tomorrow’s data center while helping reduce TCO.
Each Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server uses converged network adapters (CNAs) for access to the unified fabric.
This design reduces the number of adapters, cables, and access-layer switches while still allowing traditional LAN and SAN connectivity. This Cisco innovation reduces capital expenditures and operating expenses, including administrative overhead and power and cooling costs.
The Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers are based on industry-standard server technologies and provide:
- Up to two Intel Xeon Series multicore processors
- Two optional front-accessible, hot-swappable SAS hard drives
- Support for up to two dual-port mezzanine card connections for up to 40 Gbps of redundant I/O throughput
- Industry-standard double-data-rate 3 (DDR3) memory
- Remote management through an integrated service processor that also executes policy established in Cisco UCS Manager software
- Local keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) access through a front console port on each server
- Out-of-band access by remote KVM, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, and virtual media (vMedia) as well as Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)