Data center News
Xeon 'Grantley': 12 New Servers With Intel's Fastest Chip Yet
Joseph F. Kovar
Cisco Intros M-Series Modular Server, UCS Mini
Cisco refreshed its UCS server line with two major additions. The first is the new Cisco M-Series modular servers featuring a new Cisco 2U chassis that fits up to eight compute modules, each with two independent Intel Xeon E3 servers. Up to 16 servers share four SSDs and dual 40-Gbit Ethernet connectivity in 2U of rack space.
Cisco also unveiled the UCS Mini, which uses the existing B-Series blade chassis and blades, but replaces the expensive Cisco Fabric Extenders with the new Cisco UCS 6324 Fabric Interconnect, which provides network connectivity for up to eight Cisco UCS blade servers and seven direct-connect rack servers.