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The term server is used quite broadly in information technology, however they typically come in three flavors: tower, rack mount and blade servers. The type of server solution that an organization invests in depends on several factors, but is primarily based on the number, type and performance requirements of the applications a company needs to run its business.
CCS represents some of the world’s leading server manufactures, including Cisco, Dell and HP. CCS also represents industry leading server and server virtualization software providers, including Microsoft, VMware and Citrix. CCS can deliver solutions for the most advanced global enterprise networks, as well as local small and medium-sized businesses.
In June 2014, IDC released the calendar 1Q14 server market share tracker report, the report confirmed that Cisco Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) had achieved the #1 x86 blade server revenue market share position in the US, in North America and in the Americas. This is an incredible feat considering that the Cisco UCS had only been launched 5 years before in a market with very strong established competitors.
Cisco delivered the first new innovation in x86 servers in over 10 years by inventing a new category, Fabric Computing, which proved ideal for server virtualization and private clouds. Cisco UCS changes the way organizations do business through policy-based automation and standardization of IT processes. The industry’s first unified data center platform, Cisco UCS combines industry-standard x86- architecture blade and rack servers, networking, and enterprise-class management into a single system.
The system’s configuration is entirely programmable using unified, model-based management to simplify, and accelerate deployment of enterprise-class applications and services running in bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments. A unified I/O infrastructure uses a high-bandwidth, low latency unified fabric to support networking, storage I/O, and management traffic. The Cisco® Fabric Extender Technology (FEX Technology) directly connects the fabric to servers and virtual machines for increased performance, security, and manageability.
Dell PowerEdge servers bring organizations powerful server solutions to accelerate workloads, automate management and simplify deployment. Dell offers one of the most advanced lineups of rack, tower and shared infrastructure platforms available. With Dell customers get peak performance, versatile configurations, zero-touch deployment and intelligent management embedded in every server. Dell’s next-generation PowerEdge servers combine state-of-the-art industry advances in processing and memory technology with customer-inspired Dell innovations that optimize for choice and flexibility at any scale.
Dell works closely with application partners to optimize, certify and support an open and interoperable ecosystem of solutions ensuring you have a flexible infrastructure. With pre-integrated industry-leading databases, applications, hypervisors and operating systems, Dell Engineered Solutions give you one reliable source for support and services worldwide.