Cisco UCS E-Series Servers

Data-center-class blade servers for the branch

Reduce costs without compromising vital network services with UCS E-Series router-integrated branch blade servers.  Virtualization-ready and application-centric. Built with network, compute, and storage capacities for high-performance application hosting.  Supported with VMware vSphere ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and Linux KVM hypervisors.

UCS E-Series Models

Choose the best blade server for you, the M2 or M3 model.

Features and benefits

Service elasticity

Integrated network services can run on one blade, reducing CapEx and service calls. Lower TCO through energy savings, wire-free setup, and one service contract. Gain consistent management and network services across all application servers.

Optimized for application performance

UCS E-Series Servers are x86 64-bit service modules that reside in Cisco 4000 Series ISR platforms. They balance simplicity, performance, and power efficiency. They are well suited for distributed branch offices with small IT footprint.

Twice the capacity

Our newest M3 compute blades now have up to 128 GB memory and 16 TB storage, as well as dual 10-GE connectivity. Host twice the amount of network and application services compared to the M2 series.

Price-optimized engines

Our network compute engines (NCEs) are computing modules optimized for power and performance. The zero-footprint form factor of NCEs makes them ideal for hosting Cisco or other network functions and lightweight applications.

Enterprise NFV support

Virtual network functions that run on UCS-E Series include Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services with Akamai Connect, Cisco Virtual Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance, Cisco Firepower IDS/IPS, among others.

Support for business applications

Examples include Cisco Stealthwatch Learning Network License, MediaSense, Unified Communications Manager, Video Surveillance Manager, Network Analysis Module, Energy Management, and others.

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