The Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers are designed to increase performance, energy efficiency, and flexibility for
demanding virtualized and nonvirtualized applications. Based on Intel Xeon 5600 Series processors, Cisco UCS
BSeries Blade Servers adapt processor performance to application demands and intelligently scale energy use
based on utilization.
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.
Cisco’s innovative service profile technology embedded in the Cisco UCS Manager, provisions Cisco UCS B-Series
Blade Servers and their I/O properties (for more information, please see Cisco UCS Manager At-a-Glance).
Infrastructure policies needed to provision servers and deploy applications, such as policies for power and cooling,
security, identity, hardware health, and Ethernet and storage networking, are encapsulated in the service profiles.
Use of service profiles helps reduce the number of manual steps needed for provisioning, the opportunities for
human error, and server and network deployment times. In addition, service profiles improve policy consistency and
coherency across the entire Cisco Unified Computing System.
The Cisco UCS B250 M2 increases performance and capacity for demanding virtualization and large-data-set
workloads with up to 384 GB of industry-standard memory. This technology offers a cost-effective memory footprint
for demanding workloads.
The Cisco UCS B200 M2 balances simplicity, performance, and density for production-level virtualization and other
mainstream data center workloads.