Private Cloud Storage with Cisco UCS
Multi-region storage for unstructured data with SwiftStack software and Cisco UCS S-Series storage servers

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With SwiftStack software running on Cisco S-Series servers, you get storage like what’s available in the public cloud, but it runs behind your firewall on infrastructure that you own and control. SwiftStack was built from day one to have the fundamental attributes of the cloud—like a single namespace across multiple geographic locations, policy-driven handling of data, and consumption-based pricing.

SwiftStack is complementary to HyperFlex—SwiftStack for unstructured data and HyperFlex for VMs and transactional workloads.

Unlike some ultra-high-capacity servers, the S3260 has the right proportions of compute and storage to meet the demands of modern, storage-intensive workloads. Like the rest of the UCS portfolio, the S3260 is a powerful server with industry-leading networking, and it now offers over 600TB of capacity. Whether you experience a growth of data or a growth in demand for that data, the S3260 can handle it.

Primary uses for SwiftStack on Cisco UCS S-Series

  • Backup
  • Media Archive
  • Scientific Archive
  • Private & Hybrid Cloud

Complete Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution from Cisco

Cisco makes designing, deploying, and managing hybrid cloud storage in your workflows simple with these tools and services:

  • The Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for SwiftStack is the next level of design, testing, and documentation to facilitate faster, more reliable, and more predictable deployments.
  • Solution bundles make ordering a SwiftStack + UCS solution easy by offering multiple components within a single part number.
  • SwiftStack is supported by Cisco solution support, creating a single point of accountability for issue management and resolution.

UCS S3260 is Ideal for Scale-out Storage

Key features:

  • 1 or 2 server nodes per chassis
  • Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) allows pooling of drives and dynamic allocation of these drives to server nodes
  • Up to 56 top-loading 3.5” disk drives with support for partially populated chassis and as-needed expansion
  • 2 dedicated 2.5” SSD slots per server node (for system software)
  • 4x 40Gbps of I/O throughput with various network connectivity options

 

Resources

Cisco UCS Solution Brief

SwiftStack Software with the Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server

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Cisco UCS Solution Brief

Cisco UCS Solution Brief

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Genomics on Cisco Metacloud

Genomics on Cisco Metacloud

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Backup to Cisco UCS Solution

Backup to Cisco UCS Solution

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Cisco Reference Design

Cisco Reference Design

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Cisco Feb Webinar

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Cisco Webinar: Build storage like the big public cloud vendors but for much less

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Cisco and SwiftStack for Scalable Media Storage

Solution Brief

Cisco and SwiftStack for Scalable Media Storage

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Cisco Validated Design

SwiftStack | Cisco Validated Design

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