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Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (Data Center): A Complete Reference Guide to the Cisco Data Center Virtualization Server Architecture by Roger Andersson, Tommi Salli, Silvano Gai

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Chapter 1. Introduction

UCS is one of the largest endeavors ever attempted by Cisco®. It is a data center computing solution that is not a simple “me too” design, but rather a radical paradigm shift.

When we started this book, we were focused on describing UCS and pointing to other books for the reference material. Unfortunately, after repeated visits to the Stanford University bookstore and other prominent bookstores in Silicon Valley, we were unable to identify any updated reference books. Consequently, we have included this reference data ourselves.

The result is a book that consists of 50% reference material applicable to any server architecture and 50% specific to the UCS. The reference material includes updated processor, memory, I/O, ...

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