Cisco on Cisco: Cisco Unified Communications on Cisco Unified Computing System
Rapid growth in Cisco's employee user base combined with new ways of working put additional processing demand on the IT department's communication services. Their challenges are to provide reliable voice communication services to rapidly growing number of users and increasing devices per user, scale Unified Communications (UC) infrastructure beyond the limits of its existing MCS server backbone and avoid any disruption in service during migration. Migrate existing voice clusters to UC on Unified Computing System (UCS) in two brown-field data centers and replace eight dedicated MCS servers with two UCS B-series blades and two UCS Cseries. The results of migrating consolidated eight dedicated MCS servers to two B-200 blades, reduced 300 servers for telephony and lowered power consumption by 75 percent.