Cisco UCS with GigaSpaces XAP - Massive Performance at Unbeatable Cost

GigaSpaces XAP is a high-end application server with the world's leading in-memory data grid built in. XAP is fully integrated with Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), enabling unbeatable performance with the lowest resource utilization and the shortest time to market.

 

GigaSpaces XAP is a high-end application server with the world's leading in-memory data grid built in. XAP is fully integrated with Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), enabling unbeatable performance with the lowest resource utilization and the shortest time to market.

 

Benefits Together

Cisco UCS Capabilities

GigaSpaces XAP Capabilities

Consolidate resources & reduce costs

  • Unites compute, networking, and virtualization resources within a single integrated system
  • Up to 50% fewer system components to power, cool, and manage
  • Saves up to 60% on memory costs
  • Unified network fabric based on 10GE
  • Unified, embedded management of all system components
  • Memory-based, fully utilizes the UCS memory density
  • Collapses all middleware services and business logic into a single virtual container
  • Single cluster, single platform to maintain

Seamlessly scale out to meet growing application requirements

  • Single point of management across multiple chassis and thousands of virtual machines
  • Service Profiles that help automate provisioning -- new applications can be running in minutes rather than days
  • Up to 240 virtual, programmable NICs per full-width blade, with VN-Link technology providing network services down to the virtual machine
  • Deploy clustered applications with a single API call 
  • Dynamic scaling based on business requirements
  • Automated hardware provisioning based on SLA
  • Supports common frameworks, standards, and APIs

Unique architecture for better application performance

  • Wire once, walk away unified fabric architecture at the hardware (NIC/core) level
  • Up to 384GB of cost-effective memory per two-socket server
  • Stateless computing" construct -- any workload can be run anywhere on any appropriate server, without manual intervention
  • hared-nothing architecture at the middleware/application level
  • Linear end-to-end scalability 
  • Extreme Transaction Processing

 

Solution Overview

The Cisco UCS/GigaSpaces XAP Joint Solution Provides:

  • A single integrated system that brings together compute, network and storage access, and an in-memory application platform,

    designed for large-scale, distributed or virtualized, multi-tenant environments

  • The ability to easily store, manage, and transact terabytes of data in-memory with up to 20X less resources.

  • Cost-effective memory scaling without having to scale up - the UCS B250 with Extended Memory Technology provides up to

    384GB of memory per blade with extremely large and efficient JVMs and the ability for applications to deploy very large data partitions.

  • A complete "Shared Nothing" architecture from NIC to core to the application level -- providing performance and scale beyond

    any other solution on the market today.

  • An elastic system that scales dynamically to meet changing application load and performance requirements

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Who Can Benefit from Using the UCS/XAP Joint Solution?

Enterprises looking to boost the performance of their data-intensive applications, such as real-time analytics, can use UCS extended memory to store large sets of data in-memory. And with GigaSpaces XAP data distribution technology making the entire memory cluster appear as a single unit, each analytics process can access the data without a network call, boosting performance by up to 10x.

 

 

Cisco UCS with GigaSpaces XAP - Massive Performance at Unbeatable Cost