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What Cisco Says About its Unified Computing System

All of US Wikipedia would consume less than 50% of the memory in one Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Every second, every day, six people sign on to the Internet for the first time in their lives joining the connected global population. Every second, this global community views 1,200 videos on YouTube, shares 11,000 songs and sends two million e-mails.
  • - All of this plus the equivalent three million trees turned into paper and printed can fit in the system memory of one Cisco Unified Computing System.
  • 3,007 - Miles of legacy servers and infrastructure when set side-by-side
  • - Equivalent to distance from Los Angeles to New York and well into the Atlantic.
  • - This represents the obsolete cabling and support infrastructure that could be eliminated by Cisco UCS.
  • - Recycled - frees up space, radically lowing energy consumption and environmental pollution.
  • 31,103,864,053 - Kilowatt hours per year saved by unifying aging traditional servers and supporting infrastructure
  • - Could double the available electricity in the 10 poorest countries worldwide increasing education, healthcare and overall standard of living.
  • - It is also equal to the energy output of more than 15 US coal-fired electric plants and 35 million tons of C02.
  • - Almost equal to entire wind energy produced in US - Fastest-growing energy source for three years straight.
  • All 138,893,908 Individual Tax returns filed last year in the United States could be stored in the memory of one Cisco Unified Computing System.
  • All of US Wikipedia would consume less than 50% of the memory in one Cisco Unified Computing System. It takes only 40% of the Cisco UCS' system resources to host all of the US Wikipedia.

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