Converge LAN and SAN Traffic in One Interface
The Cisco Unified Computing System supports converged network adapters (CNAs) from a broad set of technology leaders such as Emulex, Qlogic, Broadcom, Intel, and Cisco. CNAs obviate the need for multiple network interface cards (NICs) and host bus adapters (HBAs) by converging LAN and SAN traffic in a single interface.
This wire-once architecture of 10 Gigabit Ethernet network connections and centralized management through the Cisco UCS Manager helps you:
Reduce points of management
The Cisco Virtual Interface Card (VIC) delivers 256 virtual interfaces and supports Cisco VM-FEX technology. The Cisco VIC provides I/O policy coherency and visibility to enable true workload mobility in virtualized environments. The Cisco VIC is available in form factors for both B-Series blades and C-Series rack servers.