The Unified Computing System or UCS refers to a converged data center set-up which effectively integrates the networking, computing and storage resources. This helps to improve efficiency and allows centralized management. The products of a Unified Computing System are designed and arranged in a manner so as the run smoothly. The main objective of the UCS is to simplify the different devices which must be connected and configured, secured and cooled and also to provide administrators needed to manage everything vis-à-vis a graphical interface. So, the USC can make the traditional architecture simple and lessen number of devices which must be bought and cabled or powered and cooled within a data center.
The UCS therefore offers multiple advantages. It assures centralized management; virtual resources are allocated quickly while the physical infrastructure is greatly reduced and so are the resultant costs. However, there are drawbacks which have been pointed out by industry analysts. The users may be faced with threats of vendor lock-ins. The advantages of UCS far outweigh the drawbacks. UCS implies greater memory for server platforms and paves the way for more virtual servers hosted by a single physical server. There is better resource efficiency and speedier disaster recovery. It helps to save significant management time and money. The integrated and improved storage and network input-output devices guarantee enhanced performance particularly in larger data center deployments.