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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS CloudFormation

We create the resource stack with AWS CloudFormation. We can manage all the resources as a bundle. We can update the entire stack by updating the AWS CloudFormation template. It is very easy to delete the entire resource with AWS CloudFormation. If we do those resource creations and manage them manually, then we need to do lots of manual involvements. When we use AWS CloudFormation, we can reduce time to create and manage resources.
Sampath Liyanage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight is very well suited for IT engineers, system administrators, and IT personnel that just wants to have a quick, easy use, interface (be it web-based or application-based) to monitor, manage and maintain their Cisco Infrastructure. This product provides just that, and looking at the product road map it can definitely offer more which we are really excited about!
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS CloudFormation

  • Infrastructure Provisioning
  • Stack Visibility
  • Auto Rollback
  • Console for History and Tracking
  • Better Integration with AWS Services
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Intersight

  • SaaS-based platform so no on-prem management needed
  • Easy to add new or existing Cisco UCS gear into the Intersight portal for tracking
  • Great proactive monitoring and alerting
  • Easier to manage TAC cases from the portal
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS CloudFormation

  • Better examples
  • There are oddities with the yaml aspects of it, that make it a bit cumbersome
  • A template for use cases that are easily fillable - or just some place to start.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Intersight

  • The cost is a little high per trackable asset
  • Mobile application is missing some features
  • Automatic TAC case creation doesn't always work as advertised
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AWS CloudFormation

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Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 8.7
Based on 2 answers
We use it every single day and love the ease of it and the integration of all our servers
Benjamin Bubbers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS CloudFormation

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Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 9.1
Based on 1 answer
everything works well and is really useful
Benjamin Bubbers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWS CloudFormation

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Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 7.8
Based on 10 answers
I have had servers TAC cases open for issues with Cisco Intersight. Some have yet to be resolved. One case that is still open is where the HCL status ( Hardware Compatibility List ) shows not validated when It should be. We have several servers that have the exact same hardware, OS, and the same firmware. One server will show the HCL is not validated but all others will
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation has more features and robustness. It is suited for professional projects since it provides stability and a wide variety of options for configurations. These include not only dividing stacks by specific code changes, but also in regions. This allows more granularity and control over all stacks. If you want to delete them all just by a region, you can do it.
Manuela Jacqueline Mercado Rodríguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Intersight

I think the idea of Intersight came from Meraki. The difference is Meraki used to manage all Meraki products with a single dashboard via SaaS deployment mode. Intersight provides the same capability for all UCS products and Hyperflex. Intersight also eliminates some tools that Cisco used to manage in the data center
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS CloudFormation

  • Reduced AWS resource creation time
  • Reduced existing AWS resource management time
  • Reduced manual involvements on AWS resource creation
  • Better AWS CloudFormation improve the log mechanism
Sampath Liyanage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Intersight

  • Improve the availability of services.
  • Provides a quick view of the status of the datacenter.
  • Save on-prem monitoring resources by having the application in the cloud.
Oscar Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AWS CloudFormation

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AWS CloudFormation Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.00
Handler Operation$0.00092
  1. per handler operation
Additional Pricing Details
There is no additional charge for using AWS CloudFormation with resource providers in the following namespaces: AWS::*, Alexa::*, and Custom::*. In this case you pay for AWS resources (such as Amazon EC2 instances, Elastic Load Balancing load balancers, etc.) created using AWS CloudFormation as if you created them manually. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no required upfront commitments. When you use resource providers with AWS CloudFormation outside the namespaces mentioned above, you incur charges per handler operation. Handler operations are create, update, delete, read, or list actions on a resource.

Cisco Intersight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco Intersight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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