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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Intersight is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Terraform, by HashiCorp is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Cisco Intersight

81%
13 Ratings
8.8

Terraform

88%
24 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Cisco Intersight

90%
2 Ratings

Terraform

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cisco Intersight

86%
2 Ratings
8.0

Terraform

80%
1 Rating

Performance

Cisco Intersight

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

Terraform

94%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Cisco Intersight

77%
13 Ratings
7.2

Terraform

72%
9 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

6.4

Cisco Intersight

64%
1 Rating

Terraform

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

7.3

Cisco Intersight

73%
1 Rating

Terraform

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Terraform

8 because it's currently best-in-class and is completely essential to use in contrast to not expressing your infrastructure as code. That said, new contenders are nipping at its heels, and I expect stronger tools to emerge in the coming years. Hopefully the Terraform team is able to keep pace.
Jude Allred | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Intersight

  • Intersight can consolidate Infra management on a single dashboard such as UCS Server, Hyperflex, Fabric Interconnect, UCSM.
  • Device policy and configuration can be deployed from Intersight.
  • Firmware and software upgrade for all devices can be done from Intersight.
  • No impact to DC production if Intersight connection is interrupted.
  • Apps workload data is not passed through Intersight, only the control plane.
  • TAC can be opened via Intersight.
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

  • Terraform is cloud agnostic. Just select the suitable provider for the cloud and it will do the job.
  • Templating is possible to make the Terraform templates reusable.
  • Variables can be created to make the templates generic so that it can be reused for different environments or resources.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Terraform

  • The errors generated by the plan and preview commands are pretty cryptic, it can be hard for newcomers to the scripting language to understand how to address problems.
  • Access controls around workspaces is limited which makes it harder to secure reduce the scope of teams ability.
  • Analytics around user usage, applies and plans would be helpful for managemenet.
Ben Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Intersight

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Intersight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Terraform

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

Terraform Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Team & Governance$202
BusinessContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 9.0
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

Terraform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 8.6
Based on 2 answers
It is one of the best products that I have ever used. Good design of windows, intuitive interface, good work of system making its good service and easy work in technical support. I like working with Cisco during all my work in my previous position as a call-center technical support position. It changes my life
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

Terraform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I love Terraform and I think it has done some great things for people that are working to automate their provisioning processes and also for those that are in the process of moving to the cloud or managing cloud resources. There are some quirks to HCL that take a little bit of getting used to and give picking up Terraform a little bit of a learning curve, thus the rating
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Intersight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Terraform

Terraform 9.4
Based on 6 answers
Terraform's performance is quite amazing when it comes to deployment of resources in AWS. Of course, the deployment times depend on various parameters like the number of resources to deploy and different regions to deploy. Terraform cannot control that. The only minor drawback probably shows up when a terraform job is terminated mid way. Then in many cases, time-consuming manual cleanup is required.
Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 7.7
Based on 13 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

Terraform

Terraform 7.2
Based on 9 answers
I have yet to have an opportunity to reach out directly to HashiCorp for support on Terraform. However, I have spent a great deal of time considering their documentation as I use the tool. This opinion is based solely on that.I find the Terraform documentation to have great breadth but lacking in depth in many areas. I appreciate that all of the tool's resources have an entry in the docs but often the examples are lacking. Often, the examples provided are very basic and prompt additional exploration. Also, the links in the documentation often link back to the same page where one might expect to be linked to a different source with additional information.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight makes device management easy by automatically detecting the parameters that need to be monitored, so you can save time registering each device. In addition, thanks to its mobile application, you can know most of the time if an incident occurs due to the active alerting of the application.
Oscar Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

Terraform is the solid leader in the space. It allows you to do more then just provisioning within a pre-existing servers. It is more extensible and has more providers available than it competitors. It is also open source and more adopted by the community then some of the other solutions that are available in the market place.
Jeffrey Severance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Intersight

  • As a Cisco partner and vendor, it allows us to monitor and give proactive support to our customers in a way that was impossible before.
  • Also gives proactive and predictive support from cisco since it allows for automatic case creation with cisco in case that a problem is detected in the infrastructure.
Daniel Aramayo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

  • we are able to deploy our infrastructure in a couple of ours in an automated and repeatable way, before this could take weeks if the work was done manually and was a lot of error prone.
  • having the state file, you can see a diff of what things have changed manually out side of Terraform which is a huge plus
  • if state file gets corrupted, it is very hard to debug or restore it without an impact or spending hours ..
  • writing big scale code can be very challenging and hard to be efficient so it's usable by the whole team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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