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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight is very well suited for doing firmware upgrades across all of your cisco hardware. So far we have had no problems pushing out new firmware. It's also well suited for hardware management. Cisco TAC has the ability to pull logs for the IMC for themselves, which saves you from having to pull the logs yourself and then uploading them to the case. It may or may not be appropriate for upgrading operating systems. I have not been able to test it.
Anonymous | 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

  • Accessible from anywhere online.
  • Cisco is always adding new functionality.
  • Easy to learn and use on a daily basis.
Anonymous | 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

  • Mobile app has some minor display issues.
  • Most exciting features are still being rolled out.
Wouter Hindriks | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Intersight

Cisco Intersight 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Basic version is free, good functionality now and many interesting things on the roadmap.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

Terraform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Cisco Intersight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
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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 8.2
Based on 4 answers
  1. Because Cisco is actively developing Cisco Intersight.
  2. Because Cisco listens to users of Cisco Intersight and actively develops suggestions and fix issues found.
Joacim Wicander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

Terraform 6.9
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

We use the Dell OpenManage product previously when we were using Dell servers. Cisco Intersight has much more capabilities than Dell OpenManage had in the past. I haven't used any other product lately which would allow me to compare the features. We use What's up gold for up/down monitoring but It doesn't have the firmware update features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

Terraform is a tool that is particularly well suited to managing infrastructure specifically. It brings "Infrastructure-as-code" to a level that hasn't been achieved with either Puppet or CloudFormation. The former is more accurately aimed at managing the deployment of code on an instance, managing dependencies and configuration files. The latter can manage infrastructure, but is AWS specific, and does not handle company wide infrastructure well nor does it provide a simple way to maintain a history or implement a code review process (ala pull requests). Terraform can start managing individual pieces of infrastructure, and gradually grow to encompass your entire infrastructure stack as needs require. It can refer to existing infrastructure without exerting control over that infrastructure, and being a text based tool, is amenable diffs, source control, and code reviews. It plays particularly well with Kubernetes, as you can use Terraform to stand up the infrastructure that Kubernetes runs on, and manage the permissions that Kubernetes apps require
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Intersight

  • Basic Intersight access is free to all Cisco customers.
  • You can decide what level of functionality fits your needs and budget.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Terraform

  • Our deployments are more reliable. This way we avoid having unexpected outages due to misconfiguration performed manually.
  • Agility. While doing this using our previous way, we used to spend hours to deploy a new environment. With Terraform it is just a few minutes.
  • Better control! We can track every single change in our environment by our control versioning system.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Intersight

General

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

Cisco Intersight Editions & Modules

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Terraform

General

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

Terraform Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Team & Governance$202
BusinessContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
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