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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco RP Series Power Distribution Units

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Schneider Electric Smart-UPs

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Cisco RP Series Power Distribution Units

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Schneider Electric Smart-UPs

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

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    Schneider Electric

    This is a very good solution for your UPS and battery needs for a data center electrical solution. The interface is user-friendly and alerts can be understood clearly. The alarms for service and maintenance keep you on the schedule and avoid any downtimes or performance degradations. I am especially impressed with the servicing from APC, we had a battery bank renewal activity recently and it was done very professionally, like clockwork.
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    Pros

    Cisco

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    Schneider Electric

    • Notifications are fantastic. In the event of a power outage the email notifications are quick and easy to set up.
    • The web based GUI is pretty intuitive and easy to use.
    • The ability to combine these devices with other Schneider (formerly APC) devices is great. We use a number of older Netbotz systems. This makes it very easy to pull reports to give an overall picture. For example: The power went out at 7:00PM. This caused the UPS to kick on. During that time the air conditioning turned off and the server room temperature went up 10 degrees. You can then take this data to those responsible for HVAC and determine best course of action. This is hypothetical of course but you can see the benefit.
    • Replacing the batteries is extremely easy.
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    Cons

    Cisco

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    Schneider Electric

    • I haven't had any bad experiences from Schneider Electric Smart-UP post deployment.
    • The deployment time can be reduced, There is sometimes lack of proper planning and scoping.
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    Pricing Details

    Cisco RP Series Power Distribution Units

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      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Schneider Electric Smart-UPs

      Starting Price

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      Schneider Electric Smart-UPs editions and modules pricing
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        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Support Rating

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Schneider Electric

        I have never had to actually call for support on these devices. The engineer that came to do the initial install was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. She was obviously an expert in the field. At one point we decided to replace all the batteries to ensure battery runtime. That was incredibly easy and did not need to call
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        Alternatives Considered

        Cisco

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        Schneider Electric

        We have only used APC/Schneider devices in the past simply because they are the most proven devices of this kind on the market. Like I said previously you cannot trust any unproven device in this kind of emergency scenario. I am not interested in exploring second-tier battery backups.
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        Return on Investment

        Cisco

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        Schneider Electric

        • Schneider Electric Smart-UP has been a good addition to the projects I have worked with, This is our go-to UPS solution
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