Cisco UCS Series vs. IBM LinuxONE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco UCS Series
Score 8.4 out of 10
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The Cisco UCS Series is a modular, high-density, high-availability, dual-node storage- optimized server suited for service providers, enterprises, and industry-specific environments. It provides dense, cost-effective storage to address your ever-growing data needs. Designed for a new class of data-intensive workloads, it is simple to deploy and excellent for applications for big data, data protection, software-defined storage environments, scale-out unstructured data repositories, media…N/A
IBM LinuxONE
Score 6.8 out of 10
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IBM LinuxONE is the company's high performance scalable mainframe servers, available in the Rockhopper and Emperor editions.N/A
Pricing
Cisco UCS SeriesIBM LinuxONE
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco UCS SeriesIBM LinuxONE
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsIndividual pricing on request
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Best Alternatives
Cisco UCS SeriesIBM LinuxONE
Small Businesses
Dell PowerEdge R
Dell PowerEdge R
Score 8.6 out of 10
Dell PowerEdge R
Dell PowerEdge R
Score 8.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
HPE ProLiant DL
HPE ProLiant DL
Score 7.2 out of 10
HPE ProLiant DL
HPE ProLiant DL
Score 7.2 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Z
IBM Z
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Z
IBM Z
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco UCS SeriesIBM LinuxONE
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(46 ratings)
8.5
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco UCS SeriesIBM LinuxONE
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Cisco UCS blades are very well suited if you want to have dense and easily managed environment that is flexible (server profiles). its perfect if you have a need for business critical applications that requires whole blade to run. in case of any hardware failure you can simply swap its profile with standby node and power your application server back up very quickly, not something you could do with a standard rackmount
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IBM
IBM LinuxONE dashboard is clean and friendly to welcome new users and the capabilities of the feature are excellent and easy to pull multiple data from other third parties platforms through the IBM LinuxONE integration functions and the data merging tools are very excellent. Multiple data processing operations are easily managed and monitored through this software and the reports are effective.
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Pros
Cisco
  • When used with VMWare, firmware changes cause minimal disruption.
  • Simple system software updates using all-inclusive firmware bundles covering the individual parts.
  • UCS, in contrast to other Cisco products, is stable and reliable, with relatively few hardware failures during its lengthy lifespan.
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IBM
  • Valuable insights from the reports
  • Scalable
  • Easy to manage different data centers
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Cons
Cisco
  • Some issues with the operating system were present in Memory's memory for some time. A few DIMMS had to be replaced before the current firmware stabilized the problem
  • Although some of the templating is a little difficult to understand, this is typical of most Cisco products
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IBM
  • We had some milestones we did not meet due to technical issues, we had to get those escalated and finally got them resolved.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
We are All satisfied with the value and Performance of the UCS servers
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IBM
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Usability
Cisco
While Cisco's hardware is solid and long running, their software is usually the weak point. I will say that they are getting better with each release but if I had to find a problem with usability that would be it. Overall usability is good when you can work around software issues.
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IBM
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Support Rating
Cisco
Cisco TAC is simply unbeatable and that goes for Cisco UCS server support just as well as it does for Cisco CUCM software. TAC has a well-deserved, excellent reputation and I do not hesitate to call them or open a ticket online, because I always know that I will get the help that I need and get it quickly
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
Easier to integrate and to use after that. It gives a better feeling as a server and it is better in performance also it is more durable. Offers a variety of use cases and also it is a very scalable server. Offers a great redundancy (has already [been] integrated) and also [gives] you easy access from terminal or GUI.
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IBM
LinuxONE has better scalability and price/performance metrics.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Life cycle of new hardware. We were able to refresh 40 existing servers with new ones in under a day
  • When having to move chassis around, having to only move 4 cables instead of the 16 that would have been required for rack-mount servers
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IBM
  • Pulling of multiple and big data from different channels.
  • Project workflow management is effective via the tool.
  • Project data processing and data management.
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