Cisco UCS Series vs. Oracle SPARC Servers

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
Oracle SPARC Servers
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Oracle offers their SPARC line of rack servers designed, as described by the vendor, as optimal for scale-out and Cloud infrastructure.N/A
Pricing
Cisco UCS SeriesOracle SPARC Servers
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco UCS SeriesOracle SPARC Servers
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
Cisco UCS SeriesOracle SPARC Servers
Small Businesses
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Dell PowerEdge R
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Dell PowerEdge R
Score 8.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
HPE ProLiant DL
HPE ProLiant DL
Score 7.4 out of 10
HPE ProLiant DL
HPE ProLiant DL
Score 7.4 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 SeriesOracle SPARC Servers
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(46 ratings)
9.0
(3 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 SeriesOracle SPARC Servers
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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Oracle
- very flexible way of approaching server consolidation- simple and flexible a configuration as necessary - server consolidation using three main levels of partitioning technology - flexibility, with different applications needing different levels of computing, storage, and input & output resources
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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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Oracle
  • Oracles customer service is wonderful.
  • Setup was a breeze.
  • Support was quick to answer and had the solutions we needed.
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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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Oracle
  • we never faced any issue with integrating our application over Oracle SPARC Servers
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
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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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Oracle
I have gained the GCP Professional Data Engineer exam by using and applying different scenarios.
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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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Oracle
  • Our ROI has been very positive with this purchase
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