Cisco UCS Manager vs. Cyberduck

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco UCS Manager
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Cisco UCS Manager supports the entire Cisco UCS server and Cisco HyperFlex Series hyperconverged infrastructure portfolios. It enables server, fabric, and storage provisioning as well as, device discovery, inventory, configuration, diagnostics, monitoring, fault detection, auditing, and statistics collection.N/A
Cyberduck
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cyberduck is an open source libre server and cloud storage browser for Mac and Windows developed by Iterate, with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.N/A
Pricing
Cisco UCS ManagerCyberduck
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco UCS ManagerCyberduck
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 ManagerCyberduck
Small Businesses
Cyberduck
Cyberduck
Score 8.7 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
AWS Storage Gateway
AWS Storage Gateway
Score 8.7 out of 10
Cisco UCS Manager
Cisco UCS Manager
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Score 10.0 out of 10
Cisco UCS Manager
Cisco UCS Manager
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco UCS ManagerCyberduck
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(22 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
4.8
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco UCS ManagerCyberduck
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
It [Cisco UCS Manager] is extremely well suited to large virtual infrastructure environments with resource dense blades. This solution is also great if you want to consolidate a large number of servers (if they are servers that need to stay physical, but can fit in the profile of a blade) - this would reduce data center space utilization as well as power and cooling. Cisco UCS Manager is also great if you're looking for centralized management of a larger number of servers. This would not be a great solution if you have a very small shop - it's not cheap and probably wouldn't give you a ROI if you only have a couple dozen servers total. I'd say it would be overkill for small shops, but if you have the money and don't care, you'll still like it.
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Open Source
Our data being the primary operational product has been managed effectively by this software. It is best suited in storing data in our cloud servers and transferring files across our company. It is easy and flexible to work with this product. It provides end to end encryption of data promoting data safety and transfer. Compatibility with our operating system is effective and all services have been great.
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Pros
Cisco
  • It is very all inclusive for management of every part our our Cisco blade center.
  • It allows us to directly connect to a hardware-based server in the blade center as though we were physically at the console.
  • It allows us to monitor the entire system for faults.
  • It lets us manage connectivity.
  • It is set to alert us via email if a fault occurs.
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Open Source
  • Transferring of files is quick and simple.
  • The interface is easy to use and understand.
  • The setting up of new ftp sites is straight forward.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Automation: There is a simple power-shell CMD lets, but it leaves more to be desired.
  • Navigation: Navigating the interface can be confusing.
  • Integration: Integration with ESXi hosts while doing FW upgrades would be hugely beneficial without the need for additional tools.
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Open Source
  • It could be a lot easier to grab a download link. Currently you have to right-click, scroll to "Copy URL," and then pick your desired version of the download URL. There are WAY too many options, and it makes it difficult. I have never needed any option other than the HTTPS version of the URL. So it's overly complicated when it doesn't need to be.
  • There are at times completely unnecessary alert messages that pop up. Usually when connecting to a server to upload a file it will pop up a message that says the connection has been verified and it's safe to continue uploading. It's really unnecessary and annoying to have to dismiss it every time.
  • I think the UI could be a little less cramped. Everything is so close together--really feels like a dated UI. If items were just a bit more spaced out, it would improve the UI significantly.
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Usability
Cisco
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Open Source
I really like the basic interface and folder like structure. It makes me feel like I'm in a regular folder window on my Mac. Navigation is simple. The toolbar is customizable to be able to add or remove icons to improve the simplicity and ease of use of the application. The app is very simply designed, which I appreciate.
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Support Rating
Cisco
Cisco UCSM Support has been very quick to reply and address our concerns, issues, and questions. We have found that Cisco's documentation is clear and concise and fairly easy to find. With Cisco support's help, we are able to quickly and safely meet the demands of our end-users, consistently.
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Open Source
I've never needed to use their support service. The few issues I've had were user-error and quickly resolved with a little googling
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
I think UCS Manager would be able very comparable to other vendors offerings when it comes to server configuration. I think Cisco did a good job in giving you full access to many options that you might not see with Dell or HPE. Every manufacturer would need a similar tool to control their server environment, but I think what Cisco has built into their Manager is a little better than others I've used. You can just see and change so many settings. I would say that is also a bit of a negative by a little bit because sometimes it is hard to dig in and find what you need to change and often might need to reach out to TAC or take a training course to understand all of the interface.
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Open Source
FileZilla and WinSCP are the two main alternatives to Cyberduck within my organization, and really the two main freeware competitors that I know of. Cyberduck is suited for those without a high level of technical background, and as one might guess, is also the easiest to use and navigate. FileZilla and WinSCP are both easier to use when it comes to key storage and SSH configuration, but these are tasks that our IT department does on Cyberduck for users with less technical knowledge. By us doing these tasks, the end business user is able to utilize a simple tool for their needs.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • The positive is I was able to consolidate my small server infrastructure from 3 racks to one rack giving me space back and much power savings
  • The negative would be it could feel a little daunting to manage as there are many tabs and pieces to the interface.
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Open Source
  • Trustworthy FTP management, no bloat.
  • Fast login and server history makes it easy to jump in and make changes or fix problems
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