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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco UCS Manager

It 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

I think its great for short internal meetings and internal work. Desktop sharing ect. The chat is also really well done and works very well. We have not had any failures that has caused issues. It also great for adhoc groups and trouble shooting in our case it allows us to easily split off with cross functional groups to discuss issues without cluttering up a larger conversation. We also like that it is linked to our Active Directory information in Azure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Task Management
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.1
Gantt Charts
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Scheduling
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Workflow Automation
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Mobile Access
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.8
Search
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Visual planning tools
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.3

Communication

Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Chat
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.8
Notifications
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Discussions
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Surveys
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Integrates with Outlook
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
9.3

File Sharing & Management

Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Versioning
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Video files
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Audio files
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Document collaboration
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Access control
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Advanced security features
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Integrates with Google Drive
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Device sync
Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
8.4

Pros

Cisco UCS Manager

  • Management of every part our our Cisco blade center
  • Centralized management of a complicated system
  • Hardware control
  • Central storage
  • Smaller power requirements compared to legacy equipment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • It has a presentation mode, video recording, and the recordings, as well as the transcripts, are stored in the cloud.
  • Microsoft Teams is simple to set up and manage. Excellent quality for video and phone calls.
  • I also like how it connects to Outlook so you can view your calendar there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco UCS Manager

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • The Chat Room - sometimes it's hard to find. The room sometimes seems disconnected from the meeting you are in. I like that it archives them, but it can be hard to find things in an archived chat room.
  • Cameras / Microphones - I wish it was more flexible in the kinds of cameras you can use. I'd love it you could include multiple cameras or to include video overlays more easily.
  • Scheduling outside your organization - Yes, I know you can just email someone to add them, but it doesn't work with Outlook and sometimes, the meeting doesn't get added to their calendar.
Hans Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco UCS Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Microsoft Teams has really shown how it can assist in this current environment but even without so, it is valuable as a tool to connect with individuals and collaborate on conference schedules.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco UCS Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.1
Based on 28 answers
While the overall offer of Microsoft Teams is compelling, the whole organisation and UI has quite some confusing edges. There is a mixture of desktop apps, web apps and web apps displayed inside the desktop apps. Moreover, the CPU usage of some of the Microsoft Teams components are dreadful (e.g., OneDrive for Business is the highest CPU-consumer, even above 3D and video software). Somehow, the mixture of development approaches does not provide a really coherent view. As Microsoft Teams also incorporates the Planner, OneDrive, OneNote and Sharepoint toolsets, it doen't help that they all have different interfaces and that navigation between them is confusing. Files in OneDrive, versus Sharepoint online versus files inside a team files folder seem to be disjunct. Opening a Word file from the locally synced OneDrive does not present the same syncing experience as opening the same file via Microsoft Teams into the Desktop app. And occasional sync problems don't help either. That said, collaboratively editing MS Office files has improved a lot and is (almost) comparable to collaboratively editing Google documents. Almost.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco UCS Manager

Cisco UCS Manager 9.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.4
Based on 126 answers
I honestly have not used the support function for Teams much at all. The one issue I've had is when our organization implemented Duo two-factor authentication. When I tried to load Microsoft Teams, it would repeatedly send me Duo push notifications and never actually log me in. So I was forced to use the Teams web app instead of the desktop application. Our IT support team helped me with this issue but it required completely resetting my Teams account, and then the issue came back after a while. So I was not satisfied with the result. I don't know if the issue has more to do with Duo, or Teams, or our IT department's attempt at integrating the two through Active Directory, but either way it left a bad taste in my mouth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco UCS Manager

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has a survey or research feature, which is a significant source of data collection in the company. Also, Microsoft Teams integrates with different programs, and this brings efficiency and perfection in its role. Finally, there is the search and filtering feature from Microsoft Teams, which ensures no loss of data or time spent when looking for them.
Jessica Bwire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco UCS Manager

  • It has been a good investment for us. We saw a ROI quickly as we moved most of our VMware infrastructure to it.
  • The support offered by 3rd party partners is readily available when they are needed.
  • It has been quite reliable for us thus far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • A positive impact has been in having to save time for IT staff from not having to deploy other collaboration tools, since Teams is an all-in-one collaboration tool.
  • Another positive impact has been in the ability to set permissions for different user groups. This helps to keep things more secure overall.
  • One negative impact has been in the extra time it has taken to try and get users up to speed with using the platform. More formal training is required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco UCS Manager

General

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

Cisco UCS Manager Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Teams

General

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

Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.001
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.501
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco UCS Manager
9.1
Microsoft Teams
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
10.0

Usability

Cisco UCS Manager
Microsoft Teams
7.1

Support Rating

Cisco UCS Manager
9.0
Microsoft Teams
7.4

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