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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco UCS Manager

If you have a data center and use the Cisco UCS Blade platform with SAN storage, then UCS manager is the right tool for you. Managing one or a few host servers with UCS manager is pretty easy. You can see pretty quick what is going on with your servers. If you need to configure the fabric interconnects, you pretty much need to use UCS manager to do it. I find that it meets the needs for almost everything we do with the UCS C and B servers. If you have hyper flex servers from Cisco, then you would not want to use UCS manger. If you are not using Cisco servers you may not be able to use UCS manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Augment current IT staff. Repeated tasks that can be part of a runbook. Setting up and tearing down of network services and servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco UCS Manager

  • Service Templates: Provision new hardware using templates in the matter of minutes.
  • Firmware updates: Modifying the FW level on a template will kick off an FW upgrade on all attached equipment.
  • Consolidated Views: See all equipment in a single view.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • Excellent customer service - Their support teams respond quickly.
  • Simplified migration services, limiting downtime.
  • Fantastic communication - They keep you appraised to any situations that may arise, whether it's day-to-day business or a change in service.
Stephen Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco UCS Manager

  • UCSM is known for its bugs, especially during code upgrades.
  • Similar options can be set in a variety of places with varying effects.
Tom Erdman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • No real big issues with Rackspace itself. Some issues can occur with mail clients, but Rackspace support is helpful to sort them out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco UCS Manager

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Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Rackspace Cloud Hosting 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Due to their vast areas of expertise, they can be leveraged in different projects. They can also be used to augment the current architecture and provide redundancy as needed. We use their engineers to review architectures and get industry recommendations.
Anonymous | 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

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Rackspace Cloud Hosting 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Honestly, if it wasn't for the way in which ticket updates are shared, it would be a ten. They provide excellent support, from sales to technical to even migration services. I've always gotten my questions answered clearly, by someone who is human. If answers were displayed via email as well, rather than just a notice that I needed to login to see a message, it would be even better.
Stephen Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco UCS Manager

We were a IBM Blade Center shop. IBM was easier to manage. However, it was not as all inclusive. The IBM served us well, but when we started pricing out options Cisco came in a little less expensive on the current promotion they were running. The Cisco UCS has proven to be more stable and reliable, as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

LiquidWeb or Amazon both offer some products that could be considered similar. I will say though, after years of dealing with Rackspace, their service is what always has me coming back. Their support is typically so much better than other vendors that I hesitate to use other vendors. Pricing might be cheaper, but when you have an issue and need it resolved ASAP, then Rackspace has come through in the majority of cases for me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco UCS Manager

  • We were able to achieve a positive ROI on the system within 18 months. This might be unique to our situation. Priced against buying traditional servers and fabrics it would stack up favorably.
  • The ability to easily expand our infrastructure with blades is a strength. The profiles allow us to add a new server which is configured and deployed in a much shorter amount of time than traditional server infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • I have overpaid in the past for services I didn't need
  • The steepish learning curve might slow things down at first
  • I have learned a lot using Rackspace Cloud Monitoring!
Tyler Hildebrandt | 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

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Rackspace Cloud Hosting

General

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

Rackspace Cloud Hosting Editions & Modules

Edition
Minimum Service$500.001
  1. Per Month
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