Cisco UCS Manager vs. Weka.IO

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco UCS Manager
Score 9.1 out of 10
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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
Weka.IO
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
WekaIO headquartered in San Jose offers their file system and storage management platform, for multiple storage workloads, supporting AI and computationally intensive workloads and applications.N/A
Pricing
Cisco UCS ManagerWeka.IO
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Cisco UCS ManagerWeka.IO
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Cisco UCS ManagerWeka.IO
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(20 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco UCS ManagerWeka.IO
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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WekaIO
Weka.IO is really well suited for anyone who needs high availability and high-performance computing capabilities with just the click of a button. It has really made us able to provision and replicate applications in the public cloud, and to not spin up a ton of costs from that cloud provider.
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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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WekaIO
  • File systems.
  • All flash.
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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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WekaIO
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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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WekaIO
We can't really complain about anything with Weka.IO. It works as it should, and we've never had any real issues. We feel they offer the best latency and workload options for the file types that we see the most often. The on-demand scaling is really helpful to our costs.
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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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WekaIO
We really like that their platform is based on hardware-independent storage, and all Flash. It's exceptionally fast and very easy to use. Almost anyone could use it, as it's very user-friendly, and they in a sense guide you through the process. It's very helpful and helps us manage costs very well.
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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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WekaIO
  • Positive .
  • It's worth the money.
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