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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

Ideal for datacenters that requires to transmit real time transfer, easily scalable and supports extreme virtualization but it depends what kind of serve node is required it works optimal for all solutions, with inbuilt network, power supply and cooling management it saves numerous resources like human intervention and power consumption.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HP StoreFabric CNAs

Do you need to combine the functionality of a NIC (Ethernet/iSCSI) and Fibre Channel HBA onto a single adapter and reducing the number of adapters and cables and space used as well as a [reduction] in operational, power and cooling costs while preserving your existing Ethernet and Fibre Channel infrastructure? Then look into HP SF CNA's, they are a great fit in most data centers. HP StoreFabric CNA's have undergone HPE interoperability testing for connecting HPE ProLiant servers into storage and networking environments.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

  • Ports 10/40 / 100Gbps or FCoE.
  • Support up to 256 Virtual Express devices.
  • Highly scalable and easy to control.
  • Centralized and unified management.
  • Virtualization of VIC adapters
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

HP StoreFabric CNAs

  • By using the HP SF CNA's we the Ethernet, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel connections are consolidated onto a single converged network adapter
  • HP SF CNA's offer a wide range of connectivity on a single dependable interface adapter
  • As with most HPE products, dependability, performance and utility are the docus
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

  • somewhat pricey
  • not as intuitive as some UCS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HP StoreFabric CNAs

  • The price is pretty high when compared to other CNA's, but we choose dependability and performance over cost
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

When using UCS B-Series, there is no real other choice. For implementations leveraging UCS C-Series, we evaluated based on what connectivity is available, the power of the VIC's really comes when connecting to a UCS Fabric Interconnect, though they can be used standalone. When using standalone, unless implementing to increase the number of physical ports, there are more cost effective options such as the Intel X540.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HP StoreFabric CNAs

When optimizing ethernet and fiber topos, performance is always key. HP SF CNA's outperform every other hardware platform we tested. Add in the dependability of the HP SF CNA's specifically and HPE generally then you can see why we chose HP StoreFabric CNA's.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

  • Kind Of Pricy But Features Somehow Outscores It
  • Easily Manageable
  • Reduced Man Hour And Human Intervention
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HP StoreFabric CNAs

  • With the reduction of the number of adapters and cables and maintaining the existing Fibre and Ethernet topology thus reducing acquisition, installation and operational costs
  • Performance is high, Dependability is high = ROI is high
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

General

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

HP StoreFabric CNAs

General

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

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