UCS - Automated and dependable. What more do you need?
March 07, 2019

UCS - Automated and dependable. What more do you need?

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco UCS Series

UCS C-Series is being used by our organization as a multi-tenanted cloud platform. It allows us to deliver cloud solutions to our various customers at scale and with the dependability that comes with all Cisco solutions. The advanced management capabilities allow us to build and maintain a reference design with minimal effort.

Pros

  • Dependability - the UCS C-Series servers have never failed or faltered since installation.
  • Ease of maintenance due to packaged updates.
  • Ability to manage the environment with standards, allowing reference architectures to be deployed.

Cons

  • Integration between Prime and UCS C-Series has caused several problems.
  • Ease of management definitely lowers the overall cost of ownership and helps to justify the relatively high initial outlay.
Not specifically for the BX series, but there wasn't a general category! The Fujitsu and Cisco solutions are very comparable, highly dependable solutions that never seem to fail. Fujitsu probably had the edge on cost, but Cisco definitely has the edge on integration and ease of coherent management.
Cisco offers some advanced purchasing and leasing options for UCS which can give service providers flexibility in their management of costs for a cloud environment. This really helps with on-demand systems.

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