Its the same Cisco hardware you've come to love
September 12, 2020

Its the same Cisco hardware you've come to love

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco UCS Series

Cisco UCS is being used throughout our organization as our default server architecture. Cisco is used for the majority of our network backbone so when we were upgrading from HP and Dell servers we decided to test out Cisco. It solves our problem of having full sized servers as we've moved all to blades and chassis.
  • Well designed hardware
  • Expansion abilities are huge
  • Connects well with other cisco products
  • Software interface is confusing and has many bugs
  • Price is high for premium name
  • Back plane limitations
  • Cost will take a long time to see a return on
  • Time saved managing multiple server types
  • Space/rack savings with compact chassis/blades
Cisco support is generally very good. Licensing issues will creep up at times when contact support but if you keep good documentation or plan to use smart licensing you can avoid those problems. Cisco responds quickly in an outage and has fast hardware turn around time when you need a part.
While Cisco's hardware is solid and long running, their software is usually the weak point. I will say that they are getting better with each release but if I had to find a problem with usability that would be it. Overall usability is good when you can work around software issues.

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Cisco is king for a reason. You pay a high price but you get a great product. Besides some software glitches (which are getting better with each software update) you really have a solid product that you can rely on. Cisco as a whole is known for rock solid hardware that rarely goes down.