Cisco UCS Series servers for the whole datacenter
March 12, 2021

Cisco UCS Series servers for the whole datacenter

Benjamin Bubbers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco UCS Series

We are using Cisco UCS Series servers in our OT. We operate four data centers and are using Cisco UCS Series servers in each of them. Some are part of our HyperFlex clusters and some are used standalone. We have an MS SQL AAG on two of the servers, others are used as Domain Controllers or backup repositories.
  • Managed via UCS manager.
  • Able to use profiles to standardize.
  • Different models available.
  • Parts availability after products eol.
  • We needed servers and we got them from Cisco and the price is best.
As we went to hyper-converged we decided to go for Cisco UCS Series and now we are only going with Cisco UCS Series to have all servers from one vendor. This way we do not have to have experience with many different techniques or partners.

Do you think Cisco UCS Series delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco UCS Series's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco UCS Series live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco UCS Series go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco UCS Series again?

Yes

I only know scenarios where they are well suited. We use them as every server by now and are very happy with the performance and the value.

Using Cisco UCS Series

5 - We are system engineers and adminstrators managing the UCS servers
  • HyperFlex nodes
  • Domain Controllers
  • Backup repositories
  • SQL cluster nodes
  • Every where we need a server
We are All satisfied with the value and Performance of the UCS servers

Cisco UCS Series Support

RMAs are a little more complicated than we were used to by another vendor. But the Support is great and very helpful though
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Yes we did cause we are using the servers in very high rated environment and have to ensure maximum reliability
Yes - It was Not solved by now but they have it on focus

Using Cisco UCS Series

You are able to do anything you can imagine with these severs
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Feel confident using
Unnecessarily complex
Requires technical support
Slow to learn
  • Using profiles to configure multiple servers
  • Managed via UCS manager
  • All KVMs in UCS manager
  • Sometimes the complexity of the profiles