Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers Review

Excellent server solution with incredible network throughput


What is our primary use case?

Excellent server solution with incredible network throughput. 

How has it helped my organization?

It has centralized our server management and allows us to treat servers like a pool of resources instead of discrete devices.

What is most valuable?

Boot from SAN allows us to standardize all of our servers to boot up drives to the storage area network.

What needs improvement?

Not sure about the newest UCS Manager.

In the version we need to use, the manager is still reliant on a full Java install on a Windows OS. This is inconvenient and problematic if you have multiple management tools on different versions of Java or if you move to a machine without the appropriate Java environment.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Best to buy all the blades configured for the same purposes of load balancing and failover or load shifting.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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