Cisco UCS Manager Review

Unification of storage as well as networking and compute and defining them with software (SDDC) are valuable features.


What is most valuable?

Unification of storage as well as networking and compute and defining them with software (SDDC) are valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

The best product in the market for Cloud business -- CAPEX and OPEX -- will be reduced.

What needs improvement?

Complete integration of the network, and the Nexus layer management and configurations could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used it for over five years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Initial configuration of FlexPod due to the knowledge limitation.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We faced issue with Nexus vem licensing issue which makes our complete DC went isolated in connect

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability wise it was very nice, it would be good if the maximum limitation of chassis for the FlexPod is changed from 32 to 64 – which allows more scalability for the business

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's very good.

Technical Support:

It's very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution used.

How was the initial setup?

It was complex due to a limitation in our knowledge.

What about the implementation team?

Through a vendor who had good expertise.

What was our ROI?

It has a good ROI comparatively to all other products/solutions.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

IBM infrastructure with a Microsoft solution.

What other advice do I have?

I strongly recommend that you go with a Cisco UCS solution for a cloud business.

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