Cisco UCS B-Series Competitors and Alternatives

The top Cisco UCS B-Series competitors are
  • HPE Synergy
  • Super Micro SuperBlade
  • HPE BladeSystem
Read reviews of Cisco UCS B-Series competitors and alternatives
HPE BladeSystem Logo
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
SrUNIXAdmin578
Real User
Senior UNIX Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Easy to add new blades * No additional cabling required for network or FC * Nice single point of management * Easy... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has given us a much reduced server footprint with a subsequent reduction in cabling and a lower carbon footprint.

What needs improvement?

* Ability to zoom in on the blade system graphic * Easy way of reporting all the blades at once

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

Ensure that you use virtual connect modules. It is well worth the extra cost over traditional switches.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously had rack-mounted HP-UX servers. Our hardware refresh dictated that we move to blade systems in order to... more»

What other advice do I have?

Always go for virtual connect modules from the outset.
HPE Synergy Logo
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
SystemsP43f9
Real User
Systems Programmer II at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Improved storage, scalability, and ease-of-use. It is a lot packed into a small chassis/frame.

How has it helped my organization?

* It has reduced a lot of our infrastructure down to a few systems. This is opposed to larger, two and four use systems. It's knocked us down to... more»

What needs improvement?

Firmware. I'd get the firmware to be a little more secure and a little more streamlined.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn’t use a previous solution. We are an HPE shop. We knew that we needed to invest in this solution because it was cool. The scalability is... more»

What other advice do I have?

Take the time to go through it. Put your hands on it, at somebody else's lab if you can. See if you can get a demo unit. Plug it in and try it.

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