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Ricky Santos
Real User
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are profiling, ease of administration, and monitoring. Profiling provides easier deployment and configuration, especially if… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides high availability with flexibility and a single point of administration using the Flexpod solutions. With all of the hardware on a single dashboard, it is easy… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the availability increased during upgrades and patching. There are patches that cannot be implemented without any downtime or reboot required. If the… more»

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

The price of this solution is a little bit higher, but given that this system is Cisco, it feels more secure and dependable.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to this solution, we used an HP Blade C3000 System. Based on the reviews and corporate standard we went to Cisco Flexpod solutions.

What other advice do I have?

Right now we haven't encountered any issues on our system that could result in our KPI being impacted.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing this solution.
Romano Maria Ruberti
Consultant
Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 01 2018

What is most valuable?

The way the hardware is separated from the software definition of the components.

How has it helped my organization?

The versatility of the solution is the most helpful to us.

What needs improvement?

Better UI. Cisco makes a great product but doesn't know how to make a UI.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had a bad experience with IBM servers, which is why we decided to change solutions. Also, as a bank, the switch was a money-driven process. They offered us a very good deal to test the new solution and it became widely spread throughout… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to a colleague looking at this or a similar solution would be to test it. When we started, Cisco UCS was the first solution on the market and the only one that provided certain capabilities hardware-wise. It was the one with the… more»
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Neeraj Mehra
Real User
Manager of Solutions and Support at Esconet Technologies Pvt Ltd
Apr 07 2019

What is most valuable?

* Manageability * Performance I can connect Cisco UCS B-Series to multiple chassis and rack servers using a unified platform, then manage them on a single console.

How has it helped my organization?

The overall consolidation of hardware is helping us.

What other advice do I have?

Our customers are very happy people.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We still have multiple vendors that we work with. It depends on the customer requirements whom we select to work with. We work with this solution because we find that the technology is superior to others. We have also evaluated Dell EMC blade and rack servers, along with Cisco rack servers.

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Cisco UCS B-Series Questions

What is Cisco UCS B-Series?

Based on Intel Xeon processor E7 and E5 product families, Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers work with virtualized and non-virtualized applications to increase: Performance, Energy efficiency, Flexibility and Administrator productivity.
Also known as
UCS B-Series, Unified Computing System B-Series
Cisco UCS B-Series customers
Aegean Motorway, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Anonymous Banking Group, Artoni Transporti, Bellevue, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Hertz, Houston Methodist, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co.KG, Outscale, Sony Corporation, Talbots
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