Compare Cisco CloudCenter vs. Cisco UCS Director

Cisco CloudCenter is ranked 8th in Cloud Management with 1 review while Cisco UCS Director is ranked 12th in Cloud Management with 5 reviews. Cisco CloudCenter is rated 8.0, while Cisco UCS Director is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco CloudCenter writes "Provides a single pane of glass to enable us to provide infrastructure services to our clients". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco UCS Director writes "Brings agility to our organization, allowing for better manageability and faster deployment". Cisco CloudCenter is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco UCS Director and Red Hat CloudForms, whereas Cisco UCS Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco CloudCenter and vCloud Director.
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Upgrades are very simple as well because they've allowed us to get updates directly in the CloudCenter Suite manager. If you need to do an upgrade to your setup afterward, you just push a button and it rolls out the parts and retires the old ones. It's seamless and very simple compared to what we've done before.

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I can manage multiple workloads whether it's on AWS, Azure, or on-premises. They can be managed by using the UCS Director.The most valuable feature of this solution is the fabric sharing.This is a user-friendly solution that is very good and easy to use.A product that really aids in systems management without complexity.UCS director enables us to be more productive and more agile, and also more self-sufficient because we don't have to depend on anybody else.

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The improvement I would like to see is not one thing particular to CloudCenter. I'd say it's more of a message that the system is still using a lot of the different products and if they would all just fit better together, they all could be faster together.

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Normally, UCS Director is used primarily for orchestration, but when we look at a non-Cisco data infrastructure components, the UCS Director needs a bit more improvement in terms of integration with third-party systems and with existing older systems.We cannot depend on this solution to manage all of the data center's infrastructure.I would like to see more integration with other solutions.The product could allow more programmatic opportunities through better development of the API.Simplifying the user interface would go a long way to making it more usable.

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Also Known As
CliQr, CliQr CloudCenter

The Cisco CloudCenter solution is an application-centric hybrid cloud management platform that securely provisions infrastructure resources and deploys applications to data center, private cloud, and public cloud environments.

With Cisco CloudCenter breakthrough application-centric technology, users

  • Model: Quickly and easily build a cloud-independent application profile that defines the deployment and management requirements of an entire application stack.
  • Deploy: Use one click to deploy the application profile and related components and data to any data center or cloud environment.
  • Manage: Apply a wide range of application lifecycle actions to set policies to enable in-place scaling, support cross-environment bursting or high availability and disaster recovery, and stop the deployment.

Cisco UCS Director enables automated delivery of physical and virtual data center resources, empowering data centers to move at the speed of business.

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Sample Customers
NTT, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), CollabNet, Pratt & Miller, PZFlexEntel, Data#3, Cegal, NESIC, LightEdge
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider38%
Software R&D Company21%
Financial Services Firm6%
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