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Pros
"The Dashboard is quite impressive and is, so far, the best based on my experience.""The most valuable feature is the service profile.""Great security and functionality.""The ratio in terms of the number of units and the number of servers that we can get each chassis is quite good.""The stability provided by the product is its most valuable feature for our organization.""The initial setup is simple, and not very complex.""The GUI makes is simple to use and deploy.""Some of the features I like from this solution are it has a fast configuration, it is not complex, and has high availability."

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"The most valuable features are that they are efficient and easy to setup.""The Cisco chassis is very easy to configure and any network engineer or expert can configure the solution and easily integrate it with the chassis.""They are really easy to maintain. I've added RAM to them. I've done a lot of other things with the virtualization."

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Cons
"There are patches that cannot be implemented without any downtime or reboot required.""The configuration is a little bit complicated and could be made simpler.""Integration with storage could be improved.""Cisco could improve the user-friendliness for less experienced users.""The management interface needs a lot of improvement. As it is right now, it's a pain to use. It's not user-friendly.""The monitoring features and integration with other products can be improved.""The pricing could be less.""For future improvements, it would be a benefit if the solution could integrate better with products such as Oracle."

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"The processing capacity could be improved.""One thing that could be improved is the cost - it is very high for this Blade chassis as compared to other vendors. Especially in Asia. Asian customers mostly prefer a cost effective, cheaper solution.""The biggest pain point for us is the matrix for the firmware upgrades. It is a pain. You look at that thing, you might as well be reading Greek. It would be a whole lot better if they could clean up their documentation on it."

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"The price of this solution is a little bit higher, but given that this system is Cisco, it feels more secure and dependable.""Cisco products are at the high end in terms of cost, but everything is included with the licensing fees.""The pricing for Cisco is less than for the HP Proliant series.""The pricing for Cisco products is always high.""Pricing with Cisco is very high.""The price of this solution compared to others is fair.""Pricing will be based on your requirements so it is important to plan, engage, and negotiate directly with the Cisco Account Manager."

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"It's expensive, they are quite pricey."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I like that it's very manageable very easy to use and configure. I am not an expert, but the graphic user interface is quite simple very easy to use. It's a complete solution.
Top Answer: I was not involved with the specific pricing agreement, so I don't know. However, I am familiar with some of the aspects. Generally, the cheaper, the better. I believe that this is part of the… more »
Top Answer: We have to have Java to manage the infrastructure. It would be great if we can manage the infrastructure through a web browser. We have Dell EMC, and I would like to connect my product directly to the… more »
Top Answer: They are really easy to maintain. I've added RAM to them. I've done a lot of other things with the virtualization.
Top Answer: It's expensive, they are quite pricey. For the to penetrate the African market, price require a review.
Top Answer: In terms of what needs improvement, I would say the biggest pain point for us is the matrix for the firmware upgrades. It is a pain. You look at that thing, you might as well be reading Greek. You… more »
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Also Known As
UCS B-Series, Unified Computing System B-Series
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Overview
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.

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers are next-generation, power-optimized, x86, Intel Xeon 64-bit blade servers designed to be deployed in Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) and the Cisco 4451-X ISR. These price-to-performance-optimized single-socket blade servers balance simplicity, performance, reliability, and power efficiency. They are well suited for applications and infrastructure services typically deployed in small offices and branch offices.

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Sample 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
Navaho,  MiroNet AG, Columbia Sportswear
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Financial Services Firm29%
Manufacturing Company18%
University12%
Government12%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS B-Series vs. Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 11 reviews while Cisco UCS E-Series Servers is ranked 5th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.4, while Cisco UCS E-Series Servers is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS B-Series writes "Does what it is supposed to in the way the company represents with little room for improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco UCS E-Series Servers writes "Easy to configure and operate". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Super Micro SuperBlade and Lenovo Flex System, whereas Cisco UCS E-Series Servers is most compared with . See our Cisco UCS B-Series vs. Cisco UCS E-Series Servers report.

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