Compare Cisco UCS B-Series vs. Dell PowerEdge M

Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 2 reviews while Dell PowerEdge M which is ranked 5th in Blade Servers with 1 review. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.6, while Dell PowerEdge M is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS B-Series writes "The separation of the hardware from the components' software definition is key for us". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge M writes "It reduces complexity and is easy to manage by an administrator ". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE BladeSystem and Super Micro SuperBlade, whereas Dell PowerEdge M is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE Superdome X and Super Micro SuperBlade.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE BladeSystem and other solutions. Updated: July 2019.
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Pros
I can connect Cisco UCS B-Series to multiple chassis and rack servers using a unified platform, then manage them on a single console.I like that the hardware is separated from the software definition of the components.

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It is easy to manage by an administrator and we can spend valuable time on other IT issues.

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Cons
The configuration is a bit complex, as it requires very high technical expertise to apply it.It needs a better UI. Cisco makes a great product, but doesn't know how to make a UI.

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More interconnections with third party equipment and limited I/O selection.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The type of service level purchase will determine the level of support response that you receive from Cisco.

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It was budget friendly.

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3rd
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8.5
5th
out of 25 in Blade Servers
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197
Avg. Rating
8.0
Top Comparisons
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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.

The Dell PowerEdge M-Series blade servers address the challenges of an evolving IT environment by delivering leading enterprise classfeatures and functionality. The M-Series delivers a unique array of options configured to meet the needs of your IT environment both now and in the future.

  • Multiple blade form-factor choices.
  • Long life cycle providing better life cycle management and improved TCO.
  • Modular I/O switches for future scalability.
  • Breakthrough fan technologies for reduction in power consumption.
  • Configuration management via chassis management controller.
  • Persistent MAC/WWN/iSCSI addresses in a switch-agnostic environment.
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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, TalbotsNewport City Homes, Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC), Georgian College, AgreeYa Solutions, IIHT Cloud Solutions, Arizona State University, AudienceScience, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Holy Cross School
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