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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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"It is very fast and easy to use."

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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 monitoring is an area that needs some improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The price is not very expensive."

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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: It is very fast and easy to use.
Top Answer: The price is not very expensive. When you compare with the other vendors, it's in the middle in terms of pricing.
Top Answer: We have only just used this solution for a small period of time, it is difficult to fully assess it. We need more time to learn and know all of its components. The monitoring is an area that needs… more »
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2nd
out of 23 in Blade Servers
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Rating
8.4
9th
out of 23 in Blade Servers
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516
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391
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1
Average Words per Review
310
Rating
9.0
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Also Known As
UCS B-Series, Unified Computing System B-Series
HP Integrity Superdome , HP Integrity, SGI Altix
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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.
HP Integrity solutions provide an unparalleled portfolio of resilient systems for mission-critical environments. When availability matters, the new HP Integrity NonStop X enables you to stay ahead of your competition by mitigating the risk of downtime and effortlessly meeting your business processing, OLTP, and database requirements all with an industry-standard x86 architecture.
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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
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
Manufacturing Company18%
University12%
Government12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company26%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm9%
Hospitality Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise54%
REVIEWERS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco, Dell EMC and others in Blade Servers. Updated: July 2021.
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Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 12 reviews while HPE Integrity is ranked 9th in Blade Servers with 1 review. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.4, while HPE Integrity is rated 9.0. 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 HPE Integrity writes "Priced well, scalable, stable, easy to use and install". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Lenovo Flex System and Super Micro SuperBlade, whereas HPE Integrity is most compared with Super Micro SuperBlade, HPE Superdome X and HPE Synergy.

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