Ricky SantosSystem Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
Michael KAPNANGCEO at DUKSCO SARL
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The stability and speed are always good. The processor is good and it's still working with our loads."
"The Lenovo Flex System is very stable."
"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."
"The user-interface needs improvement, because they have an application from which we have to manage the whole system and all the infrastructure. This application is not working at our premises, because of some problem with the hardware itself. So although we brought it with our systems, and we used it to manage all the systems: the storage, the switches, and everything, nevertheless we have to support every part alone and enter the interface in one-by-one."
"It does not have the same module flexibility that was present in IBM Blade. On the Blade System, I was able to choose between the Cisco module, or BMC module. Since the switch to Lenovo, I have not had the same choice of modules, only the BMC modules."
"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."
"We have the whole maintenance for the 3 years, starting the deployment. We also have the VMware license for 3 years and I think we have another license to buy. There are no additional costs besides licensing."
"The price is interesting. I am able to quote a client based on their needs and offer them either Lenovo or Dell."
Flex System is Lenovo’s proven, 2nd generation blade, that efficiently runs your infrastructure applications with up to 80% better density than standard rack server deployments.
Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 8 reviews while Lenovo Flex System is ranked 5th in Blade Servers with 2 reviews. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.2, while Lenovo Flex System is rated 8.6. 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 Lenovo Flex System writes "We can now create machines easily without waiting to provide more hardware". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Super Micro SuperBlade and HPE Superdome X, whereas Lenovo Flex System is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE Superdome X, HPE BladeSystem and Dell PowerEdge M. See our Cisco UCS B-Series vs. Lenovo Flex System report.
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