Compare Cisco UCS B-Series vs. Lenovo Flex System

Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 2 reviews while Lenovo Flex System which is ranked 7th in Blade Servers with 1 review. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.6, while Lenovo Flex System 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 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 and Super Micro SuperBlade, whereas Lenovo Flex System is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE Superdome X and Cisco UCS B-Series.
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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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The stability and speed are always good. The processor is good and it's still working with our loads.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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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