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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 management platform is great.""The security of the product is very good.""I have found the compression capability the most valuable feature.""The scalability of the solution met our needs."

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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 VxRail should be opened to allow other virtualization platforms to be used.""We had a few minor issues with compatibility on the latest version during the installation process.""A feature that needs to be added is the ability for full container storage.""There could be some more ports added in the future."

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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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"PowerEdge C is very expensive, but personally, I think it's worth the price.""The price of the solution is reasonable."

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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: The scalability of the solution met our needs.
Top Answer: There could be some more ports added in the future.
Ranking
2nd
out of 23 in Blade Servers
Views
3,255
Comparisons
2,309
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.4
9th
out of 23 in Blade Servers
Views
452
Comparisons
364
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
219
Rating
8.0
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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.

PowerEdge C help you to maximize hyperscale performance with up to 4 independent server nodes, flexible storage and shared infrastructure in a compact 2U chassis.

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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
NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
Manufacturing Company18%
University12%
Government12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider22%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
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Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 11 reviews while PowerEdge C is ranked 9th in Blade Servers with 4 reviews. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.4, while PowerEdge C 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 PowerEdge C writes "Easy to use with good security and good pricing". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Super Micro SuperBlade and Lenovo Flex System, whereas PowerEdge C is most compared with HPE Apollo and HPE Moonshot. See our Cisco UCS B-Series vs. PowerEdge C report.

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