DurgaPrasad MalyalaDirector at Datasoft Comnet
Md. Lyas Uddin BhuiyanSenior Manager at Express Systems Limited (ESL)
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Its hardware is really reliable. We also like Cisco for its support."
"In terms of the features that I have found most valuable, that is basically the hardware, which is more dynamic."
"The initial setup is straightforward and easy to do."
"It is very stable and easy to use. It integrates easily with Cisco's cloud-based UC solutions. There are tools for management that make the management a bit easier, but we don't use them. We don't use what you would term as power users."
"What I really like about the Cisco USC Server is its service profile."
"It is quite stable. We didn't have a single downtime of failure. Nor have we ever experienced any downtime in electrical components or the hardware. In this way, the server is reliable."
"The most valuable features are remote management and iDRAC."
"The pricing of the solution is fair."
"Virtualization and distributed power management are good and valuable features."
"This solution has absolutely fulfilled our needs well."
"The reconstructive compatibility with VMware ESXi is the most valuable."
"The solution delivers what it promises. You look at the specs and it delivers them."
"The initial setup is very good, not complex at all."
"Its accessibility and manageability can be improved. Currently, we have to visit the office to manage it. It should be manageable outside our network. I would like it to be on the cloud."
"I think the pricing is high. Cisco has to look for bundling this solutions with other applications."
"The warranty and support periods should be extended."
"On the contact center and video conferencing, I would definitely like to see more AI features. The AI features are key for us. You will find a lot of them in the cloud-based solution, but in the on-premises solution, they're hardly there. I would like to see the same AI features that are there in the cloud-based Cisco UC."
"I would like to see better IOPS, i.e. the disc speed. That is the main limitation for scaling up the number of users."
"The design, in terms of power efficiency, can be improved."
"It would be nice if the rack servers had an HCI solution as an option."
"It would be easier if the remote connection to the server could be done through the USB port. From the server, we should be able to connect to a laptop or a management workstation through a USB port."
"There are certain aspects, features, and functionality on the motherboard that need improvement."
"The only thing that could be improved is documentation. During the installation, it would be good to have some information about how is it going."
"Until they get new technology and density, it would be nice to see four nodes in a one-year package instead of a three-year package."
"I would like to see a virtual view of the solution after creating and configuring it."
"Cisco is expensive, but we didn't look at the cost of the product. We were looking at reliability and support."
"This product is slightly more expensive when compared to others."
"This product is quite expensive and it would be better if it were cheaper."
"Dell's solution was cheaper than HP's solution."
"It's not a very expensive solution."
"It is expensive. The price needs to be more competitive. Additional licenses are required to enable some of the features for scalability."
"The price of this solution is reasonable. It's very comparable to similar solutions."
"The server is a one-time purchase, but the support is on a subscription basis."
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UCS C-Series Rack Servers deliver unified computing in an industry-standard form factor to reduce TCO and increase agility. Each server addresses varying workload challenges through a balance of processing, memory, I/O, and internal storage resources.
PowerEdge R is available in three models and with the following advantages: Entry level is simple, entry level server ideal for businesses just migrating to server usage, advanced is offering more cache and speed, these servers offer more options for processors, expansion and virtualization, Premium create a dynamic infrastructure with flexible workloads from a complete virtualization platform.
Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is ranked 5th in Rack Servers with 5 reviews while Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is ranked 1st in Rack Servers with 14 reviews. Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is rated 8.6, while Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers writes "Offers dynamic hardware and saves a lot of space, power, and management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers writes "Innovative designs to transform IT and maximize performance across the widest range of applications". Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, HPE Apollo, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Synergy and IBM Power Systems, whereas Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, IBM Power Systems and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers. See our Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers report.
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