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"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."

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"There is a lot of extra storage. I am only using half of what I need.""The product is scalable and stable.""The feature that I find the most valuable is that all alerts are integrated with HPE InfoSight. Any problem related to an HPE server can be solved remotely at L1, L2 level.""The most valuable feature is stability.""This product is feature-rich and is easy to install.""Very practical and easy to maintain.""The robustness of the design of the server is the most valuable. HP servers are easy to use and user-friendly. The server is not complicated, and it is easy to use ILO systems.""The pricing of the product is fair and not too expensive."

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"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."

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"If they could put a SAN storage or resend it in the same product, it would be very helpful and more powerful.""Not all of the hardware is completely up-to-date.""They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port.""The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.""Sometimes, there are connectivity issues and the server is not able to connect to our SAN.""Configurations could be simplified.""In DL 500 systems, the flow of air is not good enough, and some components get overheated. IBM systems have better airflow and scalability. We have a data center that has limited physical space. Therefore, we need to maximize the processing or compute systems that we use. In HP servers, such as DL 500, there are only four processors, whereas IBM servers, such as SR 916, have eight processors. We don't get any support from HP because of our geographical location. We solve all problems ourselves by doing research on the internet. It would be good to get HP support.""The technical support is pretty good, however, they could be a bit faster and more responsive."

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"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."

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"This is an expensive product and there is licensing required for iLO, which is the HPE monitoring system.""We have ILO licenses. We use this feature.""It is just too expensive.""This product is within our budget.""The price is a little too high; it could be reduced.""The price of the product is a little high.""Proliant DL Servers have a reasonable cost. They are not as expensive as the Cisco servers. Everything is included when you purchase a server. You just have to install and configure it.""It is not expensive. Its price is similar to other solutions."

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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.

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Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is ranked 5th in Rack Servers with 4 reviews while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 2nd in Rack Servers with 15 reviews. Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is rated 8.6, while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is rated 8.8. 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 HPE ProLiant DL Servers writes "Strong, easy to manage and monitor, and have very few failures". Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Synergy and IBM Power Systems, whereas HPE ProLiant DL Servers is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack 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. HPE ProLiant DL Servers report.

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