Compare Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs. HPE ProLiant DL Servers

Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is ranked 4th in Rack Servers with 1 review while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 1st in Rack Servers with 9 reviews. Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is rated 10.0, while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers writes "Excellent server solution with incredible network throughput". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ProLiant DL Servers writes "Lower failure rate and great stability but could use a better hard drive base". Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE ProLiant DL Servers and HPE Synergy, whereas HPE ProLiant DL Servers is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, Lenovo Rack Servers and HPE Apollo.
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Pros
Excellent server solution with incredible network throughput.It has centralized our server management and allows us to treat servers like a pool of resources instead of discrete devices.

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There is a lot of extra storage. I am only using half of what I need.This solution is very scalable. When we bought the DL580, we bought it with full capacity. It is great for our business.​We use HPE Datacenter support, and it is good support. It is automatic support. When I have a problem, the question is written automatically.​We decided to switch because this solution provides more memory density.iLO, in particular, helps us manage the servers better, especially as a lot of them are remote from where the IT staff are. We have some locations where we just have not got IT presence at those locations, so iLO really helps with that.When we need to, we can get through to technical support and get the right person.​It is very stable. I can rate it as a 99.99% stable server from HPE.​ There is zero downtime, especially in the ProLiant 380 series.​The scalability is very high in 380, so instead of using the high-end servers, you can use multiple servers and segregate the applications between the servers. ​

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Cons
In the version we need to use, the manager is still reliant on a full Java install on a Windows OS. This is inconvenient and problematic if you have multiple management tools on different versions of Java or if you move to a machine without the appropriate Java environment.

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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.A better option would be same day support, not next business day.We'd like to see better processors, better Intel processors. That's the most important for us at this moment.It's scalable but we are switching to workstation for some software because the CPU speed isn't fast enough anymore.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
​Best to buy all the blades configured for the same purposes of load balancing and failover or load shifting.​

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​An investment in DL380 is worth it.​If you have to include the warranty, enhance the warranty support.​

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Also Known As
Unified Computing System C-Series, Cisco UCS C-SeriesHP ProLiant DL series, HP ProLiant DL
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Overview

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.

ProLiant Servers provide a complete infrastructure that support both your business objectives and your business growth.
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Sample Customers
Advanced Medical Transport, Aegean Motorway, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Artoni Transporti, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, City of Mississauga, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Kind en Gezin, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Nationwide, Quest, Talbots, University of St. GallenAmeriPride Services, iSource, Bolagsverket, BlueShore Financial, British Columbia Assessment Authority, National Stock Exchange, Cardlytics
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Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm11%
Software R&D Company9%
Retailer8%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company6%
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