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Pros
"UCS director enables us to be more productive and more agile, and also more self-sufficient because we don't have to depend on anybody else.""A product that really aids in systems management without complexity.""This is a user-friendly solution that is very good and easy to use.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the fabric sharing.""I can manage multiple workloads whether it's on AWS, Azure, or on-premises. They can be managed by using the UCS Director."

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"You can use a single API to get things done, rather than multiple APIs on multiple modules."

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Cons
"Simplifying the user interface would go a long way to making it more usable.""The product could allow more programmatic opportunities through better development of the API.""I would like to see more integration with other solutions.""We cannot depend on this solution to manage all of the data center's infrastructure.""Normally, UCS Director is used primarily for orchestration, but when we look at a non-Cisco data infrastructure components, the UCS Director needs a bit more improvement in terms of integration with third-party systems and with existing older systems."

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"I would like to see support for native VLAN, and fault-tolerance."

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"The cost of this solution is significant."

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"There is no license, so the product is free unless you are buying professional technical support services."

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Top Answer: I can manage multiple workloads whether it's on AWS, Azure, or on-premises. They can be managed by using the UCS Director.
Top Answer: I would like to see more flexibility when it comes to managing other stacks, like VMware virtualization.
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9th
out of 70 in Cloud Management
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3,883
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Overview

Cisco UCS Director enables automated delivery of physical and virtual data center resources, empowering data centers to move at the speed of business.

Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.
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Entel, Data#3, Cegal, NESIC, LightEdgeGreenQloud, Exoscale, TomTom, ASG, PC Extreme, ISWest, Grid'5000
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider53%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company4%
Insurance Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company28%
Media Company9%
Retailer5%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise47%
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Cisco UCS Director is ranked 6th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews while CloudStack is ranked 9th in Cloud Management with 1 review. Cisco UCS Director is rated 7.6, while CloudStack is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Director writes "Brings agility to our organization, allowing for better manageability and faster deployment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CloudStack writes "User-friendly, scalable, and easy API use ". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco Intersight, Cisco CloudCenter, vCloud Director and VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), whereas CloudStack is most compared with OpenNebula, Red Hat CloudForms, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCloud Director and Cisco CloudCenter.

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