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"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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"This solution is working for both VTL and tape.""We are satisfied with the technical support, we have no issues.""The most valuable feature is the backup capability."

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"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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"This solution is no longer managing tapes correctly.""SMB storage and HPC is not compatible and it should be supported by IBM Spectrum Computing.""We have not been able to use deduplication."

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"The cost of this solution is significant."

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"This solution is expensive."

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

IBM Spectrum Computing uses intelligent workload and policy-driven resource management to optimize resources across the data center, on premises and in the cloud. Now up to 150X faster and scalable to over 160,000 cores, IBM provides you with the latest advances in software-defined infrastructure to help you unleash the power of your distributed mission-critical high performance computing (HPC), analytics and big data applications as well as a new generation open source frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS Director vs. IBM Spectrum Computing and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,962 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco UCS Director is ranked 6th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews while IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 23rd in Cloud Management with 3 reviews. Cisco UCS Director is rated 7.6, while IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 7.4. 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 IBM Spectrum Computing writes "Provides stable backup for our databases and has good technical support ". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with Cisco Intersight, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco CloudCenter, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and vCloud Director, whereas IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop and HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric. See our Cisco UCS Director vs. IBM Spectrum Computing report.

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