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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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"The stability of the solution is very good. We haven't had any issues with it.""They are a very mature product."

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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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"The complexity of the solution is a bit high in comparison to VMware.""Because the solution needs to integrate with other products that surround it, there is a lot of configuration required, and this can be quite complex. It's not as easy as it is with, for example, VMware."

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"The cost of this solution is significant."

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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.
Top Answer: The typical use case is for web services. It is integrated with our database.
Top Answer: They are a very mature product.
Top Answer: Because the solution needs to integrate with other products that surround it, there is a lot of configuration required, and this can be quite complex. It's not as easy as it is with, for example… more »
Top Answer: I'd advise an organization considering implementing the solution to first, before selecting a product, finalize their business department. They should create a list of all of their requirements to… more »
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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.

Manage container, virtual, private, and public cloud infrastructures

Managing a complex, hybrid IT environment can require multiple management tools, redundant policy implementations, and extra staff to handle the operations. Red Hat® CloudForms simplifies IT, providing unified management and operations in a hybrid environment.

As your IT infrastructure progresses from traditional virtualization toward an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, CloudForms evolves, protecting your investments and providing consistent user experience and functionality.

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Entel, Data#3, Cegal, NESIC, LightEdgeCox Automotive, Penn State, FICO, G-ABLE, Seneca College, ITandTEL, The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS), MyRepublic, Macquarie, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, CBTS, Network Data Solutions (NDS)
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Comms Service Provider53%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company4%
Insurance Company4%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Large Enterprise71%
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Cisco UCS Director is ranked 6th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews while Red Hat CloudForms is ranked 10th in Cloud Management with 2 reviews. Cisco UCS Director is rated 7.6, while Red Hat CloudForms is rated 7.0. 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 Red Hat CloudForms writes "Good technical support, seamless integration with other open-source tools and very stable". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco Intersight, Cisco CloudCenter, vCloud Director and Turbonomic, whereas Red Hat CloudForms is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), IBM Cloud Automation Manager, CloudStack and VMware vRealize Operations (vROps). See our Cisco UCS Director vs. Red Hat CloudForms report.

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