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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 most valuable feature is Optima, which is something that we use quite extensively."

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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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"Technical support is an area that can be improved."

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"The cost of this solution is significant."

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"The price is higher than an open-source product, or CloudForms, or IBM Cloud Pak, but it is still not very high."

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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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Overview

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

With the RightScale Multi-Cloud Platform, you can mix and match public clouds, private clouds, and virtualized environments to meet your cloud portfolio strategy. In addition to clouds, you can support a portfolio of hypervisors — KVM, Xen, and vSphere — as well as operating systems — CentOS, RHEL, SUSE, Ubuntu, and Windows. A portfolio approach gives your enterprise the ability to future-proof your cloud strategy, optimize cost and performance, access a global footprint with best-of-breed capabilities, and gain financial flexibility and negotiating leverage.

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Comms Service Provider52%
Computer Software Company17%
Media Company4%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company9%
Government8%
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Large Enterprise71%
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Cisco UCS Director is ranked 6th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews while RightScale Cloud Management Platform is ranked 24th in Cloud Management with 1 review. Cisco UCS Director is rated 7.6, while RightScale Cloud Management Platform 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 RightScale Cloud Management Platform writes "Straightforward to set up and reasonably-priced, but the integration with other tools is limited". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with Cisco Intersight, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco CloudCenter, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and vCloud Director, whereas RightScale Cloud Management Platform is most compared with ServiceNow, Scalr, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), CloudHealth and Abiquo.

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