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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."
"SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale."
"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."
"There is a little bit of pain when it comes to libraries and what is needed to run the product."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost of this solution is significant."
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Questions from the Community
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: SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale.
Top Answer: SaltStack is still growing, and so there are still those growing pains. Sometimes in order to get the functionality you want, you need to update to the latest and greatest of the software. For… more »
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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.
SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.
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Cisco UCS Director is ranked 6th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews while SaltStack is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 1 review. Cisco UCS Director is rated 7.6, while SaltStack is rated 10.0. 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 SaltStack writes "Easily identify and manage compliance and vulnerability issues in a single, centralized view". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco Intersight, Cisco CloudCenter, vCloud Director and Red Hat CloudForms, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, SCCM and BigFix.
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