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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS E-Series Servers vs. Dell PowerEdge M and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The most valuable features are that they are efficient and easy to setup.""The Cisco chassis is very easy to configure and any network engineer or expert can configure the solution and easily integrate it with the chassis.""They are really easy to maintain. I've added RAM to them. I've done a lot of other things with the virtualization."

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"I have compared Dell EMC to other solutions and have found it to be good. The SAN and LAN traffic, manageability, and upgradability are all good.""The solution integrated well.""The solution is made with high-quality hardware."

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Cons
"The processing capacity could be improved.""One thing that could be improved is the cost - it is very high for this Blade chassis as compared to other vendors. Especially in Asia. Asian customers mostly prefer a cost effective, cheaper solution.""The biggest pain point for us is the matrix for the firmware upgrades. It is a pain. You look at that thing, you might as well be reading Greek. It would be a whole lot better if they could clean up their documentation on it."

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"In terms of improvement, it should also offer a hyper-converged option.""The set up is complex""We have had some issues with the vendor's support that we have received. When you open up a support case with Dell they send a partner to assist you and in our experience, they are lacking knowledge about the solution. There are times when you need professional support from the vendor that knows the solution well."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's expensive, they are quite pricey."

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"If we would not have gone with the vendor we might have been charged unnecessarily for packages we did not need.""Dell PowerEdge M price is comparable to other solutions but cheaper than IBM. However, the IBM solution is a higher grade solution whereas Dell PowerEdge M is a medium-level solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: They are really easy to maintain. I've added RAM to them. I've done a lot of other things with the virtualization.
Top Answer: In terms of what needs improvement, I would say the biggest pain point for us is the matrix for the firmware upgrades. It is a pain. You look at that thing, you might as well be reading Greek. You… more »
Top Answer: It was a government organization and we only developed a data set. We have data centers. So where I designed cell phones for the customer, I used two Blade chassis 5108 for a primary data center and… more »
Top Answer: The solution integrated well.
Top Answer: There are many packages available, it was a benefit using a vendor to help us get a package we needed. If we would not have gone with the vendor we might have been charged unnecessarily for packages… more »
Top Answer: Their features and product overall are comparable to others on the market, nothing stands out. The company should have either been more clear with the packaging, or a little bit more forthcoming with… more »
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Overview

Cisco UCS E-Series Servers are next-generation, power-optimized, x86, Intel Xeon 64-bit blade servers designed to be deployed in Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) and the Cisco 4451-X ISR. These price-to-performance-optimized single-socket blade servers balance simplicity, performance, reliability, and power efficiency. They are well suited for applications and infrastructure services typically deployed in small offices and branch offices.

The Dell PowerEdge M-Series blade servers address the challenges of an evolving IT environment by delivering leading enterprise classfeatures and functionality. The M-Series delivers a unique array of options configured to meet the needs of your IT environment both now and in the future.

  • Multiple blade form-factor choices.
  • Long life cycle providing better life cycle management and improved TCO.
  • Modular I/O switches for future scalability.
  • Breakthrough fan technologies for reduction in power consumption.
  • Configuration management via chassis management controller.
  • Persistent MAC/WWN/iSCSI addresses in a switch-agnostic environment.
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Sample Customers
Navaho,  MiroNet AG, Columbia Sportswear
Newport City Homes, Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC), Georgian College, AgreeYa Solutions, IIHT Cloud Solutions, Arizona State University, AudienceScience, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Holy Cross School
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company26%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS E-Series Servers vs. Dell PowerEdge M and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Cisco UCS E-Series Servers is ranked 5th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews while Dell PowerEdge M is ranked 4th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews. Cisco UCS E-Series Servers is rated 8.0, while Dell PowerEdge M is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS E-Series Servers writes "Easy to configure and operate". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge M writes "Initial set up complicated, but after, easy to configure and use, many packages available". Cisco UCS E-Series Servers is most compared with , whereas Dell PowerEdge M is most compared with HPE Synergy, Super Micro SuperBlade, HPE Superdome X, Fujitsu Primergy BX900 Series and Cisco UCS B-Series. See our Cisco UCS E-Series Servers vs. Dell PowerEdge M report.

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