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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS B-Series vs. PowerEdge C and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The GUI makes is simple to use and deploy.""The most valuable feature is the service profile.""The most valuable features are monitoring and processing, which can handle a lot of throughput and are more powerful than the HPE series.""The feature that I found the most value is the abstract and stateless capacities.""The ratio in terms of the number of units and the number of servers that we can get each chassis is quite good.""The initial setup is simple, and not very complex.""I like that it's very manageable very easy to use and configure. I am not an expert, but the graphic user interface is quite simple very easy to use. It's a complete solution.""The solution is stable."

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"I have found the compression capability the most valuable feature.""Technical support has been helpful.""The scalability of the solution met our needs.""The management platform is great.""The security of the product is very good."

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Cons
"The monitoring features and integration with other products can be improved.""For future improvements, it would be a benefit if the solution could integrate better with products such as Oracle.""We have to have Java to manage the infrastructure. It would be great if we can manage the infrastructure through a web browser.""The price of this product is too high. They should work to make it more affordable.""Cisco could improve the user-friendliness for less experienced users.""The configuration is a little bit complicated and could be made simpler.""Integration with storage could be improved.""The management interface needs a lot of improvement. As it is right now, it's a pain to use. It's not user-friendly."

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"The VxRail should be opened to allow other virtualization platforms to be used.""We had a few minor issues with compatibility on the latest version during the installation process.""The reliability needs improvement.""There could be some more ports added in the future.""A feature that needs to be added is the ability for full container storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cisco products are at the high end in terms of cost, but everything is included with the licensing fees."
  • "The pricing for Cisco is less than for the HP Proliant series."
  • "The pricing for Cisco products is always high."
  • "Pricing with Cisco is very high."
  • "The price of this solution compared to others is fair."
  • "Pricing will be based on your requirements so it is important to plan, engage, and negotiate directly with the Cisco Account Manager."
  • "UCS is expensive, and we will be migrating to the cheaper HP servers."
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  • "PowerEdge C is very expensive, but personally, I think it's worth the price."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    I like that it's very manageable very easy to use and configure. I am not an expert, but the graphic user interface is quite simple very easy to use. It's a complete solution.
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    I was not involved with the specific pricing agreement, so I don't know. However, I am familiar with some of the aspects. Generally, the cheaper, the better. I believe that this is part of the… more »
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    We have to have Java to manage the infrastructure. It would be great if we can manage the infrastructure through a web browser. We have Dell EMC, and I would like to connect my product directly to the… more »
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    The scalability of the solution met our needs.
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    There could be some more ports added in the future.
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    I rate MS - PowerEdge C a seven out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    UCS B-Series, Unified Computing System B-Series
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    Overview
    Based on Intel Xeon processor E7 and E5 product families, Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers work with virtualized and non-virtualized applications to increase: Performance, Energy efficiency, Flexibility and Administrator productivity.

    PowerEdge C help you to maximize hyperscale performance with up to 4 independent server nodes, flexible storage and shared infrastructure in a compact 2U chassis.

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    Sample Customers
    Aegean Motorway, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Anonymous Banking Group, Artoni Transporti, Bellevue, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Hertz, Houston Methodist, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co.KG, Outscale, Sony Corporation, Talbots
    NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    University11%
    Government11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Government4%
    Wholesaler/Distributor4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business71%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise14%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS B-Series vs. PowerEdge C and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 13 reviews while PowerEdge C is ranked 7th in Blade Servers with 5 reviews. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.6, while PowerEdge C is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS B-Series writes "Does what it is supposed to in the way the company represents with little room for improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PowerEdge C writes "Compact with an easy initial setup and good preformance". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Super Micro SuperBlade and Lenovo Flex System, whereas PowerEdge C is most compared with HPE Apollo and HPE Moonshot. See our Cisco UCS B-Series vs. PowerEdge C report.

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