We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The initial setup is straightforward and easy to do.""It is very stable and easy to use. It integrates easily with Cisco's cloud-based UC solutions. There are tools for management that make the management a bit easier, but we don't use them. We don't use what you would term as power users.""What I really like about the Cisco USC Server is its service profile.""The product doesn't take up too much space on the rack and I like that.""In terms of the features that I have found most valuable, that is basically the hardware, which is more dynamic.""Its hardware is really reliable. We also like Cisco for its support.""The hardware customization capabilities are great.""In most cases, computes compute, and there isn't much differentiation, but one point of differentiation is Intersight cloud management."

More Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers Pros →

"The most valuable features are remote management and iDRAC.""It is user friendly and easy to configure.""The active directory and file server are valuable features.""Virtualization and distributed power management are good and valuable features.""The initial setup is so easy.""The solution delivers what it promises. You look at the specs and it delivers them.""This solution has absolutely fulfilled our needs well.""The pricing of the solution is fair."

More Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers Pros →

Cons
"Technical support could be more responsive.""The only thing I would change is to provide more proactive support.""I would like to see a little more integration with VMware.""The price of the solution is problematic, not the solution itself. It could be less expensive.""The warranty and support periods should be extended.""On the contact center and video conferencing, I would definitely like to see more AI features. The AI features are key for us. You will find a lot of them in the cloud-based solution, but in the on-premises solution, they're hardly there. I would like to see the same AI features that are there in the cloud-based Cisco UC.""I think the pricing is high. Cisco has to look for bundling this solutions with other applications.""Its accessibility and manageability can be improved. Currently, we have to visit the office to manage it. It should be manageable outside our network. I would like it to be on the cloud."

More Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers Cons →

"I would like to see the pricing improved.""The scalability could improve. If you want more scalability and high availability, you will have to change to a solution similar to VxRail.""The solution could still use some more analytics.""System security can be improved. They can add more power and security for ESXi version 7.""As the disks and memory should be expandable, I would highlight scalability as an issue.""They need to improve the support, as they are not very responsive, and they don't get back to you right away.""The analytics reports could be more useful.""The solution needs to offer better service feedback, their response rate is slow when we have questions."

More Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cisco is expensive, but we didn't look at the cost of the product. We were looking at reliability and support."
  • "This product is slightly more expensive when compared to others."
  • "This product is quite expensive and it would be better if it were cheaper."
  • "This solution is a little expensive."
  • "The solution could be more cost-effective."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis, which is only $2,000 or $3,000."
  • More Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "Dell's solution was cheaper than HP's solution."
  • "It's not a very expensive solution."
  • "It is expensive. The price needs to be more competitive. Additional licenses are required to enable some of the features for scalability."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable. It's very comparable to similar solutions."
  • "The server is a one-time purchase, but the support is on a subscription basis."
  • "It's a one-time licensing fee for the device and we pay a quota per year for the support."
  • "The licensing comes with a warranty."
  • "Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers are very expensive."
  • More Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Rack Servers solutions are best for your needs.
    564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The price of the solution is problematic, not the solution itself. It could be less expensive.
    Top Answer: 
    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Dell EMC Poweredge or Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers were the better fit for us. We ultimately decided to go with Dell EMC Poweredge… more »
    Top Answer: 
    There are several differences between Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers and HPE ProLiant DL Servers. For starters, HPE Proliant has about 2.5x less reliability than Dell PowerEdge. Moreover, while HPE… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Our customers do not ask for any service for the Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers because they are very durable.
    Ranking
    5th
    out of 20 in Rack Servers
    Views
    3,884
    Comparisons
    3,161
    Reviews
    7
    Average Words per Review
    444
    Rating
    8.7
    2nd
    out of 20 in Rack Servers
    Views
    16,053
    Comparisons
    13,599
    Reviews
    19
    Average Words per Review
    450
    Rating
    8.7
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Unified Computing System C-Series, Cisco UCS C-Series
    PowerEdge R
    Learn More
    Overview

    UCS C-Series Rack Servers deliver unified computing in an industry-standard form factor to reduce TCO and increase agility. Each server addresses varying workload challenges through a balance of processing, memory, I/O, and internal storage resources.

    PowerEdge R is available in three models and with the following advantages: Entry level is simple, entry level server ideal for businesses just migrating to server usage, advanced is offering more cache and speed, these servers offer more options for processors, expansion and virtualization, Premium create a dynamic infrastructure with flexible workloads from a complete virtualization platform.

    Offer
    Learn more about Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
    Learn more about Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers
    Sample Customers
    Advanced Medical Transport, Aegean Motorway, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Artoni Transporti, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, City of Mississauga, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Kind en Gezin, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Nationwide, Quest, Talbots, University of St. Gallen
    NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise20%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is ranked 5th in Rack Servers with 9 reviews while Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is ranked 2nd in Rack Servers with 21 reviews. Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is rated 8.8, while Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers writes "Offers dynamic hardware and saves a lot of space, power, and management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers writes "Innovative designs to transform IT and maximize performance across the widest range of applications". Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, IBM Power Systems and HPE Synergy, whereas Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, IBM Power Systems, HPE Apollo and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers. See our Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers report.

    See our list of best Rack Servers vendors.

    We monitor all Rack Servers reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.