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2019-09-10T06:13:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Cisco UCS B-Series?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco UCS B-Series, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

We use both cloud and on-premises deployment models. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. I'd recommend the solution to other users and other organizations.

2021-10-11T12:48:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're a customer and an end-user. Our current version is an older version. Right now, we are considering replacing it with the newest one. I'd recommend the solution to other users and companies. We've been pretty happy with it overall. I would rate it at a nine out of ten.

2021-07-26T10:30:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're a Cisco partner. We are dealing with the latest version of the solution. I can't speak to the exact version number. I can recommend the solution wholeheartedly to other organizations. I would really recommend it due to the fact that it's a really stable technology. Also, it can produce a return on investment for organizations as well. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate the product at an eight. We've largely been quite pleased with its capabilities.

2021-06-03T09:41:15Z
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Top 5Real User

Overall, this is an excellent product.

2021-04-16T15:38:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Before you buy infrastructure like this, I would recommend some training. It'll help to get really good training in infrastructure management. For example, in my case, a quick overview when I started to manage the infrastructure definitely helped. It's very hard because at the beginning you are a little lost. The infrastructure is easy to manage, but it would be better if you take time before you install the infrastructure to learn more. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco UCS B-Series a nine.

2021-04-15T15:31:14Z
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Top 5Real User

I wanted to try out Cisco products because most of the big industries use them such as banks, IT, and telecommunications. Cisco itself produced the server and at the time I researched more about Cisco and then I want to try it. This is why I invested in a tool from Cisco. Additionally, I plan to implement level IP2, HyperFlex soon. I would recommend this solution for the financial sector and big industry enterprise companies that can invest with Cisco long-term. The scalability, high availability, and security all combined is a good offering. I rate Cisco UCS B-Series a nine out of ten.

2021-02-02T16:27:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-16T19:16:06Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering Cisco UCS is that if it's within your budget, I recommend it because they are popular in the market and it is easy to find experts. Overall, this is a good product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-06T19:02:10Z
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Top 10Real User

If there are other organizations considering the solution, I'd strongly advise that they get training on the management side. It's very important to do this in order to successfully implement and use the product. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate this solution at a seven. It's good, however, it could use a simpler management structure. Cheaper licensing would go a long way as well. The UCS isn't the expensive part. It's more the Microsoft and VMware and the cost of running that.

2020-10-19T09:33:38Z
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Top 20Real User

Advice that I might want to give to someone considering the product is that I would say they really have to know their own use case to determine whether UCS is applicable as a solution for what they need. The B-Series is really meant for data center deployment. I would not propose or suggest it for small or medium enterprises simply because the initial investment is quite high. You need to get a server interconnection if you get a chance. And if you are not looking to potentially deploy a large number of servers in the near future, then B-series is really not necessary — it is overkill. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate the product as a nine-out-of-ten. To make it 10, the user-friendliness needs to be improved. Right now the user experience really detracts from the technical abilities of the product. The users need to have too much technical know-how. Cisco should make administration much easier and more straight forward. Maybe there could be some automation and translation of all the operations so that the user does not have to be so technically adept to operate it.

2020-09-16T08:18:30Z
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Top 20Real User

I haven't had experience with others series, like the C-Series. I hope they are good but so far, after three, four years, this has been good and we haven't had any issues. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-09-13T07:02:28Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-09-10T07:35:40Z
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Top 5Real User

Right now we haven't encountered any issues on our system that could result in our KPI being impacted.

2019-09-10T06:13:00Z
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