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


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

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

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Top 5Real User

Our next move will be going away from them. We're probably going to move to a PowerEdge Dell or HP solution. We've already looked into that a little bit. So I don't have a lot of great things to say necessarily. With the blade servers, as long as they run, I think that's the most important thing. And software and everything seems to be pretty stable with those. They're pretty hands-off. It's just a little more complex when you have to upgrade the firmware. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Cisco UCS E-Series Servers a seven. I think the biggest thing is they have good longevity.

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Top 20Real User

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. If you have another chassis, like HP, and you configure storage with HP media or FC carrier, you will need to have additional costs for switches. But Cisco chassis products are good. You can easily just add storage with an upgrade and there is no need to purchase any switches. You can get it. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Cisco UCS E-Series Servers a 10 out of 10. There is one thing more I can add. The traffic flows of the Cisco chassis switches are very easy and very straight forward. There is no error in the traffic. You can easily work on it. Now, having three or four years working on this chassis, I feel it is much easier to use this chassis compared with the other ones.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Our company is unique. We train our people so that we have the technical capability within the organization. We are managing agents for the 69 factories, which is why it is very important to have internal support capacity. I am more of a customer but I can handle most of the support issues internally. Anything beyond me goes to the partner. All of our networking products from routers to servers are from Cisco. We use the Cisco server product but for storage, we have NetApp and just ordered HP, but, it has not arrived yet. Apart from PCs and notebooks, this is the first time that we are trying HP. The Cisco service line entered this market much later than the other companies, such as HP and Dell. They have been in the region for as long as I can remember. When I left college, we had knowledge of Cisco because of the networking components and security. What I can advise other prospective customers is that they should not worry about Cisco's support, stability, and performance. They are quite stable and you will never spend a sleepless night because of the Cisco service product. The capacity is adequate for the moment. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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