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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco UCS B-Series?



We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 20MSP

I have found that the pricing depends on some variables:  How large is the client that is interested in the UCS-B series platform?  Have they ever purchased Cisco in the last 3 years?  Is there any current compute competitor in the account?  Things like that can help determine the approximate discounting you may possibly receive off of the list pricing.  One other factor - it varies also in regards to the sales representative you are working with.   In all, there are too many variables to give an absolute answer on this one.

author avatarRony_Sklar
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@Juan Dominguez thanks for your input. It's good to know that there is flexibility in pricing based on factors like one's past relationship with the company. 

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Top 5Real User

The price of this solution is a little bit higher, but given that this system is Cisco, it feels more secure and dependable.

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Top 5Real User

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 procurement management that must be involved with requirements. Pricing will be based on your requirements so it is important to plan, engage, and negotiate directly with the Cisco Account Manager. I have an excellent relationship and experience with them. They are accommodating in all areas such as reaching out, checking and engaging in setup and configuration of equipment that has arrived, training, help in designing, consulting, pricing, and licensing.

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Top 5Real User

The price of this solution compared to others is fair.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Pricing with Cisco is very high. The price is very inefficient.

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Top 20Real User

The pricing for Cisco products is always high.

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Top 10Real User

You can typically get reasonable pricing on the solution. The hardware itself, however, isn't the biggest cost. The biggest cost is licensing, and that can be quite expensive.

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Top 5Real User

Cisco products are at the high end in terms of cost, but everything is included with the licensing fees. The only thing that we pay for separately is VMware.

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