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IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Reliable hardware and good support
Pros and Cons
  • "Its hardware is really reliable. We also like Cisco for its support."
  • "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."

What is most valuable?

Its hardware is really reliable. We also like Cisco for its support.

What needs improvement?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for almost three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.
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What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have around 200 users.

How are customer service and support?

Their technical support is good. Their response time is also good. I don't have any problem with their support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using HP ProLiant. After migrating to the Cisco network, we are using Cisco products. For our server also, we preferred Cisco.

What about the implementation team?

The vendor installed the product. The vendor and our system administrator worked together. It took us three days to deploy. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cisco is expensive, but we didn't look at the cost of the product. We were looking at reliability and support.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution. When you hear the brand Cisco, you don't really need to recommend it. For me, it is the number one brand for network devices and servers. Cisco is always there in Gartner Magic Quadrant. I would rate Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers a nine out of ten. They just need the ability to be managed on the cloud.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Hilman Gunawan - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at PT Nusantara Compnet Integrator
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to set up, good hardware abstraction, but it is expensive

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we provide to our clients.

What is most valuable?

What I really like about the Cisco USC Server is its service profile. They're using software abstraction, which means that the hardware is abstracted as a layer of software and managed by the UCS manager.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been selling Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The USC C-Series is a scalable solution.

How was the initial setup?

I find the initial setup straightforward and easy. I don't know if I'm biased because I am quite familiar with Cisco products. It takes between two and three hours to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

Two people are enough for deployment and maintenance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is quite expensive and it would be better if it were cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product and I recommend it.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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Daniel Aramayo - PeerSpot reviewer
Implementation and Support Engineer at PRACSO S.R.L.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Highly scalable and fully customizable

What is our primary use case?

Virtual machines

What is most valuable?

The hardware customization capabilities are great. 

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a little more integration with VMware. They used to have a plugin, but it was recently removed.  

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is both very stable and scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is quite good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It was very simple. 

What was our ROI?

Yes, we have seen a return on investment with this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is a little expensive. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others because it saves a lot of space and it's very scalable.

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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