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We performed a comparison between Cisco Intersight and Cisco UCS Director based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Intersight vs. Cisco UCS Director Report (Updated: May 2024).
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Pros
"The product has good integration.""Scalable portfolio of services for remote device management, with good cloud integration. It's also easy to set up.""I like Intersight because of the integration with HashiCorp, Kubernetes, and each cloud because Intersight is the IO module.""Provides an overall view using a single portal.""We enjoy having an inside view of all the data centers and all the EdgeX nodes within a single portal rather than going into the EdgeX connections one by one.""Intersight can validate our environment.""The tool helps to manage Cisco servers.""Our organization uses Cisco Intersight since it helps manage our physical infrastructure."

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"An easy and strong configuration, along with its low cost, are some of the features of the solution.""I can manage multiple workloads whether it's on AWS, Azure, or on-premises. They can be managed by using the UCS Director.""Feature-wise, the solution helps one to add multiple environments in one place...It is a scalable product.""The product is flexible and compact. It has a lot of features.""Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.""The main feature of this solution is the integration with all the Cisco solutions and other vendors.""UCS director enables us to be more productive and more agile, and also more self-sufficient because we don't have to depend on anybody else.""The reason we went with Cisco is that it comes at a very negligible cost as part of the BOQ. Compared to the competition's products, which are incredibly expensive, UCS Director is low-cost."

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Cons
"It's a very complex solution.""Cisco Intersight needs some improvement in terms of stability. Hybrid cloud management and proper hyperscaler tie-up are other areas for improvement.""The unique problem with Cisco Intersight is that it's not supporting some players.""The solution needs some enhancement in order to build the cluster in two nodes.""The product could be easy to use.""An area for improvement in Cisco Intersight is automation. It needs more automation capabilities. Apart from enhanced automation, I want Cisco Intersight to integrate with third-party monitoring tools in its next release.""In the future, the solution needs to plan on an extension to cover a broader range of objects since, at present, there are some Cisco devices within the range of Intersight UCS that it can't manage.""When new features are added, the service becomes full of bugs."

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"The tool should be a lot more intuitive and make it easy for us to understand and migrate.""Currently, Cisco UCS Director is unable to integrate with another product or with a server from another brand.""The product could allow more programmatic opportunities through better development of the API.""Normally, UCS Director is used primarily for orchestration, but when we look at a non-Cisco data infrastructure components, the UCS Director needs a bit more improvement in terms of integration with third-party systems and with existing older systems.""I would like to see more integration with other solutions.""The product's pricing needs to improve.""It is not easy to add or expand the product.""The areas where this product can be improved are the integrations and the UI. These features are not as friendly compared to VMware products."

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  • "Cisco Intersight is not cheap, but it's not the most expensive product either."
  • "It's just the standard licensing cost. There are no additional fees."
  • "Cisco Intersight has competitive pricing. On a scale of one to five, my rating for its pricing is four."
  • "You can get a free license for monitoring but need to purchase a license if you need extra control."
  • "The product is cost-effective."
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  • "The cost of this solution is significant."
  • "Cisco UCS Director is expensive...I rate the solution's pricing a three out of ten."
  • "I would rate the product's pricing an eight out of ten."
  • "On a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price and ten is a high price, I rate the pricing around five to six out of ten."
  • "The budget doesn’t work for the state and local governments."
  • "I rate Cisco UCS Director's price a three out of ten. Cisco UCS Director is not an affordable product. With Cisco UCS Director, there is a need to pay an overall price, which consists of the product, software, and support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Intersight can validate our environment.
    Top Answer:We used the solution's automation capabilities, but it wasn’t easy. It was part of why we took some time to deploy the solution. It didn't give us much value. It wasn't that good. Intersight is a… more »
    Top Answer:We use the solution for server management across various locations.
    Top Answer:Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.
    Top Answer:I rate Cisco UCS Director's price a three out of ten. Cisco UCS Director is not an affordable product. With Cisco UCS Director, there is a need to pay an overall price, which consists of the product… more »
    Top Answer:Currently, Cisco UCS Director is unable to integrate with another product or with a server from another brand. If Cisco UCS Director is able to integrate with another product or with a server from… more »
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    Overview

    Cisco Intersight is Cisco’s systems management platform that delivers intuitive computing through cloud-powered intelligence. This platform offers a more intelligent level of management that enables IT organizations to analyze, simplify, and automate their environments in ways that were not possible with prior generations of tools. This capability empowers organizations to achieve significant savings in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and to deliver applications faster, so they can support new business initiates. The advantages of the model-based management of the Cisco UCS platform plus Cisco Intersight are extended to Cisco UCS servers and Cisco HyperFlex and Cisco HyperFlex Edge systems. Cisco HyperFlex Edge is optimized for remote sites, branch offices, and edge environments.

    Cisco UCS Director enables automated delivery of physical and virtual data center resources, empowering data centers to move at the speed of business.

    Sample Customers
    EXMAR, RapidScale
    Entel, Data#3, Cegal, NESIC, LightEdge
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company43%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Retailer13%
    Government13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Government11%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Intersight vs. Cisco UCS Director
    May 2024
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    Cisco Intersight is ranked 13th in Cloud Management with 10 reviews while Cisco UCS Director is ranked 23rd in Cloud Management with 13 reviews. Cisco Intersight is rated 7.8, while Cisco UCS Director is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Intersight writes "Scalable and easy to set up portfolio of services; good for remote device management and other functions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco UCS Director writes " Enables centralized management, but the tool is complicated and expensive". Cisco Intersight is most compared with Cisco UCS Manager, HPE OneView, IBM Turbonomic, VMware Aria Operations and VMware Aria Automation, whereas Cisco UCS Director is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, vCenter Orchestrator, VMware Aria Operations, Cisco CloudCenter and vCloud Director. See our Cisco Intersight vs. Cisco UCS Director report.

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