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We performed a comparison between Cisco Intersight and Dell CloudIQ based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Intersight vs. Dell CloudIQ Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"The tool helps to manage Cisco servers.""The product has good integration.""Cisco Intersight has valuable features for workflow automation and inventory administration.""Scalable portfolio of services for remote device management, with good cloud integration. It's also easy to set up.""Provides an overall view using a single portal.""Our organization uses Cisco Intersight since it helps manage our physical infrastructure.""What I like most about Cisco Intersight is its manageability.""I like Intersight because of the integration with HashiCorp, Kubernetes, and each cloud because Intersight is the IO module."

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"Fewer vulnerabilities have been observed in the four years we have used the solution.""Mobile application is the most valuable feature for us. We can monitor all the storages on our phones. It's really good.""Has really nice roll-up dashboards.""The tool for forecasting capacity is valuable.""The best thing about this solution is that you can check for the infrastructure and system updates that you might need to be compliant with the Cloud."

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Cons
"The usability must be better.""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.""The product's setup should be easier.""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.""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.""When new features are added, the service becomes full of bugs."

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"PowerScale is the only file system offered and that is limiting.""The reporting capabilities of this solution could be improved.""Doesn't do well in terms of integrating with technologies other than Dell.""In terms of improvement, they should enhance the product range.""Supporting legacy systems is an area that can be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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 solution is more expensive than NetApp which offers file systems in various price ranges."
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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:Fewer vulnerabilities have been observed in the four years we have used the solution.
    Top Answer:I observed that legacy systems are not supported. For example, the latest Dell EMC Unity series storage is supported, and the pioneer storage of Dell EMC, VNX unfortunately, is not supported on Dell… more »
    Top Answer:Dell EMC's storage came with a proprietary solution. I deployed it in-house with Dell CloudIQ and integrated it with the EMC ESRS. Through that, we indirectly reached the cloud solution of IQ. We use… 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.

    CloudIQ is a no cost Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that provides a simple monitoring interface for an unlimited number of Unity systems. CloudIQ accesses data in near real time to enable monitoring and troubleshooting for Unity systems.

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    EXMAR, RapidScale
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    Computer Software Company43%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Legal Firm6%
    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 Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Intersight vs. Dell CloudIQ
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Intersight vs. Dell CloudIQ and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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    Cisco Intersight is ranked 26th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 10 reviews while Dell CloudIQ is ranked 41st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews. Cisco Intersight is rated 7.8, while Dell CloudIQ is rated 7.8. 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 Dell CloudIQ writes "Easily visualize your environment's performance and forecast its capacity". Cisco Intersight is most compared with Cisco UCS Manager, HPE OneView, IBM Turbonomic, Cisco UCS Director and SolarWinds NPM, whereas Dell CloudIQ is most compared with HPE OneView, Moogsoft, Lenovo XClarity Orchestrator, NetApp Cloud Insights and Zabbix. See our Cisco Intersight vs. Dell CloudIQ report.

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