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We performed a comparison between Cisco UCS B-Series and Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Blade Servers solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco UCS B-Series vs. Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable features of the Cisco UCS B-Series are reports for virtualization and the large memory it has.""The most valuable feature that the B-Series has is related to the structure and architecture of the solution because in these solutions, you are using fabric interconnect as an interconnect device. The beauty of fabric interconnect is that it can work as in-house mode.""The most valuable features are monitoring and processing, which can handle a lot of throughput and are more powerful than the HPE series.""The scalability is very good.""The solution is stable.""I like that it's very manageable very easy to use and configure. I am not an expert, but the graphic user interface is quite simple very easy to use. It's a complete solution.""The feature that I found the most value is the abstract and stateless capacities.""The Boot from SAN function is good because using OTV, we can boot the device from any remote location."

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"Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series has two processors."

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Cons
"This model does not support virtualization of the switch.""The solution is difficult to set up.""We have to have Java to manage the infrastructure. It would be great if we can manage the infrastructure through a web browser.""The GUI is not the greatest.""Cisco UCS B-Series competitors have similar features as they do, Cisco needs to make some changes to make their offering better.""The graphic code that UCS can support is limited and less accessible than other systems.""This product uses a converged network adapter because it is the only way to provide flexibility with both fiber and ethernet connections.""Integration with storage could be improved."

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"It can have more automation. In addition, Fujitsu should have a broader portfolio, not specifically in terms of the service solutions, but more in terms of the big picture. A broader portfolio would be nice for providing different solutions for the customers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing for Cisco products is always high."
  • "Pricing with Cisco is very high."
  • "The price of this solution compared to others is fair."
  • "Pricing will be based on your requirements so it is important to plan, engage, and negotiate directly with the Cisco Account Manager."
  • "UCS is expensive, and we will be migrating to the cheaper HP servers."
  • "Cisco UCS B-Series is an expensive solution."
  • "This is a premium device and our clients are not as concerned about the reasonableness of the price compared to satisfaction with their productivity."
  • "The licensing cost is a little bit expensive because by default, it depends on your fabric interconnect model. Most of the time, however, Cisco provides a lot of promotions to the customers, so the cost can be waived for many projects. The price of the chassis itself is fair."
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  • "There are special licenses that are connected to the usage. We installed Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series for a high PC solution, and for this reason, some Microsoft licenses and other special licenses were embedded or bundled to the Fujitsu solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like that it's very manageable very easy to use and configure. I am not an expert, but the graphic user interface is quite simple very easy to use. It's a complete solution.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:We have to have Java to manage the infrastructure. It would be great if we can manage the infrastructure through a web browser. We have Dell EMC, and I would like to connect my product directly to the… more »
    Top Answer:Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series has two processors.
    Top Answer:There are special licenses that are connected to the usage. We installed Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series for a high PC solution, and for this reason, some Microsoft licenses and other special licenses… more »
    Top Answer:It can have more automation. In addition, Fujitsu should have a broader portfolio, not specifically in terms of the service solutions, but more in terms of the big picture. A broader portfolio would… more »
    Ranking
    3rd
    out of 23 in Blade Servers
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    2,291
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    Reviews
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    Average Words per Review
    445
    Rating
    8.5
    12th
    out of 23 in Blade Servers
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    174
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
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    Average Words per Review
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    Also Known As
    UCS B-Series, Unified Computing System B-Series
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    Overview
    Based on Intel Xeon processor E7 and E5 product families, Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers work with virtualized and non-virtualized applications to increase: Performance, Energy efficiency, Flexibility and Administrator productivity.

    Managing large computing and storage requirements with limited resources, budgets and space is a challenge. The Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY BX400 helps to solve it. It is a fully-featured blade system built from the ground up as a user-friendly and versatile IT infrastructure. Up to eight server and storage blades are all packed into a surprisingly small enclosure that is as easy to install and manage as it is to use.

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    Sample Customers
    Aegean Motorway, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Anonymous Banking Group, Artoni Transporti, Bellevue, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Hertz, Houston Methodist, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co.KG, Outscale, Sony Corporation, Talbots
    Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Tokyo Stock Exchange, RAF St. Mawgan, King Fahad Medical City, St. Bede’s Catholic High School, 
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 15 reviews while Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series is ranked 12th in Blade Servers with 1 review. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.6, while Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS B-Series writes "Processing of our system has greatly improved due to the CPU, functionality and security features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series writes "Stable, easy to set up, and has two processors". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, Dell PowerEdge M, HPE BladeSystem, Super Micro SuperBlade and Pure Storage FlashBlade, whereas Fujitsu Primergy BX400 Series is most compared with HPE Synergy.

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