"The stability provided by the product is its most valuable feature for our organization."
"Some of the features I like from this solution are it has a fast configuration, it is not complex, and has high availability."
"The Boot from SAN function is good because using OTV, we can boot the device from any remote location."
"The GUI makes is simple to use and deploy."
"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 solution is stable."
"The initial setup is simple, and not very complex."
"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."
"It is a stable, dependable solution."
"The most valuable feature of the HPE BladeSystem is the ease of management."
"The scalability has been good."
"They are very fast and very reliable. They are working under very tough conditions."
"The product is quite stable. Its performance is reliable."
"The solution has good scalability."
"For me, the most valuable features are integration and simple defining."
"I like the stability."
"Integration with storage could be improved."
"This product uses a converged network adapter because it is the only way to provide flexibility with both fiber and ethernet connections."
"The solution is difficult to set up."
"The graphic code that UCS can support is limited and less accessible than other systems."
"We have to have Java to manage the infrastructure. It would be great if we can manage the infrastructure through a web browser."
"The management interface needs a lot of improvement. As it is right now, it's a pain to use. It's not user-friendly."
"For future improvements, it would be a benefit if the solution could integrate better with products such as Oracle."
"Cisco could improve the user-friendliness for less experienced users."
"The solution could improve by having more automation, such as the automatic mapping feature that is available in the Synergy Blade series."
"The interface in terms of management could be much more intuitive."
"The other similar solutions used different CLI commands than HPE BladeSystem. The HPE BladeSystem CLI commands should be the same as the other companies which would make it easier to manage. It would be better for the system administrators to manage HPE BladeSystem and other systems together. I wanted to configure this service with the CLI but the commands are different than the other solutions making it a bit more difficult."
"I'd like to see an all-in-one packet in the future."
"The management side of this solution could be improved."
"Some part of virtual connections needs improvement."
"There could be more management capability to work with integrations."
"They are not selling BladeSystem anymore. The end of the sale of this platform was this year, 2020."
Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 16 reviews while HPE BladeSystem is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 21 reviews. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.6, while HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS B-Series writes "Does what it is supposed to in the way the company represents with little room for improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE BladeSystem writes "Easy to set up and offers good scalability with a small footprint". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, Dell PowerEdge M, Super Micro SuperBlade, Pure Storage FlashBlade and Lenovo Flex System, whereas HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Dell PowerEdge M, Super Micro SuperBlade, HPE Superdome X and Lenovo Flex System. See our Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE BladeSystem report.
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