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We performed a comparison between Cisco UCS B-Series and HPE Integrity 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.
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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 GUI makes is simple to use and deploy.""The scalability is very good.""The feature that I found the most value is the abstract and stateless capacities.""The most valuable features are monitoring and processing, which can handle a lot of throughput and are more powerful than the HPE series.""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 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 architecture of this solution is very valuable; it has five traffic interconnects, and uses a network highway so bandwidth is never an issue."

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"It is very fast and easy to use.""HPE Integrity is a reliable solution, but you'll need to refurbish the hardware because it's approaching the end of sale.""We have what is called a chief data care center support. This is the highest level of support they have. We have been very happy with the support we have received."

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Cons
"Cisco UCS B-Series competitors have similar features as they do, Cisco needs to make some changes to make their offering better.""Compared to the deployment of servers such as Dell XCDs, the deployment of UCS servers is more complex. They take longer to deploy.""The price of this product is too high. They should work to make it more affordable.""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.""USC Central seems a bit confusing for technicians.""For future improvements, it would be a benefit if the solution could integrate better with products such as Oracle.""The solution is difficult to set up."

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"The virtualization of HPE Integrity could be simplified. We have discussed this issue with HPE and hopefully, they will have an update.""HPE Integrity is a pain. HPE hasn't put much work into developing the solution in the past few years because it will be discontinued soon.""The monitoring is an area that needs some improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The cost of the blade servers is okay, but the cost of Fabric Interconnects ends up increasing the overall costs. For example, suppose it costs 3,500 USD per blade server. When you include the Fabric Interconnects, you could pay up to 30,000 USD. Therefore, compared to the cost of servers from Lenovo, Huawei, Dell, or HP, the cost of Cisco servers can be high. However, Cisco gives good discounts (about 90% to 94%) to partners and to customers who are already using Cisco servers. New Cisco customers do not get the level of discount that an existing customer does. Because you can get discounts with Cisco, I would give pricing a rating of four out of five."
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  • "The price is not very expensive."
  • "There is no license required to use HPE Integrity."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 use it in our data center. In our infrastructure, we virtualize our servers.
    Top Answer:Before you buy infrastructure like this, I would recommend some training. It'll help to get really good training in infrastructure management. For example, in my case, a quick overview when I started… more »
    Top Answer:It is very fast and easy to use.
    Top Answer:The price is not very expensive. When you compare with the other vendors, it's in the middle in terms of pricing.
    Top Answer:We have only just used this solution for a small period of time, it is difficult to fully assess it. We need more time to learn and know all of its components. The monitoring is an area that needs… more »
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    Also Known As
    UCS B-Series, Unified Computing System B-Series
    HP Integrity Superdome , HP Integrity, SGI Altix
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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.
    HP Integrity solutions provide an unparalleled portfolio of resilient systems for mission-critical environments. When availability matters, the new HP Integrity NonStop X enables you to stay ahead of your competition by mitigating the risk of downtime and effortlessly meeting your business processing, OLTP, and database requirements all with an industry-standard x86 architecture.
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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
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Energy/Utilities Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE Integrity
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE Integrity and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 15 reviews while HPE Integrity is ranked 9th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.6, while HPE Integrity is rated 8.4. 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 HPE Integrity writes "Priced well, scalable, stable, easy to use and install". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, Dell PowerEdge M, HPE BladeSystem, Super Micro SuperBlade and Pure Storage FlashBlade, whereas HPE Integrity is most compared with HPE Synergy, Super Micro SuperBlade and HPE Superdome X. See our Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE Integrity report.

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