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We performed a comparison between Cisco UCS B-Series and HPE Superdome X 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. HPE Superdome X report (Updated: September 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ability to replace a server with another one, simply by applying the profile""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.""Some of the features I like from this solution are it has a fast configuration, it is not complex, and has high availability.""The initial setup is simple, and not very complex.""The most valuable features are monitoring and processing, which can handle a lot of throughput and are more powerful than the HPE series.""Great security and functionality.""The solution is stable.""The Boot from SAN function is good because using OTV, we can boot the device from any remote location."

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"The most valuable features of HPE Superdome X are speed, performance, and resilience.""This product is very reliable."

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Cons
"This product uses a converged network adapter because it is the only way to provide flexibility with both fiber and ethernet connections.""The monitoring features and integration with other products can be improved.""The graphic code that UCS can support is limited and less accessible than other systems.""The GUI is not the greatest.""The solution is difficult to set up.""Integration with storage could be improved.""We have to have Java to manage the infrastructure. It would be great if we can manage the infrastructure through a web browser.""This model does not support virtualization of the switch."

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"HPE Superdome X can improve by adding a lot of cloud capabilities to allow this solution to be cloud-ready in case the customer wants to move it to the cloud.""It would be helpful if you could do the maintenance completely online."

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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 is a very expensive one-time cost with no licensing fees."
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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:The most valuable features of HPE Superdome X are speed, performance, and resilience.
    Top Answer:There is a very expensive one-time cost with no licensing fees.
    Top Answer:HPE Superdome X can improve by adding a lot of cloud capabilities to allow this solution to be cloud-ready in case the customer wants to move it to the cloud.
    Ranking
    3rd
    out of 23 in Blade Servers
    Views
    2,291
    Comparisons
    1,714
    Reviews
    13
    Average Words per Review
    445
    Rating
    8.5
    7th
    out of 23 in Blade Servers
    Views
    1,665
    Comparisons
    1,177
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    307
    Rating
    8.0
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    UCS B-Series, Unified Computing System B-Series
    HP Integrity Superdome, HP Superdome X
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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.
    HPE Superdome X is an HPE server that represents a new category of x86 modular, mission-critical systems to consolidate all tiers of critical applications on a common platform. Engineered with trusted Superdome 2 reliability, the HPE Superdome X includes a modular, bladed design, and shares HPE BladeSystem efficiencies including a common server management framework, supported from x86 to Superdome 2. With breakthrough innovations such as the fault-tolerant Crossbar Fabric and Error Analysis Engine coupled with hard partitioning capabilities, Superdome X sets the standard for mission-critical x86 computing.
    Offer
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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
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE Superdome X
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE Superdome X and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco UCS B-Series is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 15 reviews while HPE Superdome X is ranked 7th in Blade Servers with 2 reviews. Cisco UCS B-Series is rated 8.6, while HPE Superdome X is rated 8.0. 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 HPE Superdome X writes "High resilience, performs well, and high availability". Cisco UCS B-Series is most compared with HPE Synergy, Dell PowerEdge M, HPE BladeSystem, Super Micro SuperBlade and Pure Storage FlashBlade, whereas HPE Superdome X is most compared with Dell PowerEdge M, Lenovo Flex System, HPE Synergy, HPE NonStop and HPE BladeSystem. See our Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE Superdome X report.

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