We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs HPE ProLiant DL Servers comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs. HPE ProLiant DL Servers and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"In most cases, computes compute, and there isn't much differentiation, but one point of differentiation is Intersight cloud management.""In terms of the features that I have found most valuable, that is basically the hardware, which is more dynamic.""The solution is easily scalable.""The product doesn't take up too much space on the rack and I like that.""What I really like about the Cisco USC Server is its service profile.""The initial setup is straightforward and easy to do.""Its hardware is really reliable. We also like Cisco for its support.""The hardware customization capabilities are great."

More Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers Pros →

"The setup was easy and not complicated.""This is all I've ever used. These servers are strong, and they have very few failures on them. They are also easy to manage and monitor.""It's easy to upgrade, and it is very easy to take care of the firmware upgrades.""Very practical and easy to maintain.""One of the most valuable features is iLO, which is very good. Another thing is the HPE support is very good.""We are quite satisfied with the technical support. We have a direct contact with our HP support. They are always very useful.""The most valuable feature is stability.""Its reliability and after-sales support are very good."

More HPE ProLiant DL Servers Pros →

Cons
"I would like to see a little more integration with VMware.""On the contact center and video conferencing, I would definitely like to see more AI features. The AI features are key for us. You will find a lot of them in the cloud-based solution, but in the on-premises solution, they're hardly there. I would like to see the same AI features that are there in the cloud-based Cisco UC.""The only thing I would change is to provide more proactive support.""I think the pricing is high. Cisco has to look for bundling this solutions with other applications.""The price of the solution is problematic, not the solution itself. It could be less expensive.""Its accessibility and manageability can be improved. Currently, we have to visit the office to manage it. It should be manageable outside our network. I would like it to be on the cloud.""The warranty and support periods should be extended.""Technical support could be more responsive."

More Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers Cons →

"The solution should work to be more scalable.""They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port.""The implementation should be simplified, it is not straightforward.""HPE ProLiant DL Servers are not scalable.""The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.""The technical support could be a little faster.""They should continue to maintain the stability that is there.""Configurations could be simplified."

More HPE ProLiant DL Servers Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cisco is expensive, but we didn't look at the cost of the product. We were looking at reliability and support."
  • "This product is slightly more expensive when compared to others."
  • "This product is quite expensive and it would be better if it were cheaper."
  • "This solution is a little expensive."
  • "The solution could be more cost-effective."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis, which is only $2,000 or $3,000."
  • More Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "This is an expensive product and there is licensing required for iLO, which is the HPE monitoring system."
  • "We have ILO licenses. We use this feature."
  • "It is just too expensive."
  • "This product is within our budget."
  • "The price is a little too high; it could be reduced."
  • "The price of the product is a little high."
  • "Proliant DL Servers have a reasonable cost. They are not as expensive as the Cisco servers. Everything is included when you purchase a server. You just have to install and configure it."
  • "It is not expensive. Its price is similar to other solutions."
  • More HPE ProLiant DL Servers Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Rack Servers solutions are best for your needs.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    In most cases, computes compute, and there isn't much differentiation, but one point of differentiation is Intersight cloud management.
    Top Answer: 
    Only Intersight licensing is required. Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis, which is only $2,000 or $3,000. It's not too expensive. The Intersight licensing adds value, which the customer takes… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The only thing I would change is to provide more proactive support. I would like to try to shift away from reactive support and toward a more proactive support model. The alerting and the system… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Lenovo ThinkSystem rack servers offer flexibility and efficiency in order to meet mission-critical demands. I like that Lenovo blends outstanding performance, reliability, and manageability. The… more »
    Top Answer: 
    There are several differences between Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers and HPE ProLiant DL Servers. For starters, HPE Proliant has about 2.5x less reliability than Dell PowerEdge. Moreover, while HPE… more »
    Top Answer: 
    I didn't work with Apollo but as far as I read about it and as others said, it depends on your purpose.  Apollo's approach is node computing for high-performance computing and graphic purposes and… more »
    Ranking
    5th
    out of 20 in Rack Servers
    Views
    3,884
    Comparisons
    3,161
    Reviews
    7
    Average Words per Review
    444
    Rating
    8.7
    1st
    out of 20 in Rack Servers
    Views
    15,987
    Comparisons
    13,592
    Reviews
    21
    Average Words per Review
    409
    Rating
    8.7
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Unified Computing System C-Series, Cisco UCS C-Series
    HP ProLiant DL series, HP ProLiant DL
    Learn More
    Overview

    UCS C-Series Rack Servers deliver unified computing in an industry-standard form factor to reduce TCO and increase agility. Each server addresses varying workload challenges through a balance of processing, memory, I/O, and internal storage resources.

    ProLiant Servers provide a complete infrastructure that support both your business objectives and your business growth.
    Offer
    Learn more about Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
    Learn more about HPE ProLiant DL Servers
    Sample Customers
    Advanced Medical Transport, Aegean Motorway, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Artoni Transporti, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, City of Mississauga, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Kind en Gezin, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Nationwide, Quest, Talbots, University of St. Gallen
    AmeriPride Services, iSource, Bolagsverket, BlueShore Financial, British Columbia Assessment Authority, National Stock Exchange, Cardlytics
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise20%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs. HPE ProLiant DL Servers and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is ranked 5th in Rack Servers with 9 reviews while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 1st in Rack Servers with 31 reviews. Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is rated 8.8, while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers writes "Offers dynamic hardware and saves a lot of space, power, and management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ProLiant DL Servers writes "Built-in software management and redundancy for solid stability". Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, IBM Power Systems and HPE Synergy, whereas HPE ProLiant DL Servers is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, IBM Power Systems and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers. See our Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers vs. HPE ProLiant DL Servers report.

    See our list of best Rack Servers vendors.

    We monitor all Rack Servers reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.