Moving to a well-managed IT architecture streamlines server deployment and reduces maintenance time. Your infrastructure should be highly available, easy to use, scalable, and cost-effective to implement. Cisco UCS Manager provides a streamlined method for automating hardware setup and firmware updates in one highly available solution to keep management costs down. Due to its converged network model, Cisco UCS Manager provides all of this functionality in a cost-effective package with no hidden fees or additional licensing costs. In contrast, HP Virtual Connect with OneView provides fewer vital features out of the box, increases network and management complexity, requires additional hardware and licensing, and has lower available network bandwidth in a configuration comparable in price to the Cisco UCS solution. With more available network bandwidth to the blade for similar cost, less network complexity, streamlined deployment and management, and greater out-of-box functionality, Cisco UCS provides a flexible and cost-effective solution to meet your architectural needs.