HPE BladeSystem Review

Easy initial setup with good stability and simple troubleshooting

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for our SQL Server VMware virtualization. We put this on our on SQL Servers and VMware virtualization systems on this product. 

How has it helped my organization?

The solution uses a smaller space in our data centers. It uses less feeder and network cable, which reduces costs. Troubleshooting is also easier than other options.

What is most valuable?

The solution saves us space and resources (like cables).

It's very easy to troubleshoot if we have issues.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

What needs improvement?

The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved.

It's a bit expensive. They should work on bringing down the pricing if they can.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have one older model, we've used for maybe six or seven years. We also have a new one, which is Synergy, we've used for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. There aren't bugs or glitches. It's free of quirks and it doesn't crash or freeze.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. If a company needs to expand it out, they should be able to do so.

Our company has over 5,000 users on this solution.

We will continue to use the solution into the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is okay, I'd rate it seven out of ten overall. Their response times could be faster.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't switch from a different solution. We had older models which we updated. We've always used HPE.

How was the initial setup?

The initial implementation is not complex. It's a pretty straightforward process.

We deployed the solution over 100 servers, and it didn't take too long to deploy.

We have about ten to 20 people managing the solution.

What about the implementation team?

We had a vendor assist us with the implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't know the exact cost of licensing, however, it's my understanding that the solution is relatively expensive.

What other advice do I have?

We're simply a customer. We don't have a business relationship with HPE.

I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using or if it's the latest.

I'd recommend the solution to other companies.

On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at an eight. If the pricing was better and they offered better support, I would rate the solution higher.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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