HPE BladeSystem Review

Easy to use with good space conservation and very stable


What is our primary use case?

We are primarily using the solution for a hypervisor.

What is most valuable?

The solution is very easy to use. It's user-friendly and simple to navigate.

The space conservation it provides is excellent. It helps compact the server.

The product is quite stable. Its performance is reliable.

The solution can scale. A company can expand it if it wants to.

What needs improvement?

The solution could use better management capabilities. The interface in terms of management could be much more intuitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for two years at this point.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. It's reliable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution can definitely scale. If a company needs to expand it, it can do so with ease.

We have about 2,000 end-users currently.

We do plan to continue to use the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

While HPE Synergy has quite good technical support, on other HPE products, it's not quite as good.

That said, on Blades, we've never really used the technical support.

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

We previously just used normal HPE servers. Other than that, we've never used another solution. We've never used a Blade system.

How was the initial setup?

We did not handle the installation ourselves. I can't speak to how easy or difficult it was to execute.

We have about 20 people that can handle any maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

We hired a contractor that implemented the solution for us. We did not handle the process ourselves.

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

We paid for the hardware itself. I can't speak to the actual costs. It's not an aspect I directly deal with.

What other advice do I have?

We're a customer, however, indirectly with HPE. We purchased the solution through a reseller. We don't deal with HPE directly.

I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. I don't have the version number on hand.

I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten overall. It's been largely quite capable.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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