HPE BladeSystem Review
Great product. Does what it's supposed to; however blades aren't the most cost effective solution.


Valuable Features:

These are the servers I use to host my virtual desktops and virtual servers. They outperform the older Dell servers that only had one system on them. I have about 10 machines on each physical blade. The HP ilo Management Interface is very useful and user friendly.

Room for Improvement:

Blade servers are fading away. I shouldn't have bought these. Overall value is less than traditional rackmount servers. Scalability is limited; restricted by the chassis.

Other Advice:

These work great for what I'm using them for, but they are not future proof. XenServer has great features allowing me to have heterogeneous pools. Blades are a good solution for organizations that have limited space and don't want to virtualize.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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