HPE BladeSystem Review

It is a single integrated solution -- storage, networking, and management -- that can be deployed anywhere.


What is most valuable?

It provided integrated storage, networking, servers, and management.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a single integrated solution that can be deployed anywhere. Best solution for our mobile tracking station.

What needs improvement?

Nothing that I can think of. We can always upgrade.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

It's easy to deploy and the HP command-line interface is, in my personal opinion, similar to Cisco.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I haven't had to deal with HP yet.

Technical Support:

I haven't had to deal with HP yet.

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

We are also using Dell servers. It is not a switch, and we switched because this is more fit for our purposes.

How was the initial setup?

It was not easy as we had to get vendor for deployment because of lack of internal skills and time constraints.

What about the implementation team?

Through a vendor and they are well experienced.

What was our ROI?

It's high.

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

I believe it's worth the price you pay.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated options from Dell.

What other advice do I have?

Get experienced vendors for deployment and you won't have issues later, that is, if you don't have the skills In-house.


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

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