HPE BladeSystem Review

It provides us with connectivity, saves us rack space, and enables us to have mobility for bring-your-own-devices enabled by Microsoft.

What is most valuable?

We got the C7000s because of connectivity and the rack space we save. You don't need one hundred cables. We're also able to have mobility for bring-your-own-device enabled by Microsoft.

How has it helped my organization?

It's a space saver and easier to manage, as we've gone from hundreds of cables to 13 racks. Previously, there were so many wires with 180 servers that we could trip up or fall over them.

What needs improvement?

The technical support itself is good, but you pay a lot of money for active services.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've had no problems with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's been stable for us.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's just about connecting more, so it's scalable in that way.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have a service contract, but we don't need it as we're small enough that we can deal with our own issues.

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

We're also using HP Brocade SAN switches.

What other advice do I have?

It's good and functional and there's a firewall on each.

My advice would be to go for it, but never mix vendors. We got HP servers and then added Dell servers and had to deal with double management of all the servers.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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