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.

Valuable Features

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.

Improvements to 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.

Room for Improvement

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

Deployment Issues

We've had no problems with deployment.

Stability Issues

It's been stable for us.

Scalability Issues

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

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.

Previous Solutions

We're also using HP Brocade SAN switches.

Other Advice

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.

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