HPE BladeSystem Review

We're able to provide a platform where we can start offering services back to the various groups within our organization and our external customers as well.


Valuable Features

I'd say it's the turn-to provision as a replacement server in our consolidated fiscal data center. It comports with our general rule of consolidation and flexibility quite nicely.

Improvements to My Organization

BladeSystem has allowed us to create our own service area or banking area. We're able to provide a platform where we can start offering services back to the various groups within our organization and our external customers as well.

Room for Improvement

I think some improvements could be made on the switching side. We just transitioned from the Cisco 3120 switches, which were at end-of-line, to the HP switches, but only because they were the only option for the HP blades. That gave us a bit of a minor challenge from a skills and networking team perspective.

Use of Solution

We've used it for eight months.

Deployment Issues

Deployment has been issue-free for us.

Stability Issues

It's a really good system. I've used it before with previous companies as well, and we've had no stability problems.

Scalability Issues

We're just about to purchase our second place in the primary site. I expect to be able to scale.

Customer Service and Technical Support

From previous experience, technical support is very good.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was pretty straightforward.

Other Solutions Considered

We also considered Dell. We had a big conversation over what to do and ultimately decided to get something that could cover a huge service area. The best thing for us, we determined, was to go with HP servers. They fit our needs the best.

Other Advice

It will change your operations. It's a good option you should consider.

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