HPE BladeSystem Review
Controls and monitors servers remotely.


What is most valuable?

  • ILO for great control over servers remotely
  • HPE SIM for efficient monitoring and inventory of servers
  • FlexFabric for its flexibility and ease of use

How has it helped my organization?

  • Inventory management
  • Firmware and driver maintenance
  • Server monitoring
  • Server provisioning and uptime

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better scalability.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Sometimes there are scalability issues with relatively older generations.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would rate technical service as moderate to good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used a solution previously and we switched because of cost and lack of passion by regional sales and marketing teams.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward.

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

Do a market survey before and bargain well.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

If planned well in advance, it will make your life easier.

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

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