HPE BladeSystem Review

Virtual Fabric and interconnects are easy to configure and maintain


What is our primary use case?

For an x86 infrastructure. 

  • Databases
  • Virtualized environment
  • Application servers
  • Exchange and analytical applications

Linux and Windows are the OSs.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Ease of use
  • Reliable
  • Scalable
  • Simple 

This has drastically reduced our datacenter space, has good cooling and power consumption. Cabling complexity and volume have been reduced.

What is most valuable?

  • Reliable backplane
  • Excellent throughput
  • Virtual Fabric and interconnects are easy to configure and maintain. 
  • Wide choice in mixing SAN and LAN.

What needs improvement?

  • Storage capacity could be enhanced.
  • Higher bandwidth interconnects could be introduced.
  • OA updates and upgrades have to be made simpler.

For how long have I used the solution?

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