- Different form factors
- Small footprint
- Good compromise between pricing schema and available options
- Support and care packs add-ons
The product fits well between tight budgets and horizontal expansions.
More options beyond the ROM configurations for High Power computing and ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) deployments.
I've used the ProLiant servers since 2005.
The G6 was not a stable product.
If you had a Care Pack in place, the support was 9/10. In case you were left with no Care Pack, the best-effort option was worth nothing.
Many times the setup had to be agreed and consulted with HP representatives and technical after-sales staff.
Implementation was done in-house although physical installation was done through the vendor, as it was included in the price. When HP sent their consultants or staff to do the job, things moved faster. You should invest in your partners’ professional education MORE.
We consider ROI on not more than 24 months for our business cases, and hardware turnover on a three years basis. HP pricing and licensing schemas fitted well into our agendas.
Yes, we looked at equivalent products from SUN/Oracle and IBM. We chose HP for specific deployments and pricing comparison.