HPE ProLiant DL Servers Review

It has scaled well for our environment, and there won't be issues so long as firmware updates are applied prior to deployment.


What is most valuable?

  • Scalability
  • Performance
  • Out-of-band management
  • Support

What needs improvement?

Java version dependence for its out-of-band management. This is also an issue for other vendors, as well.

For how long have I used the solution?

HP Proliant Servers have been used on this project for over six years. I’ve managed them since I came on the project, so for almost five years. We used the BladeSystem alongside the DL servers.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There won't be any issues as long as you have followed the guidelines to ensure that the firmware was up to date prior to deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There was an issue before I came on the project, where a firmware update was not applied, and that had caused a few systems to become unstable under certain conditions, but HP support was able to identify the cause and provide a solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The systems scale well for our environment.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Mostly very positive. The only issue I’ve encountered has been with presales support (i.e. getting accurate quotes to purchase systems).

Technical Support:

Excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before coming on this project, I had used Dell servers. The performance of the HP server has an edge over the Dell systems I had used.

What other advice do I have?

Overall the HP Proliant servers have been dependable and fit nicely into the price vs performance that is required for custom application stack.

HP Proliant servers are rock solid and when you need technical support HP’s team is there to support you with answers, no matter how long it takes to properly identify the root cause and then propose a solution.

**Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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