Improvements to My Organization
These servers provide us with very good performance, and the blade technology allows us to do high-performance computing. It's also a really useful product for us because we need its flexibility in adding new components and blades to our existing infrastructure. That's very important for us.
Room for Improvement
The Generation 9 servers have the new UEFI firmware version instead of the traditional firmware, but we don't have that on our servers. It would be great if they could run UEFI because they have longer boot times, so there's room for improvement there.
They deploy without any issues.
We've had issues where some components fail, but overall the system runs well.
We've had no issues with scalability.
Customer Service and Technical Support
They're very, very responsive, calling us back within 10 minutes when we open a case. Normally, they'll have the problem fixed the next.
We also have a service contract where the HP guys will take care of things like firmware updates. This helps us a lot in our daily work because we don't have to worry about those particular tasks.
With blade technology, there are the blades and then the whole chassis surrounding the blades. This type of technology is more complex than the normal standalone servers.
If you're looking for high-performance computing, then blade technology is the best you can get. Also, if you're looking for GPU power, then these are the servers for you.