HPE ProLiant DL Servers Review

There are several valuable features of these servers, including their reliability, the general standardization of components, expandability, and support.


What is most valuable?

There are several valuable features of these servers, including their reliability, the general standardization of components, expandability, price, and support. I think they're miles ahead of the competition in these areas.

What needs improvement?

I think that the main area of improvement would be in the price. The price only came down for us when we went to a dual vendor solution. We resorted to negotiating prices between HP and its competitors, and would have been nice to not have gone through that trouble to get a more competitive price.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We experienced no issues with the deployments.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is great. They're always bugs with IT and the computers are there to test those. I wouldn't have a job otherwise. I'd say HP servers are generally more stable than the competitors.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

They're very scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We do most technical support in-house. If we do go to HP, the level of tech support will depend on the type of bug, who you're speaking to, how good the answer is, and how good the result is. Often you have to skip three layers of support before you can even get any assistance.

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

We have a multi-vendor network, but 99% of our kit is HP. We also use Dell and IBM equipment, but we chose HP for servers because it's just easier to support the platform. Multiple vendors need multiple hardware, and for multiple hardware, there are more update methods. They don't all work the same way and they're not all as reliable.

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