HPE Synergy Review

Easy to swap and move around the datacenter, more versatile than traditional blades

How has it helped my organization?

As far as I know, the traditional blade system is not going to be supported from 2023. So we are trying to anticipate the need for this change towards Synergy, and perhaps moving a little bit early.

What is most valuable?

  • They're easy to swap and move around the datacenter, for sure. 
  • They don't occupy too much space for what they offer.

The structure is different yet similar because it resembles the traditional approach of blade systems. Perhaps it's more composable, you can use storage as well as compute blades. So maybe it's more versatile compared to the traditional blade systems.

What needs improvement?

From what I've seen, it's got pretty much what I think we need. Maybe after a little usage I can come up with new ideas, but right now it seems okay.

The possibility of using storage directly in the frame in order to have bigger storage directly there, and not having an attached storage like SAN or NAS. That would be helpful.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It will probably be with us for a lot of years to come. We are still in the process of buying the first one, so maybe we're not going to use the full ring architecture from the beginning, but in the future, since we're going to have just Synergy and not the old blade systems, it's definitely a possibility.

How is customer service and technical support?

I don't know about the tech support. We have a consultant. There is a specific person that follows us and tries to help us in our needs.

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