What is most valuable?
The management/load performance is the most valuable feature.
The hardware can be evaluated by its efficient management, resource visibility and easy to use features.
Secondly, performance is the main goal of the machines. I have very good experience with the IBM Server and Storage.
How has it helped my organization?
The peak performance has made the organization's key application up and running; it has never failed.
What needs improvement?
IBM hardware takes time for building/assembling. Also, the firmware update process takes too much time as compared to the other vendors like Dell.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have used this solution for nine years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
During firmware updates/NIC teaming , some errors were experienced.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
There were no scalability issues.
How are customer service and technical support?
I would rate the technical support a 9/10.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
Previously, we were using IBM; it provides the most efficient and reliable computing hardware.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
Setup is a little complex, i.e., in terms of the firmware and system updates.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We looked at Dell Chassis M1000e and HPE c7000.
What other advice do I have?
The installation and configuration are a bit difficult but the product's performance is unbeatable.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jul 17 2017