Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers Review

Good stability, easy mounting, and good support

What is our primary use case?

It is a large VMware virtualization environment on which our students and researchers are running all the machines.

What is most valuable?

We appreciate the stability and easy mountings of all the machines. We have some direct connections with IBM, Lenovo, and other companies, and we get close support from them.

What needs improvement?

It is quite an expensive product. Its price can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have 1,000 users. They are our students and researchers. We plan to keep on using this solution. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have some direct channels there. We also have a Lenovo mainframe at our site for demonstration purposes, and we have some direct connection with the engineers.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. The deployment duration varies because sometimes the students are deploying it, and they take a little longer. Normally, it is quite fast.

What about the implementation team?

I am a part of the consulting team and a lecturer at the University. The implementation is done by some assistants to teach the students. We have four to five full-time people for its deployment and maintenance. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is too expensive. Because we are a university and we have to look for our money, many times we buy some refurbished machines or equipment at reasonable prices from IBM or Lenovo. We are a little bit limited in terms of money, and we buy as much as we can. If they were cheaper, we would buy more.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers a nine out of ten. It is just the price that lowers it to nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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