Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers Review

Good integration, good support, and easy to use and scale


What is our primary use case?

We use it for microservices. It is for the main applications and growth of the business.

What is most valuable?

It has good integration. You have VMware for connecting many machines, and you can support microservices. You can also easily connect the networks. 

It is also very easy to use and implement, and it comes with good support.

What needs improvement?

It should have tools for integration with the cloud. We should be able to transmit data from our on-premises server to the servers in the cloud.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for about eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has good stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to scale. We have around 300 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

They provide good support. We have a software to communicate with them and get any help that we need.

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

Before Lenovo, there was an IBM server. We started to use this server because it is easy to use for microservices, and there are many applications. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. The deployment took about three months. We had to integrate microservices, and we also had applications.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed it ourselves. In the company, we have more than three people for its deployment and maintenance.

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

It costs around $8,000. There is an additional cost for the support for a year.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Nutanix and HPE are also good options. Nutanix is a little expensive. HPE has only two servers, but we need three servers.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good product. It is very easy to implement, and you can scale it easily. It is useful for us, and we plan to keep using it. When the company grows, we would add more servers.

I would rate Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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