Super Micro SuperBlade Review

​It's best for deployments in SMBs with low server requirements, but the hardware standards could be higher.


What is most valuable?

It's an affordable and scalable device that fits requirements for a SMB with a tight server budget. It's also easy to work with.

How has it helped my organization?

We enjoy working with the product.

What needs improvement?

I don't think there are any areas that need improvement as we are happy with the product, but they do need to keep their hardware standards up.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for more than two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There were no issues because we planned it weeks in advance.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's good.

Technical Support:

We provide technical support, so we just need a good warranty and returns policy.

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

It is now our company standard, and we switched to this product as it's from a reliable brand.

How was the initial setup?

It is quick and easy with skilled technicians.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

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

We are a SMB and we cater to the SMB market. That means that for us, the cost is the main factor, and if we can get good quality for less, we will always opt for that option.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at options from Dell, but we chose this because of the cost.

What other advice do I have?

It's best for small deployments for small SMBs with low server requirements.


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

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Super Micro Servers are economical for the size and spec you get. It's good hardware for a 3 - 5 year retention policy.