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Pros
"The most valuable features are remote management and iDRAC.""The pricing of the solution is fair.""Virtualization and distributed power management are good and valuable features.""This solution has absolutely fulfilled our needs well.""The reconstructive compatibility with VMware ESXi is the most valuable.""The solution delivers what it promises. You look at the specs and it delivers them.""The initial setup is very good, not complex at all.""It is user friendly and easy to configure."

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"The cost benefit of this solution is most valuable. It is quite effective for the work for which we are using it. We are mainly running video servers on these, and we are quite happy with the resilience, density storage, and streaming capacity of the system."

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Cons
"The design, in terms of power efficiency, can be improved.""It would be nice if the rack servers had an HCI solution as an option.""It would be easier if the remote connection to the server could be done through the USB port. From the server, we should be able to connect to a laptop or a management workstation through a USB port.""There are certain aspects, features, and functionality on the motherboard that need improvement.""The only thing that could be improved is documentation. During the installation, it would be good to have some information about how is it going.""Until they get new technology and density, it would be nice to see four nodes in a one-year package instead of a three-year package.""I would like to see a virtual view of the solution after creating and configuring it.""System security can be improved. They can add more power and security for ESXi version 7."

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"We are quite happy with it, but its price and storage density can be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Dell's solution was cheaper than HP's solution.""It's not a very expensive solution.""It is expensive. The price needs to be more competitive. Additional licenses are required to enable some of the features for scalability.""The price of this solution is reasonable. It's very comparable to similar solutions.""The server is a one-time purchase, but the support is on a subscription basis.""It's a one-time licensing fee for the device and we pay a quota per year for the support.""The licensing comes with a warranty.""Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers are very expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: HPE Proliant Servers are work horses.    I have used them a lot and they are quite reliable and robust. Dell has been used to drive Office 365 for many years.     Both HPE and Dell are good… more »
Top Answer: Their support is very good and very effective.
Top Answer: The shipment or delivery times could be improved. Sometimes we have to wait six Weeks before we get the server. It could even be longer. Sometimes it is many days for my customers
Top Answer: The cost benefit of this solution is most valuable. It is quite effective for the work for which we are using it. We are mainly running video servers on these, and we are quite happy with the… more »
Top Answer: We are quite happy with it, but its price and storage density can be better.
Top Answer: I can recommend this solution. It is easy to maintain. If you have an infrastructure team, you won't have any problem with it. I would rate HPE Apollo a nine out of ten.
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Also Known As
PowerEdge R
HP Apollo Systems, HP ProLiant SL, HP Apollo
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Overview

PowerEdge R is available in three models and with the following advantages: Entry level is simple, entry level server ideal for businesses just migrating to server usage, advanced is offering more cache and speed, these servers offer more options for processors, expansion and virtualization, Premium create a dynamic infrastructure with flexible workloads from a complete virtualization platform.

The HPE Apollo high-density server family is built for the highest levels of performance and efficiency. They are rack-scale compute, storage, networking, power and cooling – massively scale-up and scale-out – solutions for your big data analytics, object storage and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. From water-cooling that’s 1,000X more efficient than air, to “right-sized scaling” with 2X the compute density for workgroup and private cloud workloads, the HPE Apollo line is a dense, high-performance, tiered approach for organisations of all sizes.

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NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco
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Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company17%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Computer Software Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company26%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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University20%
Manufacturing Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider24%
Manufacturing Company5%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise71%
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Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is ranked 1st in Rack Servers with 19 reviews while HPE Apollo is ranked 6th in Rack Servers with 1 review. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is rated 8.8, while HPE Apollo is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers writes "Innovative designs to transform IT and maximize performance across the widest range of applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Apollo writes "Easy to maintain, cost-effective, scalable, and resilient". Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, IBM Power Systems and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers, whereas HPE Apollo is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, HPE Synergy, IBM Power Systems, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers and PowerEdge C.

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