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"I like the Dell EMC management and we have a great management interface. They are very reliable and we can trust the server. It's very reliable and easy to manage.""It is quite stable. We didn't have a single downtime of failure. Nor have we ever experienced any downtime in electrical components or the hardware. In this way, the server is reliable.""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."

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"The product is scalable and stable.""The feature that I find the most valuable is that all alerts are integrated with HPE InfoSight. Any problem related to an HPE server can be solved remotely at L1, L2 level.""The most valuable feature is stability.""This product is feature-rich and is easy to install.""Very practical and easy to maintain.""The robustness of the design of the server is the most valuable. HP servers are easy to use and user-friendly. The server is not complicated, and it is easy to use ILO systems.""The pricing of the product is fair and not too expensive.""Its reliability and after-sales support are very good."

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"They should improve the centralized management interface. When you are going to deploy something, for example, VMware or RedHat, it should be easier to deploy a lot of servers. Now you have to do one at a time.""I would like to see better IOPS, i.e. the disc speed. That is the main limitation for scaling up the number of users.""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."

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"Not all of the hardware is completely up-to-date.""They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port.""The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.""Sometimes, there are connectivity issues and the server is not able to connect to our SAN.""Configurations could be simplified.""In DL 500 systems, the flow of air is not good enough, and some components get overheated. IBM systems have better airflow and scalability. We have a data center that has limited physical space. Therefore, we need to maximize the processing or compute systems that we use. In HP servers, such as DL 500, there are only four processors, whereas IBM servers, such as SR 916, have eight processors. We don't get any support from HP because of our geographical location. We solve all problems ourselves by doing research on the internet. It would be good to get HP support.""The technical support is pretty good, however, they could be a bit faster and more responsive.""It is too expensive. Its price should be improved. The system admin interface should have better visibility while troubleshooting a problem, even when the problem is coming from the application."

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"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."

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"This is an expensive product and there is licensing required for iLO, which is the HPE monitoring system.""We have ILO licenses. We use this feature.""It is just too expensive.""This product is within our budget.""The price is a little too high; it could be reduced.""The price of the product is a little high.""Proliant DL Servers have a reasonable cost. They are not as expensive as the Cisco servers. Everything is included when you purchase a server. You just have to install and configure it.""It is not expensive. Its price is similar to other solutions."

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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.

ProLiant Servers provide a complete infrastructure that support both your business objectives and your business growth.
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NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, DaycoAmeriPride Services, iSource, Bolagsverket, BlueShore Financial, British Columbia Assessment Authority, National Stock Exchange, Cardlytics
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Manufacturing Company25%
Comms Service Provider8%
Non Tech Company8%
Computer Software Company8%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company28%
Retailer5%
Government4%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Transportation Company7%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company28%
Media Company5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise44%
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Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is ranked 1st in Rack Servers with 13 reviews while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 2nd in Rack Servers with 14 reviews. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is rated 9.0, while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is rated 8.8. 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 ProLiant DL Servers writes "Strong, easy to manage and monitor, and have very few failures". Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, IBM Power Systems and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers, whereas HPE ProLiant DL Servers is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, IBM Power Systems and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers. See our Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers vs. HPE ProLiant DL Servers report.

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