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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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"I would say the stability of the system itself would be the biggest advantage.""The IMM tool is great because we can upgrade different views and device versions very quickly. We can upgrade everything from a single point through a single dashboard, which is great for us because we also have Lenovo storage. Lenovo ThinkSystem also has Xclarity built into the system.""The solution is very simple to install.""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.""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."

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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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"HP has a riser inside, but Lenovo does not have a riser. It would be good to have a riser with Lenovo. The GUI of the system is really bad. HP has a very good UI for smart memories and everything inside, but in Lenovo, we have a black-and-white UI. HP right now manufactures a server with scalable SP1 and SP2 on a single machine, which is not the case with Lenovo. They are changing the machine. For SP 1, there is one server, and for SP2, there is another server, which is really bad. In HP, we can use two models of processors in a single case. Lenovo should also be improved to have SP1 and SP2 scalable processors simultaneously on a single machine. They should not release another machine. This issue is also there in H3650 severs. They are all inside, but only V3 CPU or only v4 CPU can work, whereas, in HBG9, we can deploy V3 and V4 simultaneously. Lenovo also needs to advertise more because I can't see advertisements anywhere.""From our side, our budgets are really not there. The availability of cash is a little bit limited. We buy as much as we can, If it was less expensive, we could buy more.""It is quite an expensive product. Its price can be improved.""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."

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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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"Your budget determines the scalability.""The licensing cost is the same as HP. It doesn't have any additional cost. However, the price, for example, for the memory option, does not match other vendors such as HP or Dell. They should work on the pricing of Lenovo. It is a great competitor, and it should compete with the price.""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.""It costs around $8,000. There is an additional cost for the support for a year."

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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.

From growing small businesses to enterprise workloads, Lenovo rack servers offer the unmatched value, flexibility and industry-leading efficiency to meet mission-critical demands with legendary quality and reliability.

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Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is ranked 1st in Rack Servers with 13 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is ranked 3rd in Rack Servers with 5 reviews. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is rated 9.0, while Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack 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 Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers writes "Provides the power and versatility needed to tackle demanding workloads". Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, IBM Power Systems and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, IBM Power Systems, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, HPE Apollo and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers. See our Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers report.

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