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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE BladeSystem and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"The solution is made with high-quality hardware.""I have compared Dell EMC to other solutions and have found it to be good. The SAN and LAN traffic, manageability, and upgradability are all good.""The solution integrated well."

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"I have noticed that the solution does provide a very good ROI for companies.""The technical support is good.""One of the most valuable features I have found to be the enclosure. It is really easy to manage and everything is integrated. You are able to upgrade the software quite easily.""The solution has good scalability.""The solution uses a smaller space in our data centers. It uses less feeder and network cable, which reduces costs.""The solution has high performance.""The product is quite stable. Its performance is reliable.""It is very stable."

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"We have had some issues with the vendor's support that we have received. When you open up a support case with Dell they send a partner to assist you and in our experience, they are lacking knowledge about the solution. There are times when you need professional support from the vendor that knows the solution well.""In terms of improvement, it should also offer a hyper-converged option.""The set up is complex"

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"For me, the product is okay, but I would probably suggest improvement in their services or technical support. They need to work harder in the preventative maintenance of the system. They need to improve in terms of how quickly can we get attention and how quickly problems are resolved. Its price could also be lower.""I would like to see the upgrade path a little bit smoother.""The interface in terms of management could be much more intuitive.""They are not selling BladeSystem anymore. The end of the sale of this platform was this year, 2020.""The support you get is dependant on the region. Some regions are better than others.""If the hardware offered higher efficiency, that would be an ideal situation for our company.""Some part of virtual connections needs improvement.""It will be discontinued so we will have to change to another product shortly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"If we would not have gone with the vendor we might have been charged unnecessarily for packages we did not need.""Dell PowerEdge M price is comparable to other solutions but cheaper than IBM. However, the IBM solution is a higher grade solution whereas Dell PowerEdge M is a medium-level solution."

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"It is expensive. There are no additional costs. We are able to get good discounts anyway from HPE, but if the price can come down, we'll be happy.""BladeSystem is a little bit cheaper.""It is not expensive, really, in this class of server products.""The HPE BladeSystem is an expensive solution.""We have been satisfied with the price. However, there are additional costs for support.""Its pricing was good. We selected this solution because it was within our budget. We paid just once when we bought it. We never bought any license.""it would make everyone happy if the solution were less expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution integrated well.
Top Answer: There are many packages available, it was a benefit using a vendor to help us get a package we needed. If we would not have gone with the vendor we might have been charged unnecessarily for packages… more »
Top Answer: Their features and product overall are comparable to others on the market, nothing stands out. The company should have either been more clear with the packaging, or a little bit more forthcoming with… more »
Top Answer: For me, choosing between HPE’s Bladesystem and Synergy came down to which solution was more powerful, reliable, and stable. It turns out Bladesystem was the winner. Bladesystem is excellent because it… more »
Top Answer: The solution is very easy to use.
Top Answer: Its pricing was good. We selected this solution because it was within our budget. We paid just once when we bought it. We never bought any license.
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Also Known As
HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
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The Dell PowerEdge M-Series blade servers address the challenges of an evolving IT environment by delivering leading enterprise classfeatures and functionality. The M-Series delivers a unique array of options configured to meet the needs of your IT environment both now and in the future.

  • Multiple blade form-factor choices.
  • Long life cycle providing better life cycle management and improved TCO.
  • Modular I/O switches for future scalability.
  • Breakthrough fan technologies for reduction in power consumption.
  • Configuration management via chassis management controller.
  • Persistent MAC/WWN/iSCSI addresses in a switch-agnostic environment.
HP ProLiant BladeSystem share power, cooling, network, and storage infrastructure via the blade enclosure. Since equipment is not needed for each server, you get a dramatic reduction in power distribution units, power cables, LAN and SAN switches, connectors, adapters, and cables. And you can add the newest-generation technologies by simply changing individual components.
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Sample Customers
Newport City Homes, Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC), Georgian College, AgreeYa Solutions, IIHT Cloud Solutions, Arizona State University, AudienceScience, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Holy Cross School
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm20%
Insurance Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE BladeSystem and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell PowerEdge M is ranked 4th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews while HPE BladeSystem is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 16 reviews. Dell PowerEdge M is rated 8.0, while HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge M writes "Initial set up complicated, but after, easy to configure and use, many packages available". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE BladeSystem writes "Easy to set up and offers good scalability with a small footprint". Dell PowerEdge M is most compared with HPE Synergy, Super Micro SuperBlade, HPE Superdome X, Fujitsu Primergy BX900 Series and Lenovo Flex System, whereas HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Superdome X, Super Micro SuperBlade and Lenovo Flex System. See our Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE BladeSystem report.

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