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author avatarThanhPham
MSP

It depends on your purpose. Apollo 4200 is usually used for Backup data, Software defined storage or Big data. And for others that doesn't require disk density, we should use DL360 for cost saving.

author avatarMohammadAmin Mesbahi
User

What services do you want to serve on your servers?
It's very dependent on your answer, is it maximum ten disks Ok for you (DL360) or you want more? Do you need many PCIe slots?

author avatarTim Williams
Real User

It depends on what you actually need to do. Apollo servers are designed for significantly more disk density. If these are hypervisor hosts, the DL360s will generally be more useful. If these are standalone servers running single applications that require a lot of storage (for example, a Veeam backup server), the Apollo servers would be better.

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Top Answer: It depends on your purpose. Apollo 4200 is usually used for Backup data, Software defined storage or Big data. And for others that doesn't require disk density, we should use DL360 for cost saving.
Top Answer: Our primary use case for Apollo servers are as JBODs for Veeam. They form a great basis for a high density disk environment and as a landing pad for backups. There are Nutanix Apollo servers as… more »
Top Answer: The differences typically fall under the hood or are more soft differences. In general, servers are commoditized and in most environments, HPE and Dell servers are mostly the same. HPE has done a… more »
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HP Apollo Systems, HP ProLiant SL, HP ApolloHP ProLiant DL series, HP ProLiant DL
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Overview

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.

ProLiant Servers provide a complete infrastructure that support both your business objectives and your business growth.
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Energy/Utilities Company11%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company28%
Media Company5%
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Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise69%
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Midsize Enterprise15%
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HPE Apollo is ranked 6th in Rack Servers while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 2nd in Rack Servers with 14 reviews. HPE Apollo is rated 0.0, while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ProLiant DL Servers writes "Strong, easy to manage and monitor, and have very few failures". HPE Apollo is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE Synergy, PowerEdge C, HPE Moonshot and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, whereas HPE ProLiant DL Servers is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, IBM Power Systems and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers.

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