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"The Nutanix platform came in a little more expensive than the Synergy.""The solution has reduced our IT infrastructure costs because we have had to buy less services than we used to.""In our whole environment, the cost is in the millions. On this particular chassis, the annual cost is 12 blades times approximately $40,000.""The biggest cost is the VMware licensing.""We do a biannual renewal. I know how much that renewal is, but I don't know how much it breaks down to be just Synergy, since we have our VMware, all of our physical equipment, etc. all rolled up into one renewal, which is a little over $300,000 every two years. However, only a subset of that is the Synergy product.""There was at least about a 20 percent savings in cost over our purchase based on the purchase price of the compute modules themselves versus what we've had to pay before. It was significantly less.""Synergy has lowered our total cost of ownership significantly. I would say ballpark around 25 percent, maybe more.""We bought everything outright to start with. We don't do much consumption-based stuff."

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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 »
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HP Apollo Systems, HP ProLiant SL, HP Apollo
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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.

HPE Synergy, the first platform built from the ground up for Composable Infrastructure, offers an experience that empowers IT to create and deliver new value instantly and continuously. It is a single infrastructure that reduces operational complexity for traditional workloads and increases operational velocity for the new breed of applications and services. Through a single interface, HPE Synergy composes physical and virtual compute, storage, and fabric pools into any configuration for any application. As an extensible platform, it easily enables a broad range of applications and operational models such as virtualization, hybrid cloud, and DevOps. With HPE Synergy, IT can become not just the internal service provider but the business partner to rapidly launch new applications that become the business.

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Sample Customers
Weta DigitalHudsonAlpha, Virgin Media, EMIS, United
Top Industries
Manufacturing Company22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Computer Software Company11%
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise69%
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise60%
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise72%

HPE Apollo is ranked 2nd in Density Optimized Servers while HPE Synergy is ranked 1st in Blade Servers with 36 reviews. HPE Apollo is rated 0.0, while HPE Synergy is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Synergy writes "We have gained some efficiencies on the provisioning front-end side, but there have been challenges with external integrations to other platforms". HPE Apollo is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, PowerEdge C, HPE Moonshot and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, whereas HPE Synergy is most compared with HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Cisco UCS B-Series, Lenovo Flex System and HPE Superdome X.

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