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"The cost benefit of this solution is most valuable. It is quite effective for the work for which we are using it. We are mainly running video servers on these, and we are quite happy with the resilience, density storage, and streaming capacity of the system."

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"The performance is the solution's most valuable asset. It has one of the highest levels of performance I have ever seen. It's quite remarkable, in that sense.""The initial setup is simple and straightforward.""Active Memory Expansion allows you to compress your memory on the run time to allow you to have less physical memory available, but provision more memory to your partitions, as everything will be compressed on the fly.""The availability of a solution depends on the requirement of the customer. The most valuable feature is the virtualization. You can have this one system or you can use it for many. They were using almost 120 servers within that specific service.""I use the hypervisor of IBM Power Systems a lot.""The technical support that clients get from IBM is excellent.""Power Systems is like a dream solution for every IT person because it has redundancy, and it doesn't stop. It doesn't get affected easily. I don't see any weaknesses in this solution. At the moment, we have Power8. It is stable and runs smoothly. We have a big load, and it is working very well. It can be customized based on our needs. Flash copy is helping us amazingly. We have virtualization for vDisks, which is again very helpful. We are working on this virtualization technology, and we have a team that is working on redundancy and architecture.""What we like the most is the ability to upgrade the scaling of the system itself. Whenever we need extra storage, we can do that. Whenever we need extra memory, we can do that as well. It's fast and it's available."

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"We are quite happy with it, but its price and storage density can be better."

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"It would be ideal if the solution was more simple to work with.""Technical support and documentation need to be improved.""It does not offer the ability to run any X86 or X64 Intel architecture-based application on Power Systems. There are a lot of applications, lots of business use cases that do not support this architecture as of now. If somehow application tasks can be ported on to IBM Power Systems, that would be a big improvement.""The scalability process should be simplified.""Its price can be improved. It is too high.""IBM should be more flexible with marketing or offer marketing events themselves and invite the partners to attend. That might be far more productive.""In Power6, latency was an issue, but nowadays, we are on Power8, which doesn't have any such problems. Sometimes, we have issues when we are moving to a new version, which is the case with almost every company. Some new issues or problems show up suddenly, and you do not have the time to research and find the solution. That's when we contact IBM technical support.""The pricing of the product could always be lowered."

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"The pricing is reasonable.""Its price is too high.""Its price depends on the sizing."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The cost benefit of this solution is most valuable. It is quite effective for the work for which we are using it. We are mainly running video servers on these, and we are quite happy with the… more »
Top Answer: We are quite happy with it, but its price and storage density can be better.
Top Answer: I can recommend this solution. It is easy to maintain. If you have an infrastructure team, you won't have any problem with it. I would rate HPE Apollo a nine out of ten.
Top Answer: We value the stability and technology capability of this solution the most. It is very stable, and the processor technology of IBM is very good. When you have a CIO and you are dealing with C-level… more »
Top Answer: Its management can be made easier because it is not easy to manage. They should also find a new way for migrating from an old Power Systems to a new one. The migration process is currently very… more »
Top Answer: IBM Power Systems is used for the core banking applications. We have accounts with financial enterprises in Egypt. We propose this solution if you are a bank, you are upgrading or migrating bank… more »
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out of 20 in Rack Servers
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Also Known As
HP Apollo Systems, HP ProLiant SL, HP Apollo
IBM OpenPOWER LC
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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.

IBM Power Systems are built to crush the most advanced data applications - from the mission-critical workloads you run today to the next generation of AI.
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Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company20%
University20%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company5%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm32%
Retailer14%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise68%
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HPE Apollo is ranked 6th in Rack Servers with 1 review while IBM Power Systems is ranked 4th in Rack Servers with 9 reviews. HPE Apollo is rated 9.0, while IBM Power Systems is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE Apollo writes "Easy to maintain, cost-effective, scalable, and resilient". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Power Systems writes "Saves the cost of having one person at the data center solely looking at data systems". HPE Apollo is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE Synergy, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers and PowerEdge C, whereas IBM Power Systems is most compared with Oracle SPARC Servers, Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Intel Server System and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers.

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