Most Helpful Review
I really appreciate the integrated Onboard Administrator, the iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) modular network, and the SAN Switches.
We are very happy with flexible NIC configuration features which are possible if you combine the BladeServers with HPE flex switches in the enclosures.
It is first in class for composable infrastructure. It has the scalability that meets our future needs and the automation that builds into something that we are really looking forward to using.
The composable infrastructure allows us to build our own server profiles, then build up the infrastructure that we need from compute modules.
Everything is combined in one chassis, you have storage, compute, networking. So you save a lot of space in the datacenter.
Everybody noticed very large improvement in data processing. A lot of activity which took hours now takes, let's say, tens of minutes.
We're able to provision different applications, different demonstrations, add cloud-like speeds on-prem, which is unheard of in the industry.
Give us the ability to seamlessly migrate from one operating environment to another within minutes, which is invaluable.
This is above and beyond anything else any of the competitors have on the market. If you're researching this, you're going down the right path.
This product needs a wider range of firmware compatibility matrix from the oldest to the newest blade server.
Really look at it closely, but really look at the Synergy product as well. That seems to me like that's the next evolution of the BladeSystem.
One of the issues that we that we have been having is with the firmware baselining. So, we need to just making sure that we get that working. However, we are in the early stages. It may well be that we just tweak a few things.
I think we were promised a little more than we were given. It's true, they are working very hard to try to help remedy that.
When templates are created, there are some steps where you need to reboot the machines. Being in production, this is not a good idea. For example, if you reconfigure the network, you should not have to reboot the machine. You should just apply the new template and that's it.
The deployment time of a system through OneView is pretty slow, but apparently that's being addressed in an upcoming update.
The possibility of using storage directly in the frame in order to have bigger storage directly there, and not having an attached storage like SAN or NAS. That would be helpful.
The update is problematic. When you want to update the firmware, or when you want to update software on Composer, it takes a lot of time. A lot.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The chassis itself, with no blade server inside, so expensive. The C7000 model costs around $100,000.
The prices for the HPE Virtual Connect Modules are expensive compared to other I/O Modules available.
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|Also Known As||HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem|
|Website/Video||Hewlett Packard Enterprise||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|Overview||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.|
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||EMIS Health||HudsonAlpha, Virgin Media, EMIS, United|
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