HPE BladeSystem vs HPE Synergy

HPE BladeSystem is ranked 1st in Blade Servers with 50 reviews vs HPE Synergy which is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 21 reviews. The top reviewer of HPE BladeSystem writes "Gives the administrator the ability to build a processing infrastructure remotely". The top reviewer of HPE Synergy writes "I love the satellite architecture, the management rings; well thought out, a mature product from the start". HPE BladeSystem is most compared with Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Synergy and Fujitsu Primergy BX900 Series. HPE Synergy is most compared with Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, HPE BladeSystem and Dell PowerEdge M. See our HPE BladeSystem vs HPE Synergy report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
+Add products to compare
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE BladeSystem vs HPE Synergy and others in Blade Servers.
288,186 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Quotes From Members Comparing HPE BladeSystem vs HPE Synergy

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
They are reliable, and it's relatively easy to manage them. They also regularly provide patching for the servers.I really appreciate the integrated Onboard Administrator, the iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) modular network, and the SAN Switches.Virtual Fabric and interconnects are easy to configure and maintain.Wide choice in mixing SAN and LAN.This has drastically reduced our datacenter space, has good cooling and power consumption.Cabling complexity and volume have been reduced.No issues with scalability. ​We can scale by adding another enclosure.We are very happy with flexible NIC configuration features which are possible if you combine the BladeServers with HPE flex switches in the enclosures.

Read more »

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.I believe, compared to the C7000, it delivers a significant amount of innovation and flexibility,

Read more »

Cons
The problem is that when want to expand with a new chassis, you have to do everything manually. It's not automatic.This product needs a wider range of firmware compatibility matrix from the oldest to the newest blade server.​Storage capacity could be enhanced.Higher bandwidth interconnects could be introduced.OA updates and upgrades have to be made simpler.​It is really stable, however the motherboard sometimes crashes.Non-disruptive firmware upgrades in all areas of blade technology.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.

Read more »

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.​Because we're using 2012, we're having issues making templates.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.After delivering the contract, they became a little less active. So, it needs some pushing from my side sometimes.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
The chassis itself, with no blade server inside, so expensive. The C7000 model costs around $100,000.​The price could be cheaper.Add OneView and ILO advanced to the base product. Don’t adjust the price, but just include them.The prices for the HPE Virtual Connect Modules are expensive compared to other I/O Modules available.With regards to the prices, they need to adapt to the current needs of the country.Their licensing program is pretty simple.

Read more »

Information Not Available
report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Blade Servers solutions are best for your needs.
288,186 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
RANKING
Views
15,831
Comparisons
2,606
Reviews
55
Followers
514
Avg. Rating
8.5
Views
6,712
Comparisons
2,770
Reviews
20
Followers
172
Avg. Rating
8.8
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
Compared 26% of the time.
See more HPE BladeSystem competitors »
Compared 24% of the time.
Compared 16% of the time.
See more HPE Synergy competitors »
Also Known As
Also Known AsHP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
Website/Video
Website/VideoHewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Overview
OverviewHP 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.

OFFER
Learn more about HPE BladeSystem
Learn more about HPE Synergy
Sample Customers
Sample CustomersEMIS HealthHudsonAlpha, Virgin Media, EMIS, United
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Government
9%
Energy/Utilities Company
7%
Insurance Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Energy/Utilities Company
12%
Aerospace/Defense Firm
10%
Financial Services Firm
9%
Government
9%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company
22%
Transportation Company
22%
Healthcare Company
11%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
11%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
72%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
19%
Midsize Enterprise
39%
Large Enterprise
43%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
28%
Midsize Enterprise
22%
Large Enterprise
50%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE BladeSystem vs HPE Synergy and others in Blade Servers.
Download now
288,186 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Blade Servers reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.

Sign Up with Email