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"With just one cable, for redundancy let's say two, you can feed sixteen servers in a single c7000 chassis.""It is a stable, dependable solution.""It is not expensive.""The technical support is good.""It is very stable.""It is easy to scale if you have the licensing.""The solution uses a smaller space in our data centers. It uses less feeder and network cable, which reduces costs.""The solution has good scalability."

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"The stability and speed are always good. The processor is good and it's still working with our loads.""The Lenovo Flex System is very stable."

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"The only side that must be improved is the active-passive interconnect module architecture.""There could be more management capability to work with integrations.""Some part of virtual connections needs improvement.""It is lacking in the ability to replicate virtual machines more easily.""The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved.""They are not selling BladeSystem anymore. The end of the sale of this platform was this year, 2020."

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"The user-interface needs improvement, because they have an application from which we have to manage the whole system and all the infrastructure. This application is not working at our premises, because of some problem with the hardware itself. So although we brought it with our systems, and we used it to manage all the systems: the storage, the switches, and everything, nevertheless we have to support every part alone and enter the interface in one-by-one.""It does not have the same module flexibility that was present in IBM Blade. On the Blade System, I was able to choose between the Cisco module, or BMC module. Since the switch to Lenovo, I have not had the same choice of modules, only the BMC modules."

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"It is not expensive, really, in this class of server products."

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"We have the whole maintenance for the 3 years, starting the deployment. We also have the VMware license for 3 years and I think we have another license to buy. There are no additional costs besides licensing.""The price is interesting. I am able to quote a client based on their needs and offer them either Lenovo or Dell."

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Also Known As
HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystemFlex System Blade Servers, Flex System SN Series
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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.

Flex System is Lenovo’s proven, 2nd generation blade, that efficiently runs your infrastructure applications with up to 80% better density than standard rack server deployments.

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Sample Customers
EMIS Health
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Top Industries
Financial Services Firm21%
Insurance Company7%
Comms Service Provider6%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider20%
Company Size
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise69%
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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE BladeSystem vs. Lenovo Flex System and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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HPE BladeSystem is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 5 reviews while Lenovo Flex System is ranked 5th in Blade Servers with 2 reviews. HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.4, while Lenovo Flex System is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE BladeSystem writes "Easy to set up and offers good scalability with a small footprint". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo Flex System writes "We can now create machines easily without waiting to provide more hardware". HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Superdome X, Dell PowerEdge M and Fujitsu Primergy BX900 Series, whereas Lenovo Flex System is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE Superdome X and Cisco UCS B-Series. See our HPE BladeSystem vs. Lenovo Flex System report.

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