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Pros
"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.""They are reliable, and they hardly break down. They are fast, and they serve us very well."

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"The most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on.""Using this solution has made our backups more reliable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.""It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""It's very easy-to-use.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""The main feature I have found to be product replication."

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Cons
"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.""For me, the product is okay, but I would probably suggest improvement in their services or technical support. They need to work harder in the preventative maintenance of the system. They need to improve in terms of how quickly can we get attention and how quickly problems are resolved. Its price could also be lower.""The management side of this solution could be improved.""The interface in terms of management could be much more intuitive."

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"In terms of scalability, it doesn't expand out quite as robustly as some of the others, but it covers 90% of the market in what it does.""I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.""I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.""It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.""The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is not expensive, really, in this class of server products.""It is expensive. There are no additional costs. We are able to get good discounts anyway from HPE, but if the price can come down, we'll be happy.""Its pricing was good. We selected this solution because it was within our budget. We paid just once when we bought it. We never bought any license."

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"Support is a separate line item. Support is a different cost, but whatever your support is now, that's what you're going to pay forever. If your support's $100 today, six years from now it's $100. It doesn't fluctuate unless you upgrade it, or change it, etc.""The price is a little high.""In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little.""The price of this solution could be made more affordable.""Licensing fees are paid yearly."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is very easy to use.
Top Answer: Its pricing was good. We selected this solution because it was within our budget. We paid just once when we bought it. We never bought any license.
Top Answer: It's an old-fashioned technology now. I'm not sure precisely what should be improved. I can't recall any missing features. If the hardware offered higher efficiency, that would be an ideal situation… more »
Top Answer: The main feature I have found to be product replication.
Top Answer: The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
Top Answer: There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.
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3rd
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Rating
8.4
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Also Known As
HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
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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.

FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

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Sample Customers
EMIS Health
ServiceNow, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Dominos, Man AHL
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Government8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm9%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
University14%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
Marketing Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise68%
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco, Dell EMC and others in Blade Servers. Updated: June 2021.
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HPE BladeSystem is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 10 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews. HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.4, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 9.0. 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 Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "An easy to use solution with a straightforward setup and good speed". HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Superdome X and Dell PowerEdge M, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC PowerStore and MinIO.

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