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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 ability to save resource is a key feature.""The initial setup was straightforward."

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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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"There is a lack of support for fiber channels currently that needs to be added.""The solution does not scale well."

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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.""it would make everyone happy if the solution were less expensive."

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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 ability to save resource is a key feature.
Top Answer: There is a lack of support for fiber channels currently that needs to be added.
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3rd
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8.4
7th
out of 23 in Blade Servers
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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.
Super Micro's SuperBlade blade servers offer many unique advantages that differentiate it from competitors' blade products and traditional rack-mount solutions. Customer benefits include maximum density, affordability, reduced management costs, lower power consumption, optimal ROI, and high scalability - and in most applications, blade servers would reduce system acquisition costs. While other blade suppliers only offer general-purpose blade servers, the SuperBlade family enables full optimization for a wide array of mission-critical and compute-intensive applications. With in-house design engineering agility to accommodate customer needs rapidly, SuperBlade revolutionizes modular computing architecture by offering several advanced application-optimized models such as Enterprise Blade Server, Data Center Optimized Blade, Workstation Blade and Office Blade.
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EMIS Health
Prace
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm21%
Government8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company14%
Manufacturing Company9%
Government8%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise69%
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HPE BladeSystem is ranked 3rd in Blade Servers with 11 reviews while Super Micro SuperBlade is ranked 7th in Blade Servers with 2 reviews. HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.4, while Super Micro SuperBlade is rated 7.0. 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 Super Micro SuperBlade writes "Easy to set up with good technical support but does not scale well". HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Superdome X, Dell PowerEdge M and Hitachi BladeSymphony, whereas Super Micro SuperBlade is most compared with Dell PowerEdge M, HPE Integrity, Cisco UCS B-Series, Fujitsu CX1000 and Pure Storage FlashBlade.

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