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"There is a lot of extra storage. I am only using half of what I need.""The product is scalable and stable.""The feature that I find the most valuable is that all alerts are integrated with HPE InfoSight. Any problem related to an HPE server can be solved remotely at L1, L2 level.""The most valuable feature is stability.""This product is feature-rich and is easy to install."

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"It is stable and easy to manage."

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"If they could put a SAN storage or resend it in the same product, it would be very helpful and more powerful.""Not all of the hardware is completely up-to-date.""They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port.""The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.""Sometimes, there are connectivity issues and the server is not able to connect to our SAN."

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"The shipment time can be improved. When we order Intel products, we have to wait for a long time. They can increase the local services and engineers in China. Local engineers will be able to know and understand customer problems much better."

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"This is an expensive product and there is licensing required for iLO, which is the HPE monitoring system."

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"It is not expensive."

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Top Answer: The differences typically fall under the hood or are more soft differences. In general, servers are commoditized and in most environments, HPE and Dell servers are mostly the same. HPE has done a… more »
Top Answer: It depends on your purpose. Apollo 4200 is usually used for Backup data, Software defined storage or Big data. And for others that doesn't require disk density, we should use DL360 for cost saving.
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HP ProLiant DL series, HP ProLiant DL
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
ProLiant Servers provide a complete infrastructure that support both your business objectives and your business growth.

Storage is simple with the Intel Storage System JBOD2000 family, a 2U form factor system with support for twelve 3.5" LFF or twenty-four 2.5" SFF drives with a single or multi-cable connectivity. The JBOD2000 family includes redundant, hot-swap fans and the option for redundant, hot-swap power supplies. The JBOD2000S2 products support 6Gb/s SAS/SATA connectivity via industry-standard SFF-8088 connectors with the latest JBOD2000S3 version supports up to 12 Gb/s SAS connectivity via industry standard SFF-8644 connectors. All these JBOD offerings are designed to provide highly available and easily expandable storage for Intel servers at an affordable price point.

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Sample Customers
AmeriPride Services, iSource, Bolagsverket, BlueShore Financial, British Columbia Assessment Authority, National Stock Exchange, CardlyticsEmerson, Baosight, Pentamaster
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Transportation Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company5%
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Company Size
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise70%
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HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 1st in Rack Servers with 7 reviews while Intel Server System is ranked 10th in Rack Servers with 1 review. HPE ProLiant DL Servers is rated 9.0, while Intel Server System is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of HPE ProLiant DL Servers writes "Lower failure rate and great stability but could use a better hard drive base". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Intel Server System writes "Stable and easy to manage, but needs better shipment time and local support". HPE ProLiant DL Servers is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and HPE Moonshot, whereas Intel Server System is most compared with Oracle SPARC Servers, IBM Power Systems, Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers and HPE Apollo.

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