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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Synergy vs. Lenovo Flex System and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"In terms of the productivity of our deployment team, the amount of time has been decreased a lot. In the past, to deploy one c7000 chassis with 15 or 16 blades, we literally used to spend two to three weeks. But with a Synergy, it's very quick. Within three days we can do the deployment.""For me, this is the best frame server technology available in the market. We can compare it to Cisco UCS. It is robust and stable, and it is also easy to deploy and scale. Their support is the best.""Great data storage and very good for software defined solutions.""Technical support is excellent. They are very helpful.""The solution is built very well. It's very robust and durable.""Its versatility, performance, and size are most valuable. It is very decent for its size. It has very good performance and very good specifications.""The product enables the centralization of all administrative tasks.""The stability of the solution is very reliable."

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"The Lenovo Flex System is very stable.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is its ease of use.""The initial setup is straightforward."

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Cons
"I would definitely like to see them fix the firmware updates on all the blades. No matter what operating system it is running on, make sure I can do the firmware as well as the software for those firmware components at the same time. I don't want to have to rely on an external product. Let's bring that product inside the menu so that I have a better experience with updates.""ICMs could be better in this model. When you look at its competitors, the most critical point is the throughput. HPE is the best with the ICM module, which is an interconnect module that connects the servers of the frames to the LAN and SAN. HPE Synergy should also support the latest processors provided by Intel.""Changes to the solution are quite complex.""The Synergy platform is HPE-specific and more for on-premises. You're kind of locked in with VMware and the HPE with the VMs. The Nutanix offering is a bit more flexible.""In the past, I have had issues with configurations.""Its management needs some work. It is not the best in terms of management. It has decent management. Its user interface can also be better.""Technical support was time consuming and unsatisfactory. The initial product setup was complex, lasing around three weeks to a month.""The profiles aren't so easy to work with."

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"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.""The solution could improve by providing more integration with other platforms.""The product could improve its integration capabilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are satisfied with its price.""We have already paid once. It is just the price for the permit and its use. It seems you don't have to keep paying for it, but I am not sure.""We don't have to pay for Synergy because it's part of our plan."

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"The price is interesting. I am able to quote a client based on their needs and offer them either Lenovo or Dell.""There is a one-off payment to buy the equipment and the support is purchased annually."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The product enables the centralization of all administrative tasks.
Top Answer: I cannot properly advise on setup, pricing or licensing costs.
Top Answer: As concerns room for improvement, the number of levers in the system should be addressed. Technical solutions should be made easier. The advice I would give is that HPE Synergy increase the… more »
Top Answer: The Lenovo Flex System is very stable.
Top Answer: The price is interesting. I am able to quote a client based on their needs and offer them either Lenovo or Dell.
Top Answer: 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… more »
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1st
out of 23 in Blade Servers
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10,222
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6,767
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7
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466
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7th
out of 23 in Blade Servers
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824
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539
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2
Average Words per Review
257
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8.5
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Also Known As
Flex System Blade Servers, Flex System SN Series
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Overview

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.

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
HudsonAlpha, Virgin Media, EMIS, United
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
Retailer11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government12%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise58%
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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Synergy vs. Lenovo Flex System and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE Synergy is ranked 1st in Blade Servers with 9 reviews while Lenovo Flex System is ranked 7th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews. HPE Synergy is rated 8.8, while Lenovo Flex System is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE Synergy writes "Significantly decreases deployment time and the number of support issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo Flex System writes "Stable with good performance and a simple setup". HPE Synergy is most compared with HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Apollo and HPE Superdome X, whereas Lenovo Flex System is most compared with HPE Superdome X, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE BladeSystem and Dell PowerEdge M. See our HPE Synergy vs. Lenovo Flex System report.

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