Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers Competitors and Alternatives

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Manager Cloudservices Virtualisation IaaS + Linux at a government with 10,001+ employees
Dec 26 2016

What do you think of HPE ProLiant DL Servers?

Valuable Features Stability is the most important feature. We use it for the infrastructure as a service. We need stable service. • Room for Improvement I would like to see more standardized management. In the past, there was a lot of mixture between the software and the hardware features. • Stability Issues It is stable and has been for many years. We have used HPE for three or four years and we don't have a lot of complaints. • Scalability Issues We buy the biggest one each time and we multiply it by two every year. We need a lot of them. We set them up in clusters close to us, so there are no scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support I have used technical support, but primarily with warranty questions. We have no issues with technical support...
Real User
Sys architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 09 2017

What is most valuable?

The Power hardware is rock-solid and reliable. You can't really ask for better hardware support, software support and reliability of the equipment. It is very powerful for what it does.

How has it helped my organization?

From a reliability standpoint it has provided us with excellent performance. We are in retail and we can't send technical people out to retail locations. We have to have a system that is very reliable, that will basically run 24/7, 365. In... more»

What needs improvement?

We are a special case, because what we want is the cheapest Power box we can get in all of our locations. That is not the way the industry is moving. Cloud would be a great option, if you didn't get the worst internet connections in the world... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Manager of IT Infrastructure at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 09 2016

What is most valuable?

We actually install Scality on the Apollo servers and so we have a ring, a Scality ring, where we store our customers' documents. That allowed us to migrate away from traditional NAS with a cost effective solution whose architecture is both... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Just not having to manage traditional NAS has made a big difference. Not having to manage traditional volumes and aggregates and LUNs and things like that. Being able to be flexible when it comes to that, and Apollo has made that possible.

What needs improvement?

We're pretty happy with the Apollo line of servers. It would be interesting to see the new hyper-converged DL380s. It would be cool to see if that type of same thinking about hyper-convergence was applied to the Apollo line of servers as... more»

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