Dell EMC PowerEdge XE Servers Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1070442
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Jan 28, 2021
Scales very well and is pretty easy to set up but is a bit expensive

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution primarily to provide services for the employees in our institute. Basically, it's the domain active directory. We also use it for its own server and providing the internet and our email server. We shifted recently to the Microsoft Product F365. We got the enterprise license for that as well. We don't use it to provide cloud services. We actually provide local services.

Pros and Cons

  • "What we like the most is the ability to upgrade the scaling of the system itself. Whenever we need extra storage, we can do that. Whenever we need extra memory, we can do that as well. It's fast and it's available."
  • "The pricing of the product could always be lowered."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with IBM. In general, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten so far. While every organization has to choose its options based on their requirements, I can say that this particular solution has met our needs quite well.
reviewer1332702
Field Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Nov 5, 2020
Very scalable, delivers on promises, and offers good terms

What is our primary use case?

We primarily used the solution for the servers. It's a node among many in a multiprocessor, supercomputer environment. It's a very verified application. The customer uses a lesser file system, which means that one file system is shared among the entire installation. You're not going to see that very often in your career unless you're in that business. It's a multi-node, high-performance computing file system. It's Linux based.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution delivers what it promises. You look at the specs and it delivers them."
  • "Until they get new technology and density, it would be nice to see four nodes in a one-year package instead of a three-year package."

What other advice do I have?

My company partners with Dell. I'm recently retired, however, I did most of the infrastructure, backup storage, and high-performance computing. I was in pre-sales. I was a solution architect. Therefore, I'm not an end-user. We only used Dell for the servers. We used Seagate for storage. They have hard drives. They've been in the hard drive business for 40 years. My biggest piece of advice for those considering the solution is to make sure they are delivered on time. When clients are spending $50 million for an installation and you say it's going to be ready September 15th, it better be ready…
Ossama Helmy
Telecommunication Department Head at Qarun Petroleum Company
Real User
Top 5
Nov 28, 2020
Stable with an easy initial setup and good scalability

What is our primary use case?

The main use for the last order was for the applications and other items around an electronic fencing system.

Pros and Cons

  • "The pricing of the product is fair and not too expensive."
  • "The technical support is pretty good, however, they could be a bit faster and more responsive."

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with HP. We're using the latest version of the solution. We purchased Gen 10 about a year or so ago. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. Overall, I would rate the product at a nine out of ten.
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