Dell PowerEdge M Alternatives and Competitors

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NW
Network Administrator at a educational organization with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Long-lasting and reliable solution with complicated upgrades

Pros and Cons

  • "They are really easy to maintain. I've added RAM to them. I've done a lot of other things with the virtualization."
  • "The biggest pain point for us is the matrix for the firmware upgrades. It is a pain. You look at that thing, you might as well be reading Greek. It would be a whole lot better if they could clean up their documentation on it."

What other advice do I have?

Our next move will be going away from them. We're probably going to move to a PowerEdge Dell or HP solution. We've already looked into that a little bit. So I don't have a lot of great things to say necessarily. With the blade servers, as long as they run, I think that's the most important thing. And software and everything seems to be pretty stable with those. They're pretty hands-off. It's just a little more complex when you have to upgrade the firmware. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Cisco UCS E-Series Servers a seven. I think the biggest thing is they have good longevity.
Dan Loftus
Architect at Argos
Real User
Leaderboard
The automated updates and integration with OneView will ultimately help us run a more resilient infrastructure

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is virtualized workloads. The workload are typically packages and things that run on Linux. They are just general-purpose, virtualized workloads.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the evolution of our existing HPE portfolio, the integration with our existing tool sets, and the enhanced capabilities that OneView bring."
  • "The post-sales activity needs improvement. There is some sort of convoluted spreadsheet that you have to fill in prior to the platform being delivered. It seems a little bit out-of-date and inefficient. Surely, there is some sort of web page configuration tool online that a customer could use. Then, it could be validated by somebody else, like a partner or HPE technical resource, then that would be a lot more efficient."

What other advice do I have?

Take the time to understand the ecosystem and all of the capabilities, then use that to leverage further capabilities down the road. The more that we use it, the better that we will understand it.
MK
CEO at DUKSCO SARL
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Very stable, we use it for private cloud services.

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for private cloud services.

Pros and Cons

  • "The Lenovo Flex System is very stable."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Lenovo.
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