Dell PowerEdge M Competitors and Alternatives

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Anonymous User
Real User
Technical Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Why pick a UCS blade over a Dell, HPE or Lenovo system? The answer depends on what application I need to run. If I want a small-scale, 3-4... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, we focused on CPUs and servers, relying on the Intel cadence for change. With Cisco UCS, we became network-centric and changed our... more»

What needs improvement?

Cisco is behind as far as SSD qualifications and options allowed, relative to other vendors, but that is in keeping with their philosophy of a... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

SSD evolution is coming hard and fast with higher density, lower cost options popping up each quarter. New form factors like M.2, U.2, Multi-TB,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used HPE. They had a good blade system and good racks, but their iLO is expensive and gets very complex at scale.
Kamel Halabi
Real User
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Its ease of management, consolidation, connectivity, power, and cooling are the most valuable features. * Ease of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The HPE BladeSystem delivers a modular infrastructure for the data center. The main critical applications and... more»

What needs improvement?

It provides a higher connectivity throughput with the new releases. There is better integration with the third-party... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The prices for the HPE Virtual Connect Modules are expensive compared to other I/O Modules available. It's better to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Initially, we were using the Cisco UCS Blade Server Enclosures. We switched to this product due to the integration with... more»

What other advice do I have?

The implementation and deployment are easy and straightforward for engineers of basic IT knowledge. However, you need... more»

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