Dell PowerEdge M Alternatives and Competitors

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Ola Zaher
Real User
Infrastructure Section Head at citystars Properties
May 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The stability and speed are always good. The processor is good and it's still working with our loads.

How has it helped my organization?

This system has improved our organization but it was also because of VMware and the visualization itself. The performance is better now than what we had before, which was very old. We can now create… more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface needs improvement because they have an application from which we have to manage the whole system and all of the infrastructure. This application is not working at our premises… more»

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

We have the whole maintenance for three years, starting the deployment. We also have the VMware license for three years and I think we have another license to buy. There are no additional costs… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used the Blade system stackable server from Sun, which is now Oracle. We also used HP but it was an old system. It worked well also but we switched to newer technology. It's good to have… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to get the three years maintenance and to follow up with Lenovo International, in addition to Lenovo Cairo. We call our partner in Egypt and they have complete support from Lenovo. I… more»
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Review of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Dan Loftus
Real User
Architect at Argos
Jul 09 2019

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

Synergy is a flexible product, so it helps us to manage our IT landscape in a more simplified, structured way. Once we get it in, it should help us implement new business… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

We bought everything outright to start with. We don't do much consumption-based stuff.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

It was an evolutionary step for us. We have a lot of c7000 chassis, which was the precursor to Synergy. So, we used it as an evolutionary step because you could run it in… more»

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at a composable system from Dell EMC. That was about the only one that is in the same type of league as Synergy. Synergy is an established product, which is the… more»
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