Dell PowerEdge M Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of Dell PowerEdge M competitors and alternatives
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Delivery Manager at Harlan Italia
Dec 17 2017

What do you think of HPE Synergy?

Improvements to My Organization This is the first time that we are using Synergy, so we don't yet have the experience to talk about this. • Valuable Features It provides the new computer node and connects 3PAR without SAN people to help me. • Room for Improvement I think that they can improve the update because the update is problematic now. When you want to update the firmware, or when you want to update software on Composer, it takes a lot of time. A lot. For compute node, you need one hour for upgrading firmware. I think that is a big problem. • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues It became stable the second time. The first time, it wasn't. We had some problems but they're solved, and now it's stable. • Scalability Issues We want to...
Consultant
Infrastructure Consultant at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 17 2017

What do you think of Cisco UCS B-Series?

Valuable Features Virtual NICs/HBA Nexus FC/Ethernet convergence • Improvements to My Organization VirtualNICs/HBA allow us to redesign completely the IO schema (network and storage) without needing to upgrade or acquire additional hardware and controllers. • Room for Improvement Hardware platform configuration • Use of Solution I have used this solution for three years. We are currently using Cisco UCS, Chassis Model UCS5108, I/O Modules UCS-IOM-2208XP, Fabric Interconnect Model UCS-FI-6248UP, and Cisco Nexus 5548. • Stability Issues We had some issues with certain NX-OSs in the Fabric Interconnect. • Scalability Issues I have not encountered any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support Technical support is 7/10. • Previous...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Senior Director of Research at PSC
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

SDX gave us a very large RAM and we need that for the large-scale graph-handling applications. Those turn up in genomics for genome sequence assembly and in metagenomics. Now, people are even doing things like metatranscriptomics and those... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Benefits of the SDX, to me, are having a very large RAM. We chose 12 terabytes as the sweet spot. We could have gone higher with the higher-density dims and a very high bandwidth backplane, i.e., connecting the blades into the ccNUMA... more»

What needs improvement?

This is just my wild speculation, I'd like to see the onboarding of some storage class memory to really expand the already very large RAM, into something that could be even much bigger. This could really help in solving the problem of when... more»

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