HPE Apollo Alternatives and Competitors

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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…
DurgaPrasad Malyala
Director at Datasoft Comnet
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Oct 31, 2020
Easy to set up and the support is good

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. They are for general, mixed usage that includes use cases such as virtualization and hosting VMware.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is straightforward and easy to do."
  • "The warranty and support periods should be extended."

What other advice do I have?

We do not deal with the latest version because we find that for rack servers, the previous version is a little better. Manageability is not a big option for this type of server. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Aldo Abril
CTO at Caja Paita
Real User
Top 20
Jan 16, 2021
Good integration, good support, and easy to use and scale

What is our primary use case?

We use it for microservices. It is for the main applications and growth of the business.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has good integration. You have VMware for connecting many machines, and you can support microservices. You can also easily connect the networks. It is also very easy to use and implement, and it comes with good support."
  • "It should have tools for integration with the cloud. We should be able to transmit data from our on-premises server to the servers in the cloud."

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good product. It is very easy to implement, and you can scale it easily. It is useful for us, and we plan to keep using it. When the company grows, we would add more servers. I would rate Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers an eight out of ten.
reviewer1454091
IT Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 11-50 employees
Real User
Nov 22, 2020
Easy to install, stable, and scales well for our organization

What is our primary use case?

This solution is used for Hyper-V workloads, a web server, and a virtual desktop environment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its stability.

What needs improvement?

I think that Dell has full documentation on their products, but it needs to be improved for this one.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with the Dell EMC PowerEdge FX series for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is one of the best features of this solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product. We have about 5,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with technical support.

Which solution did I use

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