HPE Apollo Room for Improvement

Dr Tuomas Sandholm
Professor at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
One thing that we are looking for is the better stability of the Lustre file system, it could be improved. I have heard that they are coming out with a better memory bandwidth, so that's good or maybe, it's already there in System 10. In that case, of course, then there is need for more CPUs, more storage and all of that. View full review »
Derek Traynor
Data Center Manager at Maples And Calder
One drawback which I had: When I needed to expand storage on the Apollo, I had significant problems getting disks for it. It was a very long wait-time. So, if I were to give any advice in regards to improving this product, I would say make more of the 8TB disks available quicker. I ended up having a few issues because I ran out of space. There was a huge lead time while I waited for new disks to arrive here. It left me a bit exposed there for awhile. But that's the only criticism. Other than that, I think it's a great product. It's really good. Really reliable. Very cleverly designed and I can't think of what better way they could pack more disks into such a small space, so all around it's a good product. View full review »
Claudio De Plato
Network End Data Center Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We would like to see SimpliVity on top of the Apollo. View full review »
Principal Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I would want to see the flexibility of being able to run various network protocols including InfiniBand, Fibre Channel, as well as iSCSI, with iSCSI going up to 100 gigabytes per second -that would be outstanding. That in conjunction with what Mellanox offers would provide us with a very high-speed networking interface. The other thing is we may could, perhaps, use more GPUs in the future, go from eight to 16 GPUs per instance. That could run head-to-head against the DGX-1, the DGX-2 that NVIDIA has developed in their own chassis. That would be interesting to see. View full review »
Daniel Polombo
IT Architect
There should be truly independent nodes for your rack, which can contain three different servers. I like to make sure when a component fails, I don't have to take down all three nodes. This is especially true as we usually have replication between these nodes. It would be a great asset to be able to contain the downtime to one of the nodes. View full review »
Senior Account Manager
Obviously I would like to see the cost go down. That speaks for itself. We would like to see improved cooling because that is quite an issue. If you put that much compute power into a single rack, cooling really becomes an issue. And there is room for improvement there. View full review »
Anders Petterson
System Engineer at Mr Green
We unfortunately have tried to used standardization using Ubuntu Linux and it's been hard. They had some difficulties getting the RAID configuration up and running because there are no drivers for it. It's not supported by HPE. View full review »

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