HPE BladeSystem Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of HPE BladeSystem competitors and alternatives
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Consultant
Senior Technology Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
May 11 2017

What do you think of HPE Superdome X?

Valuable Features We've got a few of them, because we needed some really large machines. So far, they've been working pretty good. • Room for Improvement What would make it better from my point of view is if HPE spent more time on testing with the actual built-in Red Hat Linux drivers, as opposed to always trying to say, "Use our driver." • Stability Issues The stability is pretty good. • Scalability Issues It's scaling where we need to go. The issues we have are more the application not scaling; application design issues, not hardware issues. The hardware will go further than our application will. • Customer Service and Technical Support The technical support sucks, would be understating it. Because the first line and the second line support tend to give out...
Consultant
Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 01 2018

What do you think of Cisco UCS B-Series?

Primary Use Case Mostly VMs, for hosting virtual infrastructure. It represents 99 percent of our computing workforce. • Improvements to My Organization The versatility of the solution is the most helpful to us. • Valuable Features The way the hardware is separated from the software definition of the components. • Room for Improvement Better UI. Cisco makes a great product but doesn't know how to make a UI. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues Very stable and very reliable. • Scalability Issues It is a blade system so it's fairly scalable. • Customer Service and Technical Support I've used technical support and it's above average. • Previous Solutions We had a bad experience with IBM servers, which is why we decided to change...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Reseller
Owner and CEO at Bitcon
Oct 31 2017

What is most valuable?

In the data center, you see customers with a lot of blade enclosures and a lot of servers, and this solution works fine. I have one customer in Belgium that I know that is testing it, and they're quite happy about it. There are some challenges, but it is software. For software, you have developers. The hardware is there.

What needs improvement?

With the changing IT demands, they need to change more often and faster. We need applications to model tomorrow’s needs. We need more applications for changing users. There is a need for a more optimized infrastructure. For instance, I have a customer with 20 blade enclosures. In those 20 blade enclosures, there are 40 management modules that you need to update... more»

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