HPE BladeSystem Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Technical Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Why pick a UCS blade over a Dell, HPE or Lenovo system? The answer depends on what application I need to run. If I want a small-scale, 3-4... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, we focused on CPUs and servers, relying on the Intel cadence for change. With Cisco UCS, we became network-centric and changed our... more»

What needs improvement?

Cisco is behind as far as SSD qualifications and options allowed, relative to other vendors, but that is in keeping with their philosophy of a... more»

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

SSD evolution is coming hard and fast with higher density, lower cost options popping up each quarter. New form factors like M.2, U.2, Multi-TB,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used HPE. They had a good blade system and good racks, but their iLO is expensive and gets very complex at scale.
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