HPE BladeSystem Competitors and Alternatives

The top HPE BladeSystem competitors are
  • HPE Synergy
  • Cisco UCS B-Series
  • HPE Superdome X
Read reviews of HPE BladeSystem competitors and alternatives
HPE Synergy Logo
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Andre Bellotti
Real User
Solution Architect at One enterprise solutions
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

It is flexible. You can build, construct, and deconstruct your workload via software and through programming.

How has it helped my organization?

It increases efficiency and gives more time for IT personnel to do their work. You build it once and use it forever, or modify it slightly. It... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see support for other vendors’ hardware.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We knew that we needed to invest in this solution, because of way the industry is going. You need to transform development in your IT... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend learning and reading about it. They should ask for the vendor to come and explain it, or I can explain it, as I am... more»
Brad Fluit
Consultant
Data Center Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The Dual Fabric design allows for online/in-service upgrades during production with no impact. Also, single point of management for all server... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have deployed 2-3 dozen UCS systems and managed many more for customers. Customers always love the unified management, speed of setup, and the... more»

What needs improvement?

HTML5 interface is a much needed improvement over the old Java interface, but still needs a little work.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have experience with HP, IBM and Dell rack servers. I switched to UCS when I joined a Cisco partner and learned to deploy UCS.

What other advice do I have?

Cisco UCS is a fantastic product that is widely deployed with excellent support. Additionally, Cisco has developed CVD’s (Cisco Validated... more»
HPE Superdome X Logo
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Nick Nystrom
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... 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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Previously, we had run the world's largest shared-memory machine. It was called Blacklight which was based on the SGI UV. Also, it was really... more»

What other advice do I have?

For large workloads, i.e., the large member workloads, the HPE Superdomes are really interesting. We're also having people look at them for very... more»

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