HPE BladeSystem Other Advice

IT Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
I would recommend HPE BladeSystem. I'm satisfied with HPE BladeSystem at the moment but we can imagine consuming Blade servers, metal-as-a-service. We have an entire environment refresh coming up at the moment. We need to make provisions for metal-as-a-service because we have a huge machine. We cannot re-authorize this machine, and we need to make the right provisioning for metal-as-a-service. We're beginning to look at the Cisco UCS technology, with a domain fabric system. But at the moment we don't have an agreement with Cisco. My company is part of the Orange main group and we have an Orange agreement with HPE and Dell EMC. So we are looking at the HPE Synergy and the Dynamic systems. Even if we are looking for HPE Synergy and Dynamic in the future, we're also looking for a hyperconverged solution like Nutanix or HPE Simplivity. So in the future, we will have both technologies, hyperconverged and the classic chassis Blade technology. We have two different needs. We have needs for virtualization, so hyperconverged is enough at first, and Nutanix or HPE Synergy is okay. On the other hand, we need to continue to consume metal-as-a-service, so HPE Synergy or Dynamic as a work product. HPE C7000 is limited in terms of having a real metal-as-a-service. From my point of view, the best approach for metal-as-a-service is HPE Synergy or Dynamic. The most criteria when selecting a vendor are reliability, and their capabilities for the future: the right research and development for the product to be able to come out with new features in the future. They should also have strong support, of course, and have the right functionality to be integrated into modern information systems. I rate HPE BladeSystem at eight out of ten. It has strong reliability and, for a mid-range company, it's a very good product. View full review »
Nugroho Cahyo Riadmojo
IT Network And Infrastructure Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Prepare the budget and be ready to persuade the board of directors as to why you should buy this solution. Don't forget to prepare the data of TCO. View full review »
Sven Bo Roenn
IT Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* It’s advisable to maintain and operate an updated HPE management solution along with the BladeSystem, which will assist in failure alerting, operations, automation, etc. * Remember that blades are most cost effective if you can fill all the bays in the enclosures. * It's advisable to use HPE networking switches, if your networking department can accept this. View full review »
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VMware Software Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
If you don't want to go to the new technologies, like hyperconverged systems or converged systems, if you want to use only the old-school technologies, I can recommend this solution. I rate it at eight out of 10. It's a good product, it's reliable, the performance is good. You can expand with the new servers as well. It has been a leading product in the market until now. View full review »
It is a good solution. Reliable, stable. Try it and you will see. View full review »
Ehab Nafea
Infrastructure Architecture & Planning Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
HPE BladeSystems is an old technology that cannot fit all of the dynamic organizational needs of our company. View full review »
Scientist/Engineer 'F' with 1,001-5,000 employees
Check the literature and reviews available for the product. Ask and clarify all the queries before freezing on the requirements. View full review »
Aurelien Saint Maxin
Architect with 10,001+ employees
Buy it. I recommend it. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: scalability and durability. View full review »
Ahmad Hassan
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Check your actual needs before ordering and starting with fewer number of servers and higher interconnect switches, and then having to add items according to your needs. View full review »
IT Administrator at a tech services company
Go ahead and implement it. View full review »
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