HPE BladeSystem Pros and Cons

HPE BladeSystem Pros

Thierry Gaudin
IT Governance at Globecast
The benefit is the density and the capability for global harmonization on the hardware, because all the hardware chassis are the same. We can also purchase the same network cards too, chassis by chassis, so it gives us a global solution.
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Nugroho Cahyo Riadmojo
IT Network And Infrastructure Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
I really appreciate the integrated Onboard Administrator, the iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) modular network, and the SAN Switches.
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ServerOp52
VMware Software Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
They are reliable, and it's relatively easy to manage them. They also regularly provide patching for the servers.
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Ehab Nafea
Infrastructure Architecture & Planning Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The virtual connect and network management port is a valuable feature.
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Orhangazi Yıldırım
System Architect at KT Bank
With just one cable, for redundancy let's say two, you can feed sixteen servers in a single c7000 chassis.
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Janis Lacis
IT Infrastructure division manager at LMT
They have served different needs for us from virtualized web servers to dedicated databases and application servers.
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HPE BladeSystem Cons

Thierry Gaudin
IT Governance at Globecast
The scalability is limited because you only have a 16-server by chassis.
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Nugroho Cahyo Riadmojo
IT Network And Infrastructure Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
This product needs a wider range of firmware compatibility matrix from the oldest to the newest blade server.
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ServerOp52
VMware Software Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The problem is that when want to expand with a new chassis, you have to do everything manually. It's not automatic.
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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.
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Orhangazi Yıldırım
System Architect at KT Bank
The only side that must be improved is the active-passive interconnect module architecture.
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Janis Lacis
IT Infrastructure division manager at LMT
There have been some hardware failures with them. These failures have since been solved by HPE support partners.
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