HPE BladeSystem Pros and Cons

HPE BladeSystem Pros

ITManager907
IT Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
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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Sven Bo Roenn
IT Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are very happy with flexible NIC configuration features which are possible if you combine the BladeServers with HPE flex switches in the enclosures.
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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 a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
With just one cable, for redundancy let's say two, you can feed sixteen servers in a single c7000 chassis.
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Aurelien Saint Maxin
Architect with 10,001+ employees
No issues with scalability. ​We can scale by adding another enclosure.
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reviewer793950
Sr. Manager / Systems Specialist with 5,001-10,000 employees
Virtual Fabric and interconnects are easy to configure and maintain.
Wide choice in mixing SAN and LAN.
This has drastically reduced our datacenter space, has good cooling and power consumption.
Cabling complexity and volume have been reduced.
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Janis Lacis
IT Infrastructure division manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
They have served different needs for us from virtualized web servers to dedicated databases and application servers.
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HPE BladeSystem Cons

ITManager907
IT Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
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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Sven Bo Roenn
IT Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Non-disruptive firmware upgrades in all areas of blade technology.
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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 a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The only side that must be improved is the active-passive interconnect module architecture.
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Aurelien Saint Maxin
Architect with 10,001+ employees
​It is really stable, however the motherboard sometimes crashes.
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reviewer793950
Sr. Manager / Systems Specialist with 5,001-10,000 employees
​Storage capacity could be enhanced.
Higher bandwidth interconnects could be introduced.
OA updates and upgrades have to be made simpler.
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Janis Lacis
IT Infrastructure division manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
There have been some hardware failures with them. These failures have since been solved by HPE support partners.
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