HPE BladeSystem Reviews

Filter by:Reset all filters
industry
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Filter Unavailable
rating
Filter Unavailable
Real User
Technology Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

HPE BladeSystem c7000 is a complex piece of engineering. * I appreciate its simplified interface that gives the administrator the power to build a complete processing infrastructure remotely. * I like the on-board administrator as it gave me... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first goal was to use blades. This stemmed from a space problem in our data center. We needed to add more servers, but the space became short quickly. The first consolidation approach was a blades server. * We administer all the systems... more»

What needs improvement?

* Hardware management could be improved. * Cisco UCS has a more universal approach. It treats the hardware as stateless and manages absolutely all configurations from the same console. * HPE has an on-board administrator to manage hardware... more»
Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Here are the valuable hardware and software features: Hardware: * Multi-generational blade system which supports all the way from Gen1 to Gen9 without a forklift upgrade or keeping old enclosures around. * Up to 16 servers of varying physical... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our organization as follows: * Ease of management and configuration through a single pane of glass for up to 16 blade servers. * Leveraging the Onboard Administrator for control over troubled servers without the... more»

What needs improvement?

The Onboard Administrator http://www.netcraftsmen.com/ho...
Find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco, Lenovo and others in Blade Servers.
287,566 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Real User
Director - Data Centre Operations at MCAP
Aug 21 2016

What is most valuable?

BladeSystem provides consolidation of hardware into single or more manageable components. Everything from FlexFabric, Virtual Connect, being able to manage your environment holistically from a single pane of glass, in terms of vCenter, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There's definitely great advantages in the efficiency of time savings, both from a personnel perspective as well as the ability to quickly deliver on new offerings.

What needs improvement?

At the time, we were trying to learn the technologies while we were setting up the data center, and that's why we used professional services. We ended up having to collectively learn on the fly in setting up some of the new features we had.... more»
Real User
Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.
Dec 04 2016

What is most valuable?

We like the wire once approach. We've had to do very little maintenance on the backend connectivity components. We really have been able to basically leave our fiber and Ethernet connections alone. I think in our ten years on two BladeSystem enclosures, we've done one infield upgrade, to raise our capacity limits on Ethernet and fiber channel. But really, the... more»

What needs improvement?

We had a lot of work to do from a management perspective as an administrator to ensure that we had the correct firmware and driver levels, and things like that, between servers. HPE fixed that when they introduced the service pack for ProLiant. OneView has expanded the idea of server profiles and added some additional management ease - including the ability to... more»
Real User
IT Executive with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

We migrated our entire legacy landscape from old HP Superdome infrastructure to the new x86 infrastructure on blades. In terms of application portability, it was a seamless project from my side.

How has it helped my organization?

The main benefit has been in terms of the newer platform having much more computer power. You can see your workloads completing much quicker. Users with feedback in terms of workload performance have reported that a job that typically took 3... more»

What needs improvement?

We're busy with phase 2 of the project. We classify the legacy landscape into simple, medium and complex applications. We've done the simple and medium. We're now going to tackle the complex and will make use of HPE professional services to... more»
See 45 more reviews

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About HPE BladeSystem

Find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco, Lenovo and others in Blade Servers.
287,566 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE BladeSystem Questions

HPE BladeSystem Projects By Members

HPE BladeSystem Consultants

What is HPE BladeSystem?

HP ProLiant BladeSystem share power, cooling, network, and storage infrastructure via the blade enclosure. Since equipment is not needed for each server, you get a dramatic reduction in power distribution units, power cables, LAN and SAN switches, connectors, adapters, and cables. And you can add the newest-generation technologies by simply changing individual components.
Also known as
HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
HPE BladeSystem customers
EMIS Health
BUYER'S GUIDE
Not sure which Blade Servers solution is right for you?

Download our free Blade Servers Report and find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco, Lenovo, and more!

Sign Up with Email