HPE BladeSystem Overview

HPE BladeSystem is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Blade Servers. It is most often compared to HPE Synergy: HPE BladeSystem vs HPE Synergy

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.

HPE BladeSystem is also known as HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem.

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What users are saying about HPE BladeSystem pricing:
  • "It is not expensive, really, in this class of server products."

HPE BladeSystem Reviews

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reviewer1326678
Manager of Capacity and Control Management at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Nov 7, 2020
Easy to set up and offers good scalability with a small footprint

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has good scalability."
  • "They are not selling BladeSystem anymore. The end of the sale of this platform was this year, 2020."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We use the solution on Citrix platforms. The BladeSystem compared with older solutions about energy and processor, offers more capacity and you can gain or minimize the amount of energy that you consume, which is super-helpful. Overall, I would rate it nine out of ten. One of the big problems that BladeSystem could look at is that systems like Microsoft Windows 2019, Linux, or Red Hat 8 demand a lot of RAM memory. There's no adaptable support. The more gigabytes or more processors that the actual operating system has, the better. With Synergy, and the power of Dell…
reviewer1377360
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Sep 14, 2020
Dependable hardware that is scalable and not expensive

What is our primary use case?

We use BladeSystem is something that we use simply as hardware that is very reliable.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is a stable, dependable solution."
  • "It is not expensive."
  • "The technical support is good."
  • "There could be more management capability to work with integrations."
  • "Some part of virtual connections needs improvement."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product for other users who wants to start using it. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate HPE BladeSystem as an eight-out-of-ten. The product can be improved and earn a higher rating by improving virtual connection integration, maybe lowering the cost (without degrading the quality of the product), and having a dedicated contact with HP for some critical issues if they arise.
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Ali Yazıcı
IT Service Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Oct 24, 2020
Easy initial setup with good stability and simple troubleshooting

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for our SQL Server VMware virtualization. We put this on our on SQL Servers and VMware virtualization systems on this product.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution uses a smaller space in our data centers. It uses less feeder and network cable, which reduces costs."
  • "The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved."

What other advice do I have?

We're simply a customer. We don't have a business relationship with HPE. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using or if it's the latest. I'd recommend the solution to other companies. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at an eight. If the pricing was better and they offered better support, I would rate the solution higher.
Abdarrhman Obied
Corporate IT Infrastructure Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Oct 7, 2020
Support applications and virtualization across the entire organization with scalable hardware

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution like a hypervisor to host our applications. We have secondary areas for our accounting and manufacturing. That is a separate legacy system. We also use it as a SQL server.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is very stable."
  • "It is easy to scale if you have the licensing."
  • "It is lacking in the ability to replicate virtual machines more easily."

What other advice do I have?

My recommendation to people considering this solution is to just make sure that the blade will be supported by the existing system. This is the only issue that we faced. It will be hard to integrate with some older switches. Usually, you will not be able to configure this solution with high availability if you are using older solutions. You cannot add it to a regular storage server. It is one of the limitations that you can not just add a storage unit for the blades. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product as a nine.
Orhangazi Yıldırım
System Architect at KT Bank
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
May 12, 2019
Convenient for virtualization and has the ideal server density

What is our primary use case?

The HPE BladeSystem c7000 is very convenient for virtualization. We have virtualized about forty Blade servers. It is easy to manage and has ideal server density.

Pros and Cons

  • "With just one cable, for redundancy let's say two, you can feed sixteen servers in a single c7000 chassis."
  • "The only side that must be improved is the active-passive interconnect module architecture."
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