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Real User
IT Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 07 2018

What is most valuable?

The density. It's good to have a sixteen-server chassis.

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

I'm not thinking about what kind of new services we could have in the HPE C7000 because I have made the decision to go to HPE Synergy or Dynamic.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
Nugroho Cahyo Riadmojo
Real User
IT Network And Infrastructure Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Aug 06 2018

What is most valuable?

I really appreciate the integrated Onboard Administrator, the iLO (Integrated Lights-Out) modular network, and the SAN Switches.

How has it helped my organization?

This product saved the data center space (only use 10 U Spaces for max 16 servers) and has better performance for the VMware, vCenter, and vMotion.

What needs improvement?

This product needs a wider range of firmware compatibility matrix from the oldest to the newest blade server. Because the blade chassis (C7000) has a 16 blade servers bay… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's quite expensive for the initial purchase. The chassis itself, with no blade server inside, so expensive. The C7000 model costs around $100,000.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used Rackmount, but we switched to this solution because it is integrated and saves space.

What other advice do I have?

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

If your company scale is small to mid-enterprise, you could consider the QNAP TDS Series. This can act both as a physical host and hypervisor. There is no need to buy… more»
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ServerOp52
Real User
VMware Software Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

They are reliable, and it's relatively easy to manage them. They also regularly provide patching for the servers. It's quite a good product.

What needs improvement?

HPE has told us that the c7000 will no longer be part of its portfolio, so I don't think so they will provide any new features. But if I had to say something it would be some features from the Synergy. They could go to a converged system with the c7000, so everything would be automatic in the… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I don't know what the previous solution was, but in our company every four or five years we have a renewal process for the older systems. That was probably the reason for the switch. For me, when selecting a vendor, the most important criteria are that the system must be reliable, and the support as… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
Ehab Nafea
Real User
Infrastructure Architecture & Planning Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

The virtual connect and network management port is a valuable feature. When assigning the bandwidth to servers and segregation between data storage and data connections, it is valuable. An additional benefit is the virtualization… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before this, we were using rack mount servers. We utilized almost 30% of capacity on those servers. But, with HPE BladeSystem, because of it's small capacity, in comparison to rack mounted servers, it gave us the flexibility to utilize all… more»

What needs improvement?

HPE has a new solution it's called Synergy. I believe it's the new generation of solutions. It has capability of sharing the storage. It has open blade servers within the same enclosure.

What other advice do I have?

HPE BladeSystems is an old technology that cannot fit all of the dynamic organizational needs of our company.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are constantly evaluating HPE BladeSystem vs Cisco UCS and HPE Synergy vs HPE BladeSystem .
Orhangazi Yıldırım
Real User
System Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 12 2019

What is most valuable?

With just one cable, for redundancy it's around two, you can feed sixteen servers in a single c7000 chassis.

How has it helped my organization?

HPE Blade system has the ideal server density that saves your data center space and reduces cable traffic in cabinets.

What needs improvement?

The only side that must be improved is the active-passive interconnect module architecture. This blocks interconnects so that they can be upgraded simultaneously.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For anybody planning to use the c7000 for virtualization, I strongly advise you to use half-height servers. This gives the advantage of using sixteen Blades in a single chassis.
Aurelien Saint Maxin
Real User
Architect with 10,001+ employees
Dec 24 2017

What do you think of HPE BladeSystem?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for VMware. It performs well.

How has it helped my organization?

Consolidation.

What is most valuable?

Virtual Connect.

What needs improvement?

We are looking for a new product more inline with our goal. We are looking to switch because of the size formatting and the datacenter. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is really stable, however the motherboard sometimes crashes.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability. We can scale by adding another enclosure.

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support is helpful. They changed the PCs when the motherboards crashed. I feel like I reach the right person whenever…
User
Sr. Manager / Systems Specialist with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 18 2018

What do you think of HPE BladeSystem?

What is our primary use case?

For an x86 infrastructure.  Databases Virtualized environment Application servers Exchange and analytical applications Linux and Windows are the OSs.

How has it helped my organization?

Ease of use Reliable Scalable Simple  This has drastically reduced our datacenter space, has good cooling and power consumption. Cabling complexity and volume have been reduced.

What is most valuable?

Reliable backplane Excellent throughput Virtual Fabric and interconnects are easy to configure and maintain.  Wide choice in mixing SAN and LAN.

What needs improvement?

Storage capacity could be enhanced. Higher bandwidth interconnects could be introduced. OA updates and upgrades have to be made simpler.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five…
Janis Lacis
Real User
IT Infrastructure division manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Sep 12 2018

What do you think of HPE BladeSystem?

We have had several HPE c7000 BladeSystem chassis for more than five years. They have served different needs from virtualized web servers to dedicated databases and application servers.  They run well. However, there have been some hardware failures with them. These failures have since been solved by HPE support partners.

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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.
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HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
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