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Sep 14 2020
What is most valuable?The most valuable thing about BladeSystem is just like the purpose of the product: it is reliable hardware.
What needs improvement?What we want to improve would be to add more management capability for BladeSystem to be integrated with a cloud platform in a hybrid model. Another point to improve. There are sometimes problems with laptops having issues in connecting… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?It is not expensive, really, in this class of server products, but as a customer, we always hope that the pricing could be lower.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I have used a lot of products so, I would have to make a long list of products here. It is probably good enough to know that from all of them, we have chosen to work with HPE. We feel it is the best fit and the most reliable product that we… more »
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… more »
Oct 24 2020
What is most valuable?The solution saves us space and resources (like cables). It's very easy to troubleshoot if we have issues. The initial setup is pretty straightforward.
How has it helped my organization?The solution uses a smaller space in our data centers. It uses less feeder and network cable, which reduces costs. Troubleshooting is also easier than other options.
What needs improvement?The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved. It's a bit expensive. They should work on bringing down the pricing if they can.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I don't know the exact cost of licensing, however, it's my understanding that the solution is relatively expensive.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We didn't switch from a different solution. We had older models which we updated. We've always used HPE.
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… more »
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Oct 07 2020
What is most valuable?It is very stable. Also, their support is amazing. If there is any issue, within a couple of hours, they will ship the box from another country and within a couple of hours, it will be here.
What needs improvement?- Ability to connect storage bay to all servers inside the enclosure not only Adjacent server. - simplified High Availability Configuration to connect the enclosure to different external switches.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I used to use a different solution but it was too different to compare. It was a very old system and it did not operate in the same way.
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… more »
Dec 13 2018
The virtual connect and network management port is a valuable feature. HPE BladeSystems is an old technology that cannot fit all of the dynamic organizational needs of our company.
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 .
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.
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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.
Also known asHP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
HPE BladeSystem customersEMIS Health