HPE BladeSystem Scalability

Thierry Gaudin
IT Governance at Globecast
The scalability is limited because you only have a 16-server by chassis, so you have to add more chassis, and you can't have a domain fabric like HPE Synergy, for example. You would need to have a taskforce behind the chassis to make the network possible, between the chassis, rather than a solution which is fully integrated via a domain fabric network solution. Behind a domain fabric, you can connect something like 20 chassis. With this technology, we will have a real scale-out possibility, rather than the C7000 chassis which does not scale out. View full review »
Nugroho Cahyo Riadmojo
IT Network And Infrastructure Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
There were scalability issues. If we want to upgrade, the oldest version of the blade server cannot be mixed with the newest one. This is a problem of the firmware compatibility matrix of the on-board administrator. View full review »
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. View full review »
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Ehab Nafea
Infrastructure Architecture & Planning Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is scalable and suitable for our organization. We have not reached the maximum that HPE Bladesystem can reach. View full review »
Orhangazi Yıldırım
System Architect at KT Bank
The scalability is very flexible. You are not limited to any spec like server type, network, or fiber module differences. View full review »
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