HPE Moonshot Alternatives and Competitors

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Field Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Very scalable, delivers on promises, and offers good terms

What is our primary use case?

We primarily used the solution for the servers. It's a node among many in a multiprocessor, supercomputer environment. It's a very verified application. The customer uses a lesser file system, which means that one file system is shared among the entire installation. You're not going to see that very often in your career unless you're in that business. It's a multi-node, high-performance computing file system. It's Linux based.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution delivers what it promises. You look at the specs and it delivers them."
  • "Until they get new technology and density, it would be nice to see four nodes in a one-year package instead of a three-year package."

What other advice do I have?

My company partners with Dell. I'm recently retired, however, I did most of the infrastructure, backup storage, and high-performance computing. I was in pre-sales. I was a solution architect. Therefore, I'm not an end-user. We only used Dell for the servers. We used Seagate for storage. They have hard drives. They've been in the hard drive business for 40 years. My biggest piece of advice for those considering the solution is to make sure they are delivered on time. When clients are spending $50 million for an installation and you say it's going to be ready September 15th, it better be ready…
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General Manager Applications at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
A strong solution with great technical support and third-party marketing services for partners

What is our primary use case?

We've used IBM Power Systems in our passport and immigration department. It's a government-run department. We've also used it with a few SMEs. They required smaller versions offsite with our systems. We did sell an IBM system to a couple of universities where they had about 20,000 students. It's used in a variety of instances and environments.

Pros and Cons

  • "The technical support that clients get from IBM is excellent."
  • "IBM should be more flexible with marketing or offer marketing events themselves and invite the partners to attend. That might be far more productive."

What other advice do I have?

We typically use the latest versions of the solution. We tend to follow whatever the customer requirement is. They are inclined to work by night in the office on the latest product that IBM is offering. We work with on-premise as, over here at least, people are not too inclined towards the cloud. They prefer having hardware of their own in their own data centers. I'd recommend this solution to other organizations. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at an eight. Better pricing would be one thing that may convince me to give it higher marks.
DurgaPrasad Malyala
Director at Datasoft Comnet
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Easy to set up and the support is good

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. They are for general, mixed usage that includes use cases such as virtualization and hosting VMware.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is straightforward and easy to do."
  • "The warranty and support periods should be extended."

What other advice do I have?

We do not deal with the latest version because we find that for rack servers, the previous version is a little better. Manageability is not a big option for this type of server. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Husam Kabaha
CTO at Mechkar
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to install, stable, and scales well for our organization

What is our primary use case?

This solution is used for Hyper-V workloads, a web server, and a virtual desktop environment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its stability.

What needs improvement?

I think that Dell has full documentation on their products, but it needs to be improved for this one.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with the Dell EMC PowerEdge FX series for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is one of the best features of this solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product. We have about 5,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with technical support.

Which solution did I use

Getachew Zeleke
Senior Custormer Engineer at Afcor PLC
Real User
Top 5
High availability, good technical support, and easy setup

What is most valuable?

I like everything about this solution. It is a very good server, with excellent availability. The size of the power is adequate and the low heating is beneficial. 

What needs improvement?

I would like the solution to be improved by having more advanced utilities. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used the solution for approximately six years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have had the chance to contact technical support and it was good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the solution was straightforward, it was very easy.

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

The price of the solution is…
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