HPE ProLiant DL Servers Alternatives and Competitors

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reviewer1456134
General Manager Applications at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Nov 29, 2020
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.
Farrokh Farrokh
CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Nov 24, 2020
It is easy to set up and has a single dashboard for upgrading different views and devices

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution without any errors on the main boards or other systems. We are also using the storage of Lenovo, that is, V7000. We have 30 VM machines on the servers here, and we are using SP1 scalable processors. We are buying all the things to use from Lenovo. Everything comes from Lenovo, that is, hard drives, racks, memory, and processors.

Pros and Cons

  • "The IMM tool is great because we can upgrade different views and device versions very quickly. We can upgrade everything from a single point through a single dashboard, which is great for us because we also have Lenovo storage. Lenovo ThinkSystem also has Xclarity built into the system."
  • "HP has a riser inside, but Lenovo does not have a riser. It would be good to have a riser with Lenovo. The GUI of the system is really bad. HP has a very good UI for smart memories and everything inside, but in Lenovo, we have a black-and-white UI. HP right now manufactures a server with scalable SP1 and SP2 on a single machine, which is not the case with Lenovo. They are changing the machine. For SP 1, there is one server, and for SP2, there is another server, which is really bad. In HP, we can use two models of processors in a single case. Lenovo should also be improved to have SP1 and SP2 scalable processors simultaneously on a single machine. They should not release another machine. This issue is also there in H3650 severs. They are all inside, but only V3 CPU or only v4 CPU can work, whereas, in HBG9, we can deploy V3 and V4 simultaneously. Lenovo also needs to advertise more because I can't see advertisements anywhere."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers a nine out of ten.
Md. Lyas Uddin Bhuiyan
Senior Manager at Express Systems Limited (ESL)
Real User
Top 20
Aug 12, 2020
Easy to set up and the remote management capability is good

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the storage products that we implement for our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are remote management and iDRAC."
  • "The design, in terms of power efficiency, can be improved."

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product and I have had a good experience with it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
reviewer1136580
IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Oct 14, 2020
Reliable hardware and good support

Pros and Cons

  • "Its hardware is really reliable. We also like Cisco for its support."
  • "Its accessibility and manageability can be improved. Currently, we have to visit the office to manage it. It should be manageable outside our network. I would like it to be on the cloud."

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution. When you hear the brand Cisco, you don't really need to recommend it. For me, it is the number one brand for network devices and servers. Cisco is always there in Gartner Magic Quadrant. I would rate Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers a nine out of ten. They just need the ability to be managed on the cloud.
reviewer1454091
IT Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 11-50 employees
Real User
Nov 22, 2020
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

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