HPE ProLiant DL Servers Other Solutions Considered

SeniorTefcc8
Senior Team Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
So the two biggest competitors are primarily, obviously Dell and HP. If I had to compare the two - I was at the Dell conference not too long ago just for investigation purposes - I would say that HP, in the long run, from my experience as I've worked with companies that have both, HP is just more stable, in the long term. Like I said before, you want to avoid hardware fails, right? That's just a part of IT, but how the customer is being handled is important in terms of if we have a bad blade or we have a bad motherboard, because every now and then we get a blade that's just bad out of the box, right? The fact that the customer or the vendor, whoever that is, if they come out and do the right thing, just swap the part out with very little hassle, that's all right. I don't have to go through a purchasing program where I have to do a repurchase or return process, and that's really helpful in terms of just doing the right thing, getting the parts swapped out, reducing our downtime, and that's our biggest paying point with the customer. Because we have customers too that scream when our stuff goes down, right? View full review »
Nazmi Saifee
General Manager / Head – Central Automation at Essar
We also looked at Dell EMC and IBM. The most important criteria when selecting a vendor, apart from costs, is service. Service will ensure stability. View full review »
Ian Monteith
Manager of Systems Engineering at Zayo
We are doing another evaluation cycle right now. We will be evaluating Dell, Super Micro, and UCS. When choosing a vendor, honestly, it’s the support that I’m looking for. Everyone gets their hardware from the same couple of places in Taiwan or wherever. What really matters is being able to get the hardware delivered on time. We've actually built relationships with the manufacturers and vendors for support. If we can't get things replaced in a timely fashion, then we have to get our heads around it and say, "I know we're a five grade data center, but we may be down for another 12 hours, or whatever, because we can't get the part in". They chose HPE before I got to the company. We've continued to work with HPE because we've had a good relationship with them. Maybe 80% of our servers, our server hardware, our storage hardware, and switches, etc. are HPE. View full review »
it_user567903
IT Manager at AlgoSec
We always look at other vendors, Dell, IBM. Right now we are checking into the option to buy storage so we are looking to, of course, 3PAR versus NetApp and EMC. View full review »
reviewer680205
Senior Server Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
They evaluated solutions before I came on board. I believe they looked at Dell. We have a few Dell machines in our environment. View full review »
SystemAre0c8
System Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
We've looked at moving away from HPE in the past, and we were lured away. But HPE, for the requirements of our customers, for our own requirements, especially security, was key. I think security is one of the first things we look at, and HPE has that covered. We evaluated Dell. We chose to stay with HPE but we almost switched to Dell. View full review »
ITManage0b69
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The most important criteria while selecting a vendor are the costs and then, the other long-term factors such as reliability and quality. We do actually evaluate solutions every year. We still buy other servers but not as many as we buy from HPE. Still, we do buy some stuff from Dell, just because we're in three regions of the world, but most of our stuff goes through HPE. View full review »
Baca Sulaiman Vaithiyan Abdulrazac
Marketing Specialist
No, we were just looking at HPE. View full review »
Ahmed Alaiady
IT Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Actually, every company that worked with have preferred vendor according to what systems integrators gave to them, in Thishknet I did the evaluation and select HP again according to performance, usability and price. View full review »
Paul Hendricks
UNIX Systems Specialist at Usps
Mostly we look at reliability, maintenance and support. Those are the big ones to consider when choosing a vendor. Since we have a relationship with HP, that's it regarding any alternative vendors. View full review »
reviewer294162
Systems Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated few other technologies. We chose HPE because we've had good experience with them. I worked with them in the past and so far, HPE has proven to be reliable. View full review »
CTO5360
CTO at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
I don't know why they chose HP in the end. I think it's just experience and it was the right company at the time. We look for experience, stability and the ability to support our customers' requirements from a security perspective. Also the availability of documentation. Documentation that can be supported by even new staff members that have never touched the system. View full review »
Paddy Ryan
Data Center Manager at Mentor graphics
We always look at other vendors, such as Dell and Supermicro. When looking for a vendor, usually price is important, obviously, as well as the stability of the products. View full review »
Deliverycbe6
Delivery Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
We select a vendor based on their statistics. We check if they work with other companies or other industries similar to ours. We see if they work with applications that we use, as well as the price. Right now, we have HPE from the service perspective. We do have HPE on our shortlist. We currently have IBM as well. We are looking into other service management companies. We have HPE at the moment, but we are looking at other service management options. View full review »
it_user325035
Sr IT Analyst at Bayer Pharmaceuticals
We have used IBM and Compaq back in the day. For us, an important factor while selecting a vendor is that the actual company backing the product. We know that we're a company that has been around a long time in the industry. View full review »
CTO45ea
Cto at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most important aspect when selecting a vendor is ease of use. Probably the most important. We evaluated HP, IBM, Lenovo. We have a better relationship with HP. View full review »
BrianEarnst
Enterprise Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated Dell and Cisco. We liked the cost of this solution. We liked the software, even though you had to buy it separately. When selecting a vendor, the reliability is the most important factor, followed by cost. View full review »
Infrastrf788
Infrastructure Coordinator
Dell, IBM, etc. They fell short on the product baseline. View full review »
SystemsM9d6e
Systems Manager at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We looked at HPE and EMC. We chose HPE because they were a more innovative solution for us, as far as operating servers. When selecting a vendor, I look for onsite engagement and the hands-on invitation for out-of-hours support. View full review »
ServerMa7a5c
Server Management at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have very specific standards, and only HPE met them. View full review »

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