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RP
Senior Support Executive at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
A stable solution with integrated alerts

Pros and Cons

  • "The feature that I find the most valuable is that all alerts are integrated with HPE InfoSight. Any problem related to an HPE server can be solved remotely at L1, L2 level."
  • "They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port."

What is our primary use case?

One of our customers wants some on-premises rack servers and AD servers. I suggested buying an HPE server and doing virtualization on that. We are considering HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers.

What is most valuable?

The feature that I find the most valuable is that all alerts are integrated with HPE InfoSight. Any problem related to an HPE server can be solved remotely at L1, L2 level.

What needs improvement?

They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. 

They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five to ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability depends upon the solution we are proposing.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It took a maximum of one and a half hours. The deployment duration also depends upon the operating system.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. HPE servers are better than Dell and Wipro servers. 

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
RJ
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5
Stable, easy to set up, and supports Nutanix integration

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and the ProLiant DL Servers are one of the products that we implement for our customers. They are primarily used as domain controllers and file servers. One of our customers also uses them for Nutanix.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is stability.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with the HPE ProLiant DL Servers for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These servers are stable and we plan to continue working with them.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and the ProLiant DL Servers are one of the products that we implement for our customers. They are primarily used as domain controllers and file servers. One of our customers also uses them for Nutanix.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is stability.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with the HPE ProLiant DL Servers for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These servers are stable and we plan to continue working with them.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with the technical support from HPE.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward and they take between a day and two days to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

Our in-house team is responsible for deployment. One person is enough for deployment and maintenance.

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

This is an expensive product and there is licensing required for iLO, which is the HPE monitoring system. There are no charges in addition to this.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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TD
Manager, IS Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
A reliable product when scaled and upgraded to fit your needs

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Proliant DL Servers as rack servers.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were a number of incidents, but overall it is stable. I think that we had a problem with a drive bay. Once we replaced the drive bays, everything is now working fine now.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Surely it is possible to scale the product. If you want to pay to upgrade the hardware like the processor and RAM cards it can be scaled.  

How are customer service and technical support?

We try to support the local suppliers most of the time and so we are working with them instead. We do not have a direct agreement for technical support with the team at HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise).  

What other advice do I

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Proliant DL Servers as rack servers.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were a number of incidents, but overall it is stable. I think that we had a problem with a drive bay. Once we replaced the drive bays, everything is now working fine now.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Surely it is possible to scale the product. If you want to pay to upgrade the hardware like the processor and RAM cards it can be scaled.  

How are customer service and technical support?

We try to support the local suppliers most of the time and so we are working with them instead. We do not have a direct agreement for technical support with the team at HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise).  

What other advice do I have?

I can recommend HPE Proliant DL Servers to other users.  

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight-out-of-ten. To make it ten-of-ten, would be two things. First, when they make a sale they should provide support for the product to the buyer. I think they also need to make the hardware as relevant as possible as it is not completely up-to-date. For example, the drive bays generally seem to need to be upgraded.  

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
NV
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable, scalable, and easy to set up

What is our primary use case?

We use it for virtualization. We are using its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

They should continue to maintain the stability that is there.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around nine months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. You just buy more. Less than 10% of the users in our company are using this solution directly.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not interacted with them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

The…

What is our primary use case?

We use it for virtualization. We are using its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

They should continue to maintain the stability that is there.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around nine months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. You just buy more. Less than 10% of the users in our company are using this solution directly.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not interacted with them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We did it ourselves. You need just one person for its deployment and maintenance.

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

It is not expensive. Its price is similar to other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using this solution. 

I would rate HPE ProLiant DL Servers a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
AL
Sap Advanced Business Application Programming Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable, scalable, flexible, and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to store documents.

What is most valuable?

It's flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE ProLiant DL Servers for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product and we have almost 40 users in our organization who use it. We will continue using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support. We have not had any issues.

How was the initial setup?

My colleague has indicated that the initial setup was straightforward. We have one person to maintain the solution.

What about the implementation team?

It was a…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to store documents.

What is most valuable?

It's flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE ProLiant DL Servers for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product and we have almost 40 users in our organization who use it.

We will continue using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support. We have not had any issues.

How was the initial setup?

My colleague has indicated that the initial setup was straightforward.

We have one person to maintain the solution.

What about the implementation team?

It was a one-person job to deploy, and we did not use the help of an integrator or vendor.

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

The price in general, including the licensing fee, could be better. It's expensive.

The license is renewed yearly.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate HPE Proliant DL Servers a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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SK
Deputy General Manager Information Technology at a media company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Reliable and easy-to-use

What is our primary use case?

We still use this solution, but we're actually using an older version. Within our organization, there are roughly 10 users, using this solution. Although we are happy with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, we are looking to replace them shortly.

What is most valuable?

HPE ProLiant DL Servers are a great product. We don't have many complaints.

What needs improvement?

I honestly can't think of any areas for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for roughly 10 years.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is great. I have no complaints about them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used to use another solution, but that was over 10 years ago, so it's…

What is our primary use case?

We still use this solution, but we're actually using an older version. Within our organization, there are roughly 10 users, using this solution.

Although we are happy with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, we are looking to replace them shortly.

What is most valuable?

HPE ProLiant DL Servers are a great product. We don't have many complaints.

What needs improvement?

I honestly can't think of any areas for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for roughly 10 years.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is great. I have no complaints about them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used to use another solution, but that was over 10 years ago, so it's not relevant.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very straightforward. We installed it within half an hour.

What about the implementation team?

We had some help with the implementation.

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

The price is a little too high; it could be reduced.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
TX
IT at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy installation, good customer service and high performance

What is our primary use case?

The product can be used as a host.

What is most valuable?

The solution has very good performance and has been reliable.

What needs improvement?

We found that the extensions could be improved and the price could be a little lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product has good potential for increased scalability. Currently, we have implemented the product for approximately 400 employees.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support we experienced was good.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was easy and not complicated.

What

What is our primary use case?

The product can be used as a host.

What is most valuable?

The solution has very good performance and has been reliable.

What needs improvement?

We found that the extensions could be improved and the price could be a little lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product has good potential for increased scalability. Currently, we have implemented the product for approximately 400 employees.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support we experienced was good.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was easy and not complicated.

What about the implementation team?

Since the solution was not difficult to install, we were able to handle the full deployment ourselves with one technician.

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

The price of the product is a little high.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Eslam Mamdouh
System Engineer at ITVision
Reseller
Top 5
Very practical and easy to maintain

How has it helped my organization?

DL servers have fixability to configure, manage and reliability. you can depend on it in productive environments. 

What is most valuable?

This is a very practical solution and that's what I like about it. It's also easy to maintain. 

What needs improvement?

Configurations very simplified. The technical support and training process Very good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for seven years minimum. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is very good. 

How are customer service and technical support?

There are very responsive however the solution is very easy to maintain.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an ten out of 10. 

Which deployment

How has it helped my organization?

DL servers have fixability to configure, manage and reliability.

you can depend on it in productive environments. 

What is most valuable?

This is a very practical solution and that's what I like about it. It's also easy to maintain. 

What needs improvement?

Configurations very simplified. The technical support and training process Very good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for seven years minimum. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is very good. 

How are customer service and technical support?

There are very responsive however the solution is very easy to maintain.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an ten out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner, reseller