HPE Synergy Previous Solutions

Director at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
They stopped selling the old solution. We were using the c7000 blade infrastructure from HPE. There were other things that we could have tried to do to wire up our environment differently. Having more simplistic cabling, being able to pre-stage frames, and slide servers is the experience that we desire to have. However, if it doesn't work with the other suppliers in my data center, then the experience quickly stops mattering. View full review »
Brent Beverly
VP Technology at Scalematrix
Our previous solution was 1U Dell EMC equipment. We were buying new equipment. we were also buying the 1U servers from HPE. But we needed a solution which had flexibility. View full review »
Wayne Holland
Services Support Supervisor at WSDOT
As an agency, we looking at the future constantly and evolving with what is coming out. We are really budget constrained, so continuing to operate in the same method over and over again until you realize that you have to make a change, that is really expensive. So, we are always looking for new, better ways to do things. We looked at the lifetime of the c7000 enclosures and realizing that they are not going to be around forever. We wanted to roll into something which was going to be around for a while. to avoid five or six years down the road having to do a forklift upgrade of all of our systems. This is sort of how we operate. To save ourselves in the future from having to make big changes, we can sort of easily roll into Synergy instead of having to go into it all at once. View full review »
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Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
In a couple cases, it was really just sort of that end of life of BladeCenter. In another case, they saw the temporal value aspect and the customer thought that swapping would make a ton of sense. View full review »
Lyle May
System Architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
We had the c7000, and there wasn't anything new. We needed to move forward, so we could have a platform that we could rely on for the next ten or so years. Something that we could go and deploy, taking advantage of all the functions that it has. View full review »
Manager IT Infrastructure at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
It was communicated through to the sales team who supports us. We were looking for a replacement solution for the HPE c7000 workstation class blades, and this is what was recommended as a solution. View full review »
Jarom Petrich
Storage Engineer at Brigham Young University
The solution we have now works but, like technology always has, it gets old and then you have end-of-life, end-of-support and you have to make other choices. Everybody's going HCI, hyperconverged infrastructure, so we're trying to evaluate that. View full review »
Vince DiStasi
We came to a point where we had to start replacing a bunch of workstations. We sat down and thought about what the best path forward would be and what flexibility we wanted in the product. Once we worked through that, this solution was a no-brainer. View full review »
Senior Server Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our c7000s were getting old, end-of-life, and we wanted to condense. We freed up a lot of space in our data centers lately, and that was part of it. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Manager at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Synergy was just the next logical step for us, as we lifecycle out our old infrastructure. We've been using HPE technologies for 15 to 20 years. The next logical step, as our older blade enclosures reached end-of-life, was to go to the Synergy platform. We work with our HPE sales team very closely. They're more like a strategic partner for us. When they make a recommendation we take it seriously. View full review »
Michael Rohde
Network Specialist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
I don't remember if our c7000 enclosures are end-of-sale yet, but it is pretty close. So, they got to go. View full review »
Matthew Ingram
System Engineer at Blue Shield of California
When they told us that the c7000 was being retired, we decided we didn't want to invest in a technology that had an end date. We started looking at Synergy as a replacement and started migrating to that. View full review »
Technical Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We came from a blade environment. Now, we are on Synergy. It is a continuation of a product line that we have been using for well over a decade, and it is just familiar territory. We were already heavily into c7000 blades. Synergy is a continuation from c7000s. From our standpoint, at least from the server standpoint, the functions are basically the same. The c7000 blade is retiring. Synergy is the next iteration of blade servers. Synergy is the next rendition of this type of platform, and it felt like a logical fit for us to move in this direction. We are able to deploy much more quickly than if we were running physical equipment or rack servers. View full review »
Roger Crane
Systems Engineer at Scientific Games
Our previous solution is just an older HPE chassis. We have multiple brands in the data center, but mainly c7000. We needed to upgrade our hardware to be compatible with newer versions of VMware. Since we are basically an HPE shop, it was either newer blades for the c7000 chassis or a Synergy chassis. The Synergy chassis is the move of the future, which is what mainly influenced the purchase decision. View full review »
Juraj Boldis
CEO at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
We had to switch to some solution. It didn't matter which one, we had to replace our old hardware anyway. It was last year when the Synergy came onto the market, and we asked HPE if they would take the opportunity to answer our RFP with the Synergy, and they won. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We knew we needed to invest in a new solution because of business requirements. When the business feels that we are a little bit late or declining, that's when we need to look into different solutions and price. View full review »
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was just time for a hardware refresh. We had run to the end of our hardware refresh cycle. We are an HPE shop, so we came from a c7000 to Synergy. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
We started moving data centers, so we had to invest in a new solution. View full review »
Dan Loftus
Architect at Argos
It was an evolutionary step for us. We have a lot of c7000 chassis, which was the precursor to Synergy. So, we used it as an evolutionary step because you could run it in blade format, as well as starting to make use of the more composable nature of it in the toolsets and features. View full review »
Oscar Jaen
Product Manager at Westham Trade Co
We had an aging infrastructure. View full review »
Stuart Humphrey
Senior Hardware Engineer
We previously used the C7000 blade infrastructure, but that was kind of one enclosure with servers, and they were able to scale using multiple frames, multiple frame groups, etc. So, we were starting to outgrow our C7000 series. We started to grow our SAN network, therefore we had gone from 8G to 32G. Thus, our virtualization stage was growing, so we needed capacity. With the Synergy environment, we can just scale out. That is what we could not really do with the C7000 series. View full review »
Mohammad Alotaibi
IT Director at Kdipa
Our infrastructure was very old. We had a lot of high I/Os. It was taking us a long time to create servers, etc. We knew that we had to change. View full review »
Willam Adam
SVP Data Technology at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
Our old solution was too slow, and we were at risk of losing client jobs. I would have purchased the product sooner, but it didn't exist. View full review »
Adam Barthel
Cloud Architecht at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using traditional HPE c7000 chassis. We needed something a bit more modernized to enable the company's transformation. View full review »
Manager Engineering Services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our previous solution was old. We were using HPE blade chassis. We switched a year and a half ago, then again eight months ago. View full review »
Server Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
They introduced Synergy, and we waited for a while. However, the reason for investing in Synergy isn't for normal business functions or functionality reasons. The main reason was that we knew that we wanted to buy servers that we wanted to keep for five years, and there isn't a big future in the c7000 platform. Synergy is the same product in a different package. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Manager at a import and exporter with 10,001+ employees
We had aging gear. We went from c7000s into Synergy. View full review »
CIO at La Huerta
We have a policy of server renewal every three to five years, so we changed all of blade servers to Synergy. We, as a company, need to know more about the solution, because I know there is a lot of software included that we are not using. I would like the solution to provide training, so we could be more knowledgeable about what is included. View full review »
Marina Landeiro
Service Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We were using the c7000 blade system. We switched because we wanted to test something new. Also, it was announced that there would be other sales. We have a capacity plan that we do every year. When we estimated what we needed for the current year, we decided that we wanted to invest in Synergy. View full review »
Senior Systems Engenier at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
I was a HPE customer and knew I needed to condense the number of compute units that I could have in a rack space without increasing the size of the room. View full review »
Cristian Nistor
Network Administrator
We had some old generation servers, we needed to replace them. This was the newest technology, so we went with the newest technology. Also, we have been working with HPE for a long, long time. So we just stuck with what we know. View full review »
IT Technology Team Lead at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
We used other HPE products. View full review »
Server Technician
We were using standard C7000. It was working fine, but it doesn't have shared storage. View full review »
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