HPE Synergy Scalability

Director2039
Director at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
We haven't hit the scale edge of it yet. However, we like what the solution says it will do. There have been some instances where we have overrun some of the software scaling, even without being at a massive hardware scale yet in the network space inside of Synergy. They are working on this, and it is something that we hope will continue. View full review »
Brent Beverly
VP Technology at Scalematrix
It's very scalable. We like the idea that we can put four chassis in one of our racks, and we can connect up to 25 chassis, so the scalability to us, and being able to sync all those into one management portal, is unheard of. You can't really sync that many blades and chassis together in any other platform. View full review »
Wayne Holland
Services Support Supervisor at WSDOT
The scalability is pretty huge. The compute modules and everything in the Synergy system scales up very well. It has much higher speeds and feeds than we had before. View full review »
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Architecd2ae
Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I love the idea of Synergy and its ability to scale out. Operationally, it is a little bit challenging to manage at this point. When you add onto it, you have to be very aware of where you are in the frame, on your count, and what components. You may have to move a satellite module or you may have to reallocate componentry, which is already there. That scale aspect is challenging. From a hardware perspective, it is not transparent. From a scalability within existing resources, it is very scalable and much easier to use. E.g., I have deployment requests coming down from some orchestration layer and just need to add available resources and compute. View full review »
Lyle May
System Architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It is scalable. You can manage with OneView multiple frame sets. We have chosen not to do that right now, but I can see where, as we get bigger, we'll want to implement that and maybe change the frame link up a bit so we can do that. However, we haven't done that right now. View full review »
ManagerI379a
Manager IT Infrastructure at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
It scales really well. We have 15 frames of Synergy with five racks. It has three frames per rack, so it scales really well. View full review »
Jarom Petrich
Storage Engineer at Brigham Young University
Obviously, it's very scalable. You're limited to five total - not chassis, they call them something else - but you're limited to five. So it is scalable to a point. But that's where we run into our problems because we need all of our servers in our infrastructure to have access to my storage. We can't segment out storage and have it only available to these five chassis. View full review »
Vince DiStasi
CIO at GCC
It easily scales. You can put three frames in a rack and they all interconnect, so it's not an issue there. View full review »
SeniorSe5ba7
Senior Server Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The scalability is pretty good. I think you can take it up to something like 21 frames if you really want to. We'll never have a use for that, but it seems pretty good. View full review »
ITInfras54a9
IT Infrastructure Manager at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a good platform. It gives us the scalability that we need. View full review »
Michael Rohde
Network Specialist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
It seems to scale nice. We're going to eventually replace all of our c7000 enclosures, but we're not going to end up having nine Synergy enclosures because we're going to gain so much better density. That is a big selling point. With the Gen 10 Blades, we can easily do a 3:1 consolidation, which will help us out a lot down the road. View full review »
Matthew Ingram
System Engineer at Blue Shield of California
The scalability is good for our size of company. The way we're deploying ESX and the automation that we're doing through OneView, it doesn't matter whether we're trying to add one host or ten new hosts, it takes roughly the same amount of time. So it allows us to scale much quicker than we did previously. View full review »
Technica84fe
Technical Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is very good. View full review »
Patrick Long
Advisor System Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
One of the reasons that we purchased Synergy is that it's easily scalable. View full review »
Roger Crane
Systems Engineer at Scientific Games
That is something that we'll be able to test more as we put more in. However, we are definitely looking forward to managing multiple chassis in one environment. View full review »
CEO1c1e
CEO at a tech company with 1-10 employees
From a scalability perspective, the platform is great. View full review »
Varun Lenkala
Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are hitting our third Synergy rack and we are buying the fourth. You can go well with it until seven. After seven, you probably need to put another management ring in there. Other than that, it can scale and work exceptionally well. View full review »
Manager7a60
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is highly scalable. View full review »
ITInfras8f24
IT Infrastructure Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Just considering how we're using it, we are really using it for the bare bones infrastructure. I think if we were using Synergy in probably the way that most teams or organizations were expected to use it, it probably scales a lot better for us because we are looking at it the bare bones CPU memory and how it works. Scaling is difficult, but that's always going to be the case. View full review »
J-J Seely
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
The scalability of the solution is excellent. View full review »
Dan Loftus
Architect at Argos
One of the main reasons that we have invested in Synergy was its scalability capabilities. It hooks back into the toolsets, which means you can manage vast amounts of infrastructure from one place, essentially. View full review »
Mohammad Alotaibi
IT Director at Kdipa
It is highly scalable. View full review »
Lee Commins
VMware Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is very good. It's easy to scale out: Throw a blade in there and apply a profile to it and move on. View full review »
SystemEnd3d1
System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the reasons we chose this solution is because it's highly scalable. View full review »
Willam Adam
SVP Data Technology at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
We like the scalability. being able to drop new nodes into the rack. View full review »
Adam Barthel
Cloud Architecht at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is very good. The ability to link chassis or frames together makes it simplistic, especially with the use of OneView. View full review »
St. Claire Mclean
Director of Infrastructure at Alliant Cooperative Data Solutions
The scalability of the solution is similar to the previous c7000. View full review »
JasonWilliams
Manager Engineering Services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We bought it half loaded with 18 blades, so we can still add 18 blades. That in itself makes it pretty scalable. View full review »
SeniorInb5e9
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's scalable. View full review »
ServerAr942f
Server Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
For me, the scalability is how much money that I need to spend on switches for how many frames, which ultimately means servers. To get the best bandwidth before the most recent product announcement, I have buy new switches every three frames. The competition is shipping a product right now where I only need switches every ten frames. View full review »
Informat2839
Information Specialist at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The scalability is good. We were trying to order another system to be able to install at the state data center, and it was very scalable. View full review »
Rami Chiha
Operational database administrator at American University of Beirut Medical Center
Our impression of the scalability is very good in terms of Composer and virtual connects, since you need only two of each for multiple frames. View full review »
ITInfras9484
IT Infrastructure Manager at a import and exporter with 10,001+ employees
It's easily scalable. View full review »
Victor-Hernandez
CIO at La Huerta
The solution is very good, but I'm still trying to scale more than I already have. View full review »
Marina Landeiro
Service Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is very good. View full review »
SeniorSy4b5d
Senior Systems Engenier at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It is scalable, but it is challenging to scale it. It's not as easy as just putting in another frame. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about HPE Synergy. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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