IBM Power Systems Competitors and Alternatives

The top IBM Power Systems competitors are
  • Oracle SPARC Servers
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • HPE ProLiant DL Servers
Read reviews of IBM Power Systems competitors and alternatives
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Ian Monteith
Real User
Manager of Systems Engineering at Zayo
Jun 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The server hardware is valuable and it works. It's a server platform. It's comparable to everything else on the market. It works in a pretty... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a cloud service provider, we have to provide compute to customers with reliable hardware support.

What needs improvement?

I can't think of any new features I would like to see. I'm really happy with it. I know that they're moving towards OneView. It's a server. You... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We do a lot of server cycling, every two years or so, and we evaluate it. Our work platform allows us to standardize. It's been HPE during the... more»

What other advice do I have?

It is solid hardware. I'd give them a list of the drivers to rip out before the builds. I've done that before, actually, because most of the... more»
SeniorSt9f83
Consultant
Senior Storage Administrator - Global Storage Operations at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Internal dual SD module * reliable, since SD cards can be mirrored and the mirror can be rebuilt in a few minutes after replacing a corrupted card

How has it helped my organization?

The use of Dell PowerEdge servers, equipped with IDSDM modules with embedded VMware ESXi, significantly simplified the storage solution and made... more»

What needs improvement?

Back to IDSDM, the physical location of the module is not easily accessible in some Dell PowerEdge servers. Also, the re-mirroring is an offline... more»

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

It would be definitely a plus to purchase servers with iDRAC Enterprise and Server Configuration for OpenManage Essentials licenses, especially... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It was not a matter of personal choice. My company signed a support contract with a customer having Dell-based server infrastructure. Thus, I... more»
Ron Reyer, Jr.
Real User
Director of Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Boot from SAN allows us to standardize all of our servers to boot up drives to the storage area network.

How has it helped my organization?

It has centralized our server management and allows us to treat servers like a pool of resources instead of discrete devices.

What needs improvement?

Not sure about the newest UCS Manager. In the version we need to use, the manager is still reliant on a full Java install on a Windows OS. This is inconvenient and problematic if... more»

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

Best to buy all the blades configured for the same purposes of load balancing and failover or load shifting.

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