Lenovo Rack Servers Competitors and Alternatives

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Server Management at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 22 2017

What do you think of HPE ProLiant DL Servers?

Valuable Features: Stability. That's about it. • Improvements to My Organization: It saves us money. • Room for Improvement: Lower price. You have to pay for some of the features after the fact. • Stability Issues: It stays up. • Previous Solutions: When looking for a vendor, I look for cost and support. • Initial Setup: The setup was straightforward. • Other Solutions Considered: We have very specific standards, and only HPE met them. • Other Advice: Look at the product and look at the support. In the long term, the support of the hardware is crucial. It is not just about the price point.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Manager of IT Infrastructure at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 09 2016

What is most valuable?

We actually install Scality on the Apollo servers and so we have a ring, a Scality ring, where we store our customers' documents. That allowed us to migrate away from traditional NAS with a cost effective solution whose architecture is both... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Just not having to manage traditional NAS has made a big difference. Not having to manage traditional volumes and aggregates and LUNs and things like that. Being able to be flexible when it comes to that, and Apollo has made that possible.

What needs improvement?

We're pretty happy with the Apollo line of servers. It would be interesting to see the new hyper-converged DL380s. It would be cool to see if that type of same thinking about hyper-convergence was applied to the Apollo line of servers as... more»
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 you have multiple management tools on different versions of... more»

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