Super Micro SuperBlade Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of Super Micro SuperBlade competitors and alternatives
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Enterprise Architect Infrastructure at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jan 24 2017

What is most valuable?

We used to use HP-UX and Integrity for the high linear demand on Oracle. For multi-threaded stuff, we used Solaris. But where there was a single thread with high demand, the Solaris boxes were no good. We used to deploy Oracle on HP-UX for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

HP-UX was fast on linear demand. We used to look at applications coming through the front door. We'd analyse whether it was highly threaded or a strong linear demand, and make a choice of HP-UX or Solaris based on that demand.

What needs improvement?

The last problem we had with VSC VMs was no support for Cisco PVLAN. That was a bit of an issue for us 18 months ago. But I think it supports PVLAN now. But, we're moving to x86. We are still deploying OpenVMS on Integrity servers. We've got... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
IT Infrastructure Architect at Manitoba Blue Cross
Mar 23 2017

What do you think of HPE BladeSystem?

Valuable Features I really value the FlexFabric interconnects. • Improvements to My Organization HPE BladeSystem was introduced by me as an architect to boost the performance/server footprint, especially with VMware virtualization. • Room for Improvement The storage blades could be improved. • Use of Solution I have used it for eleven years. • Stability Issues There were stability issues in the early versions, Blades G1. • Scalability Issues I did not encounter any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would give technical support a rating of 8/10. • Previous Solutions We used rack mounted servers. • Initial Setup The initial setup was straightforward using a wizard. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing The customer...
Consultant
Data Center Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The Dual Fabric design allows for online/in-service upgrades during production with no impact. Also, single point of management for all server profile and firmware management allows for guaranteed uniformity in the datacenter.

How has it helped my organization?

I have deployed 2-3 dozen UCS systems and managed many more for customers. Customers always love the unified management, speed of setup, and the improved performance after migration of workloads to UCS servers.

What needs improvement?

HTML5 interface is a much needed improvement over the old Java interface, but still needs a little work.

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