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2016-11-09T08:31:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering HPE BladeSystem?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering HPE BladeSystem, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Real User

We are simply a customer and an end-user. We don't have a professional relationship with HPE. I'd rate the solution, on a scale from one to ten, at a nine. We've mostly been quite pleased with the product and its capabilities. I would recommend the solution to other users, companies, and organizations.

2021-04-26T17:39:32Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution based on the robustness of the machines. It is the best system in terms of the value for your money. I would rate HPE BladeSystem an eight out of ten.

2021-03-26T19:23:29Z
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Top 5Real User

My main advice would be to ensure that your technical staff is well trained by HPE and the technical staff receives HPE technical training because the support that you want may not come from HPE. If you have your in-house team properly trained, it should be fine. I would rate HPE BladeSystem an eight out of ten.

2021-03-03T21:28:18Z
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Top 10Real User

We're just a customer. We use the solution on Citrix platforms. The BladeSystem compared with older solutions about energy and processor, offers more capacity and you can gain or minimize the amount of energy that you consume, which is super-helpful. Overall, I would rate it nine out of ten. One of the big problems that BladeSystem could look at is that systems like Microsoft Windows 2019, Linux, or Red Hat 8 demand a lot of RAM memory. There's no adaptable support. The more gigabytes or more processors that the actual operating system has, the better. With Synergy, and the power of Dell, hopefully, there will be support and adaption to the new necessities.

2020-11-07T04:37:18Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're simply a customer. We don't have a business relationship with HPE. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using or if it's the latest. I'd recommend the solution to other companies. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at an eight. If the pricing was better and they offered better support, I would rate the solution higher.

2020-10-23T20:33:23Z
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Top 10Real User

My recommendation to people considering this solution is to just make sure that the blade will be supported by the existing system. This is the only issue that we faced. It will be hard to integrate with some older switches. Usually, you will not be able to configure this solution with high availability if you are using older solutions. You cannot add it to a regular storage server. It is one of the limitations that you can not just add a storage unit for the blades. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product as a nine.

2020-09-27T04:09:55Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this product for other users who wants to start using it. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate HPE BladeSystem as an eight-out-of-ten. The product can be improved and earn a higher rating by improving virtual connection integration, maybe lowering the cost (without degrading the quality of the product), and having a dedicated contact with HP for some critical issues if they arise.

2020-09-13T07:02:26Z
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Real User

HPE BladeSystems is an old technology that cannot fit all of the dynamic organizational needs of our company.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend HPE BladeSystem. I'm satisfied with HPE BladeSystem at the moment but we can imagine consuming Blade servers, metal-as-a-service. We have an entire environment refresh coming up at the moment. We need to make provisions for metal-as-a-service because we have a huge machine. We cannot re-authorize this machine, and we need to make the right provisioning for metal-as-a-service. We're beginning to look at the Cisco UCS technology, with a domain fabric system. But at the moment we don't have an agreement with Cisco. My company is part of the Orange main group and we have an Orange agreement with HPE and Dell EMC. So we are looking at the HPE Synergy and the Dynamic systems. Even if we are looking for HPE Synergy and Dynamic in the future, we're also looking for a hyperconverged solution like Nutanix or HPE Simplivity. So in the future, we will have both technologies, hyperconverged and the classic chassis Blade technology. We have two different needs. We have needs for virtualization, so hyperconverged is enough at first, and Nutanix or HPE Synergy is okay. On the other hand, we need to continue to consume metal-as-a-service, so HPE Synergy or Dynamic as a work product. HPE C7000 is limited in terms of having a real metal-as-a-service. From my point of view, the best approach for metal-as-a-service is HPE Synergy or Dynamic. The most criteria when selecting a vendor are reliability, and their capabilities for the future: the right research and development for the product to be able to come out with new features in the future. They should also have strong support, of course, and have the right functionality to be integrated into modern information systems. I rate HPE BladeSystem at eight out of ten. It has strong reliability and, for a mid-range company, it's a very good product.

2018-09-25T09:22:00Z
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Real User

If you don't want to go to the new technologies, like hyperconverged systems or converged systems, if you want to use only the old-school technologies, I can recommend this solution. I rate it at eight out of 10. It's a good product, it's reliable, the performance is good. You can expand with the new servers as well. It has been a leading product in the market until now.

2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Prepare the budget and be ready to persuade the board of directors as to why you should buy this solution. Don't forget to prepare the data of TCO.

2016-11-09T08:31:00Z
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