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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell PowerEdge R

At this point, we are using an older version of this series, but I have to say that these servers can run for many more years to come. Well suited for small to medium size businesses for sure, as the price tag (on these - and especially the newer versions) is quite steep. These servers were perfect for setting up a load balanced virtual host scenario (VMware in our case), but could easily be used as Microsoft Hyper-V hosts as well. These servers are not appropriate in their current configuration for an atmosphere requiring quiet -- or one with limited space (we have rack mount 1U cases - loud fans + need mounting depth).
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

Well suited for: Hot/Hot active environments.
ANDRE PARSAD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Dell PowerEdge R

  • Price vs. Performance. We run these servers for our customers with lower budgets. $6500 will get you a work horse capable of running at least 6 more VM guests.
  • Highly configurable to suit your enviroment.
  • Efficient on power. When replacing older servers, we typically see power consumption drop dramatically.
Hyler C Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

  • Great security, if you configure things correctly
  • Performance per instance is above average if you compare to commodity x86
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell PowerEdge R

  • The web interface is definitely lacking. I'm sure in the newer models this has been improved.
  • I'd like VMWare to have greater controls over these servers -- that would simplify management.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

  • We had some milestones we did not meet due to technical issues, we had to get those escalated and finally got them resolved.
ANDRE PARSAD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell PowerEdge R

These are very comparable products. I cannot speak to the current line of HP servers, but the older ones we replace with the Dell servers are typically less efficient
Hyler C Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

LinuxONE has better scalability and price/performance metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell PowerEdge R

  • Positive impact -- our entire company software infrastructure runs on these servers. They have paid for themselves over and over in the years we have had them.
  • Positive ROI -- they are still running and still running VERY WELL.
  • Negative ROI -- I'd say it took the full payoff period before we saw any ROI at all. The initial outlay was rather extensive, not only to buy the hardware, but to have the IT people install and configure it.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

  • Customer satisfaction from business units
  • TCOA cost reduction
  • Reduced maintenance cost
ANDRE PARSAD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell PowerEdge R

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM LinuxONE

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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