HPE BladeSystem vs. HPE ProLiant DL

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE BladeSystem
Score 9.4 out of 10
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HPE BladeSystem is a brand of blade server, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. HPE blades include the ProLiant BL series and the ProLiant WS series.N/A
HPE ProLiant DL
Score 7.0 out of 10
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HPE ProLiant DL is a rack server, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
Pricing
HPE BladeSystemHPE ProLiant DL
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HPE BladeSystemHPE ProLiant DL
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
HPE BladeSystemHPE ProLiant DL
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HPE BladeSystem
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It's been said that BladeSystem is very similar to the UCS B-Series. While the network fabric features of the UCS B-Series outshine those of the BladeSystem, HPE has created extensive orchestration within HPE OneView to provide feature parity with and even surpass those of the …
HPE ProLiant DL

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User Ratings
HPE BladeSystemHPE ProLiant DL
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(11 ratings)
10.0
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE BladeSystemHPE ProLiant DL
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
All nodes can be managed centrally through the ILO interface. Users and services alike benefit from the lightning-fast response time. Enable service continuity during VM migration between nodes. The purchase of a blade system is something we endorse as a viable alternative for your business. In order for the convergent system to work, the architecture can be adapted to accommodate new devices, and by applying new modules, both the technology and the system's responsiveness to demands for high availability can be enhanced.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It's well suited for a VMWare Esxi cluster setup. You are guaranteed to have the same CPU chipset to ensure the servers on the cluster are compatible with each other. We've had to stagger the purchase of systems by six months and have had compatibility issues. It's also well suited for I/O such as MS SQL or Oracle databases, Exchange servers, domain controllers. Pretty much any server setup will work with no issues on the HPE Proliant DL line. It's less appropriate as a NAS server, we had purchased one that ran on Windows Storage. Since it was more or less running Windows as a single controller, we had issues where it has locked up and caused an outage.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • It ensures substantial process and system security in terms of infrastructure by keeping things running smoothly all the time.
  • There are few things that are more helpful in day-to-day living than having straightforward controls and configurations.
  • Capacity to keep a highly redundant system operating reliably.
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  • Highly reliable. We've never had one go down unexpectedly in 11 years.
  • High performance. Current 380 G10s are configured with 1.5TB of RAM, always the shortest commodity in virtual environments.
  • Great manageability: iLO boards allow us to run headless without the Advanced license even.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • The small form factor of a blade server cannot accommodate expansion cards.
  • Shared infrastructure, like the interconnects, means a larger fault domain.
  • Firmware updates can be disruptive and administrators should pay close attention to firmware recipes and bundles to ensure compatibility between components.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • iLO Advanced - I feel like this is just a money grab. Give me the remote features, at least the remote console, with the purchase. I'd be OK with paying for the advanced license for more centralized functionality, but straight remote sessions? That should just be there.
  • Software entitlements and online interaction are a little wanting. This isn't the hardware per se, but enterprise products are often heavily tied to online services and tools and that could be a lot better.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We do not intend to make new investments in HPE BladeSystem as it is in the end-of-life phase and we have continued with the new HPE Synergy environment. It is therefore not a process of discarding, but of evolution. This environment will possibly continue to be used in the institution, but for less critical purposes and more related to the development of new solutions.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Usability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We have been using these servers for many years now and we have used different generations of this product line. We have never faced a catastrophic issue using these and even the smaller issues that we have faced have been dealt with by the technical support team of HP. They have been a reliable partner in our data center.
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Overall, HPE support meets our requirements. They offer handy 24x7 phone support with clear case resolution interface. Engineers from HPE know their hardware and software. They are polite and help to find quick solutions for their customers. We don't need to prioritize our service requests to account managers to find how to fix or improve our service support.
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It's been said that BladeSystem is very similar to the UCS B-Series. While the network fabric features of the UCS B-Series outshine those of the BladeSystem, HPE has created extensive orchestration within HPE OneView to provide feature parity with and even surpass those of the UCS B-Series. The fundamental distinction between the two is whether the focus is on the computing (BladeSystem) or the fabric (UCS). In contrast to UCS's tight fabric integration, BladeSystem's centralized focus on servers simplifies administration.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
I've used Dell poweredge servers and they were great too, but I found remotely deploying HPE hardware was significantly easier and faster. One thing I love about HPE is when i got to deploy an OS remotely via iLO I can utilize the virtual media URL as opposed to mounting an iso. these eliminates the SSL overhead and the OS can be deployed in under an hour. Mounting an ISO has proven reliable but due to the SSL overhead it can take hours. In addition i found im able to register my HPE hardware with HPE and they provide me a clean IT dashboard of all of my hardware and they give me alerts as to expiring support coverage, if a server is down or reporting an error. its a very solid and reliable solution all around.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • After a crash, the blade server's dependability and capacity to recover quickly rank highest.
  • The alert service allows for the administration of all servers to be handled from a single location.
  • Blade servers from HPE are reliable and easy on the eyes of upper management.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Allowed us to move forward with running web-based applications and to scale them as needed.
  • The lack of future driver support has made it difficult to consider upgrades, we may need to go with more expensive hardware in the future to be able to maintain upgrades.
  • While we have not realized all the business growth benefits we expected from this investment, we have had much more flexibility and options when we need to change our environment to meet the business needs.
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