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Likelihood to Recommend

HPE BladeSystem

For general purpose Windows and ESXi hosts, the ProLiant BladeSystem works well for those use cases. The architecture is getting a bit dated, at over 10 years old, but the components have kept pace with processor and networking changes. Use cases that require local storage, hyper-converged and other specialty PCI cards are all no-goes for BladeSystem. In some cases, the HPE Synergy platform is a better fit for some of these use cases, although some constraints still exist even in that architecture.
Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Power System AC922

The IBM Power Systesm AC922 product provides a large amount of power and flexibility in how to accomplish data analytics and parallelization projects. It is optimized for Artificial Intelligence and neural networks, which it preforms excellently. However, its high upfront cost and the knowledge needed to get the best performance from it makes it a better value proposition for large companies that can invest in the maintenance and training to make the most of it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

HPE BladeSystem

  • Expandable
  • Easy to manage
  • Included power management
  • Included network management (Virtual Connect)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Power System AC922

  • IBM AC922 at QCM is used to train a variety or ML / DL models and provides an exceptional hardware platform for our learning needs.
  • IBM AC922 architecture has shown its ability to shorten the time to value when developing AI models.
  • IBM AC922 has the capability to effectively provide for deployment of an inference engine for vision-related models.
Michael Drapkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HPE BladeSystem

  • Long Boot Time (Perhaps in most HPE Servers)
  • Fan Management, when you not using the whole Blade Enclosure make sure all Blades are on one site.
  • Limitation in Hardware because of thermik
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Power System AC922

  • Product documentation needs to be kept at pace with changes with the various libraries that need to be installed.
  • No other changes are required in AC922 and we are happy with the infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HPE BladeSystem

We tested Cisco UCS in its early days, so this might be a bit of an old comparison, but UCS had the promise of being very configurable, with templates for everything and automatable for just about every task. However, even working with a Cisco engineer for weeks, we could not get a basic setup to work for us. Although there is a small learning curve with HPE BladeSystem, it has served us faithfully for almost 10 years.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Power System AC922

IBM Power Systems AC922 is the highest performing product out there. It's obviously priced high, but the superior performance is worth it. We tested out several different products and found mixed results. Some were priced better but had sub-standard performance. Others were extremely high performing but had too many features that our company didn't require. IBM Power Systems AC922 was the best solution for our price point and needs.
Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HPE BladeSystem

  • The number of ports required for connectivity to 16 physical server is reduced with BladeSystem, without compromising flexibility - so there is a 16x savings on the number of ports required on physical switching infrastructure.
  • In-place upgrades to newer hardware are accommodated by virtualized MAC addresses and WWN's in the fabric of the BladeSystem.
  • On a couple occasions, large scale outages have affected the environment because of an issue at the core of BladeSystem. Users should be aware of the fault domain caused by a single chassis and plan accordingly. Our issues were mitigated due to a second, separate chassis where we spread workloads.
Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Power System AC922

  • Significant performance improvements compared to x86 architectures.
  • Improved reliability of mission critical applications due to minimal unplanned downtime.
  • Built in end to end security.
  • Scalability and ease of deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HPE BladeSystem

General

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

IBM Power System AC922

General

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

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