HPE ProLiant DL vs. IBM Power servers

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE ProLiant DL
Score 7.1 out of 10
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HPE ProLiant DL is a rack server, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
IBM Power servers
Score 9.1 out of 10
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The IBM Power product line is a family of servers.N/A
Pricing
HPE ProLiant DLIBM Power servers
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE ProLiant DLIBM Power servers
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
HPE ProLiant DLIBM Power servers
Considered Both Products
HPE ProLiant DL

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IBM Power servers
Chose IBM Power servers
1. Cost effective 2.Highly scalable 3.Fantastic performance.
Chose IBM Power servers
The performance of the S922 is outstanding, and it much outperforms the previous generations of the device. The new IBM Power 9 S922 system was purchased at a lower cost than the prior systems were purchased for. The system occupies a significantly smaller space in the rack. …
Chose IBM Power servers
In order to manage mission-critical workloads without the need for an outage, VCS works best on powerful hardware. The combination of P9 with VCS technology works well for high-computing tasks. High-end configurations are used to operate several mission-critical clusters on …
Chose IBM Power servers
IBM POWER9 servers have demonstrated better performance per core and faster memory bandwidth over the x86 servers in our environment. Our benchmark testing of a handful of applications have shown POWER9 as the clear leader across all the tests.
Chose IBM Power servers
Compared to x86, POWER Systems has better ROI and performance. Better performance and scalability allows for fewer machines which ease daily operations and also means less licensing and maintenance.
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Best Alternatives
HPE ProLiant DLIBM Power servers
Small Businesses
Dell PowerEdge R
Dell PowerEdge R
Score 8.7 out of 10
Dell PowerEdge R
Dell PowerEdge R
Score 8.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Power servers
IBM Power servers
Score 9.1 out of 10
HPE ProLiant DL
HPE ProLiant DL
Score 7.1 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Z
IBM Z
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Z
IBM Z
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE ProLiant DLIBM Power servers
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(14 ratings)
9.0
(208 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(10 ratings)
9.5
(4 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(10 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE ProLiant DLIBM Power servers
Likelihood to Recommend
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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IBM
I'd strongly recommend IBM Power servers to anyone who has the budget for it. A Power Virtual Machine, what is generally called FlexTB VM, can support as many small VM of 256GB, and scale up to 32TB on the fly. If IBM recommended architecture is combined with your organizational reference architecture, then forget about running into unplanned downtimes.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • 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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IBM
  • I love how it supports a mix of operating systems
  • protection of our sensitive energy data and ensuring compliance with industry regulations.
  • It provides a flexibility that ensures that we can accommodate increased workloads without a complete overhaul of our infrastructure.
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Cons
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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IBM
  • A solid IDE for editing programs. SEU was simple and solid. Then it became outdated and support for it ended as the language continued to evolve. That's fine. But RDi is expensive and shaky at best, and VS Code, while free, is severely lacking even the modicum of features RDi has.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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IBM
This is one of the best systems on the market. You can have Flash/Copy which created another LPAR to look like the system you are copying. This takes seconds and not minutes. Then you can use BRNS to do full system backups nightly with no downtime. I am ready for us to upgrade to a Power 10.
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Usability
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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IBM
They are very easy to set up and use once you re knowledgeable enough to deal with it. They are continuously enhance the user experience on the HMC and operations on the systems. Once setup it's like a beast, going on and on. I have experience with servers that are not being rebooted for more than 1000 days
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Reliability and Availability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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IBM
In all of the years I have used various Power System, I have never had any problems at all. Even when hackers were attacking our email servers and many users PCs, the IBM Power System came out completely unscathed. I haven't even had any application errors that were able to take the system down. Nor have I ever experienced an unplanned outage
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Performance
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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IBM
The IBM Power System is built for integration. It supports multiple operating systems and you can run multiple OS's on the same box with no problems at all. It also supports a number of open source languages such as PHP, Java, Python, and Perl which helps you continue to grow and integrate with lots of other systems.
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Support Rating
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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IBM
On large-scale systems, the rating would have been 10. However, I have seen some cases in more rural areas where the IBM onsite support is not as available or of the highest quality as in the past. For software support, there are sometimes instances of language barriers.
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Implementation Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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IBM
Systems are robust and you need to know exactly what your are going to do with them. There are multiple configurations possible and you need to gather your requirements first, before going on with the implementation. Tuning is a must before migrating production systems
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Alternatives Considered
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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IBM
Power server do not need a stack of software for viruses, spam and others... Power server do not need to have release often power server are much more strong then other manufacturer Power server do not need to restart offen
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Scalability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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IBM
This system can work in a small factory with a few users and easily scale out to thousands of users. It is truly amazing on how much you can throw at this box and it will just keep humming. It is great for use across multiple departments and even across multiple corporations. I worked at one company where we were hosting multiple corporations on just one large Power System and had ZERO problems.
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Return on Investment
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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IBM
  • In the event of a crash, IBM Power servers offer a variety of simple options to recover the operating system.
  • With the flexibility offered by IBM Power servers, the production business can be improved by making the most of its physical servers.
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