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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • HPE ProLiant DL is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

HPE ProLiant DL

97%
15 Ratings
9.5

Supermicro Ultra

95%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

HPE ProLiant DL

100%
1 Rating

Supermicro Ultra

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.2

HPE ProLiant DL

92%
11 Ratings

Supermicro Ultra

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.3

HPE ProLiant DL

93%
12 Ratings

Supermicro Ultra

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Supermicro

We have quite a bit of data that needs to be backed up - so we opted for a larger device than most small businesses/companies would likely ever need. That said, we are happy with our decision to do so. The interface within the IPMI device is easy to navigate through and get things setup. Hardware reliability is fantastic as well - as we have had no issues at all. I believe they have some smaller/lower-end devices for sale as well - but I'm not familiar with them. We're very happy with their product
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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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Supermicro

  • Security
  • Innovation
  • Price
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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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Supermicro

  • Client communication-problem solving
  • Reaction
  • Complexity
  • Rebooting the server
  • Memory compatibility
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Pricing Details

HPE ProLiant DL

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

HPE ProLiant DL editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Supermicro Ultra

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Supermicro Ultra editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      HPE ProLiant DL has a very intuitive interface for users, where not much training is required if it is their first time using it. I am able to quickly login and perform whatever tasks are needed on the server as the interface has a friendly design. It has a lot of detail as well, but the major functions are pronounced and this is very helpful in my everyday job.
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      Supermicro

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      The technical support of HP is great. Whenever we have any issue whether it is a hardware fault or some bug in the software or even just a misconfiguration the technical support team of HP is always there to assist us. In case of a hardware failure, they quickly locate and replace the faulty component with minimal to no impact on our business.
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      Supermicro

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Supermicro

      The SuperMicro Ultra product line was brought to my attention from a reseller. I had never heard of them prior to the introduction. The reassurance I was given before we moved forward with the purchase is what made me feel a bit more sound with our decision. Unboxing and putting together took all of 10 minutes - getting it racked and booted maybe another 15 minutes. The device was fully online and operational (to be used as a backup location) in about an hour in total. Very clean design - fans are fairly quiet as well. The reliability we've had for the past three years has been fantastic. We're glad we selected this device as our primary backup location for our district
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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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      Supermicro

      • Business expansion
      • Revenue increase
      • Digitalization
      • Security
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