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We performed a comparison between Dell PowerEdge FX and Oracle SPARC Servers based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Rack Servers solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Dell PowerEdge FX vs. Oracle SPARC Servers Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The best feature is PowerEdge's ability to stack up eight blade servers in one 2U chassis.""We like PowerEdge for its high-performance computing architecture.""The features that I have found most valuable are that it has very robust servers and a very heavy load. We've been working on servers now for 10 years and those servers are still up and running. Those servers are still very powerful until today.""The power efficiency is very good and nice.""The remote management is great.""It has extremely high performance, and it is easy to manage."

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"The processor is very helpful and the licensing is very flexible.""I have found the LDAP facilities most valuable. In addition, I like the CPU.""The Oracle server is very powerful. They are more powerful and durable compared to Intel hardware. Which has been a benefit to our organization."

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Cons
"The positioning of the power supply is not ideal. Both of them are on the same side, so you need to untie the cabling when you're installing the server. Another thing is storage separation. The storage can only be used by a particular server blade. I want the ability to use a storage unit for more than one server.""It should have more simplified management. It is a common problem where vendors think that they have simplified a solution, but the users don't look at it in the same way. A vendor thinks that there are only ten steps for a task, but we consider them as many steps. It should also have more support for NVMe. For high performance and speed, there should also be more network cards for the fiber channel and ethernet.""They could improve from a manufacturing perspective.""Before the cloud solution and virtualization, we relied on Dell hardware from specific vendors. The lifecycle for cloud infrastructure is shorter than it used to be. We need a longer lifecycle from the IT supplier providing the computing solution.""In terms of the cost, it is a little bit high, meaning, there is some difference in the cost compared to the equivalent product with HP servers.""I don't have any technical issues, but I would like to see the commercial side improve as compared to all other OEMs."

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"I would like to see a reduced price point.""The solution could improve by giving a clear roadmap about the future. I'm not seeing a lot of improvements on the OS side of the software. They need to work more on the operating system.""They need some sort of modeling because IBM has different types of models."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Compared to other brands, this solution is the cheapest. I would rate the pricing as a five out of five."
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  • "Oracle SPARC Servers are expensive to manage, this is because after five years Oracle will increase the support charges for the hardware. The licensing policy for Oracle is different for Intel and Sparc. It will cost you less if you use your Oracle hardware with Oracle SPARC Servers."
  • "The licensing is flexible."
  • "The application running on it is very important to us and this makes the price worth it."
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    Top Answer:It has extremely high performance, and it is easy to manage.
    Top Answer:It should have more simplified management. It is a common problem where vendors think that they have simplified a solution, but the users don't look at it in the same way. A vendor thinks that there… more »
    Top Answer:I have found the LDAP facilities most valuable. In addition, I like the CPU.
    Top Answer:The price is expensive however there is better hardware installed for the price. The application running on it is very important to us and this makes the price worth it.
    Top Answer:I would like to see a reduced price point.
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    Also Known As
    PowerEdge FX
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    Overview

    The PowerEdge FX converged architecture gives enterprises the flexibility to tailor their IT infrastructure to specific workloads, and the ability to scale and adapt that infrastructure as needs change over time. PowerEdge FX helps deliver the agility, flexibility and secure foundation that businesses need to simplify operations and increase business results.

    Oracle's SPARC S7, T7, and M7 Servers with always-on memory intrusion protection and comprehensive data encryption secure data with no performance penalty. Security in silicon features and Oracle Solaris protect data in memory from unauthorized access and stop malware before it gets in.

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    Sample Customers
    Tracewell, Govers, AXA ASSISTANCE ITALIA
    University Hospitals Leuven, B&H Photo, Tuscon Electric Power, IS Nordic, Siemens
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Government10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise25%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell PowerEdge FX vs. Oracle SPARC Servers
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerEdge FX vs. Oracle SPARC Servers and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,849 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell PowerEdge FX is ranked 11th in Rack Servers with 6 reviews while Oracle SPARC Servers is ranked 8th in Rack Servers with 3 reviews. Dell PowerEdge FX is rated 8.4, while Oracle SPARC Servers is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge FX writes "An excellent and user-friendly solution with great remote management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle SPARC Servers writes "Powerful servers, reliable, but operating systems needs improvement". Dell PowerEdge FX is most compared with HPE Apollo, Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE Moonshot and Lenovo Edge Servers, whereas Oracle SPARC Servers is most compared with IBM Power Systems, Intel Server System, Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers and HPE ProLiant DL Servers. See our Dell PowerEdge FX vs. Oracle SPARC Servers report.

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