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We performed a comparison between Dell PowerEdge M and HPE BladeSystem based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Blade Servers solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE BladeSystem Report (Updated: January 2024).
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Pros
"The solution is made with high-quality hardware.""The most valuable feature of Dell PowerEdge M is iDRAC.""It is easy to manage by an administrator and we can spend valuable time on other IT issues.""The initial setup is easy.""The networking features for administration and working with the server are valuable.""The solution integrated well.""It's great for managing overall infrastructure.""It helps us to manage multiple chassis from a single website."

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"The solution uses less cabling and less space in the data center.""HPE BladeSystem is very easy to use.""The product is quite stable. Its performance is reliable.""The most valuable feature, of course, is its size as I can build a huge compute resource on it.""The solution has good scalability.""The most valuable feature of HPE BladeSystem is the ease of management. It is easy to communicate from the server to the storage.""The solution uses a smaller space in our data centers. It uses less feeder and network cable, which reduces costs.""HPE BladeSystem provides good commuting performance."

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Cons
"In terms of improvement, it should also offer a hyper-converged option.""Can be improved by being proactive in making changes that could improve the solution.""The firmware updates for the product need improvement.""I would like to have additional HPC and AI capabilities on general Dell PowerEdge servers.""The set up is complex""Dell PowerEdge M needs to run AMD CPUs on it.""More interconnections with third party equipment and limited I/O selection.""There is room for improvement in scalability."

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"The management side of this solution could be improved.""OA updates and upgrades have to be made simpler.""Some part of virtual connections needs improvement.""HPE BladeSystem can improve proactive monitoring.""The latest version of this system is called Synergy from HPE, and it comes with more advanced features. This is currently the most advanced solution available in the market. One of its key features is its energy efficiency, which optimizes energy usage.""The only side that must be improved is the active-passive interconnect module architecture.""BladeSystem is an old-fashioned server and not very well developed for new features and new areas of data centers, which is not very good for enterprise companies.""I rate the stability of HPE BladeSystem a nine out of ten."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It was budget friendly."
  • "If we would not have gone with the vendor we might have been charged unnecessarily for packages we did not need."
  • "Dell PowerEdge M price is comparable to other solutions but cheaper than IBM. However, the IBM solution is a higher grade solution whereas Dell PowerEdge M is a medium-level solution."
  • "The pricing of PowerEdge Next is higher than it was before."
  • "The product is neither expensive nor cheap. It is manageable for medium enterprises as well."
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  • "Their licensing program is pretty simple."
  • "With regards to the prices, they need to adapt to the current needs of the country."
  • "The prices for the HPE Virtual Connect Modules are expensive compared to other I/O Modules available."
  • "Add OneView and ILO advanced to the base product. Don’t adjust the price, but just include them."
  • "​The price could be cheaper."
  • "The chassis itself, with no blade server inside, so expensive. The C7000 model costs around $100,000."
  • "It is not expensive, really, in this class of server products."
  • "It is expensive. There are no additional costs. We are able to get good discounts anyway from HPE, but if the price can come down, we'll be happy."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It helps us to manage multiple chassis from a single website.
    Top Answer:The product is neither expensive nor cheap. It is manageable for medium enterprises as well.
    Top Answer:The firmware updates for the product need improvement.
    Top Answer:For me, choosing between HPE’s Bladesystem and Synergy came down to which solution was more powerful, reliable, and stable. It turns out Bladesystem was the winner. Bladesystem is excellent because it… more »
    Top Answer:The product has a lot of options for checking servers and IoT ports using artificial intelligence.
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    Also Known As
    HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
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    Overview

    The Dell PowerEdge M-Series blade servers address the challenges of an evolving IT environment by delivering leading enterprise classfeatures and functionality. The M-Series delivers a unique array of options configured to meet the needs of your IT environment both now and in the future.

    • Multiple blade form-factor choices.
    • Long life cycle providing better life cycle management and improved TCO.
    • Modular I/O switches for future scalability.
    • Breakthrough fan technologies for reduction in power consumption.
    • Configuration management via chassis management controller.
    • Persistent MAC/WWN/iSCSI addresses in a switch-agnostic environment.
    HP ProLiant BladeSystem share power, cooling, network, and storage infrastructure via the blade enclosure. Since equipment is not needed for each server, you get a dramatic reduction in power distribution units, power cables, LAN and SAN switches, connectors, adapters, and cables. And you can add the newest-generation technologies by simply changing individual components.
    Sample Customers
    Newport City Homes, Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC), Georgian College, AgreeYa Solutions, IIHT Cloud Solutions, Arizona State University, AudienceScience, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Holy Cross School
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Insurance Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE BladeSystem
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE BladeSystem and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    Dell PowerEdge M is ranked 4th in Blade Servers with 7 reviews while HPE BladeSystem is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 21 reviews. Dell PowerEdge M is rated 8.6, while HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge M writes "The solution is a foundational part of our IT infrastructure and offers remarkable flexibility, reliability, and extensive software support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE BladeSystem writes "Good service, reliable, and remotely accessible through the iLO feature". Dell PowerEdge M is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE Superdome X, Cisco UCS B-Series, Super Micro SuperBlade and Fujitsu Primergy BX900 Series, whereas HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Cisco UCS B-Series, Super Micro SuperBlade and HPE Superdome X. See our Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE BladeSystem report.

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