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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE BladeSystem and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The solution is made with high-quality hardware.""The solution integrated well.""I have compared Dell EMC to other solutions and have found it to be good. The SAN and LAN traffic, manageability, and upgradability are all good."

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"The solution has high performance.""The solution is very easy to use.""It is very stable.""I like the stability.""It is a stable, dependable solution.""The solution has good scalability.""They are very fast and very reliable. They are working under very tough conditions.""The product is quite stable. Its performance is reliable."

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Cons
"We have had some issues with the vendor's support that we have received. When you open up a support case with Dell they send a partner to assist you and in our experience, they are lacking knowledge about the solution. There are times when you need professional support from the vendor that knows the solution well.""In terms of improvement, it should also offer a hyper-converged option.""The set up is complex"

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"If the hardware offered higher efficiency, that would be an ideal situation for our company.""It is lacking in the ability to replicate virtual machines more easily.""I would like to see the upgrade path a little bit smoother.""It would be nice if the solution were cheaper.""The solution could improve by having more automation, such as the automatic mapping feature that is available in the Synergy Blade series.""They are not selling BladeSystem anymore. The end of the sale of this platform was this year, 2020.""The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved.""We sometimes have compatibility issues depending on the browser that you are using. For example, sometimes you have to switch between Edge, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, or Chrome to have things operating correctly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "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."
  • "Its pricing was good. We selected this solution because it was within our budget. We paid just once when we bought it. We never bought any license."
  • "it would make everyone happy if the solution were less expensive."
  • "We have been satisfied with the price. However, there are additional costs for support."
  • "The HPE BladeSystem is an expensive solution."
  • "BladeSystem is a little bit cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The solution is made with high-quality hardware.
    Top Answer: 
    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.
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    We are using Dell PowerEdge M for application and database servers.
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    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: 
    Its pricing was good. We selected this solution because it was within our budget. We paid just once when we bought it. We never bought any license.
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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.
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    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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    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Insurance Company9%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Dell PowerEdge M is ranked 4th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews while HPE BladeSystem is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 17 reviews. Dell PowerEdge M is rated 8.0, while HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell PowerEdge M writes "Initial set up complicated, but after, easy to configure and use, many packages available". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE BladeSystem writes "Easy to set up and offers good scalability with a small footprint". Dell PowerEdge M is most compared with HPE Synergy, Super Micro SuperBlade, HPE Superdome X, Cisco UCS B-Series and Lenovo Flex System, whereas HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Superdome X, Super Micro SuperBlade and Lenovo Flex System. See our Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE BladeSystem report.

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