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We performed a comparison between Dell PowerEdge M and HPE Synergy 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 Synergy report (Updated: September 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution integrated well.""The most valuable feature of Dell PowerEdge M is iDRAC.""The solution is made with high-quality hardware.""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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"For me, this is the best frame server technology available in the market. We can compare it to Cisco UCS. It is robust and stable, and it is also easy to deploy and scale. Their support is the best.""It is a simple software to integrate with others.""The most valuable features of HPE Synergy are the two composers.""The most valuable features are the converged network adapters.""The stability of the solution is very reliable.""Technical support is excellent. They are very helpful.""Its versatility, performance, and size are most valuable. It is very decent for its size. It has very good performance and very good specifications.""Great data storage and very good for software defined solutions."

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Cons
"The set up is complex""In terms of improvement, it should also offer a hyper-converged option.""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.""Dell PowerEdge M needs to run AMD CPUs on it."

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"It would be nice if the updates were not accompanied by downtime.""The cost is quite high.""They must improve the OneView tools.""Changes to the solution are quite complex.""ICMs could be better in this model. When you look at its competitors, the most critical point is the throughput. HPE is the best with the ICM module, which is an interconnect module that connects the servers of the frames to the LAN and SAN. HPE Synergy should also support the latest processors provided by Intel.""The profiles aren't so easy to work with.""Technical support was time consuming and unsatisfactory. The initial product setup was complex, lasing around three weeks to a month.""They were not so deep into integration with VMware."

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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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  • "We are satisfied with its price."
  • "We don't have to pay for Synergy because it's part of our plan."
  • "The hardware licensing cost is reasonable."
  • "There is a perpetual license given when you purchase HPE Synergy."
  • "We have already paid once. It is just the price for the permit and its use. It seems you don't have to keep paying for it, but I am not sure."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There are many packages available, it was a benefit using a vendor to help us get a package we needed. If we would not have gone with the vendor we might have been charged unnecessarily for packages… more »
    Top Answer:Their features and product overall are comparable to others on the market, nothing stands out. The company should have either been more clear with the packaging, or a little bit more forthcoming with… more »
    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 enables the centralization of all administrative tasks.
    Top Answer:I cannot properly advise on setup, pricing or licensing costs.
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    8.0
    1st
    out of 23 in Blade Servers
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    Comparisons
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    16
    Average Words per Review
    393
    Rating
    8.5
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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.

    HPE Synergy, the first platform built from the ground up for Composable Infrastructure, offers an experience that empowers IT to create and deliver new value instantly and continuously. It is a single infrastructure that reduces operational complexity for traditional workloads and increases operational velocity for the new breed of applications and services. Through a single interface, HPE Synergy composes physical and virtual compute, storage, and fabric pools into any configuration for any application. As an extensible platform, it easily enables a broad range of applications and operational models such as virtualization, hybrid cloud, and DevOps. With HPE Synergy, IT can become not just the internal service provider but the business partner to rapidly launch new applications that become the business.

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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
    HudsonAlpha, Virgin Media, EMIS, United
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Healthcare Company12%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE Synergy
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE Synergy and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell PowerEdge M is ranked 4th in Blade Servers with 4 reviews while HPE Synergy is ranked 1st in Blade Servers with 19 reviews. Dell PowerEdge M is rated 8.2, while HPE Synergy 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 Synergy writes "Scales easy with good technical support and a straightforward setup". Dell PowerEdge M is most compared with Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Superdome X, Super Micro SuperBlade, HPE BladeSystem and Fujitsu Primergy BX900 Series, whereas HPE Synergy is most compared with HPE BladeSystem, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Apollo, Lenovo Flex System and HPE Superdome X. See our Dell PowerEdge M vs. HPE Synergy report.

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