Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers vs HPE ProLiant DL Servers comparison

 

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Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 17, 2022
 

Categories and Ranking

Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers
Ranking in Rack Servers
1st
Average Rating
9.0
Number of Reviews
139
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
HPE ProLiant DL Servers
Ranking in Rack Servers
2nd
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
156
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Rack Servers category, the mindshare of Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers is 29.6%, up from 28.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of HPE ProLiant DL Servers is 20.8%, down from 23.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Gateri Hafid Bonfoh - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 21, 2024
A strong and reliable solution that is easy to use and provides excellent technical support
We provide products to beverage companies. We also provide medical gases to hospitals. In my company, we are not managing energy. We have a special team with many people who manage energy. We are buying energy. We need to do all the things that are needed to keep the production safe. Energy is not our focus. I have never thought about energy conservation in three years. We use MPLS and SD-WAN. We have a private network for all our locations. The PowerEdge connects our VLAN and the users’ VLAN. When we want control of our servers, we can take the control directly. If we want to see whether the equipment is working well, we can take control of the switch that communicates to the server. We have a special VLAN. It’s an administrative VLAN. Only IT persons like me have access to the VLAN. The access is quick and easy because of Dell PowerEdge. The implementation is simple. We use it every time and do not have a problem with it. We don't use many other servers. We do not have problems with switching Dell PowerEdge on and off. It is really simple for our technicians. The tool has helped us reduce unplanned production downtime. In all our racks, we have an inverter. We have a program to notify the server to back up and shut down cleanly. When there is a downtime, we only check whether the processing is fine. We have not had any problem with it for many years. It works well. We can do everything we want to do with the tool. When we chose other servers, we faced problems within a year. Dell PowerEdge is a good solution. We have been using it for a long time. The vendor must provide servers for smaller use cases. Overall, I rate the solution an eight out of ten. Foreign Language:(French) Une Solution Robuste Et Fiable Qui Est Facile À Utiliser Et Qui Offre Un Excellent Support Technique Quel est notre cas d’utilisation principal? Nous nous servons de ces produits pour de la virtualisation. Je travaille pour une compagnie de gaz. Nous avons beaucoup de sites en France. Nous utilisons certaines des applications pour tester le processus de fabrication de gaz. Sur chaque site, nous utilisons des Dell PowerEdge pour implémenter et surveiller le processus de production et de transformation des gaz. Qu’est-ce qui est le plus utile? -------------------------------- Cette solution est très robuste et fiable. La capacité est très bonne. Chaque fois que je veux ajouter un serveur d’application sur un site de production, je choisis Dell PowerEdge. Cette solution est simple à gérer. La maintenance et le support sont vraiment très bons. C’est facile à utiliser. Nous n’avons pas rencontré de gros problèmes que nous ne pouvons pas résoudre. Qu’est-ce qui peut être amélioré? --------------------------------- La politique de vente de cette solution devrait être changée. Nous avons parfois besoin de cet outil pour un cas d’utilisation à petite échelle. Le fournisseur devrait pouvoir proposer des versions de cet outil moins chères pour des cas d’utilisation à petite échelle. Depuis combien de temps j’utilise cette solution? ------------------------------------------------- J’utilise cette solution depuis 2015. Quelles sont mes impressions sur la stabilité de cette solution? ---------------------------------------------------------------- Cet outil est stable par rapport à d'autres produits. Comment sont le service clients et le support? ---------------------------------------------- Le support est vraiment très bon. L'équipe de support est fiable. Par rapport à HPE, le support de Dell est meilleur. Les contrats de support de Dell sont très clairs. La communication qu’on a avec les commerciaux est également très claire. L'équipe support est rapide. Quand nous avons un problème, nous pouvons trouver une solution rapidement. Nous ne devons pas attendre, ni envoyer plusieurs courriels, pour expliquer nos problèmes. Comment évalueriez-vous le service client et le support? -------------------------------------------------------- Positivement. Quelle solution ai-je utilisé auparavant et pourquoi ai-je changé? ------------------------------------------------------------------ On utilisait d’autres serveurs avant. Par contre, on avait de gros délais de livraison. On utilise le logiciel d’exploitation de Microsoft. Je choisis les serveurs Dell PowerEdge Rack parce que leur compatibilité avec Microsoft est vraiment bonne. On peut s’en servir avec d’autres systèmes d’exploitation. On utilise également des serveurs HPE. Quelle est mon expérience avec les tarifs, les coûts d’installation et du licensing? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Cette solution est chère. Nous l'achetons pour trois ans mais nous l'utilisons pendant cinq ans en allongeant la garantie. Nous l'utilisons depuis dix ans. Cela dépasse sa valeur d’amortissement de beaucoup de temps. Nous devons acheter des serveurs tous les cinq ans. Si nous avons besoin de deux serveurs, nous en achetons un et on s’en sert pendant cinq ans et puis, nous le remplissons avec un nouveau. Nous nous en servons de manière économique. Quels autres conseils avez-vous? -------------------------------- Nous fournissons des produits à des compagnies de boissons. Nous fournissons également des gaz à usage médical aux hôpitaux. Dans ma société, nous ne gérons pas l'énergie. Nous avons une équipe spécialisée composée de plusieurs personnes et qui gère l'énergie. Nous achetons de l'énergie. Nous devons faire toutes les choses nécessaires à la sécurité de la production. L'énergie n’est pas notre priorité. Je n’ai accordé aucune pensée à l'économie d'énergie en trois ans. Nous utilisons des MPLS et des SD-WAN. Nous avons un réseau privé pour tous nos sites. Les PowerEdge sont connectés sur notre VLAN et le VLAN des utilisateurs. Lorsque nous avons besoin de contrôler nos serveurs, nous pouvons directement prendre le contrôle. Si nous voulons vérifier que l'équipement fonctionne bien, nous pouvons prendre le contrôle de la commande qui communique avec le serveur. Nous avons un VLAN spécial. C’est un VLAN administratif. Seul le personnel informatique, comme moi, ont accès à ce VLAN. L'accès est rapide et facile grâce au Dell PowerEdge. L'implémentation est simple. On l’utilise à chaque fois et nous n’avons aucun souci avec. Nous n'utilisons pas beaucoup d’autres serveurs. Nous n’avons aucun problème à allumer ou éteindre les Dell PowerEdge. C’est vraiment simple pour nos techniciens. Cet outil nous a aidés à réduire les temps d'arrêts de production imprévus. Nous avons un inverseur dans tous nos racks. Nous avons un programme qui alerte le serveur pour tout sauvegarder et s'éteindre proprement. Lorsqu’il y a un temps d'arrêt, nous vérifions seulement si le traitement fonctionne bien. Nous n’avons pas eu de problème avec ça depuis plusieurs années. Cela fonctionne bien. On peut faire tout ce que l’on veut avec cet outil. Lorsque nous choisissons d’autres serveurs, nous avons des problèmes la même année. Dell PowerEdge est une bonne solution. Nous nous en servons depuis très longtemps. Le fournisseur devrait fournir des serveurs pour des cas d’utilisation à petite échelle. Globalement, je donne une note de huit sur dix pour cette solution.
NN
Jan 3, 2023
Intuitive interface, straightforward setup, and excellent support
We have multiple use cases for HPE ProLiant DL Servers, such as setting up VDS software The most valuable features of HPE ProLiant DL Servers are convenience and the interface is good. The price of the solution could be less expensive to be more competitive. I have been using HPE ProLiant DL…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"We use remote access a lot. They are fairly simple to use."
"For us, the most valuable feature is the iDRAC. It helps us to solve problems when a server is stuck or hung or we don't have any network access."
"The solution is very strong and reliable."
"Any necessary adjustments can be made seamlessly without the need to unplug cables, as everything is contained within the rack itself."
"I like a feature they call iDRAC. It's a feature that allows you remotely power on and off the server."
"Primarily, what we value most is the stability of Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers."
"We used to have HPE. Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers are much easier to use and manage."
"This product has really saved us a lot of headaches when it comes to hardware replacements. It's something it seems that Dell has improved. You quickly log your support case and get support. The turnaround time is really fast."
"When we need to, we can get through to technical support and get the right person."
"​It is very stable. I can rate it as a 99.99% stable server from HPE.​ There is zero downtime, especially in the ProLiant 380 series.​"
"Support is the most valuable feature of the solution."
"The hardware is reliable."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO)...Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten."
"It's reliable and stable."
"The solution's deployment was easy."
"HPE's iLO server management software is a handy tool to install and deploy."
 

Cons

"I would like them to be more flexible when implementing more capabilities."
"The analytics reports could be more useful."
"It is not good in terms of its energy consumption for a large-scale deployment. I probably would go for something more dense, like blades or any type of small scale hardware service solutions, to lower the heat and power consumption. However, for small environments, this solution is okay and easy to maintain."
"There is potential for enhancement in terms of its overall upgradeability."
"Considering from a hardware perspective, some areas of concern were network cards on the models we had in our organization, which were fairly inaccessible, so we had to remove the whole motherboard and, basically, the whole system to get rid of or swap a network card."
"There are issues, of course, but not major issues. On a scale of one to 10, the stability is a nine."
"We have experienced some challenges with iDRAC when upgrading firmware."
"PowerEdge is able to run the latest high-demand applications for our use case. They host our clusters and facilitate the building of environments."
"A better option would be same day support, not next business day."
"The licensing fees are expensive and have room for improvement."
"The most pressing issue is that downloads depend at present on the current period."
"They are pretty solid servers, but, just like all servers, they become obsolete after some time. They can maybe provide a console to monitor the health of the servers. There should be some kind of console to which you can log in to remotely check on the health of a server, even when the server is off. The servers that we have are only scalable to some extent. They have got a limited amount of hard drive that you can insert. Their scalability should be improved."
"They should improve the solution's built-in quality."
"ProLiant servers could be more scalable. For example, some models can only contain four hard drives, but many of our customers expect six. If they were to add another extendable hard drive slot, it would be easier to sell the servers to our customers."
"They should build risc processors with high speed."
"It would be great if HP could use a ProLiant Server to run HP-UX, the Unix build from HPE. Right now, HP-UX cannot run on the ProLiant architecture."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is expensive."
"The licensing comes with a warranty."
"The pricing could always be better."
"The high cost of Dell PowerEdge Rack Server licenses is attributed to the pre-installed Windows Server operating system from Microsoft."
"It's a one-time licensing fee for the device and we pay a quota per year for the support."
"The product's pricing is not good."
"Pricing appears to be comparatively favorable, particularly within the project's scope."
"It is expensive. The price needs to be more competitive. Additional licenses are required to enable some of the features for scalability."
"The price is a little too high; it could be reduced."
"​If you have to include the warranty, enhance the warranty support.​"
"The price of HPE ProLiant DL Servers is reasonable compared to other solutions."
"This is an expensive product and there is licensing required for iLO, which is the HPE monitoring system."
"HPE ProLiant DL Servers have a higher price than Dell servers. However, the Japanese counterpart has the lowerest priced servers. The price of the HPE ProLiant DL Servers could improve, it could be less expensive."
"It's expensive."
"The price of the product is a little high."
"I rate the product price an eight on a scale of one to ten, where one is low price and ten is high price."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
21%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
7%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Computer Software Company
18%
Government
8%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Manufacturing Company
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

When shopping for a rack server, would you go with Dell EMC Poweredge or Lenovo Thinksystem?
Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Dell EMC Poweredge or Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers were the better fit for us. We ultimately decided to go with Dell EMC Poweredge....
What do you like most about Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?
It has helped us reduce unplanned downtime by 20% to 30%.
What needs improvement with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?
We are quite satisfied with our latest configurations. We don't have big complaints at the moment. The response time could be better. Everyone is very busy nowadays. It's important to get issues re...
How do Lenovo ThinkSystem rack servers compare with HPE ProLiant DL servers?
Lenovo ThinkSystem rack servers offer flexibility and efficiency in order to meet mission-critical demands. I like that Lenovo blends outstanding performance, reliability, and manageability. The bi...
What do you like most about HPE ProLiant DL Servers?
The most valuable feature of the solution is HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO)...Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for HPE ProLiant DL Servers?
The product is expensive. I rate the product price an eight on a scale of one to ten, where one is low price and ten is high price. On the needs of the customers, the product offers a lot of suppor...
 

Also Known As

PowerEdge R
HP ProLiant DL series, HP ProLiant DL
 

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Sample Customers

NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco
AmeriPride Services, iSource, Bolagsverket, BlueShore Financial, British Columbia Assessment Authority, National Stock Exchange, Cardlytics
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