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Pros
"The storage and the disc performance in terms of IOPS is great."

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"The cost benefit of this solution is most valuable. It is quite effective for the work for which we are using it. We are mainly running video servers on these, and we are quite happy with the resilience, density storage, and streaming capacity of the system.""The technical support from HPE has always been good in my experience.""HPE Apollo's most valuable feature is the ability to expand our storage capacity."

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Cons
"It lacks a modular option to expand to a 16-bay system."

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"The support from HPE Apollo could be better, they are making knowledgeable.""We are quite happy with it, but its price and storage density can be better.""The technical support from HPE has always been good in my experience."

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  • "The price of the solution is more expensive than Dell which is their main competitor. However, there are times we have managed to receive a comparable price."
  • "There is an annual license required to use HPE Apollo."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The storage and the disc performance in terms of IOPS is great.
    Top Answer:The licensing costs are reasonable and that's part of the reason I went with Dell. The cost was around 40% less than what we were offered by the resellers.
    Top Answer:One of our issues is that we currently have an eight-bay system. I'd like to migrate to a 16-bay system, but there isn't a modular option available. I'd also like to see upgrade options on the storage… more »
    Top Answer:I didn't work with Apollo but as far as I read about it and as others said, it depends on your purpose.  Apollo's approach is node computing for high-performance computing and graphic purposes and… more »
    Top Answer:HPE Apollo's most valuable feature is the ability to expand our storage capacity.
    Top Answer:The solution could improve the hardware, such as the motherboard or servers. We have had hardware faults in the past.
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    9th
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    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
    9.0
    6th
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    Rating
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    Also Known As
    XR2 Rugged Server
    HP Apollo Systems, HP ProLiant SL, HP Apollo
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    Overview

    A high performance rugged server with workload acceleration and faster memory that is specifically designed to thrive in space constrained, rugged and harsh environments, at the edge. Make it yours.

    The HPE Apollo high-density server family is built for the highest levels of performance and efficiency. They are rack-scale compute, storage, networking, power and cooling – massively scale-up and scale-out – solutions for your big data analytics, object storage and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. From water-cooling that’s 1,000X more efficient than air, to “right-sized scaling” with 2X the compute density for workgroup and private cloud workloads, the HPE Apollo line is a dense, high-performance, tiered approach for organisations of all sizes.

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    Sample Customers
    DIGISTOR - Secure Data Storage
    Weta Digital
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Government5%
    REVIEWERS
    University17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise49%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Dell XR2 Rugged Server is ranked 9th in Rack Servers with 1 review while HPE Apollo is ranked 6th in Rack Servers with 3 reviews. Dell XR2 Rugged Server is rated 9.0, while HPE Apollo is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell XR2 Rugged Server writes "Provides GPU compatibility; great storage and the disc performance in terms of IOPS". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Apollo writes "Easy to maintain, cost-effective, scalable, and resilient". Dell XR2 Rugged Server is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Dell PowerEdge XE Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, whereas HPE Apollo is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE Synergy, Dell PowerEdge FX and IBM Power Systems.

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