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We performed a comparison between Dell XR2 Rugged Server and HPE ProLiant DL Servers based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Rack Servers solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The scalability of the Dell XR2 Rugged Server is good and easy to do.""The storage and the disc performance in terms of IOPS is great."

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"This solution is perfect. From the time of purchase, it was state-of-the-art, and still, after five, 10 years, they still meet our demands extremely well.""HPE ProLiant DL Servers are easy to use and the GUI is rather simple and intuitive. The Americans know how to make things beautiful. Their Japanese counterpart has outdated GUIs. There is a lot of other services and software that HPE provides for the server. The software can connect all the infrastructure to form a unified management or monitoring system.""This is all I've ever used. These servers are strong, and they have very few failures on them. They are also easy to manage and monitor.""We have had no issues with the stability of the product.""The setup was easy and not complicated.""HP ProLiant servers provide redundant solutions for almost everything. You can set up multiple power supplies, with a primary power source and a secondary power supply connected on UPS. If the power goes out in the building, the UPS will supply power to the host at all times. The solution can run on batteries for many hours, depending on your battery and UPS capacity.""HPE ProLiant DL Servers are easy to maintain. When we need to update the firmware or we need to log on remotely via the IO management interface. It's very convenient, easy. The supply chain is fast when we need to replace some failed hardware, such as hard drives or power supplies. Most of the time, it only takes a few days. The HPE ProLiant DL Servers services are officially certified for Red Hat usage which is a big advantage.""The technical support from HPE ProLiant DL Servers is very good. We can contact them through various means and they are responsive, they are quick."

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Cons
"It lacks a modular option to expand to a 16-bay system.""Dell XR2 Rugged Server could improve if there was more customization allowed."

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"We would like to see remote monitoring capabilities added.""The solution should work to be more scalable.""The implementation should be simplified, it is not straightforward.""It has something called WorldView. They should do some enhancement over WorldView to run an operating system as a code. Such a feature would be amazing for running multiple servers. They are already working on this, and they can enhance the existing versions for this. It should also be cheaper. It is currently expensive.""I want to improve hyper-converged sites.""The price of HPE ProLiant DL Servers could improve.""They should work with Microsoft to make licensing costs better. That's because the physical servers have processors with all these cores, and Microsoft now licenses Windows virtual server desktops based on the number of cores and the serving servers. So, if you got to build 10 or 20 servers on that desktop, you got to license them all with Microsoft. They should have a partnership with Microsoft to decrease the virtual licensing of servers in partnerships so that when you purchase the servers, you also get licensing for Microsoft on top of them. That's because it gets very expensive to license virtual operating systems to run on physical servers.""The installation could be simplified."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of one Dell XR2 Rugged Server is approximately $10,000."
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  • "The price is a little too high; it could be reduced."
  • "The price of the product is a little high."
  • "Proliant DL Servers have a reasonable cost. They are not as expensive as the Cisco servers. Everything is included when you purchase a server. You just have to install and configure it."
  • "It is not expensive. Its price is similar to other solutions."
  • "It is expensive. Its price should be better."
  • "We have purchased this solution and it is under warranty."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "The hardware should be cheaper."
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    Top Answer:The scalability of the Dell XR2 Rugged Server is good and easy to do.
    Top Answer:The price of one Dell XR2 Rugged Server is approximately $10,000.
    Top Answer:Dell XR2 Rugged Server could improve if there was more customization allowed.
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    Also Known As
    XR2 Rugged Server
    HP ProLiant DL series, HP ProLiant DL
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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.

    ProLiant Servers provide a complete infrastructure that support both your business objectives and your business growth.
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    Sample Customers
    DIGISTOR - Secure Data Storage
    AmeriPride Services, iSource, Bolagsverket, BlueShore Financial, British Columbia Assessment Authority, National Stock Exchange, Cardlytics
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business9%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell XR2 Rugged Server vs. HPE ProLiant DL Servers
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell XR2 Rugged Server vs. HPE ProLiant DL Servers and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Dell XR2 Rugged Server is ranked 10th in Rack Servers with 2 reviews while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 2nd in Rack Servers with 36 reviews. Dell XR2 Rugged Server is rated 9.0, while HPE ProLiant DL Servers 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 ProLiant DL Servers writes "Allows you to easily expand on the capacity, especially when more memory is needed". Dell XR2 Rugged Server is most compared with Dell PowerEdge XE Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, whereas HPE ProLiant DL Servers is most compared with Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and Intel Server System. See our Dell XR2 Rugged Server vs. HPE ProLiant DL Servers report.

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