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Comparison Summary
Question: Which HPE server is better - Apollo 4200 Gen10 or ProLiant DL360 Gen10?
Answer: It depends on your purpose. Apollo 4200 is usually used for Backup data, Software defined storage or Big data. And for others that doesn't require disk density, we should use DL360 for cost saving.
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Pros
"The technical support from HPE has always been good in my experience.""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."

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"HPE ProLiant DL Servers have good performance and they support different types of applications.""The hardware is reliable.""We get good performance with HPE ProLiant DL Servers. They are really stable. We run all our applications smoothly. We have no problem at all.""It's easy to upgrade, and it is very easy to take care of the firmware upgrades.""Its reliability and after-sales support are very good.""It's flexible.""HPE ProLiant DL Servers are a great product. We don't have many complaints.""The robustness of the design of the server is the most valuable. HP servers are easy to use and user-friendly. The server is not complicated, and it is easy to use ILO systems."

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

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"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.""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.""Not all of the hardware is completely up-to-date.""They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port.""The scalability of Gen8 models should be improved. They can also improve its price.""HPE ProLiant DL Servers are not scalable.""The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.""They should continue to maintain the stability that is there."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "This is an expensive product and there is licensing required for iLO, which is the HPE monitoring system."
  • "We have ILO licenses. We use this feature."
  • "It is just too expensive."
  • "This product is within our budget."
  • "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."
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    Answers from the Community
    Renga Soma
    author avatarMohammadAmin Mesbahi
    User

    What services do you want to serve on your servers?
    It's very dependent on your answer, is it maximum ten disks Ok for you (DL360) or you want more? Do you need many PCIe slots?

    author avatarTim Williams
    Real User

    It depends on what you actually need to do. Apollo servers are designed for significantly more disk density. If these are hypervisor hosts, the DL360s will generally be more useful. If these are standalone servers running single applications that require a lot of storage (for example, a Veeam backup server), the Apollo servers would be better.

    author avatarDaraAzartash
    Real User

    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 cost more than Proliant servers. And if you need more disk on your server (locally), I recommend disk enclosures as in this way you save a lot of money than purchasing a higher grade server.

    Questions from the Community
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    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 »
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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… more »
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    We are quite happy with it, but its price and storage density can be better.
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    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… more »
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    There are several differences between Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers and HPE ProLiant DL Servers. For starters, HPE Proliant has about 2.5x less reliability than Dell PowerEdge. Moreover, while HPE… more »
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    We are quite satisfied with the technical support. We have a direct contact with our HP support. They are always very useful.
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    HP ProLiant DL series, HP ProLiant DL
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    Overview

    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.

    ProLiant Servers provide a complete infrastructure that support both your business objectives and your business growth.
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    Sample Customers
    Weta Digital
    AmeriPride Services, iSource, Bolagsverket, BlueShore Financial, British Columbia Assessment Authority, National Stock Exchange, Cardlytics
    Top Industries
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    University18%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    HPE Apollo is ranked 6th in Rack Servers with 2 reviews while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 1st in Rack Servers with 31 reviews. HPE Apollo is rated 8.6, while HPE ProLiant DL Servers is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of HPE Apollo writes "Easy to maintain, cost-effective, scalable, and resilient". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ProLiant DL Servers writes "Built-in software management and redundancy for solid stability". HPE Apollo is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE Synergy, IBM Power Systems, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, whereas HPE ProLiant DL Servers is most compared with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, IBM Power Systems and Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers. See our HPE Apollo vs. HPE ProLiant DL Servers report.

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