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HPE Apollo vs. PowerEdge C
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Pros
"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.""HPE Apollo's most valuable feature is the ability to expand our storage capacity.""The technical support from HPE has always been good in my experience."

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"Technical support is excellent. They are very helpful.""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.""I like that it's suitable for virtualization. It's also stable and scalable. The newer version has a lot of memory, and you don't have to worry about updates.""In terms of the productivity of our deployment team, the amount of time has been decreased a lot. In the past, to deploy one c7000 chassis with 15 or 16 blades, we literally used to spend two to three weeks. But with a Synergy, it's very quick. Within three days we can do the deployment.""We've found the scalability to be reasonable if you are ready to invest in it.""Great data storage and very good for software defined solutions.""The solution is built very well. It's very robust and durable.""The product enables the centralization of all administrative tasks."

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Cons
"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.""The support from HPE Apollo could be better, they are making knowledgeable."

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"The profiles aren't so easy to work with.""The setup was a bit complex.""The only good thing is that they have some powerful machines that you can use, such as the latest generations of HPE Compute that you can use.""The Synergy platform is HPE-specific and more for on-premises. You're kind of locked in with VMware and the HPE with the VMs. The Nutanix offering is a bit more flexible.""Its management needs some work. It is not the best in terms of management. It has decent management. Its user interface can also be better.""Technical support was time consuming and unsatisfactory. The initial product setup was complex, lasing around three weeks to a month.""The performance could be better. The converged network cards initially didn't work. However, later on in the newer version, they came up with 50 GB network cards to replace the 20 GB ones, and it's perfectly fine now. At times, it could also be more stable.""I would definitely like to see them fix the firmware updates on all the blades. No matter what operating system it is running on, make sure I can do the firmware as well as the software for those firmware components at the same time. I don't want to have to rely on an external product. Let's bring that product inside the menu so that I have a better experience with updates."

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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."
  • "There is an annual license required to use HPE Apollo."
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  • "We are satisfied with its price."
  • "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."
  • "We don't have to pay for Synergy because it's part of our plan."
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    Questions from the Community
    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: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 »
    Top Answer:We are quite happy with it, but its price and storage density can be better.
    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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    HP Apollo Systems, HP ProLiant SL, HP Apollo
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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.

    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
    Weta Digital
    HudsonAlpha, Virgin Media, EMIS, United
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    University17%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Retailer10%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Apollo vs. PowerEdge C
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Apollo vs. PowerEdge C and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE Apollo is ranked 2nd in Density Optimized Servers with 3 reviews while HPE Synergy is ranked 1st in Blade Servers with 12 reviews. HPE Apollo is rated 8.6, while HPE Synergy is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE Apollo writes "Easy to maintain, cost-effective, scalable, and resilient". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Synergy writes "Significantly decreases deployment time and the number of support issues". HPE Apollo is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, Dell PowerEdge FX, IBM Power Systems and Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, whereas HPE Synergy is most compared with HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Cisco UCS B-Series, Lenovo Flex System and HPE Superdome X.

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