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HPE Apollo vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Apollo vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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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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"The most valuable aspect of Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is the brand name and the service relationship we have with Lenovo.""The solution is very simple to install.""I would say the stability of the system itself would be the biggest advantage.""The initial setup is easy.""It's very power-efficient and allows you to access the rack server directly without accessing the operating system on that server.""I like everything about this solution. It is a very good server, with excellent availability. The size of the power is adequate and the low heating is beneficial.""The hardware performance is very valuable.""We appreciate the stability and easy mountings of all the machines. We have some direct connections with IBM, Lenovo, and other companies, and we get close support from them."

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Cons
"The technical support from HPE has always been good in my experience.""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."

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"Its price could be better. Its price is sometimes an issue for our clients. XClarity Controller is a very good feature, and Lenovo should include the XClarity Controller license without any additional cost. It should be integrated within the product.""From our side, our budgets are really not there. The availability of cash is a little bit limited. We buy as much as we can, If it was less expensive, we could buy more.""It is quite an expensive product. Its price can be improved.""Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers does a very good job. However, what could be improved can be their Configurator because it's very bulky and it sometimes gives logical errors.""The power consumption needs to be optimized in Lenovo.""Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers could improve the availability of their solution. The supply chain is severely broken, we've had to wait many months for component parts to a system time after time. The availability of discs and raid controllers has been difficult lately.""It should have tools for integration with the cloud. We should be able to transmit data from our on-premises server to the servers in the cloud.""The RAID Management and the RAID Configuration tools need to be improved."

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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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  • "Your budget determines the scalability."
  • "The licensing cost is the same as HP. It doesn't have any additional cost. However, the price, for example, for the memory option, does not match other vendors such as HP or Dell. They should work on the pricing of Lenovo. It is a great competitor, and it should compete with the price."
  • "It is too expensive. Because we are a university and we have to look for our money, many times we buy some refurbished machines or equipment at reasonable prices from IBM or Lenovo. We are a little bit limited in terms of money, and we buy as much as we can. If they were cheaper, we would buy more."
  • "It costs around $8,000. There is an additional cost for the support for a year."
  • "Its pricing is very competitive."
  • "The price of the solution is very expensive when compared to other solution like HP or Dell."
  • "The price of Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is competitive."
  • "I don't know the exact amount of money, but when I compared it to Dell or HPE, Lenovo was the best when it comes to price and equipment."
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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: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.
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:It's very power-efficient and allows you to access the rack server directly without accessing the operating system on that server.
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    Also Known As
    HP Apollo Systems, HP ProLiant SL, HP Apollo
    SR Series, Lenovo SR Series, ThinkSystem Rack Servers, IBM Rack Servers, ThinkSystem SR Series, Lenovo Rack Servers,
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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.

    From growing small businesses to enterprise workloads, Lenovo rack servers offer the unmatched value, flexibility and industry-leading efficiency to meet mission-critical demands with legendary quality and reliability.

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    Sample Customers
    Weta Digital
    immixGroup, Komsomolskaya Pravda, SRG Global, Seekr, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, jKool, Tennis Australia, VEKA, Netpoints, Gamma Powersports
    Top Industries
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    University17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Educational Organization25%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Construction Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Educational Organization5%
    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 Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Apollo vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Apollo vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE Apollo is ranked 6th in Rack Servers with 3 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is ranked 4th in Rack Servers with 12 reviews. HPE Apollo is rated 8.6, while Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE Apollo writes "Easy to maintain, cost-effective, scalable, and resilient". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers writes "Provides the power and versatility needed to tackle demanding workloads". HPE Apollo is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE Synergy, Dell PowerEdge FX and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is most compared with Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE ProLiant DL Servers, IBM Power Systems, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and Dell PowerEdge XE Servers. See our HPE Apollo vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers report.

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