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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE BladeSystem vs. Lenovo Flex System and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"It is a stable, dependable solution.""The solution uses a smaller space in our data centers. It uses less feeder and network cable, which reduces costs.""For me, the most valuable features are integration and simple defining.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the ease of management with the hardware.""They are very fast and very reliable. They are working under very tough conditions.""The solution has good performance.""The solution is very easy to use.""They are reliable, and they hardly break down. They are fast, and they serve us very well."

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"The initial setup is straightforward.""The Lenovo Flex System is very stable.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is its ease of use."

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Cons
"For me, the product is okay, but I would probably suggest improvement in their services or technical support. They need to work harder in the preventative maintenance of the system. They need to improve in terms of how quickly can we get attention and how quickly problems are resolved. Its price could also be lower.""It would be nice if the solution were cheaper.""The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved.""BladeSystem is an old-fashioned server and not very well developed for new features and new areas of data centers, which is not very good for enterprise companies.""The management side of this solution could be improved.""They could include some embedded software for container technology.""The interface in terms of management could be much more intuitive.""If the hardware offered higher efficiency, that would be an ideal situation for our company."

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"It does not have the same module flexibility that was present in IBM Blade. On the Blade System, I was able to choose between the Cisco module, or BMC module. Since the switch to Lenovo, I have not had the same choice of modules, only the BMC modules.""The product could improve its integration capabilities.""The solution could improve by providing more integration with other platforms."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is not expensive, really, in this class of server products."
  • "It is expensive. There are no additional costs. We are able to get good discounts anyway from HPE, but if the price can come down, we'll be happy."
  • "Its pricing was good. We selected this solution because it was within our budget. We paid just once when we bought it. We never bought any license."
  • "it would make everyone happy if the solution were less expensive."
  • "We have been satisfied with the price. However, there are additional costs for support."
  • "The HPE BladeSystem is an expensive solution."
  • "BladeSystem is a little bit cheaper."
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  • "The price is interesting. I am able to quote a client based on their needs and offer them either Lenovo or Dell."
  • "There is a one-off payment to buy the equipment and the support is purchased annually."
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    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 »
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    Its pricing was good. We selected this solution because it was within our budget. We paid just once when we bought it. We never bought any license.
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    The initial setup is straightforward.
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    I wasn't involved in the licensing and I don't have any information about the costs involved with the solution. The global team handles these details and I am not in any way involved.
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    The product could improve its integration capabilities. For example, it's not optimized as Cisco UCS servers are.
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    Also Known As
    HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
    Flex System Blade Servers, Flex System SN Series
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    Overview
    HP ProLiant BladeSystem share power, cooling, network, and storage infrastructure via the blade enclosure. Since equipment is not needed for each server, you get a dramatic reduction in power distribution units, power cables, LAN and SAN switches, connectors, adapters, and cables. And you can add the newest-generation technologies by simply changing individual components.

    Flex System is Lenovo’s proven, 2nd generation blade, that efficiently runs your infrastructure applications with up to 80% better density than standard rack server deployments.

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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Insurance Company9%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Government12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    HPE BladeSystem is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 17 reviews while Lenovo Flex System is ranked 6th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews. HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.4, while Lenovo Flex System is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE BladeSystem writes "Easy to set up and offers good scalability with a small footprint". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo Flex System writes "Stable with good performance and a simple setup". HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Cisco UCS B-Series, Dell PowerEdge M, HPE Superdome X and Hitachi BladeSymphony, whereas Lenovo Flex System is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE Superdome X, Cisco UCS B-Series and Dell PowerEdge M. See our HPE BladeSystem vs. Lenovo Flex System report.

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