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Pros
"They are very fast and very reliable. They are working under very tough conditions.""I have noticed that the solution does provide a very good ROI for companies.""It is easy to scale if you have the licensing.""I like the stability.""The product is quite stable. Its performance is reliable.""The solution is very easy to use.""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."

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"The scalability of the solution met our needs.""The security of the product is very good.""I have found the compression capability the most valuable feature.""The management platform is great.""Technical support has been helpful."

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Cons
"The support you get is dependant on the region. Some regions are better than others.""If the hardware offered higher efficiency, that would be an ideal situation for our company.""We had a few hard drives that crashed, and we couldn't find them locally. We've tried internationally, but we are still struggling to get its spare parts. This is the main challenge that we have faced with this solution. Fortunately, the other drives are still working. There should be easy availability of spare parts. I should be able to request a quotation online from HPE for things that I am not able to get locally. Currently, I can order online, but when I type the serial number, most of the time, it is rejected. I don't know why it is happening. It could be because the company that sold us the system didn't buy it through the normal HPE channel. HPE should assist us as users to get the spare parts. Its security needs to be beefed up. I would like some security features. It was also challenging for us to set it up because we didn't get enough training from them.""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.""The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved.""It will be discontinued so we will have to change to another product shortly.""We sometimes have compatibility issues depending on the browser that you are using. For example, sometimes you have to switch between Edge, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, or Chrome to have things operating correctly.""There could be more management capability to work with integrations."

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"The reliability needs improvement.""The VxRail should be opened to allow other virtualization platforms to be used.""There could be some more ports added in the future.""A feature that needs to be added is the ability for full container storage.""We had a few minor issues with compatibility on the latest version during the installation process."

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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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  • "PowerEdge C is very expensive, but personally, I think it's worth the price."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
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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 scalability of the solution met our needs.
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    There could be some more ports added in the future.
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    I rate MS - PowerEdge C a seven out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
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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.

    PowerEdge C help you to maximize hyperscale performance with up to 4 independent server nodes, flexible storage and shared infrastructure in a compact 2U chassis.

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    Sample Customers
    EMIS Health
    NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Insurance Company9%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Government4%
    Wholesaler/Distributor4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business71%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    HPE BladeSystem is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 17 reviews while PowerEdge C is ranked 7th in Blade Servers with 5 reviews. HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.4, while PowerEdge C is rated 8.0. 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 PowerEdge C writes "Compact with an easy initial setup and good preformance". HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Cisco UCS B-Series, Dell PowerEdge M, HPE Superdome X and Super Micro SuperBlade, whereas PowerEdge C is most compared with HPE Apollo and HPE Moonshot. See our HPE BladeSystem vs. PowerEdge C report.

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