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We performed a comparison between HPE BladeSystem and Super Micro SuperBlade based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Blade Servers solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed HPE BladeSystem vs. Super Micro SuperBlade Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution has high performance.""It's very scalable.""The most valuable feature of the HPE BladeSystem is the ease of management and the robust design.""The solution is very easy to use.""Uptime and service are valuable for us. When we have an issue, uptime and being able to get an emergency replacement or actual service is the most important thing for us.""They are very fast and very reliable. They are working under very tough conditions.""The solution has good performance.""The solution is very fast and the power consumption is great."

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"The initial setup was straightforward.""The ability to save resource is a key feature.""I think the IPMI is a really good feature."

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Cons
"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.""The interface in terms of management could be much more intuitive.""It could always use new tools.""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.""They could include some embedded software for container technology.""It would be nice if the solution were cheaper.""The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved.""We would like to see OneView software features as an additional feature."

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"Supermicro blade servers are not the best. They could improve in scalability but are not really scalable right now.""The solution does not scale well.""There is a lack of support for fiber channels currently that needs to be added."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "I would recommend this solution for large enterprises. Medium-sized companies would find it difficult to afford the HPE BladeSystem's overall capital expenses."
  • "When you purchase HPE BladeSystem you have to pay for the support service. The first three years are covered under the warranty, and for any further support, you have to pay annually. When comparing the cost of HPE BladeSystem to other vendors, the fees are less expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    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:It's an old-fashioned technology now. I'm not sure precisely what should be improved. I can't recall any missing features. If the hardware offered higher efficiency, that would be an ideal situation… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of HPE BladeSystem is the ease of management. It is easy to communicate from the server to the storage.
    Top Answer:The ability to save resource is a key feature.
    Top Answer:There is a lack of support for fiber channels currently that needs to be added.
    Ranking
    2nd
    out of 23 in Blade Servers
    Views
    4,502
    Comparisons
    3,552
    Reviews
    27
    Average Words per Review
    419
    Rating
    8.7
    8th
    out of 23 in Blade Servers
    Views
    1,122
    Comparisons
    968
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    368
    Rating
    7.3
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    HP ProLiant BL Series Servers, HP ProLiant BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem
    SuperBlade
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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.
    Super Micro's SuperBlade blade servers offer many unique advantages that differentiate it from competitors' blade products and traditional rack-mount solutions. Customer benefits include maximum density, affordability, reduced management costs, lower power consumption, optimal ROI, and high scalability - and in most applications, blade servers would reduce system acquisition costs. While other blade suppliers only offer general-purpose blade servers, the SuperBlade family enables full optimization for a wide array of mission-critical and compute-intensive applications. With in-house design engineering agility to accommodate customer needs rapidly, SuperBlade revolutionizes modular computing architecture by offering several advanced application-optimized models such as Enterprise Blade Server, Data Center Optimized Blade, Workstation Blade and Office Blade.
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    Sample Customers
    EMIS Health
    Prace
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Insurance Company9%
    Government8%
    Computer Software Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE BladeSystem vs. Super Micro SuperBlade
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE BladeSystem vs. Super Micro SuperBlade and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE BladeSystem is ranked 2nd in Blade Servers with 28 reviews while Super Micro SuperBlade is ranked 8th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews. HPE BladeSystem is rated 8.6, while Super Micro SuperBlade is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of HPE BladeSystem writes "Good service, reliable, and remotely accessible through the iLO feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Super Micro SuperBlade writes "Easy to set up with good technical support but does not scale well". HPE BladeSystem is most compared with HPE Synergy, Cisco UCS B-Series, Dell PowerEdge M, HPE Superdome X and Lenovo Flex System, whereas Super Micro SuperBlade is most compared with Dell PowerEdge M, Cisco UCS B-Series, Pure Storage FlashBlade, HPE Synergy and HPE Integrity. See our HPE BladeSystem vs. Super Micro SuperBlade report.

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