We performed a comparison between HPE ProLiant DL Servers and IBM Power Systems based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Rack Servers solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"We get good performance with HPE ProLiant DL Servers. They are really stable. We run all our applications smoothly. We have no problem at all."
"In regards to the components that you can put into the servers, I feel that HP provides a wider variety of parts in comparison to Dell. For example, there is the ILO which is a network cable that goes into the server and reports back with an abundance of information about the server, even when it is off."
"The technical support from HPE ProLiant DL Servers is very good. We can contact them through various means and they are responsive, they are quick."
"HP ProLiant servers provide redundant solutions for almost everything. You can set up multiple power supplies, with a primary power source and a secondary power supply connected on UPS. If the power goes out in the building, the UPS will supply power to the host at all times. The solution can run on batteries for many hours, depending on your battery and UPS capacity."
"Stability is where HPE dominates competitors like Dell and Cisco. The servers are highly reliable, and we are impressed with the technology HPE offers."
"The initial setup was easy."
"It is very stable. This is the feedback that I'm getting from my customers for the hardware. It is also 100% scalable. HPE is also very specialized when it comes up to the server industry. It is not only about the rack servers; it is also about the blade servers. They were the first ones to bring these to the market more than ten years ago."
"HPE ProLiant DL Servers have good performance and they support different types of applications."
"What we like the most is the ability to upgrade the scaling of the system itself. Whenever we need extra storage, we can do that. Whenever we need extra memory, we can do that as well. It's fast and it's available."
"The installation is easy."
"The uptime feature is great."
"The technical support that clients get from IBM is excellent."
"The most valuable feature of IBM Power Systems is its performance."
"The main feature that I have found most valuable is PowerVM - its virtualization feature which is the most powerful."
"When it comes to reliability, availability and profitability, nothing can beat IBM Power Systems."
"We've been using it for a long time, and it's stable."
"They should continue to maintain the stability that is there."
"I want to improve hyper-converged sites."
"There is a challenge sometimes with having quick access to some of these components when you need them. It takes a lot of time to get spare parts from genuine sellers."
"In terms of what could be improved, if I could have faster processors with less cores, that would be good."
"We found that the extensions could be improved and the price could be a little lower."
"The scalability of Gen8 models should be improved. They can also improve its price."
"The pricing of the solution is high compared to other products."
"The solution should work to be more scalable."
"In Power6, latency was an issue, but nowadays, we are on Power8, which doesn't have any such problems. Sometimes, we have issues when we are moving to a new version, which is the case with almost every company. Some new issues or problems show up suddenly, and you do not have the time to research and find the solution. That's when we contact IBM technical support."
"In the next release, I would like to see additional graphical dashboards to help the administrators access information more easily."
"IBM should be more flexible with marketing or offer marketing events themselves and invite the partners to attend. That might be far more productive."
"The solution is quite expensive."
"I would like to see the scaling model improved so it's not just either tiny or huge."
"There are improvements that can be made on the technical side."
"The pricing of the product could always be lowered."
"I think the cost should be cheaper."
HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 2nd in Rack Servers with 37 reviews while IBM Power Systems is ranked 4th in Rack Servers with 17 reviews. HPE ProLiant DL Servers is rated 8.6, while IBM Power Systems is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE ProLiant DL Servers writes "Allows you to easily expand on the capacity, especially when more memory is needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Power Systems writes "Scales very well and is pretty easy to set up but is a bit expensive". HPE ProLiant DL Servers is most compared with Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, HPE Apollo, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and Oracle SPARC Servers, whereas IBM Power Systems is most compared with Intel Server System, Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, Oracle SPARC Servers, Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers and HPE Apollo. See our HPE ProLiant DL Servers vs. IBM Power Systems report.
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