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"It is stable and easy to set up.""The robustness of the design of the server is the most valuable. HP servers are easy to use and user-friendly. The server is not complicated, and it is easy to use ILO systems.""HPE ProLiant DL Servers are a great product. We don't have many complaints.""We have had no issues with the stability of the product.""The product is compatible and flexible for small and medium businesses.""The hardware is reliable.""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.""It's easy to upgrade, and it is very easy to take care of the firmware upgrades."

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"The Oracle server is very powerful. They are more powerful and durable compared to Intel hardware. Which has been a benefit to our organization."

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Cons
"In DL 500 systems, the flow of air is not good enough, and some components get overheated. IBM systems have better airflow and scalability. We have a data center that has limited physical space. Therefore, we need to maximize the processing or compute systems that we use. In HP servers, such as DL 500, there are only four processors, whereas IBM servers, such as SR 916, have eight processors. We don't get any support from HP because of our geographical location. We solve all problems ourselves by doing research on the internet. It would be good to get HP support.""HPE ProLiant DL Servers are not scalable.""In the HPE ProLiant DL Servers generation nine, there was a problem when the expansion cards were installed on the server. There was only a small amount of room for the top expansion cards that hand could insert or remove the cables inside.""In terms of what could be improved, if I could have faster processors with less cores, that would be good.""It has something called WorldView. They should do some enhancement over WorldView to run an operating system as a code. Such a feature would be amazing for running multiple servers. They are already working on this, and they can enhance the existing versions for this. It should also be cheaper. It is currently expensive.""The scalability of Gen8 models should be improved. They can also improve its price.""Not all of the hardware is completely up-to-date.""HPE ProLiant DL Servers could improve its portfolio, it could be more diverse because there is a limited number of them available. Dell, IBM, or Lenovo, have a better product portfolio that is diverse."

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"The solution could improve by giving a clear roadmap about the future. I'm not seeing a lot of improvements on the OS side of the software. They need to work more on the operating system."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is an expensive product and there is licensing required for iLO, which is the HPE monitoring system."
  • "We have ILO licenses. We use this feature."
  • "It is just too expensive."
  • "This product is within our budget."
  • "The price is a little too high; it could be reduced."
  • "The price of the product is a little high."
  • "Proliant DL Servers have a reasonable cost. They are not as expensive as the Cisco servers. Everything is included when you purchase a server. You just have to install and configure it."
  • "It is not expensive. Its price is similar to other solutions."
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  • "Oracle SPARC Servers are expensive to manage, this is because after five years Oracle will increase the support charges for the hardware. The licensing policy for Oracle is different for Intel and Sparc. It will cost you less if you use your Oracle hardware with Oracle SPARC Servers."
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    The Oracle server is very powerful. They are more powerful and durable compared to Intel hardware. Which has been a benefit to our organization.
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    The solution could improve by giving a clear roadmap about the future. I'm not seeing a lot of improvements on the OS side of the software. They need to work more on the operating system.
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    Overview
    ProLiant Servers provide a complete infrastructure that support both your business objectives and your business growth.

    Oracle's SPARC S7, T7, and M7 Servers with always-on memory intrusion protection and comprehensive data encryption secure data with no performance penalty. Security in silicon features and Oracle Solaris protect data in memory from unauthorized access and stop malware before it gets in.

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    Sample Customers
    AmeriPride Services, iSource, Bolagsverket, BlueShore Financial, British Columbia Assessment Authority, National Stock Exchange, Cardlytics
    University Hospitals Leuven, B&H Photo, Tuscon Electric Power, IS Nordic, Siemens
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    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Government6%
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    HPE ProLiant DL Servers is ranked 1st in Rack Servers with 36 reviews while Oracle SPARC Servers is ranked 11th in Rack Servers with 1 review. HPE ProLiant DL Servers is rated 8.6, while Oracle SPARC Servers is rated 6.0. 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 Oracle SPARC Servers writes "Powerful servers, reliable, but operating systems needs improvement". 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 Huawei FusionServer RH Series Rack Servers, whereas Oracle SPARC Servers is most compared with IBM Power Systems, Intel Server System, Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and HPE Apollo.

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