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We performed a comparison between Intel Server System and Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Intel Server System vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers report (Updated: September 2022).
635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It is stable and easy to manage."

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"They have taken a lot of technology from IBM, and IBM always delivered very powerful hardware to the IT industry compared to Dell EMC or anyone else.""Its performance and the local support of Lenovo in my city are the most valuable features. Its performance is the best, and its user interface is also very easy.""The solution is very simple to install.""The hardware performance is very valuable.""Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers are scalable.""I would say the stability of the system itself would be the biggest advantage.""The hardware is good.""The IMM tool is great because we can upgrade different views and device versions very quickly. We can upgrade everything from a single point through a single dashboard, which is great for us because we also have Lenovo storage. Lenovo ThinkSystem also has Xclarity built into the system."

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Cons
"The shipment time can be improved. When we order Intel products, we have to wait for a long time. They can increase the local services and engineers in China. Local engineers will be able to know and understand customer problems much better."

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"I would like the solution to be improved by having more advanced utilities.""From our side, our budgets are really not there. The availability of cash is a little bit limited. We buy as much as we can, If it was less expensive, we could buy more.""I have a few notification alerts about PCI cards but it's rare.""There are other solutions that are less expensive.""HP has a riser inside, but Lenovo does not have a riser. It would be good to have a riser with Lenovo. The GUI of the system is really bad. HP has a very good UI for smart memories and everything inside, but in Lenovo, we have a black-and-white UI. HP right now manufactures a server with scalable SP1 and SP2 on a single machine, which is not the case with Lenovo. They are changing the machine. For SP 1, there is one server, and for SP2, there is another server, which is really bad. In HP, we can use two models of processors in a single case. Lenovo should also be improved to have SP1 and SP2 scalable processors simultaneously on a single machine. They should not release another machine. This issue is also there in H3650 severs. They are all inside, but only V3 CPU or only v4 CPU can work, whereas, in HBG9, we can deploy V3 and V4 simultaneously. Lenovo also needs to advertise more because I can't see advertisements anywhere.""Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers could improve the availability of their solution. The supply chain is severely broken, we've had to wait many months for component parts to a system time after time. The availability of discs and raid controllers has been difficult lately.""Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers availability could improve. We have been waiting two months for one server.""It should have tools for integration with the cloud. We should be able to transmit data from our on-premises server to the servers in the cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Your budget determines the scalability."
  • "The licensing cost is the same as HP. It doesn't have any additional cost. However, the price, for example, for the memory option, does not match other vendors such as HP or Dell. They should work on the pricing of Lenovo. It is a great competitor, and it should compete with the price."
  • "It is too expensive. Because we are a university and we have to look for our money, many times we buy some refurbished machines or equipment at reasonable prices from IBM or Lenovo. We are a little bit limited in terms of money, and we buy as much as we can. If they were cheaper, we would buy more."
  • "It costs around $8,000. There is an additional cost for the support for a year."
  • "Its pricing is very competitive."
  • "The price of the solution is very expensive when compared to other solution like HP or Dell."
  • "The price of Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is competitive."
  • "I don't know the exact amount of money, but when I compared it to Dell or HPE, Lenovo was the best when it comes to price and equipment."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is stable and easy to manage.
    Top Answer:The shipment time can be improved. When we order Intel products, we have to wait for a long time. They can increase the local services and engineers in China. Local engineers will be able to know and… more »
    Top Answer:Lenovo ThinkSystem rack servers offer flexibility and efficiency in order to meet mission-critical demands. I like that Lenovo blends outstanding performance, reliability, and manageability. The… more »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Dell EMC Poweredge or Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers were the better fit for us. We ultimately decided to go with Dell EMC Poweredge… more »
    Top Answer:Its performance and the local support of Lenovo in my city are the most valuable features. Its performance is the best, and its user interface is also very easy.
    Ranking
    11th
    out of 20 in Rack Servers
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    Average Words per Review
    281
    Rating
    7.0
    3rd
    out of 20 in Rack Servers
    Views
    9,045
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    11
    Average Words per Review
    445
    Rating
    8.1
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    Also Known As
    SR Series, Lenovo SR Series, ThinkSystem Rack Servers, IBM Rack Servers, ThinkSystem SR Series, Lenovo Rack Servers,
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    Overview

    Storage is simple with the Intel Storage System JBOD2000 family, a 2U form factor system with support for twelve 3.5" LFF or twenty-four 2.5" SFF drives with a single or multi-cable connectivity. The JBOD2000 family includes redundant, hot-swap fans and the option for redundant, hot-swap power supplies. The JBOD2000S2 products support 6Gb/s SAS/SATA connectivity via industry-standard SFF-8088 connectors with the latest JBOD2000S3 version supports up to 12 Gb/s SAS connectivity via industry standard SFF-8644 connectors. All these JBOD offerings are designed to provide highly available and easily expandable storage for Intel servers at an affordable price point.

    From growing small businesses to enterprise workloads, Lenovo rack servers offer the unmatched value, flexibility and industry-leading efficiency to meet mission-critical demands with legendary quality and reliability.

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    Sample Customers
    Emerson, Baosight, Pentamaster
    immixGroup, Komsomolskaya Pravda, SRG Global, Seekr, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, jKool, Tennis Australia, VEKA, Netpoints, Gamma Powersports
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government10%
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization29%
    Integrator7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization6%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Intel Server System is ranked 11th in Rack Servers with 1 review while Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is ranked 3rd in Rack Servers with 14 reviews. Intel Server System is rated 7.0, while Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Intel Server System writes "Stable and easy to manage, but needs better shipment time and local support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers writes "Provides the power and versatility needed to tackle demanding workloads". Intel Server System is most compared with IBM Power Systems, Oracle SPARC Servers, Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE ProLiant DL Servers and HPE Apollo, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is most compared with Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE ProLiant DL Servers, IBM Power Systems, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and Dell PowerEdge FX.

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