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Find out what your peers are saying about Lenovo Flex System vs. Super Micro SuperBlade and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The initial setup is straightforward.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is its ease of use.""The Lenovo Flex System is very stable."

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"The initial setup was straightforward.""The ability to save resource is a key feature."

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Cons
"It does not have the same module flexibility that was present in IBM Blade. On the Blade System, I was able to choose between the Cisco module, or BMC module. Since the switch to Lenovo, I have not had the same choice of modules, only the BMC modules.""The solution could improve by providing more integration with other platforms.""The product could improve its integration capabilities."

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"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
  • "The price is interesting. I am able to quote a client based on their needs and offer them either Lenovo or Dell."
  • "There is a one-off payment to buy the equipment and the support is purchased annually."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The initial setup is straightforward.
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    I wasn't involved in the licensing and I don't have any information about the costs involved with the solution. The global team handles these details and I am not in any way involved.
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    The product could improve its integration capabilities. For example, it's not optimized as Cisco UCS servers are.
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    The initial setup was straightforward.
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    I can no speak to the cost of the solution. It's not an aspect that I deal with directly.
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    They need to improve their delivery time. It takes too long right now. It's something they need to work on. The solution does not scale well.
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    Also Known As
    Flex System Blade Servers, Flex System SN Series
    SuperBlade
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    Overview

    Flex System is Lenovo’s proven, 2nd generation blade, that efficiently runs your infrastructure applications with up to 80% better density than standard rack server deployments.

    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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    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Government12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Lenovo Flex System vs. Super Micro SuperBlade and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Lenovo Flex System is ranked 6th in Blade Servers with 3 reviews while Super Micro SuperBlade is ranked 8th in Blade Servers with 2 reviews. Lenovo Flex System is rated 8.4, while Super Micro SuperBlade is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Lenovo Flex System writes "Stable with good performance and a simple setup". 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". Lenovo Flex System is most compared with HPE Synergy, HPE Superdome X, HPE BladeSystem, Cisco UCS B-Series and Dell PowerEdge M, whereas Super Micro SuperBlade is most compared with Dell PowerEdge M, HPE Integrity, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE BladeSystem and Fujitsu CX1000. See our Lenovo Flex System vs. Super Micro SuperBlade report.

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