We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

HPE BladeSystem Room for Improvement

JD
Manager of Capacity and Control Management at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

They are not selling BladeSystem anymore. The end of the sale of this platform was this year, 2020. Right now, if you try to buy a BladeSystem, you have to buy Synergy. I did try to buy some BladeSystem Generation 10 solutions in the USA. HP told me that they can sell this for the regular channel of HP still.

Right now, the Synergy platform has a management console that has a lot of options or features that help the administration of the platform. IN addition to that, this console cooling could integrate with the monitoring platform, so we could monitor integrity.

That said, this solution is discontinued, so any new features would only be useful on Synergy.

View full review »
EK
Windows Instructor at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are very happy with what we have, but HPE is not going to continue with BladeSystem. It will be discontinued so we will have to change to another product shortly.

View full review »
MC
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

What we want to improve would be to add more management capability for BladeSystem to be integrated with a cloud platform in a hybrid model.  

Another point to improve. There are sometimes problems with laptops having issues in connecting with virtual connections to the database. The virtual connections can be improved.  

View full review »
Learn what your peers think about HPE BladeSystem. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
566,121 professionals have used our research since 2012.
MS
VMware Software Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

These particular blades are no longer being produced. If they produced more or offered support for them I would be interested in getting more.

It would be ideal if they had been offered at a lower price point. If they bring them back, I'd buy them at a lower price point. 

The support you get is dependant on the region. Some regions are better than others.

View full review »
AY
IT Service Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

The response time in terms of getting technical support assistance could be improved.

It's a bit expensive. They should work on bringing down the pricing if they can.

View full review »
WK
Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

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 for our company.

View full review »
IT Manager at Botswana Accountancy College

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.

View full review »
AH
Information Technology System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The solution could use better management capabilities. The interface in terms of management could be much more intuitive.

View full review »
NA
Executive Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

For me, the product is okay, but I would probably suggest improvement in their services or technical support. They need to work harder in the preventative maintenance of the system. They need to improve in terms of how quickly can we get attention and how quickly problems are resolved. 

Its price could also be lower.

View full review »
AO
Corporate IT Infrastructure Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

  - Ability to connect storage bay to all servers inside the enclosure not only Adjacent server.

  - simplified High Availability Configuration to connect the enclosure to different external switches.

View full review »
RA
Systems Engineer at AXA Assistance US

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.

We have a few Blades from previous generations that cannot have the updated firmware upload to them unless you have a maintenance contract with HP. This is a frustrating problem we have experienced with the support.

View full review »
CTO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
AT
Director of Technology Services at a educational organization with 201-500 employees

I would like to see the upgrade path a little bit smoother. We can't pull the servers from the current Blade, over to the NonStop system because of the different connectors.

I feel that it is a waste of money. I invested in it and I can't port it over.

The back of the blade system from their older generations will not connect to the new chassis. You will need buy new servers to the NonStop chassis.

View full review »
GA
IT Support at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

All around, it would be nice if the solution were cheaper. 

View full review »
WA
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution could improve by having more automation, such as the automatic mapping feature that is available in the Synergy Blade series.

In a future release, the backup system could improve but having a built-in storage module.

View full review »
NB
Senior Supervisor of Virtualisation & DevOps at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

BladeSystem is an old-fashioned server and not very well developed for new features and new areas of data centers, which is not very good for enterprise companies. In the next release, I would like to see an improvement in the UI.

View full review »
AH
Information Technology System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The management side of this solution could be improved. In our case, it's managed via OneView — it's an appliance. It could be better, its interface doesn't feel 100% intuitive. 

View full review »
Learn what your peers think about HPE BladeSystem. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
566,121 professionals have used our research since 2012.