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System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Rapid technical support, feature-rich, and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

We are using these servers as cluster nodes. We are running VM with Hyper-V.

What is most valuable?

This product is feature-rich and is easy to install.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes, there are connectivity issues and the server is not able to connect to our SAN. One example is when we reboot from SAN storage, we face issues such as not being able to detect the SAN port. After we installed two new physical hard disks, that issue went away. It should be more stable.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the ProLiant DL Servers for the past four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These servers are stable, although sometimes there are connectivity issues. We do plan to continue using them in the…

What is our primary use case?

We are using these servers as cluster nodes. We are running VM with Hyper-V.

What is most valuable?

This product is feature-rich and is easy to install.

What needs improvement?

Sometimes, there are connectivity issues and the server is not able to connect to our SAN. One example is when we reboot from SAN storage, we face issues such as not being able to detect the SAN port. After we installed two new physical hard disks, that issue went away. It should be more stable.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the ProLiant DL Servers for the past four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These servers are stable, although sometimes there are connectivity issues. We do plan to continue using them in the future.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product. We have a five-node cluster with close to 3,500 users using different applications.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is rapid and very good. They take our calls immediately and resolve issues within four to five hours. The last time we had an issue, it was resolved immediately.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward and easy. It will take about an hour to deploy, from scratch.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed this product ourselves.

We have a data center team and a NOC team, with seven people who are managing these servers.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product and I can recommend it.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Information Technology System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Good stability, easy management, and meets our needs

What is our primary use case?

We use it for all of our needs. We use it for our servers, appliances, and virtualization. We have Gen8 and Gen10 models.

What is most valuable?

Its management, IOs, and stability are the most valuable features. It works fine.  It has all the features of a typical server. All that can be done has already been done. 

What needs improvement?

The scalability of Gen8 models should be improved. They can also improve its price.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five or six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Gen8 models are not as scalable as Gen10. You can't get parts for Gen8, but you can get parts for…

What is our primary use case?

We use it for all of our needs. We use it for our servers, appliances, and virtualization. We have Gen8 and Gen10 models.

What is most valuable?

Its management, IOs, and stability are the most valuable features. It works fine. 

It has all the features of a typical server. All that can be done has already been done. 

What needs improvement?

The scalability of Gen8 models should be improved. They can also improve its price.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five or six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Gen8 models are not as scalable as Gen10. You can't get parts for Gen8, but you can get parts for Gen10.

We have about 2,000 users, and they all use these servers.

How was the initial setup?

It is fairly decent. It is straightforward most of the time. It takes less than a day for a server.

What about the implementation team?

We installed them ourselves. The number of people required depends on how many servers you are deploying. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The hardware should be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

HPE servers are pretty decent. We will definitely keep using them until their end of life. I am quite satisfied with this solution.

I would rate HPE ProLiant DL Servers an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Executive Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Good reliability, scalability, and after-sales support

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for everything. We use it for payment solutions and for the switch. It is currently deployed on-premises, but we are moving to a private cloud because our requirements have really grown over the years.

What is most valuable?

Its reliability and after-sales support are very good.

What needs improvement?

It is too expensive. Its price should be improved. The system admin interface should have better visibility while troubleshooting a problem, even when the problem is coming from the application.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this solution for 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. That's why we have so many of them.

What do I think about the

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for everything. We use it for payment solutions and for the switch.

It is currently deployed on-premises, but we are moving to a private cloud because our requirements have really grown over the years.

What is most valuable?

Its reliability and after-sales support are very good.

What needs improvement?

It is too expensive. Its price should be improved.

The system admin interface should have better visibility while troubleshooting a problem, even when the problem is coming from the application.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this solution for 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. That's why we have so many of them.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. We are able to add memory and storage. My company supports all the banks in Nigeria, and they use this solution. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have very good local support in Nigeria. They're very good. We don't have any problems.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is just too expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to get the technical training for this solution. They would then enjoy this solution very well.

I would rate HPE ProLiant DL Servers a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior Support Executive at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
A stable solution with integrated alerts
Pros and Cons
  • "The feature that I find the most valuable is that all alerts are integrated with HPE InfoSight. Any problem related to an HPE server can be solved remotely at L1, L2 level."
  • "They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port."

What is our primary use case?

One of our customers wants some on-premises rack servers and AD servers. I suggested buying an HPE server and doing virtualization on that. We are considering HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers.

What is most valuable?

The feature that I find the most valuable is that all alerts are integrated with HPE InfoSight. Any problem related to an HPE server can be solved remotely at L1, L2 level.

What needs improvement?

They can increase the controller cache. Currently, it has a controller cache of up to 4 GB. The RAID controller card comes with a maximum of 4 GB cache in HPE servers, whereas it comes with a maximum of 8 GB cache in Dell servers. 

They can also improve the port size. HP provides a 25 GB port on the server, whereas both Dell and Cisco provide a 100 GB port. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five to ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability depends upon the solution we are proposing.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It took a maximum of one and a half hours. The deployment duration also depends upon the operating system.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. HPE servers are better than Dell and Wipro servers. 

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5
Stable, easy to set up, and supports Nutanix integration

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and the ProLiant DL Servers are one of the products that we implement for our customers. They are primarily used as domain controllers and file servers. One of our customers also uses them for Nutanix.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is stability.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with the HPE ProLiant DL Servers for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These servers are stable and we plan to continue working with them.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and the ProLiant DL Servers are one of the products that we implement for our customers. They are primarily used as domain controllers and file servers. One of our customers also uses them for Nutanix.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is stability.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution should be lowered to make it more competitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with the HPE ProLiant DL Servers for about two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These servers are stable and we plan to continue working with them.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with the technical support from HPE.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward and they take between a day and two days to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

Our in-house team is responsible for deployment. One person is enough for deployment and maintenance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is an expensive product and there is licensing required for iLO, which is the HPE monitoring system. There are no charges in addition to this.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
Manager, IS Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
A reliable product when scaled and upgraded to fit your needs

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Proliant DL Servers as rack servers.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were a number of incidents, but overall it is stable. I think that we had a problem with a drive bay. Once we replaced the drive bays, everything is now working fine now.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Surely it is possible to scale the product. If you want to pay to upgrade the hardware like the processor and RAM cards it can be scaled.  

How are customer service and technical support?

We try to support the local suppliers most of the time and so we are working with them instead. We do not have a direct agreement for technical support with the team at HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise).  

What other advice do I

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Proliant DL Servers as rack servers.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were a number of incidents, but overall it is stable. I think that we had a problem with a drive bay. Once we replaced the drive bays, everything is now working fine now.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Surely it is possible to scale the product. If you want to pay to upgrade the hardware like the processor and RAM cards it can be scaled.  

How are customer service and technical support?

We try to support the local suppliers most of the time and so we are working with them instead. We do not have a direct agreement for technical support with the team at HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise).  

What other advice do I have?

I can recommend HPE Proliant DL Servers to other users.  

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight-out-of-ten. To make it ten-of-ten, would be two things. First, when they make a sale they should provide support for the product to the buyer. I think they also need to make the hardware as relevant as possible as it is not completely up-to-date. For example, the drive bays generally seem to need to be upgraded.  

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Mario Cáceres
Gerente TI at Tecdex
Real User
It's not difficult to put all the elements together and configure it for our customers

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using ProLiant for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

ProLiant is highly stable. We've had very few problems with the servers. We only once had an issue with the hard disk in an HPE server.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. We have about 500 users now, but the business is growing strongly in licenses and post-sales service contracts.

How are customer service and support?

HPE support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

ProLiant servers are easy to deploy. It's not difficult to put all the elements together and configure it for our customers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Some of the licenses are for one…

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using ProLiant for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

ProLiant is highly stable. We've had very few problems with the servers. We only once had an issue with the hard disk in an HPE server.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. We have about 500 users now, but the business is growing strongly in licenses and post-sales service contracts.

How are customer service and support?

HPE support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

ProLiant servers are easy to deploy. It's not difficult to put all the elements together and configure it for our customers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Some of the licenses are for one year, and others are for three years. It's a standard fee with no additional charges.

What other advice do I have?

I rate ProLiant10 out of 10. My advice to new users is to be sure all the elements are compatible between systems. Also, you need to ensure the customers' needs match the size of the server that will be implemented. I'm talking about computer power.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable, scalable, and easy to set up

What is our primary use case?

We use it for virtualization. We are using its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

They should continue to maintain the stability that is there.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around nine months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. You just buy more. Less than 10% of the users in our company are using this solution directly.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not interacted with them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

The…

What is our primary use case?

We use it for virtualization. We are using its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

They should continue to maintain the stability that is there.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around nine months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. You just buy more. Less than 10% of the users in our company are using this solution directly.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not interacted with them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We did it ourselves. You need just one person for its deployment and maintenance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is not expensive. Its price is similar to other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using this solution. 

I would rate HPE ProLiant DL Servers a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.