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2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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SR
Pre-sale and Post-sale Engineer at a reseller with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-18T16:59:15Z
18 February 21

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers a ten out of ten.

Aldo Abril - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Caja Paita
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-14T22:41:55Z
14 January 21

It is a very good product. It is very easy to implement, and you can scale it easily. It is useful for us, and we plan to keep using it. When the company grows, we would add more servers. I would rate Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers an eight out of ten.

Markus Waldmann - PeerSpot reviewer
Lecturer at HSLU
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-29T05:34:49Z
29 November 20

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers a nine out of ten. It is just the price that lowers it to nine.

Markus Waldmann - PeerSpot reviewer
Lecturer at HSLU
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-26T16:43:48Z
26 November 20

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with Lenovo. Normally, we are not using the latest version of the solution due to the fact that they are too expensive. We are a university and we have to look for how much money we use. Therefore, often we end up buying some refurbished machines or some equipment from IBM, from Lenovo, etc., which we get at reasonable prices. Everything is on-premises and we have our own private cloud with these machines. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at a nine.

Farrokh Farrokh - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2020-11-22T15:44:35Z
22 November 20

I would rate Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers a nine out of ten.

Oleksandr Meleshchuk - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-28T13:27:21Z
28 October 20

The general usage of the hardware itself is a level of education that you get during the process of the initial setup and further maintenance of the servers. That alone is very valuable. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. I cannot give it a higher rating because the perfect solution does not exist.

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RN
IT/OT Project Manager and IT/OT Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
24 October 18

When considering a vendor, I always consider reliability and cost.

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Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech blogger
21 November 21
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. This solution offers users an AI-powered system that provides not only cutting-edge cyber security, but also in-depth analytic insight and notifications that alert administrators to any problem that may arise. The AI scans whatever is being downloaded into the system and identifies its nature before allowing it in. This provides a layer of defense that reduces the possibility of malware or viruses slipping by due to human error. It also spots ongoing issues that may exist within the framework of the system. This AI identifies the problems that plague the system and sends users alerts that they can follow up on. Instead of having to devote resources to finding issues, Dell EMC Poweredge will do it for you and free up resources to solve the problems before they become worse. Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers lack the kind of AI augmented security and notifications that Dell EMC Poweredge offers. There is no option for the server to scan for issues or create notifications if they arise. It is a very traditional sort of server that is not on the cutting edge as far as cyber security is concerned. If you choose to use it, you will have to have dedicated teams to keep an eye out for security issues. Dell EMC Poweredge provides organizations that employ it with excellent documentation that makes the product easy to use. Every system option comes with an explanation as to what it is and how to employ it. This shows that Dell EMC Poweredge considered users’ ease of use when creating this product. Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers do offer a certain ease of use. While certain processes such as upgrading the system may be relatively easy to do, there is no documentation offering a breakdown of the system options. This lack of explanation means that time and resources will have to be devoted to learning the ins and outs of the system. Conclusion Both Dell EMC Poweredge and Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers offer products that can do the jobs that they are needed for. However, Dell’s AI security analytics and thorough documentation make it by far the more effective product.
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 28, 2021
How do Lenovo ThinkSystem rack servers compare with HPE ProLiant DL servers? vWhich would you recommend?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
28 October 21
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 biggest advantage of the Lenovo system is the stability of the system itself. It is also scalable. For me, it is a huge benefit that the Lenovo ThinkSystem rack server is very powerful and has the capabilities needed to handle demanding workloads. On a scale of ten, I would rate their technical support a nine. Regarding upgrades, I admire the fact that all of it can be done from a single point, through a single dashboard; I can update different views and different device versions all at a very quick pace. It is also convenient that there are easy mountings of all the machines. Overall, Lenovo has good integration and is easy to implement. HPE ProLiant DL servers are powerful while also compact and versatile. They are also affordable, and an ideal solution for growing companies. The solution accommodates both on-premises and hybrid cloud solutions. Like Lenovo, HPE also guarantees scalability and is easy to deploy. However, Lenovo does not have a riser inside, while HPE does. Installing HPE ProLiant DL servers is also straightforward. I like that HPE servers are strong, easy to monitor and manage, and also have very few failures. I like Lenovo ThinkSystem’s rack servers over HPE ProLiant’s because HPE ProLiant currently has a gap in its memory technology. While HPE has just undergone a recent upgrade, I don’t see Lenovo having a lot of space for general upgrades of the system anytime soon. Conclusion: While both solutions come at a reasonable cost, ultimately the product you choose will depend on your company needs and deciphering which solution will work best for your organization. Like all products, both Lenovo and HPE have their advantages and disadvantages.
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