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2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about HPE Synergy?

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What do you like most about HPE Synergy?

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System Integration Engineer at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-02T06:35:06Z
02 March 21

The solution is built very well. It's very robust and durable.

MK
CEO at DUKSCO SARL
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-27T14:03:00Z
27 February 21

The product enables the centralization of all administrative tasks.

AJ
CEO with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-02-22T19:35:00Z
22 February 21

Technical support is excellent. They are very helpful.

MohammadSoltani - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technical Officer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2021-02-03T23:44:00Z
03 February 21

Great data storage and very good for software defined solutions.

RA
Storage & Backup Engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-01-23T06:09:58Z
23 January 21

For me, this is the best frame server technology available in the market. We can compare it to Cisco UCS.

It is robust and stable, and it is also easy to deploy and scale. Their support is the best.

PeerSpot user
Operational database administrator at American University of Beirut Medical Center
Real User
Top 10
2019-08-21T11:31:00Z
21 August 19

The Online firmware update for the virtual connects has minimized our downtime windows.

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LC
VMware Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T07:35:00Z
25 June 19

Valuable features include its dependability, reliability, and the ease of managing the system.

JasonWilliams - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Engineering Services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

Everything is in one place. We have one place to with OneView. It provides one console with one place to get to everything. The one interface makes it easier. We have one guy who does almost everything in it.

LL
System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

Where it used to take one week to re-image or upgrade our hosts, it can now take one day.

Patrick Long - PeerSpot reviewer
Advisor System Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

The most valuable features of this solution are the ease of management and the integration with OneView.

NW
IT Infrastructure Manager at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

The flexibility to link them together and configure them gives us the ability to scale out easily, to add more compute resources as needed... The way that they're scalable and flexible means we can add additional servers in quickly... We're not spending a lot of time doing procurement and building of physical servers.

JP
Storage Engineer at Brigham Young University
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

Being able to connect my 3PAR arrays to the Synergy platform is the most valuable aspect to me.

Dan Loftus - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect at Argos
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

The most valuable features are the evolution of our existing HPE portfolio, the integration with our existing tool sets, and the enhanced capabilities that OneView bring.

PB
Director at Cerner Corporation
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

It has improved our procurement and day zero provisioning. We are bringing in racks of Synergy which are not populated with the blades, then we are buying the blades and populating them, as our business needs. This has been pretty helpful to be able to sort of pre-package the data center with the Synergy platform, then deploy servers into it as we grow.

HB
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

We have more control over the firmware and how we are managing our physical servers.

BB
VP Technology at Scalematrix
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

It's very scalable. We like the idea that we can put four chassis in one of our racks, and we can connect up to 25 chassis, so the scalability to us, and being able to sync all those into one management portal, is unheard of. You can't really sync that many blades and chassis together in any other platform.

St. Claire Mclean - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Infrastructure at Alliant Cooperative Data Solutions
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

It has had a positive effect on the efficiency of our IT infrastructure team. The manageability of it is so easy, we're able to install it quickly, and replacement parts are easy to get in and out quickly.

Willam Adam - PeerSpot reviewer
SVP Data Technology at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

The processing time has been about 50 times faster and allows us to do AI models.

DK
IT Infrastructure Manager at a import and exporter with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

The solution helps us to implement new business requirements quickly, by using the Composer for efficiency. It has also improved the productivity of our development team due to the efficiency of being able to deploy via Composer.

VL
Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

In terms of the productivity of our deployment team, the amount of time has been decreased a lot. In the past, to deploy one c7000 chassis with 15 or 16 blades, we literally used to spend two to three weeks. But with a Synergy, it's very quick. Within three days we can do the deployment.

JS
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

Cable management is a big feature, in addition to time to deployment. We can buy a new server and have it up and running very quickly.

Victor-Hernandez - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO at La Huerta
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

The solution helps us to implement new business requirements quickly with some app deployments.

MS
Server Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

The stability is very good. We haven't had any outages.

LM
System Architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

We build out a whole stack at one time, so we don't have to worry about it until that stack is full, then that gives us time to get the next one ready.

DH
Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

The temporal value of it. If I only need a particular amount of compute for a specific period of time during business hours, then at night, I'm running a bunch of batch jobs, or doing something else, that ability to swap a profile, swap templates, and have compute assigned to something else, saves significant amount of money. As long as you are tying it into the automation and orchestration layers, it becomes much easier to do.

MH
IT Infrastructure Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Vendor
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

It is helping us sort of bridge a gap that we are having moving off of old legacy systems, like HP-UX systems and trying to move over to x86. So, it is helping fill a hardware gap that a lot of our platforms have needed in the past.

Wayne Holland - PeerSpot reviewer
Services Support Supervisor at WSDOT
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

The single pane of glass management is huge, because in all our previous systems, depending on what we were managing, we would go to a different management point. Being able to go to one spot to get everything is helpful. I find that server profile creation is a lot easier in OneView than it was previously. We are able to stay compliant with firmware and updates, because we are assigning server profiles and reapplying them when there are changes. This makes everything a lot simpler.

TN
Information Specialist at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

It is really easy to use, because it's GUI-based. It is not command line based, like mainframes.

Adam Barthel - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architecht at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

The scalability is very good. The ability to link chassis or frames together makes it simplistic, especially with the use of OneView.

RC
Manager IT Infrastructure at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

We bought it with the intent to replace the c7000 workstation blades. It is bigger than the workstation blades in core count, memory, and graphical capabilities. So, it has broadened us in that regard, and we have more capabilities.

CS
Technical Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

It makes life easier for us when we are deploying new technology, as we have the building blocks already in place.

Marina Landeiro - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

The solution help us to implement new business requirements quickly, since it is easy and quick to upgrade our capacity.

Michael Rohde - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Specialist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

Synergy is much easier to use, which is saving us time. We are able to set the profiles for firmware upgrades. This makes the process for the care and feeding of the IT environment much simpler, quicker, and cleaner.

RC
Systems Engineer at Scientific Games
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

As we purchase and install more Synergy chassis, then we will be able to manage them together as one entity, as opposed to multiple separate cabinets.

BF
Senior Systems Engenier at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

It makes it simpler for me to manage my environment. It is one pane of glass, compared to multiple.

Mohammad Alotaibi - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Kdipa
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

With OneView, we can take care of all our servers in one dashboard.

VD
CIO at GCC
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

The most valuable feature is its composable infrastructure. Everything I need is in the box. Manageability is through OneView, so I can get all the information about the box itself at any time I want.

KI
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

The Synergy environment provides us with one view. We're able to manage the entire stack, top to bottom, from that single view.

KR
CEO at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

Composability... We show our partners the value of composability and how it can meet their needs.

MI
System Engineer at Blue Shield of California
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

On the previous HPE platform, we struggled because everything was independent. We had to manage firmware on each server, storage and network configuration on each server. Synergy is template-driven so we can ensure consistency of all of those settings. It allows us to standardize configuration and ensure consistency across the board.

JN
Senior Server Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

It gives us ease of use. It's nice because we don't have to mess with networking once it's set up. Once it's done, we just put another blade in and go from there. We don't have to go back in, run more cables, deal with more data center stuff. We stick a blade in, use the server profile template, build out a server profile from that, and it just goes.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 28, 2021
How do they compare to each other?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
28 October 21
For me, choosing between HPE’s Bladesystem and Synergy came down to which solution was more powerful, reliable, and stable. It turns out Bladesystem was the winner. Bladesystem is excellent because it uses little energy, and it also doesn’t take up a lot of space, which is a huge advantage. Setup is fairly easy and the hardware is easy to manage, which I consider to be a valuable feature. The only thing I don’t like about Bladesystem is that there is no adaptable support. Other than that, the product is great. The main benefit of Synergy is the deployment time. With deployment time decreased, there are fewer things to configure, which frees up your time to work on other priorities. However, ultimately I chose HPE’s Bladesystem instead because I didn’t like that with Synergy I would be forced to rely on an external product for firmware updates. For the initial setup of Synergy, training is also needed, whereas Bladesystem provides support Conclusion I would choose the product that provides the biggest ROI. In my case that was Bladesystem, which I found to be easy to set up and manage, and provides great support. No matter which solution you ultimately choose, you will want to make sure it is stable, reliable, scalable, and can grow with your organization as needed.
Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Content at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Mar 08, 2017
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Lifecycle management efficiencies, including ease of provisioning, updating firmware, etc.
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