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
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.