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2016-11-09T08:31:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for HPE BladeSystem?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Joseph Raisi - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Botswana Accountancy College
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Top 5
2021-03-26T19:23:29Z
26 March 21

Its pricing was good. We selected this solution because it was within our budget. We paid just once when we bought it. We never bought any license.

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Executive Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-03-03T21:28:18Z
03 March 21

It is expensive. There are no additional costs. We are able to get good discounts anyway from HPE, but if the price can come down, we'll be happy.

Ali Yazıcı - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-23T20:33:23Z
23 October 20

I don't know the exact cost of licensing, however, it's my understanding that the solution is relatively expensive.

MC
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-09-13T07:02:26Z
13 September 20

It is not expensive, really, in this class of server products, but as a customer, we always hope that the pricing could be lower.

Orhangazi Yıldırım - PeerSpot reviewer
System Architect at KT Bank
Real User
2019-05-07T17:59:00Z
07 May 19

For anybody planning to use the c7000 for virtualization, I strongly advise you to use half-height servers. This gives the advantage of using sixteen Blades in a single chassis.

Nugroho Cahyo Riadmojo - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Network And Infrastructure Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2016-11-09T08:31:00Z
09 November 16

It's quite expensive for the initial purchase. The chassis itself, with no blade server inside, so expensive. The C7000 model costs around $100,000.

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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.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 23, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HPE BladeSystem. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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MC
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
13 September 20
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.
AO
Corporate IT Infrastructure Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
27 September 20
- 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.
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