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2015-09-20T08:33:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for HPE ProLiant DL Servers?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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27 Answers
NE
IT Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-29T13:12:00Z
29 May 22

Previously, I was working as an IT contractor for several companies, so the model depended on the size of the business. They were using the smaller, cheaper series of HP ProLiant servers. My current company is relatively large, so they use rack-mounted DL servers that are designed for bigger companies. HP servers are deployed physically in your office, and you need to maintain them. You are responsible for keeping them online and servicing the end-users at all times. We have about 1,000 users. It's a hybrid environment. We have the same services on the cloud and on-premises, so they are redundant and faster.

AP
Sr. Network Admin at Millennium Automation and Systems
Real User
2022-05-15T16:55:59Z
15 May 22

We do work for defense and government clients.

EA
IT Manager at Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc.
Real User
Top 5
2022-05-12T11:37:37Z
12 May 22

We have a three-tier infrastructure and our primary use case for this product is virtualization.

Mahmoud Abdellatif - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure Engineer at CORELIA
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-24T01:13:05Z
24 March 22

We use the server as our hyperconversion infrastructure. When I have an HPE server and network like Aruba, we can manage all the infrastructures as software defined by the OneView dashboard to simplify day-to-day tasks. 360 and 380 are used in small to medium-size businesses. Power Server uses a high processing environment that has heavy workloads. We are partners with HPE and I'm an IT infrastructure engineer.

Dara-Azartash - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-04T14:38:57Z
04 February 22

We are using HPE ProLiant DL Servers for all the databases and services in the bank I work at. We use HPE ProLiant DL Servers for service and for core banking and other computing systems, we use the HPE BladeSystems.

JP
System Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-31T18:09:15Z
31 January 22

We use the servers to run our student information system. It's an accounting package within the bursary of the university. We are currently on generation 8 or 9. The solution is hardware, so it's deployed on-prem. Apart from users, there are five people that interact with the hardware directly. There are others who interact with the services that run from these servers. It's a school environment, so there are about 30,000 or more students and staff. Previously, when we were using Zimbra for email services, it was run locally. We have stopped using that because we subscribe to Microsoft Office 360 email services, which run from the cloud. That has been taken off the servers. Now that other applications are being developed, we hope to eventually be able to cater for the different administrative and academic departments in the university. We are hoping that some of this hardware will definitely have to be replaced. Of course, that will depend on the budget and the availability of funds that the university management is willing to make available. But it's going to be a step-by-step thing. There has to be planning and then budgetary provisions to be able to take care of these items. We are just customers. We don't have a direct link with HPE, but through the HPE product suppliers. We have a new direct now, and in one of the meetings we had, he came up with the idea of finding a way to having that direct contact with HPE or Synergy and how perhaps we could patronize each other in terms of the servers, in terms of PCs for staff and students, and the kind of technical support that we can equally enjoy from HPE.

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FM
Account Manager at Sinergit
Reseller
2021-12-03T03:07:00Z
03 December 21

The most common use cases for HPE ProLiant DL Servers are application servers, web servers, and screen servers.

BayramGuldibi - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Systems Support Manager at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-07T09:31:54Z
07 November 21

At present, we are using Gen 7, 8. We have used Gen 10 for some of our customers. We use the solution for providing hotel support. We're into the hotels of mostly Windows operating system, Oracle and SQL database.

MM
Director of Information Services at a import and exporter with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-02T09:40:04Z
02 October 21

We are using it for serving the VMware environment and creating all of our virtual servers and desktops.

ZP
Owner & General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-13T17:46:07Z
13 July 21

We are system integrators in a fiber optics company. We use this solution mainly as high computational devices, but also we use it as a storage device. The deployment is data center-based.

RB
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-01T15:07:00Z
01 April 21

We primarily use the product for normal server purposes, for the running of Windows 2016 or 2019. We also use it for custom network monitoring applications, so we may monitor some of our infrastructure. I would not consider the product to be very specific, as the application is dependent on the HP server. We can post it on any server.

RamaswamyK - PeerSpot reviewer
M. I. S. Manager at Ruby Mills Ltd
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-23T11:42:40Z
23 February 21

We use it for the 12 VMs we have on it. We are using VMware.

AM
Product Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-04T18:00:44Z
04 February 21

It is mainly an x86 Intel server. There are some versions of AMD processors as well. You can use it for many purposes. You can use it as a web server, a backup server, a database server, or an application server. You can use it for any main purpose for which you need a server. It is mainly on-premises, but you can also deploy it in a cloud.

NV
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-17T09:13:31Z
17 January 21

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

Joel Masocha - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-12T16:18:31Z
12 January 21

We have installed VMware on DL Server, and the operating system sits on this DL Server host.

TX
IT at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-17T09:02:00Z
17 December 20

The product can be used as a host.

SK
Deputy General Manager Information Technology at a media company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-14T13:24:33Z
14 December 20

We still use this solution, but we're actually using an older version. Within our organization, there are roughly 10 users, using this solution. Although we are happy with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, we are looking to replace them shortly.

PeerSpot user
Telecommunication Department Head at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-30T14:07:00Z
30 November 20

Our primary use for this product is our electronic faxing system. We have a number of applications that are hosted on it, working together.

NA
Executive Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-27T19:13:10Z
27 November 20

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.

PeerSpot user
Telecommunication Department Head at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-27T18:38:21Z
27 November 20

The main use for the last order was for the applications and other items around an electronic fencing system.

PS
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-10-24T05:36:06Z
24 October 20

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

RJ
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2020-09-16T08:20:00Z
16 September 20

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.

RP
Senior Support Executive at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-09-16T08:18:39Z
16 September 20

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.

TD
Manager, IS Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-10T07:35:38Z
10 September 20

We use HPE Proliant DL Servers as rack servers.

it_user981507 - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager / Head – Central Automation at Essar
Real User
2019-02-04T08:44:00Z
04 February 19

My primary use of this solution is for mathematical models that we develop and buy. The mathematical models are being bought from companies like Siemens, General Electric, SMS, and DMAC Group. Primarily these companies give us this software, we buy it from them, they make mathematical models for steel plants and we also make our own models. I also have around 40 portals that I'm running on that I had developed and maintained. I use the DL servers to host the databases and the portal.

Ahmed Alaiady - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Cloud Technology
Real User
2018-12-19T09:19:00Z
19 December 18

I used it for building an application, database middleware servers. It performed very well for my needs.

SC
System Administrator at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Real User
2015-09-20T08:33:00Z
20 September 15

Virtualized servers, failover production and dev/test environments of Linux and Windows guests.

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How do Lenovo ThinkSystem rack servers compare with HPE ProLiant DL servers? vWhich would you recommend?
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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.
KK
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Jan 16, 2021
We are comparing Dell and HPE edge servers. Any tips for what we should take into account when choosing between the two?
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