Blade servers HP or Dell

Hi Experts,

I need to go for Hp blade or Dell blade servers, Need your feed back and help to finalize my selection between HP or Dell blade servers.

Thanks.
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Sector5Commented:
Hi Thusya,

I am a bit bias towards HP. I like their products and support. They have an excellent track record and we run them without any problems. They are solid and reliable. Just make sure you take a next business on-site warranty with - this service is great.

But here are some reading for you to help decide:

http://www.infoworld.com/d/hardware/blade-server-shootout-dell-vs-hp-vs-sun-658
http://www.bladewatch.com/2007/07/08/dell-or-hp-blades-a-comparison/
http://itcomparison.com/Blades/Bladesdellvshp/Bladeshpvsdell.htm

I reeally hope this helps, please let me know.
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jakethecatukCommented:
In my opinion, HP servers are better than DELL servers - but that is just my opinion.  Everything on the HP's feels just a little bit more polished and better quality.

Nothing wrong with DELL servers though and you won't be disapointed with them.
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Sector5Commented:
Some further good reads:

h10068.www1.hp.com/.../podcast_bladesystem_competition.pdf
www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/.../en/dellhpbladeserveroob.pdf
hp.vecmar.com/pdf/HP%20Proliant%20Servers%20over%20Dell.pdf


HP just is much better, multiple NIC's, better I/O options, reliable, setting up (racking/configuring etc) is a breeze, really great product.

Hope it helps.
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RowleyCommented:
Its horses for courses.

Each vendor may be able to offer you different benefits, price, support options, shipping times, lead times, and other value added stuff such as asset management, payment options, leasing, licensing et al should all be taken into consideration.

Research each vendor, get a list of pro's and cons and make your decision. They are both box-shifters selling commodity hardware. The differentiation comes with tangible (i.e. price) and intangible (i.e. professional services) value-add.
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coolsport00Commented:
Agree with above; I lean towards HP due to better support and I just prefer their form factor & setup better. But, it's all 'tit for tat'. They both work well and you will get good results with either.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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ThushyaAuthor Commented:
I have same when it comes HP/Compaq hardware, specially DL380s and 580s but need to justify myself for the product over the other in fact Dell always play a nice role in terms of pricing, so far price is not the deciding factor.

I dont mind going for Dell but so far not convinced, specially due to its network module.

Thanks.
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coolsport00Commented:
Yeah...I run 380s in my shop...like them a lot...run smooth and really have no problems at all with them. DELL typically does have better pricing...for desktops that's ok, but I, like you, don't solely rely on that for my server purchases.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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Sector5Commented:
HP just is better. Everything is better about them their workability, support, durability, flexibility and reliability. They just get the job done and go on and on and on. You get what you paid for and HP is no exception.
We run HP and not a moments trouble. They just work. Enough said.
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andyalderCommented:
The HP I/O options are better for sure, say you want to run iSCSI and LAN so need more than a couple of NIC ports, using Virtual Connect Flex 10 you get the equivalent of 8 NIC ports on a G6 blade before you start having to buy additional PCIe mezzanine cards.
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ThushyaAuthor Commented:
thank you.
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