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Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, good performance, and simple installation

What is our primary use case?

We are using Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers for building management, attendance, and HR applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use and has good performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability could improve. If you want more scalability and high availability, you will have to change to a solution similar to VxRail. We have three administrators that use the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have been satisfied with the paid level of support we currently are on. There are different…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers for building management, attendance, and HR applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use and has good performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability could improve. If you want more scalability and high availability, you will have to change to a solution similar to VxRail.

We have three administrators that use the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have been satisfied with the paid level of support we currently are on. There are different levels of support that can be purchased. We are on the 8:00 am to 5:00 pm next business day support. If we want to improve the support we can pay more.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and takes approximately one hour. The servers are okay for stand-alone deployments. 

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated VxRail.

What other advice do I have?

We are discontinuing the use of this solution and moving to VxRail.

I rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Radwa Fouad
Senior Presales Engineer at MST
Real User
Top 20
A simple solution that does its job
Pros and Cons
  • "The initial setup is very good, not complex at all."
  • "I would like to see a virtual view of the solution after creating and configuring it."

What is our primary use case?

Currently, I work for a company partnered with Dell EMC; I used to work for another company, also partnered with Dell EMC.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a virtual view of the solution after creating and configuring it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for almost five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers are both scalable and stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never contacted technical support before.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very good, not complex at all.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of this solution is reasonable. It's very comparable to similar solutions. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It's virtually the same product as UCS MSP. I don't see many differences between them.

What other advice do I have?

The pre-sales HP team in Egypt is more helpful than EMC's team. Overall, I think HP is more flexible than EMC. 

I don't really have any advice to give: it's only applications installed on a server, that's it.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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Telecommunication Department Head at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Very user friendly and stable; straightforward setup

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for the virtual machines for our PBX which is installed on it. We are customers of Dell EMC and I'm the telecommunication department head. 

What is most valuable?

I've never had any down time with this solution and it's very user friendly.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see improvement with the analytics reports, they could be more useful than they currently are. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for three years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't needed to contact technical support but we use PBX support for our servers. We're waiting to receive another four servers that we'd like to deploy. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial…

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for the virtual machines for our PBX which is installed on it. We are customers of Dell EMC and I'm the telecommunication department head. 

What is most valuable?

I've never had any down time with this solution and it's very user friendly.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see improvement with the analytics reports, they could be more useful than they currently are. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for three years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't needed to contact technical support but we use PBX support for our servers. We're waiting to receive another four servers that we'd like to deploy. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward, we had consultants do this for us with a 3-person technical team and it took one day. We currently have over 100 users. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we were looking for a solution we also evaluated HPE ProLiant.  

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Reliable, easy to install, and powerful

What is our primary use case?

We use Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers for cloud applications.

What is most valuable?

Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is powerful.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the pricing improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers for more than 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support. I didn't have any issues during the installation.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are also using HPE ProLiant DL Servers. …

What is our primary use case?

We use Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers for cloud applications.

What is most valuable?

Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is powerful.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the pricing improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers for more than 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support. I didn't have any issues during the installation.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are also using HPE ProLiant DL Servers.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. The installation was okay.

What about the implementation team?

We had the help of an integrator.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price could be cheaper. Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers are very expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an eight out of ten.

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Director at CMC CSI saigon
Real User
Scalable, easy install, and useful file server

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for company management applications.

What is most valuable?

The active directory and file server are valuable features.

What needs improvement?

They could improve on the processor and security for the next release of the solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no issue with the scalability of this solution in my company.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was simple for the IT department.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for company management applications.

What is most valuable?

The active directory and file server are valuable features.

What needs improvement?

They could improve on the processor and security for the next release of the solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no issue with the scalability of this solution in my company.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was simple for the IT department.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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