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Pros
"The cost benefit of this solution is most valuable. It is quite effective for the work for which we are using it. We are mainly running video servers on these, and we are quite happy with the resilience, density storage, and streaming capacity of the system.""The technical support from HPE has always been good in my experience."

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"The initial setup is easy.""It has good integration. You have VMware for connecting many machines, and you can support microservices. You can also easily connect the networks. It is also very easy to use and implement, and it comes with good support.""We appreciate the stability and easy mountings of all the machines. We have some direct connections with IBM, Lenovo, and other companies, and we get close support from them.""I like everything about this solution. It is a very good server, with excellent availability. The size of the power is adequate and the low heating is beneficial.""I would say the stability of the system itself would be the biggest advantage.""The IMM tool is great because we can upgrade different views and device versions very quickly. We can upgrade everything from a single point through a single dashboard, which is great for us because we also have Lenovo storage. Lenovo ThinkSystem also has Xclarity built into the system.""They have taken a lot of technology from IBM, and IBM always delivered very powerful hardware to the IT industry compared to Dell EMC or anyone else.""The solution is very simple to install."

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Cons
"We are quite happy with it, but its price and storage density can be better.""The technical support from HPE has always been good in my experience."

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"I would like the solution to be improved by having more advanced utilities.""The power consumption needs to be optimized in Lenovo.""From our side, our budgets are really not there. The availability of cash is a little bit limited. We buy as much as we can, If it was less expensive, we could buy more.""Its price could be better. Its price is sometimes an issue for our clients. XClarity Controller is a very good feature, and Lenovo should include the XClarity Controller license without any additional cost. It should be integrated within the product.""It should have tools for integration with the cloud. We should be able to transmit data from our on-premises server to the servers in the cloud.""The RAID Management and the RAID Configuration tools need to be improved.""It is quite an expensive product. Its price can be improved.""HP has a riser inside, but Lenovo does not have a riser. It would be good to have a riser with Lenovo. The GUI of the system is really bad. HP has a very good UI for smart memories and everything inside, but in Lenovo, we have a black-and-white UI. HP right now manufactures a server with scalable SP1 and SP2 on a single machine, which is not the case with Lenovo. They are changing the machine. For SP 1, there is one server, and for SP2, there is another server, which is really bad. In HP, we can use two models of processors in a single case. Lenovo should also be improved to have SP1 and SP2 scalable processors simultaneously on a single machine. They should not release another machine. This issue is also there in H3650 severs. They are all inside, but only V3 CPU or only v4 CPU can work, whereas, in HBG9, we can deploy V3 and V4 simultaneously. Lenovo also needs to advertise more because I can't see advertisements anywhere."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of the solution is more expensive than Dell which is their main competitor. However, there are times we have managed to receive a comparable price."
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  • "Your budget determines the scalability."
  • "The licensing cost is the same as HP. It doesn't have any additional cost. However, the price, for example, for the memory option, does not match other vendors such as HP or Dell. They should work on the pricing of Lenovo. It is a great competitor, and it should compete with the price."
  • "It is too expensive. Because we are a university and we have to look for our money, many times we buy some refurbished machines or equipment at reasonable prices from IBM or Lenovo. We are a little bit limited in terms of money, and we buy as much as we can. If they were cheaper, we would buy more."
  • "It costs around $8,000. There is an additional cost for the support for a year."
  • "Its pricing is very competitive."
  • "The price of the solution is very expensive when compared to other solution like HP or Dell."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    I didn't work with Apollo but as far as I read about it and as others said, it depends on your purpose.  Apollo's approach is node computing for high-performance computing and graphic purposes and… more »
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    The cost benefit of this solution is most valuable. It is quite effective for the work for which we are using it. We are mainly running video servers on these, and we are quite happy with the… more »
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    We are quite happy with it, but its price and storage density can be better.
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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… more »
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Dell EMC Poweredge or Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers were the better fit for us. We ultimately decided to go with Dell EMC Poweredge… more »
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    Its performance and the local support of Lenovo in my city are the most valuable features. Its performance is the best, and its user interface is also very easy.
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    Also Known As
    HP Apollo Systems, HP ProLiant SL, HP Apollo
    SR Series, Lenovo SR Series, ThinkSystem Rack Servers, IBM Rack Servers, ThinkSystem SR Series, Lenovo Rack Servers,
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    Overview

    The HPE Apollo high-density server family is built for the highest levels of performance and efficiency. They are rack-scale compute, storage, networking, power and cooling – massively scale-up and scale-out – solutions for your big data analytics, object storage and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. From water-cooling that’s 1,000X more efficient than air, to “right-sized scaling” with 2X the compute density for workgroup and private cloud workloads, the HPE Apollo line is a dense, high-performance, tiered approach for organisations of all sizes.

    From growing small businesses to enterprise workloads, Lenovo rack servers offer the unmatched value, flexibility and industry-leading efficiency to meet mission-critical demands with legendary quality and reliability.

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    Sample Customers
    Weta Digital
    immixGroup, Komsomolskaya Pravda, SRG Global, Seekr, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, jKool, Tennis Australia, VEKA, Netpoints, Gamma Powersports
    Top Industries
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    University18%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Educational Organization30%
    Integrator10%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Apollo vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    HPE Apollo is ranked 6th in Rack Servers with 2 reviews while Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is ranked 3rd in Rack Servers with 9 reviews. HPE Apollo is rated 8.6, while Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of HPE Apollo writes "Easy to maintain, cost-effective, scalable, and resilient". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers writes "Provides the power and versatility needed to tackle demanding workloads". HPE Apollo is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, HPE Synergy, IBM Power Systems and PowerEdge C, whereas Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is most compared with HPE ProLiant DL Servers, Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers, IBM Power Systems, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and Dell EMC PowerEdge XE Servers. See our HPE Apollo vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers report.

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