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Dell PowerEdge M is #4 ranked solution in top Blade Servers. IT Central Station users give Dell PowerEdge M an average rating of 8 out of 10. Dell PowerEdge M is most commonly compared to HPE Synergy:Dell PowerEdge M vs HPE Synergy. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 32% of all views.
What is Dell PowerEdge M?

The Dell PowerEdge M-Series blade servers address the challenges of an evolving IT environment by delivering leading enterprise classfeatures and functionality. The M-Series delivers a unique array of options configured to meet the needs of your IT environment both now and in the future.

  • Multiple blade form-factor choices.
  • Long life cycle providing better life cycle management and improved TCO.
  • Modular I/O switches for future scalability.
  • Breakthrough fan technologies for reduction in power consumption.
  • Configuration management via chassis management controller.
  • Persistent MAC/WWN/iSCSI addresses in a switch-agnostic environment.
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Dell PowerEdge M Customers

Newport City Homes, Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC), Georgian College, AgreeYa Solutions, IIHT Cloud Solutions, Arizona State University, AudienceScience, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Holy Cross School

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Dell PowerEdge M pricing:
  • "If we would not have gone with the vendor we might have been charged unnecessarily for packages we did not need."
  • "Dell PowerEdge M price is comparable to other solutions but cheaper than IBM. However, the IBM solution is a higher grade solution whereas Dell PowerEdge M is a medium-level solution."

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TK
Sr, Storage Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Initial set up complicated, but after, easy to configure and use, many packages available

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution integrated well."
  • "The set up is complex"

What is most valuable?

The initial set up was fairly easy. It wasn't difficult compared to other packages. We did the initial set up for Synergy's fibre channel switches before we started but afterwards, we did not have to worry about using the virtualized fibre or anything with them, the storage automatically came with it.

What needs improvement?

Their features and product overall are comparable to others on the market, nothing stands out. The company should have either been more clear with the packaging, or a little bit more forthcoming with what you needed, what is in the package, and what came with it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is pretty stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution integrated well. We were able to still use Synergy, which is our main platform, and usually, as long as you can still use your main platform for upgrades then it is easy to scale. However, if you were to start changing the main hardware out it then becomes more difficult to be able to scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

The customer service was pretty good.

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

My career started with using HP servers. The problem aroused when the HP servers became very hot and resource-intensive. We then started using Cisco products, and they were about the same as HP with the issues we were having. Once we moved to Dell products, it all came together, we could use all three. All three had their own separate purpose.

How was the initial setup?

The set up is complex. However, once everything is up and running, it was pretty straightforward. We had a vendor assisting with the initial set up but once we were through those initial problems, finding out the order of how it is supposed to be set up, and finding out the packages needed, you are good to go to use them.

What about the implementation team?

We had to contact a vendor to give us some help with some of the areas of the install.

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

There are many packages available, it was a benefit using a vendor to help us get a package we needed. If we would not have gone with the vendor we might have been charged unnecessarily for packages we did not need. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend using engineers to help make the design for the setup of the solution. This will allow for a clear view of what is needed for your environment, they can identify issues and know exactly what packages are needed before purchasing. 

I rate Dell PowerEdge M a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Md. Shohel Rawshan Sarker
Manager at Mutural Trust Bank
Real User
Top 5
Good SAN and LAN traffic, manageability, and upgradability

Pros and Cons

  • "I have compared Dell EMC to other solutions and have found it to be good. The SAN and LAN traffic, manageability, and upgradability are all good."
  • "In terms of improvement, it should also offer a hyper-converged option."

What is our primary use case?

I have been using Dell EMC for a number of use cases in my organization. We have made a cluster system and we have it for the LAN and SAN traffic that passes through it.

So far, I haven't applied the LAN traffic and commerce solutions, but I have planned to integrate the solutions. I have not deployed the SAN traffic. I have a one-month plan to deploy the SAN traffic to pass through the LAN switch. This model only has converged solutions. We can do the cluster system so we have converged solutions.

This is the latest generation for Dell EMC Blade System. It has better facilities. I have used the M1000 series and compared to before, the current version is better. 

What is most valuable?

I have compared Dell EMC to other solutions and have found it to be good. The SAN and LAN traffic, manageability, and upgradability are all good. 

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvement, it should also offer a hyper-converged option.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is the same compared to the other systems. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability depends on your needs.

I work in the IT division. Thirty people work under this infrastructure. 

Two or three people are required for maintenance. 

We use all of the blade systems. There are 32 blades. All of the blades run and provide a service. On the other side, there are also 32 blades that are no occupied. We are enrolling the service over there. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is really good. I needed to do an upgrade. The network engineer gave us the total possibility to upgrade. They're really good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not very complex compared to other models. Other models are more complex. It is better than other systems. We are still in the process of migrating. 

We are upgrading the legacy system to this system. This system is really good as far as the performance, compared to other legacy or older blade models. All of the blade traffic goes through this to a switch. 

What other advice do I have?

For organizations that don't have a blade system, they should start with planning in terms of how to segregate their systems in terms of LAN and SAN systems.

My advice would be to consider that both SAN and LAN traffic are ensured to come together and not separate.

I would rate the Blade Servers a nine out of ten. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Mohamed Youssef
Sr. Pre-Sales Engineer at Advanced Technology Company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
High quality hardware, stable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We are using Dell PowerEdge M for application and database servers.

What is most valuable?

The solution is made with high-quality hardware.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Dell PowerEdge M for approximately seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Dell PowerEdge M is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

We have had some issues with the vendor's support that we have received. When you open up a support case with Dell they send a partner to assist you and in our experience, they are lacking knowledge about the solution. There are times when you need professional support from the vendor that knows the…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Dell PowerEdge M for application and database servers.

What is most valuable?

The solution is made with high-quality hardware.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Dell PowerEdge M for approximately seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Dell PowerEdge M is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

We have had some issues with the vendor's support that we have received. When you open up a support case with Dell they send a partner to assist you and in our experience, they are lacking knowledge about the solution. There are times when you need professional support from the vendor that knows the solution well. 

Here in my country, it has been a problem for Dell to keep offices here. This has been a problem for other vendors too, such as HP.

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

Dell PowerEdge M price is comparable to other solutions but cheaper than IBM. However, the IBM solution is a higher grade solution whereas Dell PowerEdge M is a medium-level solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated HPE solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Dell PowerEdge M 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: partner
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