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Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers Room for Improvement

System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

From my perspective, from my case usage, I wouldn't say that I have seen a lot of space for a general upgrade of the system. The technology is constantly developing. It's just a matter of the client or customer getting the most high-end service for a long period of time — for example, one or two years. In three years, this technology will be old and there will be new technology available. Presently, I wouldn't say that there is space for much improvement on the current servers.

Technology is developing continuously. We are getting new high-end drives and so on. Technology development does not simply stop in its tracks, waiting until you adopt that server right now — in three to five years, it will be obsolete. You will be still able to buy some hardware in order to upgrade it because the platform itself is universal, but it's up to you whether you buy something old or something new and upgrade it.

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CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

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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Lecturer at HSLU

There are so many features, it's difficult to even use them all. Therefore, I don't believe there are any features that are lacking.

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.  

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JB
Senior Network Specialist at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

The RAID Management and the RAID Configuration tools need to be improved. The RAID infrastructure needs some work. The RAID, MegaRAID, and Software RAID don't always hold the configurations. I have had multiple instances where I had to rebuild the server due to the RAID Configuration not holding. The RAID, the MegaRAID infrastructure need to improve.

Local technical support could be better.

The product should have out-of-plan management and be more reliable with controllers while offering better management features for the configuration and drivers.

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Assistant VP, Information Technology at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The power consumption needs to be optimized in Lenovo. We also used Dell and find that is the case there as well. Though it has been optimized, we find it is still lacking for our conventions.

The solution could lower its costs a bit to make it more competitive with, for example, Dell. 

Lenovo needs to modernize its components. 

They should be using proprietary products rather than getting third-party products for remote sensing or security deployed on their rack servers.

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CTO at Caja Paita

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.

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Lecturer at HSLU

It is quite an expensive product. Its price can be improved.

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SR
Pre-sale and Post-sale Engineer at a reseller with 201-500 employees

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.

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Senior Custormer Engineer at Afcor PLC

I would like the solution to be improved by having more advanced utilities. 

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