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Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is #3 ranked solution in top Rack Servers. PeerSpot users give Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers an average rating of 8 out of 10. Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers is most commonly compared to HPE ProLiant DL Servers: Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers vs HPE ProLiant DL Servers. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 35% of all views.
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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.

Lenovo ThinkSystem Rack Servers was previously known as SR Series, Lenovo SR Series, ThinkSystem Rack Servers, IBM Rack Servers, ThinkSystem SR Series, Lenovo Rack Servers, .

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IT/OT Project Manager and IT/OT Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Cheap solution in comparison to other products on the market
Pros and Cons
  • "It is a scalable product."
  • "It was complex to get this started because the Lenovo and VMware are not very compatible. We had to get some updates in order for it to be implemented."

How has it helped my organization?

We started adding servers to our central offices, and we considered HP devices, but we found Lenovo was a better choice for us. 

What is most valuable?

It performs really well, and the price is cheaper than other solutions. They are extremely reliable. 

What needs improvement?

The management troubles us a bit. We also had some issues getting VMware to run on the Lenovo servers. We were told to go to HP but we stuck with Lenovo. 

I would like to see the management port improved. We do use XClarity, which is from Lenovo, but it still needs an upgrade. It is difficult to work with and it would be beneficial for Lenovo to improve this.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is great.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product. When considering discs to servers, it is very reliable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have another party that handles our tech support issues.

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

About eight years ago, IBM was our preferred supplier. They were also the cheapest. We switched because IBM sold their hardware service to Lenovo.

At one point, we also considered Intel servers, but we still stayed with Lenovo.

How was the initial setup?

It was complex to get this started because the Lenovo and VMware are not very compatible. We had to get some updates in order for it to be implemented.

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

It is the cheapest solution we have seen on the market.

What other advice do I have?

When considering a vendor, I always consider reliability and cost. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
ITCS user
Coordenador de TI at PLANTI CENTER
Real User
Ensures high availability, better hardware management, and support for active features
Pros and Cons
  • "Ensures high availability, better hardware management, and support for active features."
  • "Throughout the use of the product, special needs will arise which may require a global need."

What is our primary use case?

Implementation of site backup. 

How has it helped my organization?

Improvements came in as:

  • Server scalability
  • Better asset-park management
  • Better security to keep services active
  • Convergence between manageable equipment
  • Many other benefits resulted in better service delivery and continuity.

What is most valuable?

  • Implementation of server clusters using VMware. 
  • Ensures high availability, better hardware management, and support for active features.

What needs improvement?

To date, we have not seen any need for improvements.

Throughout the use of the product, special needs will arise which may require a global need.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

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

As the costs got high, we had to use the virtualization feature to consolidate the server farm.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Manager Technology Services - Data Center at PTCL.Official
Real User
Ease of use, efficient management and resource visibility are the most valuable features.

What is most valuable?

The management/load performance is the most valuable feature.

The hardware can be evaluated by its efficient management, resource visibility and easy to use features.

Secondly, performance is the main goal of the machines. I have very good experience with the IBM Server and Storage.

How has it helped my organization?

The peak performance has made the organization's key application up and running; it has never failed.

What needs improvement?

IBM hardware takes time for building/assembling. Also, the firmware update process takes too much time as compared to the other vendors like Dell.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for nine years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

During firmware updates/NIC teaming , some errors were experienced.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate the technical support a 9/10.

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

Previously, we were using IBM; it provides the most efficient and reliable computing hardware.

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

Setup is a little complex, i.e., in terms of the firmware and system updates.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Dell Chassis M1000e and HPE c7000.

What other advice do I have?

The installation and configuration are a bit difficult but the product's performance is unbeatable.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Senior Cloud Consultant in CSIRO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
It has helped us with its steady performance and stability.

What is most valuable?

I really appreciate the robust performance.

How has it helped my organization?

It has really helped us with its steady, smooth performance, and stability.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an automatic call home feature for IMM2.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for just over one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have never encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have never encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support was very good. IBM support is very helpful.

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

I did not use a previous solution.

How was the initial

What is most valuable?

I really appreciate the robust performance.

How has it helped my organization?

It has really helped us with its steady, smooth performance, and stability.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an automatic call home feature for IMM2.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for just over one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have never encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have never encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support was very good. IBM support is very helpful.

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

I did not use a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Dell and Hitachi blade servers.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're a strategic partner.