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PowerEdge C is #3 ranked solution in top Density Optimized Servers and #7 ranked solution in top Blade Servers. PeerSpot users give PowerEdge C an average rating of 8 out of 10. PowerEdge C is most commonly compared to HPE Apollo: PowerEdge C vs HPE Apollo. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 28% of all views.
What is PowerEdge C?

PowerEdge C help you to maximize hyperscale performance with up to 4 independent server nodes, flexible storage and shared infrastructure in a compact 2U chassis.

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PowerEdge C Customers
NxtGen Datacenter, Medien-Service Untermain (MSU), Exasol, IndigoVision, Dayco
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What users are saying about PowerEdge C pricing:
  • "PowerEdge C is very expensive, but personally, I think it's worth the price."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
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    CFO at PETRA CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION
    Real User
    Compact with an easy initial setup and good preformance
    Pros and Cons
    • "Technical support has been helpful."
    • "The reliability needs improvement."

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use the solution for supporting our internal applications.

    How has it helped my organization?

    So far, the product has made us more efficient in terms of energy usage and space usage utilization.

    What is most valuable?

    It does basically everything that we need it to do.

    The compactness of the solution is its most valuable aspect.

    We found the initial setup to be straightforward. 

    The solution is stable. We haven't had any issues. 

    It is possible to scale the solution.

    Technical support has been helpful. 

    What needs improvement?

    The reliability needs improvement. We have had some issues.

    The issue is that Dell's no longer selling this product in the near future. It's almost the end of life.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We've been using the solution since 2018.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability has been good. We haven't dealt with any bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    While it is scalable, we haven't had the need to do so just yet.

    We're a construction company and we have about 60 users at this time. That includes project managers. 

    Right now, it's probably running at 60% capacity. We're not going to increase usage.

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support has been good. We are satisfied with the level of service on offer. 

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

    We're currently looking at refreshing the hardware.

    We had Dell rack-mount servers previously. We switched for space utilization.

    EMC is our storage. That's not the Blades. The storage is the Unity box that we have.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is straightforward and not overly difficult. It's a simple process.

    The deployment is fast. It took us over a weekend. 

    We had two personnel that handled deployment and maintenance. 

    What about the implementation team?

    We handled the implementation process ourselves. We did not need any integrators or consultants.

    What was our ROI?

    In terms of ROI, it's performed and done what we expected for the price that we paid.

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

    We pay a yearly licensing fee. It's comparable to others on the market.

    There are not any other additional costs other than the licensing fee.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We did evaluate other options. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We're pretty happy with its capabilities. 

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Other
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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    Ehsan-Zaidi
    CTO at ACOM
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Easy to use with good security and good pricing
    Pros and Cons
    • "The security of the product is very good."
    • "We had a few minor issues with compatibility on the latest version during the installation process."

    What is most valuable?

    The solution's ease of use is its most valuable aspect for our organization. We really like how user-friendly it is.

    The management is excellent and also very straightforward.

    The security of the product is very good.

    We found the pricing to be quite fair. It's not overly expensive.

    The upgrades for the solution are very good. It continues to add useful features to the product with every new release.

    What needs improvement?

    Overall, it offers a lot of good features for the industry. I don't recall any that are lacking per se.

    We had a few minor issues with compatibility on the latest version during the installation process.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using the solution for eight to ten years at this point. It's been almost a decade. I've used it for quite a while.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is quite stable. We don't have issues with bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's quite good.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution scales very well. If a company needs to expand it, they can do so easily.

    The organizations we work with vary in size and it scales to meet any organization's needs. Some have thousands of users, for example.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Technical support has been very knowledgeable and responsive. They're good. We're satisfied with the level of service they provide us.

    How was the initial setup?

    The setup is pretty straightforward. It's not overly complex in any way. The product's servers are easy to install. You can install it easily on VMware if you want to.

    There were a few minor issues with compatibility, however, other than that, it was a good experience.

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

    The cost of the solution is reasonable. It's a good selling point for Dell. They keep it competitive.

    What other advice do I have?

    We're Dell partners. We have a business relationship with the company.

    We're using almost the entire series. We use a variety of versions of the solution.

    Overall, I would rate it at a nine out of ten.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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    Bernard Ariro
    Chief Technology Officer at Basilisk Technologies
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Provides a great management platform but more flexibility is needed

    What is our primary use case?

    I was running them as hosts for my virtual or private cloud — we were hosting several servers, virtual servers.

    What is most valuable?

    The management platform is great.

    What needs improvement?

    I can't think of anything that needs to be improved at the moment. A lot of evolution is occurring with Blade PowerEdge, including, what call, the blade servers. The VxRail should be opened to allow other virtualization platforms to be used. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using PowerEdge C for over 10 years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    PowerEdge C is very stable. We hardly experience any downtime. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    In terms of scalability, as long as the…

    What is our primary use case?

    I was running them as hosts for my virtual or private cloud — we were hosting several servers, virtual servers.

    What is most valuable?

    The management platform is great.

    What needs improvement?

    I can't think of anything that needs to be improved at the moment. A lot of evolution is occurring with Blade PowerEdge, including, what call, the blade servers. The VxRail should be opened to allow other virtualization platforms to be used. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using PowerEdge C for over 10 years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    PowerEdge C is very stable. We hardly experience any downtime. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    In terms of scalability, as long as the infrastructure is set up well, adding a host to the environment is very easy — I don't see any issues with that. A lot depends on the design that you put in place. 

    How are customer service and technical support?

    On a scale from one to ten, I would give the technical support a rating of eight. I am very satisfied with them.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup was very straightforward.

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

    PowerEdge C is very expensive, but personally, I think it's worth the price.

    What other advice do I have?

    On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven. If they lowered the price, I would give them a higher rating.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
    SOMASHEKARMS
    Test Lead at Canarys
    Real User
    Top 20Leaderboard
    Scalable, stable, easy installation, but needs more ports

    What needs improvement?

    There could be some more ports added in the future.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using the solution for approximately five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    We have not had any problems for stability.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability of the solution met our needs.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation is not complicated.

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate MS - PowerEdge C a seven out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises

    What needs improvement?

    There could be some more ports added in the future.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using the solution for approximately five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    We have not had any problems for stability.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability of the solution met our needs.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation is not complicated.

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate MS - PowerEdge C a seven 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
    Network Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 20Leaderboard
    A reasonably priced solution with useful compression capabilities

    What is most valuable?

    I have found the compression capability the most valuable feature.

    What needs improvement?

    A feature that needs to be added is the ability for full container storage.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for more than a year.

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

    The price of the solution is reasonable.

    What is most valuable?

    I have found the compression capability the most valuable feature.

    What needs improvement?

    A feature that needs to be added is the ability for full container storage.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for more than a year.

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

    The price of the solution is reasonable.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner