11-02-2009 01:50 AM
A customer asked me to quote for a DELL Data Centre but I want to give him an HP Data Centre as an alternatives. I am obliged to compare DELL and HP by emphasizing on the advantages of HP equipments ( servers, SAN, Storage etc...)over DELL equipments.
The comparaison should be two main parts: Business Wise and Technical aspect wise.
11-02-2009 02:59 AM
this could help you:
DELL vs. HP blade systems
EMC CX3-10 (available from DELL) vs. HP storage (EVA)
11-02-2009 06:11 PM
If it can't be done with a VT220, who needs it?
11-02-2009 11:21 PM
11-03-2009 12:02 AM
It's been a long time since I've purchased Dell servers, for good reason.
Yes, they may be cheaper, but generally you get what you pay for.
One of the most significant things that comes to mind is lights out functionality, which is essential in any data centre. Most, if not all, HP ProLiants come with an iLO interface, to enable easy management.
A quick browse at the specs. of some current Dell servers shows that their equivalent, the DRAC, is still an optional extra.
I could go into build quality, etc. but as others have said, your local HP sales team should be able to do that !
Hope this helps,