+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Hardware Thread, HP or Dell that is the question in Technical; Ok just a quick shout out for opinion Dell 4100 SAN or HP 4000 SAN Any experiences or opinions? Naza...
  1. #1
    MACIT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    51
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    HP or Dell that is the question

    Ok just a quick shout out for opinion

    Dell 4100 SAN or HP 4000 SAN

    Any experiences or opinions?

    Naza

  2. #2

    Millgate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,391
    Thank Post
    401
    Thanked 315 Times in 231 Posts
    Rep Power
    127
    Support wise, they're both good. However if you go with HP then because everybody and their dog handles HP, you'll have support from the reseller as well as HP whereas with Dell, even if you go through a reseller, it still has to go through Dell.

    I deal with them both but if I had to pick one, it'd be HP because the discounts are better so you'll get more bang for your buck

  3. #3
    Steven_Cleaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    443
    Thank Post
    157
    Thanked 76 Times in 61 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    What about Dothill in essence what HP kit is I think and can sometimes be cheaper.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,466
    Thank Post
    292
    Thanked 301 Times in 260 Posts
    Rep Power
    80
    If you can buy and get the unit shipped before the end of this month then Dell by a long shot. Dells end of financial year is the end of this month, and you can get huuuuuuuge discounts (not unusual to find them selling at cost in the last week for a big enough deal ) if you deal with Dell direct. Get yourself a good Dell internal/external account management team and I've also found that HP just can't compete, and that's with special edu bid pricing with HP knowing the sort of price Dell were offering.

  5. Thanks to Soulfish from:

    Millgate (16th January 2012)

  6. #5

    garethedmondson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Gowerton, Swansea
    Posts
    2,200
    Thank Post
    936
    Thanked 315 Times in 184 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    163
    We too are looking and have been advised to ask servernation.co.uk

    Gareth

  7. #6

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,389
    Thank Post
    797
    Thanked 1,587 Times in 1,390 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    Rep Power
    427
    I would never go with HP again. I have had really bad service here in Australia and the UK. So if it was between the 2 i would pick Dell.

  8. #7

    Millgate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,391
    Thank Post
    401
    Thanked 315 Times in 231 Posts
    Rep Power
    127
    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
    If you can buy and get the unit shipped before the end of this month then Dell by a long shot. Dells end of financial year is the end of this month, and you can get huuuuuuuge discounts (not unusual to find them selling at cost in the last week for a big enough deal ) if you deal with Dell direct. Get yourself a good Dell internal/external account management team and I've also found that HP just can't compete, and that's with special edu bid pricing with HP knowing the sort of price Dell were offering.
    I completely forgot about that and I was only talking about it this morning. Good advice! Even if you go through a Dell partner, you'll be laughing

  9. #8

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,051
    Thank Post
    275
    Thanked 722 Times in 550 Posts
    Rep Power
    326
    For something like that, I'd go with Dell as their telephone Pro Support is far better than HP's.

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    913
    Thank Post
    96
    Thanked 184 Times in 159 Posts
    Rep Power
    53
    Are you only considering Dell or HP? We just got a NetApp FAS2040 which is the dogs dangly bits.....

  11. #10
    MACIT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    51
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks for the replies folks. The general concensus im getting is Dell, not just from here but from many other sources.

    Dell have contacted me a few mins ago and revised there price down by 3K with 30mins left on the tender timeout - unbelievable!

    Thanks again all got some decisions to make this evening and tomorrow morning.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. To RM or not to RM, that is the question...
    By Little-Miss in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 137
    Last Post: 9th December 2009, 04:13 PM
  2. To iPod or not to iPod that is the question
    By richard_s in forum General Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 25th June 2009, 08:45 AM
  3. To VOIP or not to VOIP, that is the question
    By localzuk in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11th December 2006, 10:16 AM
  4. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 15th September 2006, 09:01 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •