Originally Posted by Racks&Cloud
Dell is good but we recommend SuperMicro because its IPMI is very friendly to use and cheaper than Dell.
we found the exact opposite, DELL enterprise DRAC cards are very easy to use and have a lot more features than the Supermicro IPMI.
HP are realiable as well, but they charge a yearly fee for the iLO cards
we have had supermicro and customers with colo used supermicro and seen lots of problems.
The issue is in Canada is that supermicro are basically custom builds so it can very from dealer in terms of support, etc.
we standardized on DELL servers and we have a DELL reseller/ dealer 15 min from our office with over 1000 servers in stock at any given time. IT helps us with parts, replacements, new servers, etc ...