HPE ProLiant Rack Server DL380 G9 2U Review

HPE Proliant Rack Server line up is extremely popular among Small business server for its top of line performance and various processor options.


This DL380 model HPE Proliant Rack server comes with enterprise class Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4 Octa-core (8 Core) 1.70 GHz Processor.  This Intel Xeon E5 processor falls in the middle of the spectrum and compares to Intel i5 processor in terms of raw performance.

8 cores helps in handling large workloads and multiple users or sessions seamlessly.

Comes with 8GB of DDR4 Ram and expandable upto 64GB of Ram. HPE also provides Ram upgrades on the store.

HPE proliant Rack server supports 12Gb/s SAS storage controller supporting several Terabytes of data transfers in few minutes.

Providing the 12GB/s SAS makes HPE Proliant Rack server one of the best storage servers available in the marker.


This top of the line Small business server is of 2U in height. And physical dimensions 3.4 inches in height,  17.5 inches in depth (width) and 26.7 in depth (length).

It compactly fits in all 2U standard racks. Weighs a moderate 32.7 lbs. Please check the rack capacity before adding any rack server.

While the HPE Proliant comes with one processor installed, it has capacity to add an additional cpu.

HPE provides three year limited warranty and free returns within 30 days.

Score :

We give the HPE proliant rack server a score of 82% for design and performance.

Manufacturer Part Number  – 850517-S01

Can I stay after a H1B amendment denial with a valid I-94?

This is one of the most common questions raised by H1B employees recently due to increased H1B denial. Depending on your situation the answer is Yes and No. We will briefly go over different scenarios.

H1B Denial in Amendment due to Role Change

If the amendment was due to a role change, it is likely you will be able to continue with a previously approved petition and valid i-94. This situation is quite possible when someone gets promoted to a management role and filed an Amendment with a new role.

You are eligible to stay in US and perform the original role which was approved. But to stay on the good side of law, you will have to perform the original role and not a management role. If your project doesn’t accommodate this, you might be out of luck.

This role doesn’t affect your promotion, as a Job title doesn’t necessarily need to match your SOC title or Job responsibilities.

H1B Denial in Amendment due to Location Change

If your employer filed an amendment petition due to a location change, there are chances you will be able to use your old petition and valid I-94. But to use your old petition, you will have to move back to your old LCA location (based on which H1B was approved and have a valid I-94).

By old LCA location, we mean the exact address not just the city. Moving back to old city working from remote will not suffice  and will be in violation of H1B terms.

This condition is very much possible due if you have moved to a different location with same employer and client. Most likely you might be allowed to move back.

Cognizant facing higher Visa Denials for Computer System Analyst roles

Cognizant Technologies is number three in terms of employees in India. Even though it is based out of USA, for all purposes is considered an Indian IT firm. For years Cognizant has filed several H1B petitions for System Analysts ( 15-1121.00 – Computer Systems Analysts ), but in recent months have seen an extremely high spike in denials.

Cognizant has relied Fragomen for majority of its filings in the recent years. There was always a gripe among employees on the Fragomen methodology of filing H1B petitions with minimal documentation and adding additional documentation during RFE. This process was resulting in increased RFE’s and lead to USCIS issuing a memo on documentation to be filed with initial filing.

While this was causing several RFE’s and denials, USCIS has also started targeting Computer System Analyst role for Specialty Occupation eligibility. USCIS through 2017 memo has deemed Computer Programmers are not a Specialty Occupation in itself and further evidence is needed to justify the role. With Fragomen’s policy of not providing support documents, it increased frustration within USCIS and employees, causing more RFE’s and denials.

How is H1B Salary determined


Even with support documents employees filing with wage level 1 have very slim chance of approval. This SOC title of Computer System Analyst also is used for several roles within Cognizant. Senior Analysts, System Analysts and even for managers. Below are some of the Job titles associated with this SOC title.

Applications Analyst,
Business Analyst,
Business Systems Analyst,
Computer Analyst,
Computer Systems Analyst,
Computer Systems Consultant,
Information Systems Analyst (ISA),
Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst),
System Analyst and
Systems Analyst.

If you have been offered the SOC title in LCA, discuss with your Manager and Immigration team, about choosing alternate roles. If they persist with this role, you need to be prepared for RFE or denial.

While the chances of Non – Computer Science background degree holders have higher chance of denial, denials are happening with Computer Science Background employees as well.