HPE SimpliVity Review

Easy to scale and setup, with excellent support, but the price could be improved

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for a VDI system.

How has it helped my organization?

HPE SimpliVity can improve our DR solution.

I would recommend this for the Hospitality industry because of the data recovery. I think that HPE SimpliVity is the answer.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is high availability.

What needs improvement?

We haven't really explored all areas of this solution we are still in the POC phase.

Pricing and monitoring could be improved.

I think that they should have their own hyper-converged system.

For how long have I used the solution?

I started using HPE SimpliVity approximately two months ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. We have not had any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. You can add additional nodes at any time. It's easier to scale than Cisco Hyperflex and better than Nutanix.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent.

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

Previously, we did not use another solution.

SimpliVity is the first HCI that we have implemented in this company. We have learned and gained more experience in this area.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple. It took one week to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

We did not deploy this solution ourselves, we used a system provider.

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

The hardware is expensive. For the same price, Cisco can provide more hardware specifications for us.

The hardware costs are more of an issue than the licensing costs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Nutanix.

Nutanix is quite expensive. It's at least two times more expensive than SimpliVity.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I would recommend to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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