HPE SimpliVity Review

Replication beneficial, uncomplicated install, and scalable


What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for HCM, secondary distribution endpoints, file sharing, domain controller, all many kinds of applications.

What is most valuable?

I find the replication feature valuable.

What needs improvement?

There are a lot of different components to choose from in the chassis. This could be easier by providing a standard or a base model to create and configure from. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I believe the solution is stable, I did not see any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is converging in a public place, the scalability is good. We have approximately 70 users using the solution in my company,

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

We previously used Dell PowerEdge rack servers.

How was the initial setup?

I found the installation straightforward. However, I am not sure about others.

What about the implementation team?

The solution took a couple of hours to do the implementation with two technicians, and we have one technician for the maintenance. Next time I am going to use a consultant or a supplier to do the implementation.

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

The product is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

We are going to continue to use the solution in the future, and I recommend it to others.

I rate HPE SimpliVity a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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