HPE SimpliVity Review

Provides great compression and a very good deduplication ratio


What is our primary use case?

This solution is for general purpose utilization. We are partners with HPE and I'm a system engineer.

How has it helped my organization?

The improvement to the company has been in terms of data reduction, we're storing more data with a lower footprint.

What is most valuable?

The compression and deduplication ratio would be the most valuable features. 

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see some improvements in terms of simplifying deployment and making it more user friendly. I think the technical support could be improved as well.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for two years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

With the newer models we can scale as we need. There are 20 users in our office and probably 200 more worldwide. 

How was the initial setup?

We've carried out this deployment numerous times so it's not an issue. We're able to carry out the physical implementation in two or three hours. Project management and related work takes about two to three weeks. 

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

The licensing price is okay, there would be extra costs for replication licenses, for RapidDR but nothing on top of that. 

What other advice do I have?

It's important to use the best solution for your requirements and use case. 

I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

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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