HPE SimpliVity Review

Has an inbuilt backup feature and is stable and scalable


What is our primary use case?

We use it for servers, like the domain controller, DHCP, print server, file server, and distribution server as well as application servers.

What is most valuable?

We like the backup feature, which is inbuilt. This means that we didn't require an additional storage device. Everything is backed up in a single box and that always makes it easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

I think the licensing cost could be lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using HPE SimpliVity for more than two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE SimpliVity is definitely a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I think it is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have found technical support to be good and have appreciated their immediate response.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

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

We currently have a yearly license, and I think the cost could be lower.

What other advice do I have?

If you go with a single node only, then you may encounter some issues if you don't have any backup nodes. However, if you go with at least two nodes, then you will be able to manage a disaster well.

If one of the nodes goes down, then the server and data center will be moved to another node. This will ensure that you don't lose anything.

I am very satisfied with HPE SimpliVity and would rate it at ten, on a scale from one to 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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