HPE SimpliVity Review

I switched from a non-hyperconverged solution. This was less hardware and VMware licensing to manage.


What is most valuable?

Seamless backup, quick deployment.

What needs improvement?

SimpliVity requires an arbiter to be installed on a non-virtualized (or at least on non-SimpliVity virtualized) storage. This means you can not totally virtualize your environment on SimpliVity. I would like to see the arbiter on a system that is virtualized and eliminate that external portion.

For how long have I used the solution?

About a year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

The VAR that helped with deployment did not know that the arbiter could not be virtualized and this lead to problems down the road when installing updates.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not scaled it yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Good.

Technical Support:

Excellent.

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

I switched from a non-hyperconverged solution. This was less hardware and VMware licensing to manage.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup took a day.

What about the implementation team?

The VAR was still learning the product. I would rate their level of expertise as low.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also evaluated Nutanix and Scale.

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