HPE SimpliVity Review

It offers instant file-level restore. No deployment or scalability issues.

What is most valuable?

Instant file-level restore is the product's most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

We have marketing users that tend to save over their files by accident and before SimpliVity, I could not restore a file from 15 minutes ago. Now, I can do that for my users.

I also was able to install a disaster recovery site with this solution and it has given our IT team peace of mind knowing we have full backups offsite.

What needs improvement?

The production server infrastructure is an area with room for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for six months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did encounter stability issues at first due to a CPU issue.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is top-notch.

Technical Support:

Technical support went above an beyond to help get our network environment ready for the upgrade.

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

We had old end-of-life and end-of-support servers.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was very straightforward with fantastic documentation from the project team.

What about the implementation team?

An in-house team implemented it.

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

I recommend a five-year contract, as it will give you the best ROI.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I researched many different options before choosing.

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