HPE SimpliVity Review

The built-in backup data protection is valuable.


What is most valuable?

The built-in backup data protection is the most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

We streamlined our production servers in the way of space management, better redundancy, and efficiency.

What needs improvement?

  • Back-end training for sysadmins

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Some things were not fully set up during deployment by their engineers.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues at all.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not scaled yet.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is good; not the best, but it's good.

Technical Support:

Technical support is very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used a centralized VMware solution; not enough resources and internal support was lacking. We needed more control over our environment.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was both straightforward and a little complex. I think they can come up with a better way to automate some of the process for the end user sysadmin.

What about the implementation team?

Implementation was through Simplivity's team.

What was our ROI?

Still working on ROI.

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

Depending on the vendor, Simplivity will try to work with you on the pricing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated Nutanix and VMware centralized solutions through our institution.

What other advice do I have?

I highly recommend Simplivity to fill any hyper-converged needs.

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

I'm happy for the user. There are choices that customer has for his/her HCI needs. If what I understand is correct, a Snapshot of meta data changes does not constitute a backup. A traditional backup and hence compliance to certain standards, requires the logical backup to be outside of the production disks. I wonder how the HCI in question complies to this. I can understand if a logical backup at the speed of snapshot as claimed can be pushed outside to an off prem or on-prem device,capable of Dedupe and Compression.

I'm not an employee of any HCI vendor, and the above is my own personal thoughts.

11 April 18
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