HPE SimpliVity Review

Deduplicates and compresses online without forgetting disk protection


What is most valuable?

Definitely the deduplication and compression, for the optimization of disk space.

How has it helped my organization?

Simplifies the operations of the server and the administration area.

What needs improvement?

I think the support for the hypervisors needs to be on a higher level.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with scalability. Has horizontal scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Really good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Nutanix. We switched because Simplivity deduplicates and compresses online and can be started with two nodes, without forgetting disk protection.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, it was set up very fast.

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

You must perform a correct TCO study to find all the benefits.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Nutanix, VxRail.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure to do correct dimensioning in the storage part. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller.
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