HPE SimpliVity Review

Simple to integrate with our backups

What is our primary use case?

We use it for optimization of the platform for the virtualization.

How has it helped my organization?

The replication from the different centers (the main to the secondary) has been very great. It is good value for us.

SimpliVity is simple to integrate with our backups.

We have used it for testing.

What is most valuable?

  • Compression
  • Deduplication
  • As a point for optimization on our infrastructure, it works great for us.
  • The solution is very innovative.

What needs improvement?

We would like to have more security with the solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have had the solution for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. We have not had any outages.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is great.

We have 13 nodes in our data center.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good. We have Tier 2 and 3 support.

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

We moved to SimpliVity from our previous solution because SimpliVity met our requirements. Our previous solution was four years old.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex. It took a few months to integrate and adapt to the new platform.

What about the implementation team?

We used a partner, Datavision, for our deployment. Our experience with them was very good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

HPE proposed Synergy and Simplicity. We chose Simplicity, which has been a great platform for us.

What other advice do I have?

We are not looking to change our solution, at least not in the next three years.

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