HPE SimpliVity Review

When we had to increase capacity, it scaled very simply


What is our primary use case?

We are using SimpliVity for VDI and virtual desktops. We are also using it for some small manufacturing sites.

How has it helped my organization?

It has lessened our burden on multiple different products, so they are under one umbrella. This has been economically good.

What is most valuable?

SimpliVity is simple and all in one.

What needs improvement?

I don't think it's as simple as it is marketed, but it is a new product. Since it is a newer solution, there needs to be more knowledge transfer out there. The product needs more maturity because of the industry.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is too early to tell about stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales well so far. We had to increase capacity. It was able to scale pretty simply, and that worked well.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been awesome.

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

We were previously using basic compute storage.

We were lifecycle managing all our technology, so it was more about stability. We switched for a more converged solution.

How was the initial setup?

Scheduling was a little rough, but other than that, it went okay.

What about the implementation team?

HPE deployed it, but we used an integrator (CCP) for design. Our experience with CCP was good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Nutanix and Dell EMC products.

We went with HPE partly because I have history them.

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework.

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