HPE Synergy Review

The density and the flexibility that it provides are the most valuable features.


What is most valuable?

The density and the flexibility that it provides are the most valuable features. In the C7000, there was a memory density issue per-blade that was solved in Synergy's platform. On top of that, I value the composability of it. In other words, being able to create hyper-converged systems within the frame, rather than having to resort to rack mounts.

How has it helped my organization?

A great benefit is being able to create different solutions that aren't available in the traditional C7000 platform.

What needs improvement?

It's a lot more about some of the speeds and feeds, such as the 25, 50, 100 GB virtual connections. In addition, I would like to see improvement in the 32 GB fiber channel connection at the end of it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have no issues with stability.

How is customer service and technical support?

I have not used technical support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

It's just one of those products that as a partner, we have always tried to stay on top of. Previously, we had the C7000, plus other competing products, in our lab.

When selecting a vendor, I look at how well things integrate together, as well as the ease of management.

How was the initial setup?

I was not involved in the initial setup.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn’t look at any competitor’s solutions.

What other advice do I have?

Look at the flexibility of the platform, as far as being able to have that storage drive to be able to do hyper-converge. It should not block your architecture. As you scale it out, you don’t have choke points on the network side, like you do in other platforms.

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