HPE Synergy Review

Data processing that took us hours now takes tens of minutes


What is our primary use case?

Primary use case is for Oracle Servers to store a large database.

Right now the performance is good, but we have only had the solution installed in production for two months.

How has it helped my organization?

First of all, it's new hardware. So everybody noticed very large improvement in data processing. A lot of activity which took hours now takes, let's say, tens of minutes. So it's a very visible improvement in quality.

What is most valuable?

I think the ease of deployment is the most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

When templates are created, there are some steps where you need to reboot the machines. Being in production, this is not a good idea. For example, if you reconfigure the network, you should not have to reboot the machine. You should just apply the new template and that's it.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Right now, it's stable. But we have only had it for five months, three months in proof of concept and two months in production. But we haven't have any issues up until now.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

We haven't had to call them. HPE installed it, that was about it. We have been able to manage it very easily since.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had some old generation servers, we needed to replace them. This was the newest technology, so we went with the newest technology.

Also, we have been working with HPE for a long, long time. So we just stuck with what we know.

How was the initial setup?

I think we needed HPE only for the hardware install. After that, I don't think we really needed them.

What other advice do I have?

I give it an eight out of 10, because of the rebooting issue I mentioned above.

It's worth acquiring this if you have a larger datacenter, or if you have a lot of operations being done on a daily basis. These are the main reasons why you should take this approach.

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