HPE Synergy Review

We're using it to experiment with shared storage but have had issues installing


What is our primary use case?

Primary use is data storage.

Performance is about a seven out of 10.

How has it helped my organization?

It hasn't improved things.

What is most valuable?

We've been experimenting with shared storage.

What needs improvement?

We just started. Because we're using 2012, we're having issues making templates and such.

We're having issues with the install process, and integrating our installation with the new technology.

For how long have I used the solution?

Still implementing.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't had issues with stability because we're using 2012.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't had to scale yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

They're okay, but they could improve. We have their technicians on site, and we think they need some more experience.

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

We were using standard C7000. It was working fine, but it doesn't have shared storage.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Cisco. 

What other advice do I have?

Our most important criteria when selecting a vendor are

  • quick support
  • reliability, of course.

I rate this solution a seven out of 10 because I think we were promised a little more than we were given. It's true, they are working very hard to try to help.

If you're planning on going with Windows 2016, go ahead, use it. But expect to have some difficulties.

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