HPE Synergy Review

The newer technology is driving business and easing the administration process


What is our primary use case?

We use it for our infrastructure. We have multiple servers, therefore we use it as our main infrastructure for applications to host our servers.

We don't have a hybrid cloud environment. We use on-premise.

It has made our IT infrastructure teams more efficient. Previously, we had a standard infrastructure, which was compute, power, and storage. They had to run from one place to another to create a virtual machine. Now they can do everything in one shot.

How has it helped my organization?

In our old infrastructure, we had very high I/Os. Now, with Synergy, this has been reduced.

The newer technology is driving business and easing the administration process.

What is most valuable?

Synergy is a composable infrastructure. To have the ability to create:

  • Workloads
  • Power
  • Compute
  • Storage.

This is what drew us to Synergy.

With OneView, we can take care of all our servers in one dashboard.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. We never had any issues with it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is highly scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not used the technical support because I haven't had any issues.

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

Our infrastructure was very old. We had a lot of high I/Os. It was taking us a long time to create servers, etc. We knew that we had to change.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward. It took us around six hours to set it up. There were no complications at all, because Synergy comes as a box. You don't have to do anything. You just have plug it into the network, and that is it. It's done.

What about the implementation team?

We used a reseller, KDCC, for the deployment. They was great.

We used HPE’s Pointnext services to help move to this solution. They were great. The Professional Services of HPE were great. They came and set it up, making it an easy process.

What was our ROI?

We haven't seen any ROI, and it hasn't reduced our cost of operations.

The solution has decreased our deployment time by 70 percent.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It costs us around $60,000 a year.

The solution has reduced our IT infrastructure costs by 50 percent.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Dell EMC, VCE, and HPE. We went with the newest technology, which was composable infrastructure. The others were just hyper-converged infrastructure.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the product. My team is very happy with the way the product is right now. It is an excellent product. We hadn't any issues with it.

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