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Sean Henry
Real User
Senior MIS Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features that the HCI brought was power, simplicity, and flexibility. I don't have a staff of hundreds, I have a staff of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

If my people are chasing issues on old hardware, and in the weeds, we're not doing anything that management sees as value. They don't see any... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see higher level graphics support because we are going to be doing some virtual desktop for our CAD software, and I want to be... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had a project that was overdue by about two years, that couldn't get the performance that it needed. The vendor couldn't spec what we needed.... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight. We've only had it since March so I don't have much experience with it but I have no doubt that moving... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Director Of IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 21 2018

What is most valuable?

* Scalability * Standardization - one size fits all It's also intuitive and easy to use because one size fits all. Obviously, it scales out, but it's the same solution at every... more»

What needs improvement?

After hearing more today, here at VMworld 2018, about what's coming, it seems that what's coming covers us: It's the Snapshotting and the DR and the replication. Historically,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using traditional converged infrastructure with storage, network, and compute tiers. We had a mandate from a U.S. government entity that required physical separation of a... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would tell a colleague to highly consider it. Do your research and test it. If it fits, it fits. We've been live about nine months so I would rate it at eight out of ten right... more»
Anonymous User
Vendor
Lead Tech Consultant for Data Center with 51-200 employees
Jun 19 2017

What is most valuable?

* Scalability * Ease of setup * Reduced complexity * Flexibility

How has it helped my organization?

We are resellers, so it allows us to sell our customers solutions that make their work easier. They can make a port more rapidly and fit a... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more storage options, such as hybrid storage options. We sell other products as well. We run across a lot of customers who... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We saw changes in the market and changes in the way applications are developed. The market is going away from what we think of as databases, and... more»

What other advice do I have?

Compared to the protection offerings of the platforms, I think the competing native data protection just isn't there. SimpliVity really got that... more»
Ravindran Seeni
Real User
Head of IT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 12 2018

How has it helped my organization?

With VxRail, there is a single vendor with the hardware, software, and maintenance. Thus, there is a single vendor with whom we can contact. With other products of HPE, you have to... more»

What needs improvement?

* They should add automation and activation going forward. * VxRail is missing some of the features that Nutanix has in its product. * Next release, we would like to see online... more»

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

Compare the VxRail product to Nutanix. Nutanix has more features, but its pricing is higher.

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Stability * Scalability * Technical background of the company * Price.

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