Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The management from the switches to the hyper-convergence solutions are quite good and well-developed."
"When we use it for VDI solutions, it is very easy to deploy and support."
"The technical support has been helpful. We are always able to get through to the right person."
"You can administer things easily. E.g., if you need more power, you can add a system."
"The compression and deduplication are very high. Therefore, we can use the size of the product more efficiently than other storage solutions."
"It consumes a smaller footprint when I compare it with other competitors."
"The initial setup was straightforward. With our partners and the consultancy that we had, we knew what we wanted to do. Therefore, we didn't have any problems with the installation and parametrization."
"It is a hyper-converged solution which integrates with the network instead of the product."
"It allows compute and storage to operate separately, and has the ability to take SAN nodes out of production for maintenance with little effort and zero downtime."
"The initial setup is straightforward, not a complex procedure."
"HPE StoreVirtual is very easy to use from the management console."
"It appears to be very stable and very robust."
"The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is hardware independent."
"The solution is very stable."
"The solution is quite stable. We haven't had any issues with glitches or bugs."
"It's very stable and it's easy to use."
"Cisco is a bit more challenging in terms of deployment. The admin must be knowledgeable in order to complete the task. Without that knowledge, it will be difficult to complete."
"Cisco is quite expensive but not in the initial first buy."
"The setup was complex, especially since we usually do all the planning, sizing, and workflows before integration."
"Some of our customers do not want to adopt the Cisco ACI solution. They want to manage Cisco HyperFlex by integrating it with their own management solution."
"There is a VMware plugin for HyperFlex, which sometimes it hangs up in our environment, and doesn't function well."
"I would like to see them expand onto the cloud."
"Sometimes when there are multiple technologies involved in a support case, this is when there is a bit of a lag."
"The storage layer seems to be a little better on the VMware than on HyperFlex side."
"The product is coming to end-of-life in the next three years."
"Hardware and disk failures are happening frequently."
"I would like to have this solution easily integrate with VMware."
"One of the areas that need improvement is the consolidated management platform, to manage all of the nodes from one place and the licensing around that."
"The solution needs to ensure it is on par with the industry in terms of availability of features and various other options."
"The initial setup could be simplified to make it easier for new users."
"The management aspect of the solution needs to be improved in order to make the product stronger."
"It is a costly solution."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cisco is quite expensive, but not in the initial first buy."
"Pricing is better if you buy more Cisco products."
"The pricing is a bit expensive."
"For customers in the private sector, this product can have a very high return on investment."
"If you don't look at the costs of the systems, the scalability is quite good."
"The price is a bit high. It could be better, but the product is worth the cost."
"I would like the pricing to be cheaper."
"Comparable solutions with switches, storage, and services are cheaper than HyperFlex. It should be cheaper."
"For our organization, I believe the cost is 16,000 Euros for a three-year license. It costs a bit more to do the maintenance on our servers as well. It's also on an HP ProLiant server and an organization will need to do the maintenance there also. I believe the price for that is around 2000 Euros a year."
"It costs less than $10,000 for one machine. If it costs more than 15% higher than this, then the customer may change to another solution."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: VXRail is a turn-key solution, saying that it's still based on vSAN. From a cost perspective, I suggest you opt for vSAN Ready Node. You have options from Dell EMC, Cisco, HPE, Lenovo plus a few… more »
Top Answer: Not only has it gone EOL, but HPE will no longer sell even renewal licenses, so I have a cluster that's license expires in June, and I cannot renew it.
Top Answer: All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized.
Top Answer: The StoreVirtual solution is a hardware product, so the customer only purchases licenses on a one-time basis. I have no idea of the exact pricing for that, however. Unless the customer wants to add… more »
out of 36 in Hyper-Converged (HCI)
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out of 34 in Software Defined Storage (SDS)
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Also Known As
|HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA|
|Cisco||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
The Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform is a purpose-built, high-performance, scale-out file system with a wide array of enterprise-class data management services. The data platform’s innovations redefine distributed storage technology, giving you complete hyper-convergence with enterprise storage features:
HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.
Learn more about Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series
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