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Pros
"The program is stable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is integration.""Perfectly suits customers dealing with the combination of future storage needs and, at the same time, keeping up their computing power.""The solution is quite stable.""We're doing a lot of VMware for IT so this solution is really valuable from a VMH point of view. We're trying to assist our customers mainly with management, because that's what they want. The most important aspects are ease of management, as well as ease of configuration, allowing them to attach additional nodes and resources for the applications.""The most valuable feature is high availability.""The solution was connected to alternate storage. It provides great scalability and reliability.""It is easy to use for management and operations teams because the tools are in one place."

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"Among the valuable features are that it's a complete solution, it's easy to use, and there is not a lot of management time involved in operating the solution.""It is easy to set up.""The interface is very good and is very easy to navigate. You can find everything you need from one central place.""The access, high availability, and interface are the most valuable and important for us. There is one interface for the whole product, which is very important because you have a single pane to view all the infrastructure of a customer. You can improve your data recovery plan or DRP, or you can make a special emergency plan if a disk has any problem.""The whole backup capability, where we are able to create backups and restore backups in typically 40 to 50 seconds, has been great.""It's a very nice solution. It's a complete solution that we are looking for because we don't have personnel with expertise.""The technical support is exceptionally good.""The most valuable features are replication and backup."

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Cons
"I am not really impressed by the technical support of this solution.""There should be more functionality available for routing.""Including instrumentation would be a helpful improvement.""The solution needs to offer more documentation and educational materials.""I think there might be some room for improvement when it comes to pricing, because although I know how to convert customers, at the end of day, it's quite expensive. Sometimes your feature architecture is still coming out much cheaper than hardware costs for your infrastructure.""I would like to see a more user-friendly interface.""The biggest issue with the solution is that it doesn't support Hyper V. It's a big problem.""The installation is complex."

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"I would like to see it be a truly hybrid-cloud solution where I could take my on-prem SimpliVity environment and have replication to a cloud install.""Its performance can be faster.""To install or to update it is more complicated than other solutions.""It is not so cheap, and this is the most common complaint that my customers have. It is a very good product, but the price is an issue in Latin America. VMware is a de facto tool. It would be useful for customers if HP can also use Red Hat or any other open-source virtualization product. Currently, you can only use VMware to manage the machines inside SimpliVity.""Scalability is something that needs to be improved because if you need more storage then you have to add more nodes.""There is room for improvement in the operations area because the support for that server space is minimal.""There needs to be a simple process for migrating one SimpliVity cluster to a new SimpliVity cluster.""When it comes to performing backups, the dashboard is not intuitive and not user-friendly."

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"The pricing for this solution is good.""The price of the solution is fair, it is priced in the average range amongst competitors."

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"We're paying $3,000-$4,000 a month.""It is not too expensive, but it is quite expensive for me.""It is expensive for this market. Everyone says that it is a very good product, but the only complaint is about the price.""We bought this solution as a package that included all of the hardware and all of the software.""The price is one of the biggest problems our customers have.""The licensing is on a yearly basis. The licensing cost also includes vCenter at a cost in the cloud solution.""The hardware is expensive. For the same price, Cisco can provide more hardware specifications for us.""The solution can be expensive if you are using a lot of nodes."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  It is easy to use for management and operations teams because the tools are in one place.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is fair, it is priced in the average range amongst competitors.
Top Answer: When checking some of the components in the RCM during upgrades, it can be difficult, you have to check and upgrade the software-defined storage because it will get out of scale with the… more »
Top Answer: We really enjoy the virtualization that the solution offers.
Top Answer: The pricing is expensive, and even more so due to the fact that we have an unfavorable exchange rate between the Turkish Lira and the American dollar. I have not seen any other costs over and above… more »
Top Answer: The product is expensive. We are in Turkey and the Turkish Lira currency is higher than in other countries. $1 is about 9 Turkish Lira now. If you buy something in US dollars, and if you calculate it… more »
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Also Known As
VxFlex, VxRack FLEX, PowerFlex
SimpliVity, HPE HCI
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Overview

VxRack System consists of hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems, with integrated networking, to achieve the scalability and management requirements of traditional and cloud native workloads. The VxRack series is purposely designed to enable customers to quickly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and/or Private Cloud architectures. VxRack Systems tightly integrate hardware with software and management layers.

The result is a fully tested, pre-configured, hyper-converged system with simplified operations at data center and Service Provider scale. VxRack Systems support the deployment of a variety of application workloads, allowing IT to rapidly deliver new services while improving overall agility and efficiency.

HPE SimpliVity provides the most complete hyperconverged solution, powering the world’s most efficient and resilient data centers and delivering up to 49% cost savings verses public cloud alternatives. A market and customer satisfaction leader, HPE SimpliVity dramatically simplifies IT by combining all infrastructure and advanced data services—including guaranteed data efficiency, built-in data protection, and VM-centric mobility—onto the customer’s choice of server. With HPE SimpliVity, expand your possibilities, not your data center.

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Sample Customers
Canopy, 8x8Inc., Atos, Canadian Pacific, City of Denton, CenturyLink, BNP Paribas, Asyaport, EDF, CSC, Fox Sports, Insight, Hunter, KPIT, Paetec, Rosetta Stone, Sonda, Xerox
Red Bull Racing, Mandarin Oriental, Brigham Young University, UCLA, Merlin Entertainments, Sasa Cosmetics, Travelport, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Princess House
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer5%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company9%
University8%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise42%
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise44%
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Dell EMC PowerFlex is ranked 10th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 8 reviews while HPE SimpliVity is ranked 6th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 25 reviews. Dell EMC PowerFlex is rated 8.2, while HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerFlex writes "Enables users to attach additional nodes and resources for the applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE SimpliVity writes "The flexibility needs improvement and it needs an alerting system, yet it is stable and easy to install". Dell EMC PowerFlex is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and FlexPod, whereas HPE SimpliVity is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and HPE StoreVirtual. See our Dell EMC PowerFlex vs. HPE SimpliVity report.

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