Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This solution is very simple to use."
"The user interface, reporting, and management are good, and we are quite happy with the performance."
"The solution's most valuable feature is its ability to restore lost machines. Essentially its high availability capabilities are extremely valuable to us."
"The flexibility is the most advantageous aspect of the solution. Our system has a very big environment. Due to this, the replication and backup operation is not an easy task. We prefer HPE SimpliVity modules in our environment, even when we have some different cases in operations."
"Consolidation and duplications features."
"The feature that I have found most valuable is the backup recovery."
"The most valuable feature for us is its integration, as it provides an entire solution in a single box."
"We can get backups faster. We have a smaller footprint for hardware, which takes up less space. So, we use less electricity and floor space."
"The solution has eliminated the need for overprovisioning. It is designed to take advantage of deduplication strategies, which means we don't have to have as much disk in the system to do the job that we used to have to do."
"The way it does backups is its most valuable feature. It replicates snapshots with very low bandwidth. We only have a 50 megabit link to that site, and it doesn't really use much of it at all. Therefore, it is a really good fit for getting our backups done."
"The ease of use on the backup and DR and replication side of things is good. It can be done by a VMware admin with no additional training."
"Looking at the way that our infrastructure team works now, we don't think about infrastructure, storage, or compute anymore. The solution just works. It is same with the backup and replication side of things, as it just works on schedule. We don't have to manage it tightly, like we used to."
"It is simple and easy to use."
"I would like to see better manageability and integration with third-party tools."
"The interface is not fully integrated with the ESXi, which is something that could be improved."
"The solution has a complicated front-end."
"The solution needs to add NFS features."
"The MTG inside HP could be improved."
"The upgrades need improvement."
"The ease of new deployments could be improved."
"I have not seen ROI."
"The technical support is weak. It is a layered product. It has a software solution on top of the SimpliVity solution, which is built on top of the hardware of the HPE DL380s. When we call for a problem that we know is related to the DL380, we get a SimpliVity guy trying to solve a SimpliVity problem. If it is not a SimpliVity problem, it's a hardware problem. So, it takes awhile for them to figure out which part of the organization should really be helping us."
"SimpliVity has this thing where if a virtual machine is on the wrong node with two nodes, it will be optimized. However, if one of the nodes won't be optimized, then it will complain about that. It will give you a little warning to say the source is not optimized. Please move this to one of the other hosts. They should just add a little thing in SimpliVity to move all the VMs to the right host, because it is a pain to load balance across the three nodes when all these VMs are complaining and you have to move them to one."
"The biggest feature, which should be included, is some method to handle archival backup or cloud-based backup. Where SimpliVIty typically falls down with their data structure is: The longer a backup is kept, the more space it ends up inevitably using. When you get into things that you have to keep for five or seven years for legal requirements or regulatory compliance, then you start taking up a lot of space with these old dead backups that you are probably never going to use again. Being able to offload those to a separate platform or cloud storage location would be ideal."
"HPE could give us more options for server models to chose when using the product. Right now, we can only use the DL380."
"It crashes often. When one particular VM has random, large IOPS requests, it will bog down the node, and there isn't enough time for the replica to be brought up. So all the VMs on that one particular node will essentially become offline."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is an expensive system and not every customer has the kind of budget to support it."
"For the VMware licensing, it is approximately $10,000 a year."
"The time savings on the administration side of things is huge. We had somebody who was dedicated pretty much full-time to hardware, and now, they spend about a quarter of their time a year on hardware-related issues."
"The only thing that I think we are paying for is the VMware licenses, but we are enterprise, so it is not horrible."
"For three years, it is $60,000 for three nodes. It is quite pricey."
"It's about $10,000 monthly."
"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."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Centralized management and administration is the main feature; and also along with HPE InfoSight, it will give analytics, dashboard, and it is very easy to use.
Top Answer: The solution needs to be easier to use. The administration's ease of use it poor and it needs a better administrative console. The solution has a complicated front-end. In terms of features, the… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution as a container-as-a-service. We use it to host containers. It effectively supports a cloud-based container system.
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Also Known As
|HPE ConvergedSystem 700, HPE ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, CS500, HPE ConvergedSystem 900, HPE ConvergedSystem 500, HPE ConvergedSystem 300||SimpliVity, HPE HCI|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
HPE ConvergedSystem gives you lower cost of ownership and greater flexibility to meet more business demands. Eliminate the inefficiencies and inflexibility of one-silo-at-a-time infrastructure with software-defined agility and automation.
Deploy pre-validated, factory-tested configurations in weeks instead of months. Set up IT services in minutes, not hours. Integrated, workload-optimised systems eliminate infrastructure silos for improved efficiency, simplicity and speed.
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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Consumer Goods Company17%
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
HPE ConvergedSystem is ranked 4th in Converged Infrastructure with 5 reviews while HPE SimpliVity is ranked 7th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 34 reviews. HPE ConvergedSystem is rated 8.6, while HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE ConvergedSystem writes "Flexible with good restore functionality and excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE SimpliVity writes "Freed up resources to do more application delivery type functionalities". HPE ConvergedSystem is most compared with Dell PowerEdge VRTX, Dell EMC VxBlock System, FlexPod and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, whereas HPE SimpliVity is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.
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