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The solution's most valuable feature is its ability to restore lost machines. Essentially its high availability capabilities are extremely valuable to us.
The user interface, reporting, and management are good, and we are quite happy with the performance.
This solution is very simple to use.
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.
A very small package but with lots of memory and CPU.
The biggest benefit of this solution is that If you use it, you can use it for the company headquarters and also for all the branches. You use the same system, only a smaller size. With SimipliVity you can also use the included backup solution. You don't need any other solution to back up the data or to transfer it.
The most valuable aspect of the HPE SimpliVity is the DL380 G10. We have mostly been using VMware and Hyper-V. On one side we have Hyper-V and the other side we have the VMware.
The scalability is its most valuable feature. It's also able to do stretch clustering.
The solution's simplicity is its most valuable feature. The usability is also good.
The rate of compression for the data in SimpliVity is the most valuable feature.
As a point for optimization on our infrastructure, it works great for us.
The solution has a complicated front-end.
The interface is not fully integrated with the ESXi, which is something that could be improved.
I would like to see better manageability and integration with third-party tools.
Perhaps they can work on providing faster allocation of memory or storage.
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.
I would like them to add more connection capability, a hub and spoke model, to improve the number of connections that it can handle.
The price is quite high. The system could also be more scalable.
A lot of our customers are using VMware and also are using Hyper-V. Hyper-V is not very stable on the HP SimpliVity.
I would like to see it able to restore item levels, especially for databases.
The initial setup was a little complex because we were in the first version, fresh releases.
When we make some upgrades to the platform, it does take time to stabilize the structure again.
The initial setup was complex. It took a few months to integrate and adapt to the new platform.
Pricing and Cost Advice
This is an expensive system and not every customer has the kind of budget to support it.
Pricing is good. We have not calculated what hyper-converged infrastructure has brought us but I think there has to be some lower cost for us, compared to the public cloud. Obviously, there would be a lower cost, probably by more than half.
We're paying $3,000-$4,000 a month.
It's about $10,000 monthly.
For three years, it is $60,000 for three nodes. It is quite pricey.
The only thing that I think we are paying for is the VMware licenses, but we are enterprise, so it is not horrible.
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.
Upfront costs seems high at first look, but after analyzing all the benefits of SimpliVity, we have come out ahead.
It has helped to reduce our VMware licensing costs due to host consolidation.
out of 18 in Converged Infrastructure
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out of 38 in Hyper-Converged (HCI)
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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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