Compare HPE ConvergedSystem vs. IBM VersaStack

HPE ConvergedSystem is ranked 3rd in Converged Infrastructure with 5 reviews while IBM VersaStack is ranked 9th in Converged Infrastructure with 2 reviews. HPE ConvergedSystem is rated 8.4, while IBM VersaStack is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE ConvergedSystem writes "Increases performance, streamlines recovery time, but the transformation is complex". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM VersaStack writes "Replication and DR implementation became faster". HPE ConvergedSystem is most compared with Dell PowerEdge VRTX, HPE SimpliVity and Vblock, whereas IBM VersaStack is most compared with Vblock, FlexPod and Dell PowerEdge VRTX. See our HPE ConvergedSystem vs. IBM VersaStack report.
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Pros
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.

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Replication and DR implementation became faster.The combination of Cisco's architecture and IBM's flash technology. Cisco provides FI technology which provides one simple architecture. IBM's flash technology is fast.

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Cons
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.

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Raw data mapping for storage should be a given option.

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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.

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8.4
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840
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2
Average Words per Review
144
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8.0
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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
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Overview

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.

VersaStack is a converged infrastructure solution of network, compute and storage designed for quick deployment and rapid time to value. The solution includes Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure together with IBM software- defined storage solutions to deliver extraordinary levels of agility and efficiency. VersaStack is backed by Cisco Validated Designs and IBM Redbooks application guides for faster infrastructure delivery as well as workload/ application deployment.

Designed for dynamic organizations that want to accelerate business growth while reducing costs, VersaStack incorporates IBM all-flash as well as hybrid storage technologies into the “single pane of glass” management environment provided by Cisco UCS Director. The solution offers quick deployment and execution of business applications—with the versatility to adapt as business priorities change. Providing an IT infrastructure that is easy, efficient and versatile, VersaStack helps accelerate data center infrastructure deployment and helps efficiently manage information and resources amid business change.

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Sample Customers
FAW-Volkswagen, NICS, NBrIX, Pinpoint, HPE Technology Services, SWS, Ko Sistem, HPENewhall Hospital, Medicat, JJ Haines, Sigmax
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company36%
Consumer Goods9%
Security Firm9%
Retailer9%
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Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Retailer12%
Manufacturing Company7%
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