Compare HPE Hyper Converged vs. HPE SimpliVity

HPE Hyper Converged is ranked 12th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 10 reviews while HPE SimpliVity is ranked 5th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 32 reviews. HPE Hyper Converged is rated 7.6, while HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE Hyper Converged writes "Performance is robust, but Dell EMC VxRail is easier to implement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE SimpliVity writes "Freed up resources to do more application delivery type functionalities". HPE Hyper Converged is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix and VMware vSAN, whereas HPE SimpliVity is most compared with Nutanix, VxRail and VMware vSAN. See our HPE Hyper Converged vs. HPE SimpliVity report.
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Zeljko Radjen
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Pros
The solution has many good features.The most valuable features of this solution are fast deployment, security, and it is easy to upgrade.The most valuable feature is the in-built backup system. The backup speed is also excellent.Hyper-convergence is the most valuable aspect of the solution. We can avoid downtime when there's maintenance or updates needed. Also, we have homogenous hardware, so we have a lot of trust in the solution's reliability.What I really like about this program, is that it needs little space and it works really fast, so it saves us time.The HPE Hyper Converged solution is used in a hybrid cloud configuration. We assess the disk space and partition additional capacity.I've found the data protection features the most valuable.If you were comparing this solution to VMware, it has more features, and it's very fast on the recovery.

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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.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.

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Cons
I think that OneView should be replaced by something else for the management.Providing local technical support and improving the price are areas this service needs to consider improving.The solution can be improved on the management side. More management features should be added to future releases.The solution would be better served if it integrated with other solutions better.The solution is not very stable.Some improvement is required in the availability of the data and performance. The solution is too expensive for our customers. The pricing should be lower.The price can be improved. We would like to see support for some open source virtualization technology like for example KVM.One problem I've had is that I was trying to do a move and it was not working. I was given an error and a message asking me to shut down the machine first and then move it to another host.

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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.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.The solution is expensive - not only the hardware costs but server costs too. And the more you scale, the more expensive it gets.The solution is too expensive for our customers. The pricing should be lower.It is an expensive solution, however. If they could adjust the pricing, that would be helpful.Pricing with Dell EMC is double the price which I paid for HPE. However, in the end, Dell EMC is double in performance. This is not an apple to apple comparison though, as I have a four node from Dell EMC and a three node.

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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.

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12th
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4,693
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10
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30
Average Words per Review
357
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8.7
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Also Known As
HPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE Hyper Converged 250, HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPSSimpliVity, HPE HCI
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Overview

HPE Hyper Converged solutions combine intuitive software with the reliability of a world class platform to deliver cloud-like simplicity to your business.

Now, IT can become an internal service provider to end-users by quickly delivering the resources they need for application development and consumption. With HPE Hyper Converged systems companies can operate with cloud efficiency to simplify IT operations with one comprehensive control panel to deploy, monitor, analyze and update – with a single generalist; consume with cloud flexibility to deliver a cloud-like experience, with multi-tenant workspaces that eliminate stranded resources and flexes on demand; and deploy at cloud speed to empower developers and lines-of-business with a self-service portal that can instantly compose and recompose VMs in minutes. Built-in enterprise grade features, such as performance and resiliency enable HPE Hyper Converged systems to easily handle a wide variety of virtualized workloads, including general purpose virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and cloud.

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
North Lindsey College, FireWhat?, HudsonAlphaRed Bull Racing, Mandarin Oriental, Brigham Young University, UCLA, Merlin Entertainments, Sasa Cosmetics, Travelport, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Princess House
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company14%
Legal Firm14%
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company10%
Retailer9%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Healthcare Company10%
Retailer8%
University8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company6%
Retailer5%
Company Size
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise34%
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