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"Nimble DHCI is really user friendly and not complex""Very good in-line compression."

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"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."

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"Sometimes the technical support would get back to us in two hours, but other times it would take them two or even three days to respond.""Lacking integration to the cloud."

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"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."

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"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."

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Overview

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI an intelligent platform with the flexibility of converged and the simplicity of HCI. It disaggregates compute and storage and integrates hyperconverged control to give enterprises simple infrastructure management on a flexible architecture.

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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HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is ranked 14th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 2 reviews while HPE SimpliVity is ranked 7th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 23 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is rated 9.0, while HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI writes "Excellent in-line compressions; even API configurations are simple". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE SimpliVity writes "Freed up resources to do more application delivery type functionalities". HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, NetApp HCI, VMware vSAN and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, whereas HPE SimpliVity is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, VMware vSAN, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and NetApp HCI.

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