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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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"It allows compute and storage to operate separately, and has the ability to take SAN nodes out of production for maintenance with little effort and zero downtime.""The initial setup is straightforward, not a complex procedure.""HPE StoreVirtual is very easy to use from the management console.""It appears to be very stable and very robust.""The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is hardware independent.""The solution is very stable.""The solution is quite stable. We haven't had any issues with glitches or bugs.""It's very stable and it's easy to use."

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Cons
"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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"The product is coming to end-of-life in the next three years.""Hardware and disk failures are happening frequently.""I would like to have this solution easily integrate with VMware.""One of the areas that need improvement is the consolidated management platform, to manage all of the nodes from one place and the licensing around that.""The solution needs to ensure it is on par with the industry in terms of availability of features and various other options.""The initial setup could be simplified to make it easier for new users.""The management aspect of the solution needs to be improved in order to make the product stronger.""It is a costly solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"For our organization, I believe the cost is 16,000 Euros for a three-year license. It costs a bit more to do the maintenance on our servers as well. It's also on an HP ProLiant server and an organization will need to do the maintenance there also. I believe the price for that is around 2000 Euros a year.""It costs less than $10,000 for one machine. If it costs more than 15% higher than this, then the customer may change to another solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Hello, I suppose you'll host both processes and databases for Sage 300 on this Simplivity infrastructure. I recommend using the hardware accelerated Simplivity nodes which offer best performances… more »
Top Answer: Not only has it gone EOL, but HPE will no longer sell even renewal licenses, so I have a cluster that's license expires in June, and I cannot renew it.
Top Answer: All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized.
Top Answer: The StoreVirtual solution is a hardware product, so the customer only purchases licenses on a one-time basis. I have no idea of the exact pricing for that, however. Unless the customer wants to add… more »
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SimpliVity, HPE HCI
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Overview

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.

HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.

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Sample Customers
Red Bull Racing, Mandarin Oriental, Brigham Young University, UCLA, Merlin Entertainments, Sasa Cosmetics, Travelport, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Princess House
NBrIX, WIND Telecom, Netrics
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm14%
University9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company12%
Construction Company8%
Hospitality Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider22%
Retailer7%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise37%
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HPE SimpliVity is ranked 5th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 37 reviews while HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 5th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 10 reviews. HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.4, while HPE StoreVirtual is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of HPE SimpliVity writes "Freed up resources to do more application delivery type functionalities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StoreVirtual writes "Independent of hardware with good stability but requires better integration". HPE SimpliVity is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VxRail, VMware vSAN, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and StorMagic SvSAN, whereas HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, Red Hat Ceph Storage, StorMagic SvSAN, IBM Spectrum Scale and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct.

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