Compare HPE SimpliVity vs. HPE StoreVirtual

HPE SimpliVity is ranked 5th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 32 reviews while HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 9th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 9 reviews. HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.6, while HPE StoreVirtual is rated 7.8. 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, VxRail and VMware vSAN, whereas HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity and Red Hat Ceph Storage.
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Pros
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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All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized.It's very stable and it's easy to use.The solution is quite stable. We haven't had any issues with glitches or bugs.The solution is very stable.The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is hardware independent.It appears to be very stable and very robust.HPE StoreVirtual is very easy to use from the management console.The initial setup is straightforward, not a complex procedure.

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Cons
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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In our country, Qatar, most of the industry isn't using too much HP. StoreVirtual doesn't move fast. It's not a popular product.It is a costly solution.The management aspect of the solution needs to be improved in order to make the product stronger.The initial setup could be simplified to make it easier for new users.The solution needs to ensure it is on par with the industry in terms of availability of features and various other options.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.I would like to have this solution easily integrate with VMware.Hardware and disk failures are happening frequently.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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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.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.

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SimpliVity, HPE HCIHPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA
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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 HouseNBrIX, WIND Telecom, Netrics
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm19%
Healthcare Company10%
University8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company6%
Retailer5%
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Healthcare Company13%
Government8%
Construction Company8%
Hospitality Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider12%
Retailer11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise34%
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise38%
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