Compare HPE SimpliVity vs. Nutanix

HPE SimpliVity is ranked 7th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 28 reviews while Nutanix is ranked 2nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 13 reviews. HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.6, while Nutanix is rated 8.8. 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 Nutanix writes "What you might not know about Nutanix that makes it so unique". HPE SimpliVity is most compared with VxRail, VMware vSAN, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, NetApp HCI and VxFlex (VxRack FLEX), whereas Nutanix is most compared with VMware vSAN, VxRail, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, NetApp HCI and Red Hat Ceph Storage. See our HPE SimpliVity vs. Nutanix report.
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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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The solution offers impressive performance.Nutanix has several unique capabilities to ensure linear scalability.Karbon is a must-have as it drastically simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes.The fact that there is only one interface to deploy a complete solution for maximum storage is fantastic.Best features are around data locality, compression, and deduplication.The most valuable feature would be the ease of deployment. That is the most significant feature for me because I've worked with multiple vendors and it's always been very complicated to install the software and get everything running.It is a good solution and it is easy to work on their platform.It has solid performance and provides data locality.

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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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The solution doesn't support older systems, which can be a problem for some organizations who wish to implement it. It became a problem for us due to the fact that some of our systems are older.There is a need is to be able to consume Nutanix storage from outside the cluster for other, non-Nutanix workloads.In the licensing, it needs to be clear about features because it is not clear whether Flow is integrated or not.They have offered some new features that I have not deployed so I assume that these issues might have been addressed already, but, at my time there was a networking problem.We could always use a performance upgrade, or simplified management.If they can simplify the software slightly for the installation, that would make all the difference.If we can have certified compatibility with other companies, such as Oracle, then it would let us know that they function correctly together.I would like to see a fuller integration with the public cloud. It would help the user enter the hybrid cloud infrastructure.

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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.

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Pricing varies greatly between license and editions.They should lower the price. If they did they would fall into a more competitive market because the price does scare a lot of potential customers away when they get the quote.There are a lot of features included with Nutanix that cost a lot with other companies.I don't feel that I am receiving the performance which I am paying for.

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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.

Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Nutanix’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.

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Red Bull Racing, Mandarin Oriental, Brigham Young University, UCLA, Merlin Entertainments, Sasa Cosmetics, Travelport, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Princess HouseSt. Lukes Health System, the City of Seattle, Yahoo! Japan, Sligro, Empire Life, Hyundai AUS, and many others.
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Financial Services Firm19%
Healthcare Company10%
University8%
Retailer8%
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Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company5%
Government5%
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Energy/Utilities Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Healthcare Company13%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise47%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise33%
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