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"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.""It comes all in one box.""It has instantaneous backup and lag-free restore. When everything is running, I can bring back a huge VM in less than 30 seconds. That's even better than Veeam."

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"The most valuable feature is the customization. With the customization you can really give the customers what they want."

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"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.""There is room for improvement in that there is a need for so many Federation nodes. It would help if they increased that capacity so that we didn't have to have so much hardware in our secondary site.""The initial setup was complex because it was a new solution."

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"The line migration is a problem."

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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.""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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Top Answer: We really enjoy the virtualization that the solution offers.
Top Answer: The pricing is expensive, and even more so due to the fact that we have an unfavorable exchange rate between the Turkish Lira and the American dollar. I have not seen any other costs over and above… more »
Top Answer: The product is expensive. We are in Turkey and the Turkish Lira currency is higher than in other countries. $1 is about 9 Turkish Lira now. If you buy something in US dollars, and if you calculate it… more »
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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.

OpenStack is an open and scalable cloud operating system for building public and private clouds. It provides both large and small organizations an alternative to closed cloud environments, reducing the risk of lock-in associated with proprietary platforms.
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Red Bull Racing, Mandarin Oriental, Brigham Young University, UCLA, Merlin Entertainments, Sasa Cosmetics, Travelport, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Princess House
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Financial Services Firm15%
University8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider28%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise45%
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HPE SimpliVity is ranked 5th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 41 reviews while Rackspace OpenStack is ranked 5th in Converged Infrastructure with 1 review. HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.4, while Rackspace OpenStack is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE SimpliVity writes "The flexibility needs improvement and it needs an alerting system, yet it is stable and easy to install". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rackspace OpenStack writes "Highly customizable private cloud solution". HPE SimpliVity is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, whereas Rackspace OpenStack is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, VxRail, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Dell PowerEdge VRTX.

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