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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.""It is easy to set up.""The interface is very good and is very easy to navigate. You can find everything you need from one central place.""The access, high availability, and interface are the most valuable and important for us. There is one interface for the whole product, which is very important because you have a single pane to view all the infrastructure of a customer. You can improve your data recovery plan or DRP, or you can make a special emergency plan if a disk has any problem.""The whole backup capability, where we are able to create backups and restore backups in typically 40 to 50 seconds, has been great.""It's a very nice solution. It's a complete solution that we are looking for because we don't have personnel with expertise.""The technical support is exceptionally good.""The most valuable features are replication and backup."

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"This synchronization is easy with StorMagic, and we can establish availability between servers."

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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.""Its performance can be faster.""To install or to update it is more complicated than other solutions.""It is not so cheap, and this is the most common complaint that my customers have. It is a very good product, but the price is an issue in Latin America. VMware is a de facto tool. It would be useful for customers if HP can also use Red Hat or any other open-source virtualization product. Currently, you can only use VMware to manage the machines inside SimpliVity.""Scalability is something that needs to be improved because if you need more storage then you have to add more nodes.""There is room for improvement in the operations area because the support for that server space is minimal.""There needs to be a simple process for migrating one SimpliVity cluster to a new SimpliVity cluster.""When it comes to performing backups, the dashboard is not intuitive and not user-friendly."

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"The only improvement area I can see is their licensing. For example, the memory caching feature is only available in an advanced license. Normally, it's in a standard license. It would be better if they had memory caching features in the product. Some backup features should also be in the product"

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""We bought this solution as a package that included all of the hardware and all of the software.""The price is one of the biggest problems our customers have.""The licensing is on a yearly basis. The licensing cost also includes vCenter at a cost in the cloud solution.""The hardware is expensive. For the same price, Cisco can provide more hardware specifications for us.""The solution can be expensive if you are using a lot of nodes."

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"It's fairly cheap when compared to other options. But it can be improved as some features may not be available in the standard license. The vendor positions it as an edge product, so it isn't suitable to compare with VMware vSAN or Nutanix because that's another product altogether."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: This synchronization is easy with StorMagic, and we can establish availability between servers.
Top Answer: It's fairly cheap when compared to other options. But it can be improved as some features may not be available in the standard license. The vendor positions it as an edge product, so it isn't suitable… more »
Top Answer: The only improvement area I can see is their licensing. For example, the memory caching feature is only available in an advanced license. Normally, it's in a standard license. It would be better if… 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.

StorMagic SvSAN simplifies storage at the edge. It is a virtual SAN, virtualizing the internal storage of two servers and creating an active-active mirror that ensures an exact copy of data resides on both servers at any time. Needing just two nodes in each cluster, using any x86 server, any CPU and any storage combination, SvSAN gives you the flexibility to deploy lightweight, low cost highly available storage as you wish. 

A single, incredibly lightweight witness provides quorum to as many as 1000 SvSAN clusters and they can all be deployed and managed from a central location. Stretch your SvSAN clusters across entire cities for added resiliency. Deploy on VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM hypervisors and avoid vendor lock-in. Leverage sophisticated caching algorithms when superior performance is required. If security is a priority, implement StorSecure - SvSAN's integrated encryption and key management feature. And if redundancy is a concern, deploy three nodes per cluster to withstand two node failures and still keep your applications online.

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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
E.ON, Bayer, NHS, Keiser Corp., TDK, Oxford University, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Bridgestone, Argos, UnitedHealthcare, Harris Corp.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company9%
University8%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company29%
Manufacturing Company6%
Construction Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise45%
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HPE SimpliVity is ranked 5th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 24 reviews while StorMagic SvSAN is ranked 25th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 1 review. HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.4, while StorMagic SvSAN is rated 0.0. 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 StorMagic SvSAN writes "A software-defined storage solution with a useful synchronization feature". HPE SimpliVity is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and HPE Hyper Converged, whereas StorMagic SvSAN is most compared with StarWind Virtual SAN, VMware vSAN, DataCore SANsymphony SDS, LINBIT SDS and Veeam Backup & Replication.

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