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"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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"We can also create test cases. We can even throttle down performance or release more performance. So, we can run more precise test scenarios.""When we do to do more scaled load testing, we can run more dense workloads and still have the same results across all specific nodes""It is more stable now than it was before. It's not like it was in the first year. Now it is stable, and we trust it more.""VMware vSAN has greatly reduced refresh spending.""The newer versions of this solution are much more stable and easier to manage.""As a function of our core business, it's a sought after tool that helps us provide analytical support across a wide spectrum of client needs. It's allowed us to test out in our connected restaurant - "TheWorks" - a fully-functional restaurant experience center that allows our clients to discover the value of our connected solutions firsthand. We deploy vSAN in this customer-like environment within a hyperconvergent infrastruction (HCI) to give our clients a better understanding and help optimize data and the end-users' experience.""The most valuable feature is the ability to continue our business needs and have higher visibility. It has definitely increased our business productivity levels.""To me, VMware is a leader of the visualizations. I think everyone just follow VMware."

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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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"When we talk about improvements for vSAN, there is some way to go from a at least stability perspective. Adding all these new features is nice, but we are now at the level that most of the features you need in production are there.""Upgradability could be a bit easier sometimes. We are now where vSAN can be updated without ESXi, but there is still enough dependency. So that would be good if that actually would uncoupled even more.""Disaster recovery needs to be improved, when there is a crisis, there is a problem with what is the quickest way to get out of it.""This solution is not great for large file shares/object/rich media repository.""This solution would benefit from better collaboration with Cisco for driver updates.""I would like to see the availability of more template based VMware systems. Combined with the ability to check and measure multiple and converging data segments. Another issue I've seen is that the tool seems to be slow when first starting up.""I would love for this product to be cheaper and easier to configure.""It is an expensive solution."

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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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"ROI from an administrative perspective is clearly much better because I only have to deal with one user interface.""I'd love for this product to be cheaper.""The only problem I have with VMware is the price. It is a good product, but it is expensive.""With vSAN, we didn't find the market that competitive.""The vSAN is somewhat expensive to license.""The vSAN licensing is not an inexpensive product. It does cost more than hypervisor.""We did consider other hyperconverged solutions. It usually came down to price. vSan was the most cost effective thing."

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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: Quite simply, VxRail is a vSAN appliance. It's a Dell based server node fully integrated with a pre-loaded VMware vSphere and vSAN software stack. Since it's integrated, the hardware is optimized to… more »
Top Answer: If you are locked in on VMware vSan, VMware makes more sense. If you have an open mind about open source systems, Nutanix might make more financial sense. since you could utilize the Acropolis… more »
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SimpliVity, HPE HCIvSAN
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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.

VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions.

What vSAN Does

  1. Enables you to evolve without risk. Seamlessly extend virtualization to storage with an integrated hyper-converged solution that simply works with your overall VMware environment and reduces the risk in digital transformation by using existing tools, skillsets and solutions.
  2. Lowers total cost of ownership by 50% or more with capital and operational savings. Reduce storage CapEx, decrease operational costs, manage the day-to-day operations of compute and storage infrastructure, and accelerate responsiveness to traditionally time-consuming tasks.
  3. vSAN helps customers scale to tomorrow. Prepare for tomorrow's dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers.
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Financial Services Firm19%
Healthcare Company9%
University8%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider14%
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Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise41%
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HPE SimpliVity is ranked 7th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 23 reviews while VMware vSAN is ranked 2nd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 32 reviews. HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.4, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.4. 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 VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". HPE SimpliVity is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis, VxRail, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, NetApp HCI and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, whereas VMware vSAN is most compared with Nutanix Acropolis, VxRail, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and NetApp HCI. See our HPE SimpliVity vs. VMware vSAN report.

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