HPE ConvergedSystem Alternatives and Competitors

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Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
Nov 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration between NetApp and Cisco products. From the Cisco side, the most valuable features of this solution are the data center density, the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We are using the solution's tiering to AWS as a backup target for all of our data. It is essentially our DR and it is being sent out to AWS using SnapMirror. In terms of making our staff more… more »

What needs improvement?

Hyper-V is not as well supported by NetApp and Cisco as VMware is, which is something that should be improved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, we were using a multi-vendor storage solution that included HP Blade servers with equipment from EMC. We switched to Cisco, which was a strategic management decision.

What other advice do I have?

There have been some improvements on the Cisco UCS side since we began using this solution. In the earlier days, it was more difficult to upgrade, and there was pain involved during the process. That… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing FlexPod.
Real User
Application Operations Services Leader at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the flash. Integration with VMware and VMotion definitely brings a lot of value.

What needs improvement?

One thing that it lacks is multiple user interfaces. It has a single interface that is used to access multiple layers and there are different levels of management. We are hoping that Nutanix will simply this. Scalability is an area that… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used HPE Superdome and the Dell solution is better.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that has plusses and minuses. It is better than HPE Superdome and using big servers, and it works well with VMware and VMotion. At the same time, there are challenges with scalability. I would rate this solution a seven… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are currently evaluating our infrastructure needs and are thinking about implementing a solution from Nutanix.
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