HPE Helion Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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CTO at Indra
Jan 01 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is our access to private and public clouds.

How has it helped my organization?

We can improve our delivery time because we can manage different solutions.

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to select the best private cloud to use in terms of service and cost. If I need to put an application on the cloud, I would like to know which provider to use. I would like to know the best option for this application.

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor, I look at the relationship and the support that this vendor can provide. We have a very good relationship with HPE. The delivery is normally good. We have had a good experience with different kinds of HPE products in the past.
Consultant
Head Of Security at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 01 2017

What is most valuable?

What matters is whether the end product that you deliver to your customers fixed their problem. To me, it is all about solving and fixing problems. So it always comes down the whether it helped you… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We focus on what we are good at. We focus on our skillsets and our core competencies. We are always looking for partners who can assist us because we have limited expertise based on company strategy.

What needs improvement?

With a lot of the services we use, we need a single dashboard that could do more. At the moment, the biggest challenge in technology and security is redundancies in the systems. It would be great to… more»

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

We were using older systems and we moved to HPE; but for a lot of the projects, I've reached out to HPE for the first time because they have good services.

What other advice do I have?

Reach out to your account manager, and give them a refined understanding of what you want to achieve. HPE is a very large organization. You just need to be very clear on what you want to experience.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We considered Dell SecureWorks and HPE obviously; and a very few niche players that do specific functions. There was nobody as big as HPE. They all might do specific parts of it very well. We picked… more»
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Consultant
Cloud Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 13 2016

What is most valuable?

We're looking for an open stack platform. The whole HPE wraparound support and everything that we can get with an open source project is what we are looking at. Helion Being backed by a vendor (HPE) rather than vanilla openstack gives us a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The cost is really a big benefit. It gives us an extra string to our bow. We run quite a big hosted-enterprise solution for customers on the network, and I think Helion will give us another opportunity to sell more to them. We're still in a… more»

What needs improvement?

Some improvements I think are needed are greater stability and more up to date packages. The Ceph Cluster components that we've been looking at are still in the previous Hammer release. We were expecting the next release to be pretty much… more»

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

We were not using any previous solutions. We just needed some kind of flexible offering. With being a HPE partner, we thought Helion was the way to go.

What other advice do I have?

Give it a go. Maybe look at other upstream vendors, maybe. Obviously with the announcement that Helion's going across to SUSE now, hopefully that development train will accelerate and things will stay more in line with the open upstream… more»
Vendor
Pre-Sales Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jul 31 2016

What is most valuable?

Scalability, it's very important.

How has it helped my organization?

It's improved the delivery of services to our clients. Also, I believe my clients get new business, and better performance.

What needs improvement?

I'd like it to join up with other hybrid cloud solutions as my clients often have very complex requirements.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If they could reduce the cost, that would be good as there is much competition, and many companies, and organizations are looking to reduce costs.

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

Previously, we used Microsoft Azure but now we're in Open Stack which is helping us to provide services to our clients.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at GP, EMC, Hitachi, Dell, and Cisco. We chose HPE because we also started offering networking products including switches, routers, and 3PAR.
Consultant
Solution Manager - Dynamic Datacenter at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 07 2016

What is most valuable?

It has a really great GUI so it's easy to use. You can get an overview of the different services you define and how to automate them and bring them into the infrastructure.

How has it helped my organization?

We're a lot more flexible in HR. We have many more services, including self-service an Apache Ant user. We don't have to call IT and wait for weeks or months for service. That's the biggest benefit for our business.

What needs improvement?

We need improvements for more hybrid use. Right now, the system is very focused on pay-as-you-go cloud services, and our customers are looking for more a hybrid use. They want to spread their services into the public cloud and pay-as-you-go cloud services. Also, there are some drawbacks in terms of the ease of setting up these. You have to have a lot of knowledge about the insides of the software… more»

What is HPE Helion?

The HPE Helion Platforms are HPE Helion OpenStack, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering, and HPE Helion Stackato, a cloud-native application platform. They are based on industry-leading open source projects in OpenStack and Cloud Foundry and provide enterprise customers with flexibility in software and hardware. With HPE Helion OpenStack and HPE Helion Stackato, you can simplify the development, deployment, and delivery of applications you design for cloud. Enterprises often need to quickly develop, deploy, and scale cloud applications across a mix of public and private clouds. To achieve this, they architect cloud apps to be modular and easy to modify in an agile way. The HPE Helion Platform enables large organizations to gain the benefits of supporting these new types of apps, while still meeting required SLAs for security, governance, and privacy.
Also known as
HPE Helion Cloud, HP Helion
HPE Helion customers
ACA Fashion Software, myLoc, Mendix, Comline AG, Nava Solutions, 20th Century Fox, Zhejiang University, iService Global, Okinawa Cross Head, Creative Photo Cloud, Zuora, Ormuco, Ecad, MyCloud, Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS)
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