HPE Hyper Converged Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Director of IT Systems at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature was its time to delivery.

How has it helped my organization?

We had four ESX hosts and a big storage rack. We needed to replace it really quickly. It's all VMware stuff and it involved moving it over. The unit came in. Our lead architect spent an hour with it, figured out a couple IP addresses that it... more»

What needs improvement?

I'm guessing that the next release will be the SimpliVity stack. I don't know. It seems like they've got a lot of features packed in there. There's nothing that comes to mind in terms of improvement. It has worked pretty well. We've had to do... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Reseller
Owner and CEO at Bitcon
May 18 2017

What is most valuable?

For HPE Hyper Converged 380, the added value is not having to buy multiple elements – servers, hard disks, memories, CPU, cables, and software – because you have to unpack it, install it, and update the firmware. You have to do it all by yourself. With this solution, I buy everything together, pre-packaged, pre-installed, and in just 15 minutes, it's installed.... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improvement in the hardware underneath it. Currently, it's a Gen9 DL380. One day, there will be a Gen10 DL380 and maybe they will have bigger or smaller sizes. The HE380 is already a good step forward with the first product, which was the CS250, which was really cool. It was just a 2U box (chassis). It had a lot of performance in there, but... more»
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Real User
AVP Software Development at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 31 2016

What is most valuable?

Flexibility, it can spin up new server to meet business needs at will. I don't have to worry about buying a new box, provisioning it, all the issues that go along with that. I like the fact that it's taken us from approximately 23 servers... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The flexibility, scalability, reliability, and all the various abilities. Those are really the key elements to it.

What needs improvement?

It could be cheaper, everything could be cheaper.
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Consultant at Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure
Jun 17 2017

What is most valuable?

We like the fact that the hyper-converged infrastructure provides a simple to grow, easy to configure platform. It meets our needs now, but if there's growth later, it's easy to add on another node or two. You don't have to go out and get... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's easier to maintain. We think it offers performance benefits and easier use.

What needs improvement?

From the release that we have, we'd like to see better integration with vCenter and OneView. I believe the vCenter integration is available in an update that was released earlier this year. We have not applied it yet. It is complex to set up... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Consultant
Nov 16 2017

What is most valuable?

* The ease of use and management. * The speed: It is extremely fast. * The price per value compared to other solutions, like Nutanix and SimpliVity.. * The HA, which means I have a copy of the VMs always available, and the moment a VM is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before deploying the product, we did not have any enterprise IT infrastructure. Now, with the HC380 deployment, we succeeded in building all the required servers, organizing the data and protecting it, which has increased our operational... more»

What needs improvement?

Data protection and optimization: It is really weak. They do not offer deduplication or compression. Also, we do not have a real backup solution. It is just snapshots, which is forcing us to do automatic backups of the extremely important... more»
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What is HPE Hyper Converged?

HPE Hyper Converged solutions combine intuitive software with the reliability of a world class platform to deliver cloud-like simplicity to your business.

Now, IT can become an internal service provider to end-users by quickly delivering the resources they need for application development and consumption. With HPE Hyper Converged systems companies can operate with cloud efficiency to simplify IT operations with one comprehensive control panel to deploy, monitor, analyze and update – with a single generalist; consume with cloud flexibility to deliver a cloud-like experience, with multi-tenant workspaces that eliminate stranded resources and flexes on demand; and deploy at cloud speed to empower developers and lines-of-business with a self-service portal that can instantly compose and recompose VMs in minutes. Built-in enterprise grade features, such as performance and resiliency enable HPE Hyper Converged systems to easily handle a wide variety of virtualized workloads, including general purpose virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and cloud.

Also known as
HPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE Hyper Converged 250, HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS
HPE Hyper Converged customers

North Lindsey College, FireWhat?, HudsonAlpha

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