HPE Hyper Converged Alternatives and Competitors

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Director Of Information Technology at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable with good technical support and good integration capabilities

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution to run the loudmouth to host our virtual server's core courses.

Pros and Cons

  • "You don't have to worry too much about the hardware and you don't have to work on integrating a storage device. We instead have this as an all-in-one solution and everything is available as a box."
  • "Right now, it's difficult for a non-technical person to participate in using the product. It could be made more consumer-friendly."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have a relationship with Dell. We just procured the latest version of the solution. When we decided on our requirements, we had multiple calls with Dell and the attorneys to ensure that we received what we needed. Apart from choosing various generations or various models on VxRail boxes, we also took to deep dive into the actual configuration on each processor to understand how much memory to use. It's easier if you have a technical professional on your side when you're dealing with Dell. I'm a technical person, so I could get into the weeds with them. If you…
DA
Manager, Open Systems Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
A fast and easy deployment that allows secure access to our medical applications

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for our VDI. This is used to deliver our EMR and other medical and clinical applications to our residents and providers throughout the medical center.

Pros and Cons

  • "It allows us to authorize our residents to come in using their own personal devices to access any of our clinical applications and ensure that the PHI is secure and protected."
  • "If we could have just a single pane of glass, where everything can be managed through that one app, rather than have multiple apps, it would be great."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is researching this solution is to have an understanding of the ROI. It is easy to jump in and see great technology, but you need to know what the long term cost is. One thing that we learned when we went into hyper-converged technology is the licensing costs that come with it. This is a yearly thing that you have to account for. Overall, this solution was very easy for us to implement. Some of the challenges we're having are related to the management platform and the fact that we have to deal with multiple platforms at the moment. Once this is all consolidated, I…
GI
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
A hyper-converged infrastructure that offers enterprise-level data protection

What is our primary use case?

Typically, our customers use it to try to consolidate their solutions on VMware with multiple virtual machines — almost more than 15 in every case.

Pros and Cons

  • "The technical support is exceptionally good."
  • "There needs to be a simple process for migrating one SimpliVity cluster to a new SimpliVity cluster."

What other advice do I have?

Regarding configuration, it would be nice to have the flexibility to easily select the right low-cost service for any implementation or configuration. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. If the customer has the right environment, I would definitely recommend this solution.
Web Services and Systems Development at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Helpful and proactive support, offers full redundancy, and is cost-effective

What is our primary use case?

StarWind Virtual SAN has been a welcomed addition to my network.

Pros and Cons

  • "The vSAN provides full redundancy for storage while reclaiming some rack space."
  • "I found that certain browsers are not fully compatible with the administration web access portal."

What other advice do I have?

Overall, StarWinds vSAN is a cost-saving storage option with top-notch support.
GN
IT Infrastructure Specialist at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
MSP
Top 20
Good unified administration, very stable, and easy to set up

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for remote offices as well as medium-sized businesses.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution's unified administration is its most valuable aspect."
  • "The solution could maybe improve failure protection."

What other advice do I have?

We are a partner of VMware. Customers considering the solution should be aware that the principal benefits they will get from the solution include integration with HCI, NSX, and cloud solutions. Overall, I would rate the solution nine ut of ten. We've had a good experience overall and our clients are happy with the product.
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