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Mohamad Charara
Consultant
Development and IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Jan 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The performance is robust for HPE Hyper Converged. We have been underutilizing the storage. Though, we have almost consumed 70 percent of the storage, and I can access my data whenever I want without… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before we bought the HPE Hyper Converged servers, we had scattered systems and servers. Our data was scattered. When the solution came into place, we were able to connect all our data and organize it… more»

What needs improvement?

The storage efficiency is weak and needs to be improved. However, I do not think HPE is planning to improve it at this time. They will probably look to EOL it, because HPE SimpliVity has resolved this… more»

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

Pricing with Dell EMC is double the price which I paid for HPE. However, in the end, Dell EMC is double in performance. This is not an apple to apple comparison though, as I have a four node from Dell… more»

What other advice do I have?

My entire environment is actualized in VMware. Before choosing a product, think why you are buying, the reason, and what you are looking to get from it. If you have too much data or you want to store… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The competitors in the market are HPE SimpliVity, VxRail, and Nutanix. All these solutions are extremely pricey. I feel VxRail is one of the best solutions you might ever have because of the… more»
Mohamad Charara
Consultant
Development and IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
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. (We made the deal… 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… 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… more»

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

HPE pricing is good. It was much cheaper than their competitors. It does not have any hidden costs as the other competitors. I just have to pay for the support after my… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Not at all. Previously, we did not have a hyper-converged solution.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very robust solution and easy to manage. If you do not have the budget limitation constraints, my advice is to go for HPE SimpliVity as it is the most complete… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, Nutanix and SimpliVity. Nutanix pricing was slightly more expensive. After three years, I have to pay support three times more than what I will pay for HPE. For… more»
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Alessandro Pregliasco
Real User
System Specialist at Be Team Srl
Jul 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the HPE Hyper Converged (standard version) are deduplication and compression. We need more of these features on the platform.

How has it helped my organization?

I'm not using the solution in my data center but for customer systems integration. The solution is not installed in my data center. We use it in customer offices. We install and configure the HPE Hyper Converged device for our customers… more»

What needs improvement?

Some improvement is required in the availability of the data and performance. The solution is too expensive for our customers. The pricing should be lower. HPE Hyper Converged is more expensive than traditional solutions without HCI, but… more»

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

The price of HPE Hyper Converged is too high if I compare the product with a traditional solution or an alternative like SimpliVity. I have to pay the licensing for the CPU on top of the software and device costs.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate HPE Hyper Converged an eight.
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 05 2019

What is most valuable?

What I really like about this program, is that it needs little space and it works really fast, so it saves us time.

What needs improvement?

I would really like to see an improvement in the stability. We've experienced a few issues with the stability, because HP brings out a new version every month, and that's very complicated. For instance, we see firmware from the host, vSphere itself, and then there are many steps you have to do in a… more»

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

The solution is expensive - not only the hardware costs but server costs too. And the more you scale, the more expensive it gets.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to clearly know what you want. Do you want more disk space? More storage? What is your goal with this program? In a hyper-converged environment you have many applications that need more storage and then it gets expensive. Also if you want to scale and if you have to do… more»
Ayub Mohammed
Real User
Solution Architect at Ingram Micro Inc.
Sep 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the in-built backup system. The backup speed is also excellent.

What needs improvement?

The solution can be improved on the management side. More management features should be added to future releases. The solution should have more in-depth manuals or user information. This would not only help us but also assist our customers.

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

For us, there are no extra costs above the standard licensing fees.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we had what we called a traditional system, where you have a separate server, and storage, and a new backup system. All of this occupied almost three to four servers. This solution now covers all of our requirements in one. Our… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are using the on-premises deployment model. If you're looking for virtualization solutions, this is a very good product. If you're an organization that does not need virtualization or has some applications that cannot use it, you should… more»
BartHeungens
Real User
Hybrid Infrastructure Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the ease of use, resiliency of solution and data protection.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more flexibility in the offered configurations. For instance a software-only version of the solution, without the hardware, would be nice. This would give me the opportunity to use… more»

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

When I look at the TCO of this solution is this much better compared to my old traditional environment

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used the previous generation of HPE hyper converged, which was based on VSA technology. We switched because the VSA was going to end of support and I need a solution that is supported by the… more»

What other advice do I have?

The assessment of the current configuration is the most important to make a good sizing of the new solution because it does good duplication and compression, but it's really hard to select the correct… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I watched to vSAN and Storage Spaces, but found some limitations that I did not see in the HPE solution.
Hatim Ali
Real User
System Administrator at IMC
Jul 22 2019

What is most valuable?

If you were comparing this solution to VMware, it has more features, and it's very fast on the recovery.

What needs improvement?

One problem I've had is that I was trying to do a move and it was not working. I was given an error and a message asking me to shut down the machine first and then move it to another host. While in the normal VM, we just used the existing viable machine and moved it to another host without an issue. As this product is new to me, I need to do a bit more training to see what it offers. It is an… more»

What other advice do I have?

The solution is easy to use and the data application and data recovery so far are better and faster than the competition. Many other features are really great. I would rate it a seven out of 10. We like Hyper Converged HPE, but there's definitely a lot of unfamiliar features that I cannot comment much about until I've experienced them.
Zeljko Radjen
Real User
Data Centre Solution Department director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 23 2019

What is most valuable?

I've found the data protection features the most valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

So far the solution has simplified the usage.

What needs improvement?

The price can be improved. We would like to see support for some open source virtualization technology like for example KVM.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did previously use another solution, but we felt it was time to try something else.

What other advice do I have?

I would say that this solution is good depending on your needs and on budget. It's a good solution. Compared to the previous solution we used, it may not be vas good. But generally speaking, it's okay. I cannot say anything bad. It's only… 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
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