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it_user283578
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... 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.... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We decided on HPE because it was at the right price point. There's a certain brand confidence that we had with it. All of our other equipment... more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that you order the right connectors to connect to your existing storage to move everything. Make sure that you have that inter-connect... more»
Bart Heungens
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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Howard Lanham
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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've been looking for something that was easily scalable and would meet our needs for our VMware platform. When we came across this solution,... more»

What other advice do I have?

They should talk with their HPE rep and see about either getting a demo or having a technical conversation about that. It's worth the time.
Mohamad Charara
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,... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

Data protection and optimization: It is really weak. They do not offer deduplication or compression. Also, we do not... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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... more»
ITManage1162
Real User
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 01 2017

What is most valuable?

The solution is integrated in a Hyper Converged unit. We don't really use this tool, but it manages our storage for us so that it becomes one... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helped our business continuity. For example, if you have a failed disk or you have some errors, the system keeps running and you have time to... more»

What needs improvement?

Because it's so well integrated, you can't get away from it. You can't replace one part without the whole tool going down. I would like to see... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Previous to this solution, we were using normal blade servers. However, we wanted one unit where you can upgrade all of the OS and the firmware... more»

What other advice do I have?

You can build similar solutions by just using regular servers and then using 3PAR Storage. You can create the same kind of continuity and... more»
Pablo Aviles
Real User
Team Leader Infrastructure Team at Entel
Jun 16 2017

What is most valuable?

The provisioning is very fast. It’s not a problem for us to achieve the goals of the client.

How has it helped my organization?

The time to deploy is very fast.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a more intuitive, user-friendly UI.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We knew we had to invest in a new solution because we needed more stability and faster connections. We didn’t have a solution previous to this... more»

What other advice do I have?

Take a course first, even if you are an engineer. At least take a course for the administration of this product. This can be very complex to use.
Patrik Hallberg
Real User
PreSales Specialist at ITF Svensk IT Funktion AB
Jan 01 2017

What do you think of HPE Hyper Converged?

Valuable Features:: The customers we have think it's a valuable product because of its ease of management, and its ability to work over different locations, and so on. The ease of management helps our customers’ business because they don't need to do so much with it. It just works. It's easy to provision, and so on. • Room for Improvement:: I would like to see price points when there are larger solutions. If we have a solution where we’re going up against a couple hundreds of TBs, the price point is often too high. • Stability Issues:: It is a very stable solution, absolutely. When you're doing network RAID and so on, it's very stable because if one node goes down, it's still protected. • Scalability Issues:: It is very scalable. You can scale up from two nodes to...

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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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North Lindsey College, FireWhat?, HudsonAlpha

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