HPE Hyper Converged Room for Improvement

Mohamad Charara
Development and IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 issue, but at a higher price tag. To resolve this issue with HPE Hyper Converged, I will buy a backup appliance, then I will shift my data which I am not using often to a backup appliance. This will be offline data and solve my issues. View full review »
Alessandro Pregliasco
System Specialist at Techedge
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 our customers are impressed with the overall features of this product. View full review »
Consulta67
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 very short time. I would prefer fewer updates because we as customers, who don't have IT experience, aren't familiar with these steps and it is really difficult for us. In the next version, I would like to see an easier upgrade procedure that doesn't take much time and that is easier to understand. View full review »
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Ayub Mohammed
Solution Architect at Ingram Micro Inc.
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. View full review »
BartHeungens
Hybrid Infrastructure Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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 existing hardware in my datacenter and run the Simplivity software on top of that giving me access to all nice features of the Data Virtualization Platform of Simplivity. View full review »
Hatim Ali
System Administrator at IMC
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 expensive solution, however. If they could adjust the pricing, that would be helpful. View full review »
Zeljko Radjen
Data Centre Solution Department director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The price can be improved. We would like to see support for some open source virtualization technology like for example KVM. View full review »
Systyarch67
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing could be improved. It's quite an expensive solution. The solution would be better served if it integrated with other solutions better. View full review »
ZazaGabashvili
Information Security Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Providing local technical support and improving the price are areas this service needs to consider improving. In the next release, I would like to see more protection and more options. In our organization, we can't buy expensive solutions, so if HPE could come out with a cheaper version, it would be great! View full review »
Alfousseynou Bomou
Engineer at Platform Technique
I think that OneView should be replaced by something else for the management. View full review »
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