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Anonymous User
Real User
IT Supervisor at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Just the ability to provision the servers with storage and network everything within one interface, not having to go into multiple interfaces to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

So, for us, just the simplicity of being able to manage everything within that single pane of glass has been just huge for us. A lot of time… more»

What needs improvement?

Our company was actually part of a - I don't even know what they call it - but you sit down with HP, they talk to you about features that you would… more»

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

So, before that we just had C7000 enclosures and we were just logging into each OA and just doing profiles individually per enclosure. So, now with… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would just say, "Make sure you do your diligence. Make sure you look at every aspect of what you're going to be bringing in. Make sure that none… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Lead Virtualization Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Jun 14 2017

What is most valuable?

Profile templates: The ability to generate the profiles and lay them down so the servers are built consistently. I would… more»

How has it helped my organization?

To be able to rapidly roll-out a lot of servers consistently and quickly, without having to go in and tweak each thing… more»

What needs improvement?

It's a nice product. It's a little slow sometimes. Overall, I think it does what it's supposed to do. I think that as they… more»

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

As the guy that does the work and not the guy that handles the money, I am interested in whatever makes my job easier… more»

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

We bought Synergy because we were doing a Greenfield and we knew that the writing was on the wall as far as what the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think it's good to know that if they already use HPE products, it may not be time to start analyzing whether or not to… more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Solutions Architect
Dec 25 2017

What is most valuable?

We can actually see if a server in China goes missing a disk or something. We can respond right away. It calls back. Or, if you have set it up, it… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us a view of all our servers, which we did not have before in real-time. It is definitely an improvement for the guys that are sitting and… more»

What needs improvement?

I had some minor difficulties with upgrading, but the solution still works fine. That is basically it. I can see what I want. I am still looking… more»

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

We had to stop using the previous solution, because it was the old HPE SIEM product. It continuously crashed for us. We used it to monitor our… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do not expect wonders, but use it as it is, as a tool to monitor and manage if you want to. Especially monitor, because it can give you a headstart… more»
Billy Dhillon
Real User
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 14 2017

What is most valuable?

What we were looking at originally with OneView was the server profiles. We were looking for: * Something that could provision the server… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Central management: That's something we're brand new to at CIBC, i.e., the bank. We never really had a centralized view. We had a very fragmented… more»

What needs improvement?

We're still pretty junior into it, so right now our focus with regards to hardware is kind of being displaced now with the cloud. For future… more»

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

We knew we needed to invest just because of the fragmentation issue. We noticed that every time there was an incident or occurrence, it was… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely consider it for a colleague who had the same challenges as we did. Obviously, different companies have different challenges. But… more»
Carl Jones
Real User
Data Center Manager at Ferguson Enterprises
Jun 19 2017

What is most valuable?

OneView is a single pane of glass. It's getting everything managed and structured for us. We still use HPE SAN and IRS and all of those things. But… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The improvement has been speed. It takes away some of the time we spend working on redundant tasks that you have to do all across the environment… more»

What needs improvement?

One of the big things is getting rid of a lot of the legacy devices. As we move to OneView, we want to get away from IRS and SIM and have one thing… more»

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

We needed to invest in a new solution, so it came out and it was the next step for us. It was far better than what we had. It would improve a lot… more»

What other advice do I have?

The big thing is you need to understand is that with all the bells and whistles, find out what you really need to do. For us, that means more… more»
David Buchert
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at Delta Dental of California
Jun 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The automation capabilities are the most valuable. I don't have to use CD-ROMs or anything like that to provision the servers. Plug in a server and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It saves us a lot of time. Time is money. We mess around with servers all day. So, it's a huge time saver. It also helps us track our inventory… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see support for things that aren't in the current generation. We have a lot of 7th and 8th generation hardware. In the 9th… more»

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

I want to use the management platform for the entire infrastructure. I don't think you could really do anything without one unless you're into… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you're talking about a similar solution like a UCS, like Cisco, I would highly advise against Cisco UCS. Go HPE. Go OneView, for sure. The… more»
Chris Chambers
Real User
Systems Engineer at Allegis
Jun 26 2018

What is most valuable?

From my early days, the big value was in hardware replacement and repair. We could literally swap out a piece of hardware, slide one back into the chassis, and immediately - about… more»

How has it helped my organization?

From the engineering side, we're seeing some nice benefits from just being able to pull everything in and configure it without having to spend time running down to the data center… more»

What needs improvement?

The area that I'm currently looking to explore is API-based automation. Thus far, I haven't gotten very far in it, so I can't really say where we are at, looking for that. Other than… more»

What other advice do I have?

At this point, I'd rate it about an eight out of 10. It's doing the job that we need it to, it's doing that job well. Sometimes the interface can be a little confusing, sometimes the… more»
Eric Hulbert
Real User
CEO at Opus Interactive
Jul 05 2017

What is most valuable?

The automation that we get within OneView and the visibility across all of our different products are the most valuable features. As they continue to add into the product, it makes the provisioning process that much easier and more seamless. So… more»

What needs improvement?

If I remember correctly, our CTO was saying that he wants to see a little bit more of integration into the HPE StoreVirtual VSA product. I know that it's either supposed to be or was recently added, but it's coming soon or is already there. I'm… more»

What other advice do I have?

There's always room for an improvement, but, definitely, it meets all of our needs. We're very happy with our OneView purchase and how it provides all that visibility into our entire infrastructure.
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