HPE SimpliVity Other Solutions Considered

Scott Howell
IT Director at McInnes Cooper
SimpliVIty, HPE's previous hyper-converged solution, Nutanix, and Scale Computing were on our shortlist. What made us chose SimpliVity was the tight integration on the backup and DR aspects of the product. Everybody else had that type of capability, but it felt like it was added on after the fact, whereas with SimpliVIty, it was built from the ground up to do these things, which was our primary use case. So, it made sense for us to move forward with that product. View full review »
Head of IT at Law Firm
Nutanix, and other traditional storage/server architecture options. View full review »
anush santhanam
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nutanix, VxRail and HyperFlex. Nutanix comes into almost all discussions and is a leader. The only area of concern is the expense as it adds up. VxRail is definitely the number one contender when discussing ROBO use cases but SimpliVity's DVE with its accelerator card is a strong option, particularly from the point of not needing additional hardware to address add-on requirements. SimpliVity also brings capacity savings. View full review »
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Senior Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I feel like all the other companies gave up. View full review »
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Nutanix was the closest to the HPE Simplivity product. I had better conversations with the salespeople from HPE. They were able to explain how the solution worked and how it does everything I needed, so that naturally helped me with my decision. View full review »
IT Transformation Manager at Kraft Heinz
We are primarily an HPE shop with most of our storage, networking equipment, and servers. We did a review on Dell EMC and Lenovo. However, it would have been a bigger stretch for us to switch than to stick with HPE. View full review »
Senior IM Manager
The other hyper-converged products, they were not that complete. View full review »
IT Engineer at a local government with 201-500 employees
We also evaluated VxRail, vSAN, StorMagic, Nutanix, Pivot, and others. View full review »
Senior Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our shortlist included Dell and Commvault. We chose Simplivity for the simplicity of the way it works and the true hybrid converged appliance which was there. We didn't have to buy a bunch of equipment. We bought two nodes and were able to do everything with those two nodes. View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company
We did evaluate other options. The best solution will depend on the customer. But SimpliVity is a very interesting system especially if you have any need in also in recovering your data. View full review »
Systems Administrator with 201-500 employees
No, once we found out about the SimpliVity product and saw a demo, we were sold. We have been very happy with our decision. View full review »
Solution Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
When it comes to selecting a vendor, I think that partnership is one of the most important criteria. We needed a technology that is universally deployable and has the capability of functioning in the cloud. This allows us to use the service not only in our own premise's data centers but with cloud providers as well. At the time we were evaluating solutions but there were not many players in the market. We considered Nutanix, but it had its own hardware platform. SimpliVity had an OmniStack configuration that could run on hardware platforms that we already had within the organization. We chose SimpliVity because of this. View full review »
Steve Schaaf
VP/Chief Technology Officer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
We looked at a lot of other converged infrastructure solutions. To be honest, many of them are ‘one-trick ponies’ which didn’t deliver the inline deduplication, scalability, built-in data protection capabilities or superior architecture that SimpliVity’s OmniCube did. View full review »
Systems Engineer at Sempra
On our shortlist there were only Vblock, which we didn't need, and Nutanix, which was more expensive. So we chose the least expensive, at least at the time. View full review »
Manager ICT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our reseller pitched SimpliVity. Then, we consulted the market and asked for a solution for five years. We looked at the TCO, total cost of ownership, over those five years, including all the support. Overall, it made a good case to invest in SimpliVity. View full review »
Chief Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Nutanix was on the list. We chose SimpliVity - and this was about three years ago - based upon the simple deployment and interconnectivity ability. View full review »
Manager, Corp IT Infrastructure at Domo
We evaluated other traditional stack options with Zerto as our replication software. We looked at Nutanix and EMC VxRail. View full review »
Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Right now, we are mainly IBM clients. View full review »
Network Manager at a marketing services firm
We also looked at Nutanix. We chose HPE because of the cost savings. With the backup and restore, we didn't have to have a third-party backup solution for it, instead we could use SimpliVity. View full review »
Jim Malone
Manager -Information Technology at Carolina Sunrock
I spent several months looking at different options. I looked at VxRail and Nutanix. View full review »
Chad Benfield
Director of IT at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
Nutanix and traditional SAN solutions (NetApp and Compellent). View full review »
IT Analyst at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We compared it with other products, such as Nutanix and vSAN, and we weighted the features that we needed. This solution was the one that met the greatest number of our requirements. It's also less complicated to deploy and has a smaller footprint. View full review »
Production Support Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We are an HPE shop. Most of the stuff that we have is HPE, so there was only one choice for us. View full review »
Arturo Herrera
IT Manager at Penoles
HPE proposed Synergy and Simplicity. We chose Simplicity, which has been a great platform for us. View full review »
Cesar Gonzalez
IT Manager at Penoles
We also looked at Dell EMC and Cisco. We chose HPE based on its technology and cost. View full review »
Michael Walton
IT Director at Celgene Corporation
We looked at Nutanix and Dell EMC products. We went with HPE partly because I have history them. View full review »
Lee Commins
VMware Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at NetApp but they couldn't do stretch clustering. View full review »
David Deard
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Francisco Garibay
Gerente Comercial at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nutanix, VxRail. View full review »
Luis Bezerra
IT Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We only looked at HPE. View full review »
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