HPE SimpliVity Previous Solutions

Scott Howell
IT Director at McInnes Cooper
We didn't initially think we needed to invest in a new hardware solution. We really were focused on DR backup. As we went through the use case and worked out the financials on it, we determined that SimpliVIty was the right move for us, as it financially made sense to the point that we had an HPE 3PAR that was two years old and we put that on the shelf. So, it was not hardware refresh related at all. View full review »
Senior Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We had an aging infrastructure that we didn't want to replace with a ton of physical servers. We went from a whole mess of old, difficult servers to support to three servers that we never have to touch. Therefore, it has greatly reduced the amount of administration for our site, and we basically don't touch it. View full review »
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I used a three-tier solution, meaning SAN, hosts, and the network fabric. I wanted to move away from the three point failure environment into the single mirror environment, especially for performance. I didn't know what exactly what I was looking for in the beginning. I knew we needed to move away from our legacy environment into the hyper-converged world. Therefore, I was looking at different solutions. I knew that Nutanix was the big one out there, and is still the big one out there. Somehow, I landed on the SimpliVity site. View full review »
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IT Transformation Manager at Kraft Heinz
We have a very dispersed environment and were looking to centralize. We were using traditional VMware farms, standalone servers, etc. With new technology as the next thing, when we are replacing our environment, we try to go with not only what fits from a cost perspective, but we also try to stay on the edge of technology since we tend to keep our environments past their usual lives. So, it's better to start new and work out the bugs. View full review »
IT Engineer at Town of Mansfield
Previously, we had a conventional architecture with three host servers and two SANs. View full review »
Senior Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were running on antiquated equipment and older solutions that required a lot more hands-on work. We used a piecemeal solution. We had two Dell servers and a VNXe storage unit and we backed it up through Commvault. So we had a bunch of different providers, different supports that we'd have to call for the three different things. With SimpliVity it is all just one. View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company
We previously used a different solution, but SimpliVity is a fully integrated system. You have one vendor who is responsible for the hard and software. That is the main benefit. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer - Midrange Hardware Standards at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Our previous solution failed, which is why we switched. We were using the HPE HC380. We had already started examining the SimpliVity solution as a replacement for that stack, but then it failed. So, we had to put SimpliVity in as an emergency. View full review »
Solution Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We did not use a solution previous to this one. It was added to our IT portfolio because there was a need for it. View full review »
Systems Engineer at Sempra
We switched because we have a most-excellent salesperson. He promised something more than what the SimpliVity environment can support. View full review »
Chief Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We used EqualLogic SAN with independent host but that solution was nearing end-of-life. By moving to SimpliVity we were able to reduce our hardware footprint. View full review »
Manager, Corp IT Infrastructure at Domo
I previously used a traditional virtualization stack with a SAN, compute, and network layers. I switched because, at the time, we had no DR solution in place for many of our services. We were looking for the best available options to replicate data for a DR site and bring up services at that site. SimpliVity provides an all-in-one solution and has been a great addition to our tech portfolio. View full review »
Network Manager at a marketing services firm
We went from our old technology to the new technology. So far, it has helped us with backups to save us money from the old technologies. View full review »
IT Analyst at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using what is called a traditional conversion solution. We switched to SimpliVity because it enabled us to consolidate our nodes. View full review »
Production Support Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Our previous solution was hardware, not a one box solution. It had multiple servers. It was time to upgrade the client's solution. We chose to go with this solution because it was a small market client. View full review »
Arturo Herrera
IT Manager at Penoles
We moved to SimpliVity from our previous solution because SimpliVity met our requirements. Our previous solution was four years old. View full review »
Cesar Gonzalez
IT Manager at Penoles
We needed SimpliVity for our architecture. View full review »
Michael Walton
IT Director at Celgene Corporation
We were previously using basic compute storage. We were lifecycle managing all our technology, so it was more about stability. We switched for a more converged solution. View full review »
Lee Commins
VMware Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We used Cisco HyperFlex. It was just another system that was brought to our attention by a different reseller. SimpliVity was introduced to us by sales and we needed something like that. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about HPE SimpliVity. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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