HPE SimpliVity Pricing, License Cost and Setup

Charlene Harsch
Sr. Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
This solution, while costly as all these solutions are, was in fact less expensive than upgrading my old SAN. Licensing is easily maintained. Keep in mind that you still have to license VMware per processor. View full review »
Head of IT at Law Firm
All-in license, simple and fair. View full review »
anush santhanam
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
In terms of setup, there are some gotchas and caveats, particularly when discussing stretched clusters. Rapid DR also pretty much goes the same way. Otherwise the process is pretty straightforward. Upgrades were a problem but have been addressed to a large extent. The biggest concern is around support and HPE's apparent lack of knowledgeable people. View full review »
Francesco Battistin
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing is not cheap but it lines up with converged solutions. If compared with a traditional system, it is important to evaluate all the features. If all of the features are compared, Simplivity is less expensive than a traditional solution. If you compare it to Nutanix, it is important to compare it to a RF3 solution. However, it’s possible to use an x86 external server connected to the Simplivity storage using a 10Gb network and exported by NFS, using the power of the Data Virtualization Platform with the external x86 computational power. This supported configuration improves the computational power without affecting the license. View full review »
Systems Administrator at BYU College of Life Sciences
Talk to your SimpliVity team about it. They will assist you in right-sizing your environment and getting you the correct systems and licenses so that you are able to accomplish the same production or more for less than your current infrastructure. View full review »
Senior Engineer/Virtualization Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I don't have any pricing and licensing at hand, so no advice here. Please consult a SimpliVity Partner for that. View full review »
Senior Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
HCI is going to be expensive compared to legacy architecture or converged stacks. However, in the case of SimpliVity, the benefit is worth the cost in terms of ease of management and efficient use of storage resources. Licensing is the standard VMware pricing model; no different than with any other solution. View full review »
Tommy Hong
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect at loanDepot
Look at the bigger picture on your requirements as this solution can address the complete stack for most company's needs. Licensing is simple but be aware that the OmniView feature and RapidDR software is not free. You should use VMware enterprise plus licenses but can get away with standard edition licenses. View full review »
Shan Venable
CTO at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The nice thing about SimpliVity is that ALL the features are included in the base price. You don’t have to try to pick and choose and fight the pricing game. View full review »
Systems Administrator with 201-500 employees
Make sure you plan for future growth and get a solution that has enough storage/resources for years to come. Originally, we thought we were only going to deploy our most critical VMs using this product, but once we saw how much better it was to manage the VMs, back them up, and deploy new VMs, we started moving a lot more servers over to it. Eventually, we had to buy another pair of SImpliVity OmniCubes to accommodate everything. View full review »
Manager, Corp IT Infrastructure at Domo
Upfront costs seems high at first look, but after analyzing all the benefits of SimpliVity, we have come out ahead. View full review »
Manager ICT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Other vendors fall short on price compared to HPE on this product. View full review »
Sales & Project Manager at a tech services company
The price of OmniCube Box is still higher compared to standard ESX server/storage farm solutions. Its advantages are only appealing to clients who: * Want to increase the efficiency of both physical and human resources * Want to decrease complexity * Are lacking data room space * Have more branches SimpliVity can help organizations take on the challenges of maximizing efficiency while reducing costs. View full review »
Jacobus Steyn
GM IT Operations at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
One must make sure that you understand all the functionality that comes with the solution, and then try to establish the cost of not having these in place! View full review »
Keith Budurka
IT Director, Infrastructure and Data Integrity at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is sticker shock, with no doubt. But the product's value is there, and then some! I am turning in my NetApp in 1.6 years. I will save maybe $800K in OpEx over the next 36-40 months! View full review »
nereo borriero
Account Manager at a tech services company
Compared to other brands with the same functional levels and structure, SimpliVity has lower implementation and licensing costs regarding a VMware environment infrastructure, for example. View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Calculate all savings and build an ROI. (Have a look at www.holistic3.com.) View full review »
Chad Benfield
Director of IT at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
Try to do a true comparison. SimpliVity includes backup, deduplication, and WAN optimization, so it is only fair to compare that with solutions having the same (or added in) features. ESXi licensing is a big part of initial investment if you do not already have that covered. View full review »
Jim Malone
Manager -Information Technology at Carolina Sunrock
It seemed like it was expensive at first. Now that I have had it installed for a period of time, I think I got a great deal. View full review »
IT Systems Architect at BYU
Pricing is a little high in my opinion. Prices have climbed consistently since our purchase and install. View full review »
Karsten Johnson
IT Systems Administrator at a tech services company
I recommend a five-year contract, as it will give you the best ROI. View full review »
Nate Bench
System Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Depending on the vendor, Simplivity will try to work with you on the pricing. View full review »
Engin O
IT Director at Ströer Media AG - Turkey
The price should be cheaper. View full review »
Justin Brooks
Systems Engineer III at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
HPE has decided to sell the solution in all-flash configurations, which may not be as cost effective for smaller mid-market enterprises. It has helped to reduce our VMware licensing costs due to host consolidation. View full review »
Sunny Gill
Platforms Engineer
Cost is a factor. It is quite expensive. View full review »
Steve Schaaf
VP/Chief Technology Officer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Very Economical. View full review »
Shan Chettiar, Pmp®
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing and support is on the high side, but well worth it. View full review »
David Deard
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Do not just go by the minimum. Give a little for growth and storage. View full review »
Price-performance is good. View full review »
Francisco Garibay
Gerente Comercial at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
You must perform a correct TCO study to find all the benefits. View full review »

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