HPE SimpliVity Pros and Cons

HPE SimpliVity Pros

Scott Howell
IT Director at McInnes Cooper
The ease of use on the backup and DR and replication side of things is good. It can be done by a VMware admin with no additional training.
Looking at the way that our infrastructure team works now, we don't think about infrastructure, storage, or compute anymore. The solution just works. It is same with the backup and replication side of things, as it just works on schedule. We don't have to manage it tightly, like we used to.
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SeniorEn1655
Senior Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The way it does backups is its most valuable feature. It replicates snapshots with very low bandwidth. We only have a 50 megabit link to that site, and it doesn't really use much of it at all. Therefore, it is a really good fit for getting our backups done.
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German Infante
Pre-sales Engineer at Tecnologia informatica
The technical support is exceptionally good.
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ITManagec86b
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The department that ran our reporting in the legacy environment, it took them about six hours to run their report. Now, it is taking the same department less than an hour.
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reviewer1413912
Senior Product Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The access, high availability, and interface are the most valuable and important for us. There is one interface for the whole product, which is very important because you have a single pane to view all the infrastructure of a customer. You can improve your data recovery plan or DRP, or you can make a special emergency plan if a disk has any problem.
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Alfousseynou Bomou
Engineer at Platform Technique
The interface is very good and is very easy to navigate. You can find everything you need from one central place.
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ITTransfa3db
IT architect - Hosting and Cloud at Kraft Heinz
Scaling is a piece of cake. We have been able to scale up in our Asia-Pac region. We even are doing site-to-site replication of certain systems that we need to have high availability on.
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Kimsin Phan
Manager, IT and Production at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The feature that I like the most is the backup feature embedded inside the HPE SimpliVity. When we have any activity, within five minutes, we have a backup. It also has PDR for performing disaster recovery.
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SeniorEn331d
Senior Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the quick restore.
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reviewer897879
Consultant at a tech services company
The biggest benefit of this solution is that If you use it, you can use it for the company headquarters and also for all the branches. You use the same system, only a smaller size. With SimipliVity you can also use the included backup solution. You don't need any other solution to back up the data or to transfer it.
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HPE SimpliVity Cons

Scott Howell
IT Director at McInnes Cooper
The biggest feature, which should be included, is some method to handle archival backup or cloud-based backup. Where SimpliVIty typically falls down with their data structure is: The longer a backup is kept, the more space it ends up inevitably using. When you get into things that you have to keep for five or seven years for legal requirements or regulatory compliance, then you start taking up a lot of space with these old dead backups that you are probably never going to use again. Being able to offload those to a separate platform or cloud storage location would be ideal.
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SeniorEn1655
Senior Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
SimpliVity has this thing where if a virtual machine is on the wrong node with two nodes, it will be optimized. However, if one of the nodes won't be optimized, then it will complain about that. It will give you a little warning to say the source is not optimized. Please move this to one of the other hosts. They should just add a little thing in SimpliVity to move all the VMs to the right host, because it is a pain to load balance across the three nodes when all these VMs are complaining and you have to move them to one.
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German Infante
Pre-sales Engineer at Tecnologia informatica
There needs to be a simple process for migrating one SimpliVity cluster to a new SimpliVity cluster.
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ITManagec86b
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We had one call with technical support which was not completely answered to our satisfaction. We did not receive the right answer.
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reviewer1413912
Senior Product Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
It is not so cheap, and this is the most common complaint that my customers have. It is a very good product, but the price is an issue in Latin America. VMware is a de facto tool. It would be useful for customers if HP can also use Red Hat or any other open-source virtualization product. Currently, you can only use VMware to manage the machines inside SimpliVity.
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Alfousseynou Bomou
Engineer at Platform Technique
To install or to update it is more complicated than other solutions.
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ITTransfa3db
IT architect - Hosting and Cloud at Kraft Heinz
We have had some failures out-of-the-box. We have had some failures with the OmniStack module. One thing that we didn't fully understand was how much of the internal memory was used up by the OmniStack piece, which basically makes up SimpliVity.
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Kimsin Phan
Manager, IT and Production at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had some hardware compatibility issues with the earlier versions of HPE SimpliVity. We upgraded to the latest version a few months ago, and since then, there is no hardware failure, and it is better. They don't provide a portal to create a ticket directly for the HPE SimpliVity. We have a web portal to create a ticket when we have an issue, but for HPE SimpliVity, we need to call the local vendor for support. If they are not able to resolve the issue, they contact the global support, which takes more time. Technology is moving very fast, and everybody nowadays is focusing on the cloud base. In the future, they should integrate it with the cloud base for the backup.
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SeniorEn331d
Senior Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is room for improvement in that there is a need for so many Federation nodes. It would help if they increased that capacity so that we didn't have to have so much hardware in our secondary site.
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reviewer897879
Consultant at a tech services company
The price is quite high. The system could also be more scalable.
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Learn what your peers think about HPE SimpliVity. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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