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Charlene Harsch
Real User
Sr. Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The ease of managing this system! Recently added the All Flash CN3400F and oh my goodness are these nodes fast as... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The inline dedupe and compression has allowed me to run all my servers and appliances (total 60) in an HA configuration... more»

What needs improvement?

I gave it an excellent rating, thus I think it's well excellent! If there was anything I would like to see, it would be... more»

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

This solution, while costly as all these solutions are, was in fact less expensive than upgrading my old SAN. Licensing... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We had an aging Compellent SAN which was critically close to running out of disk space. Dell would not sell me an... more»

What other advice do I have??

Having my private cloud within my Simplivity infrastructure has given me so much more than I could have ever expected.... more»
reviewer543450
Real User
Head of IT at Law Firm
Nov 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Data replication, backup and recovery of VMs and disks. Data replication happens in the background once the policy is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We now have much lower RPOs, from hours to seconds. It is now much simpler for us to deploy additional workloads, since... more»

What needs improvement?

We definitely want to see more of the CLI commands come up to the GUI, and it is a legitimate question, if we are going... more»

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

All-in license, simple and fair.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

we did not have disaster recovery in place before.

What other advice do I have??

Focus on the right sizing for your application tier. The solution is very simple to administer.
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anush santhanam
Consultant
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 01 2018

What is most valuable?

* Simple management * HyperGuarantee * Accelerator card * Globally federated architecture The simple management comes... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our clients have been very happy with the data efficiency features (OmniCube accelerator card) and the HPE/SimpliVity... more»

What needs improvement?

* For SimpliVity to become a true DC solution, the limit of 32 nodes needs to be investigated. While this may not be a... more»

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

In terms of setup, there are some gotchas and caveats, particularly when discussing stretched clusters. Rapid DR also... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Being vendor agnostic, we are not partial to any solution or product. Where we have deployed SimpliVity we have not... more»

What other advice do I have??

Have a look at multiple solutions before making up your mind. Remember to take a top down approach and start with the... more»
AccountM64fc
Real User
Account Manager with 51-200 employees
Jun 14 2017

What is most valuable?

We have a lot of customers who are looking at the whole hyper-converged infrastructure. Comparing this solution to some of the other competitors... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our customer has a limited IT staff, so they were looking at something that will: * Be a little more centralized * Be easier for them to manage... more»

What needs improvement?

That's a good question and I don't really have a good answer for that right now. I'm still learning about the product as a whole and I really... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were partnered with SimpliVity before they were bought by HPE, but we never really had any deals as far as HPE goes. We've sold a lot of... more»

What other advice do I have??

My advice would be to actually listen to the whole SimpliVity story. Really compare apples to apples, when a lot of manufacturers will bring up... more»
Eric Buzzell
Real User
Enterprise Architect at Jackson laboratory
Jun 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Its ease of use is the most valuable feature. It is just a one-stop shop, a single appliance that I can control through my virtual center. I can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It frees up time for the other system administrators. We've found better performance. Even our developers are seeing faster response times in... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more, more, more, more, more storage in the next version. Let us populate the entire node; right now, there are 24 slots in... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I saw SimpliVity about two or two and a half years ago, at a VMR user group in New England and it just appealed to me. The very first time I saw... more»

What other advice do I have??

I would advise to go for the All-Flash option, to look at its ease of use. Some of the other competitors have multiple administration consoles... more»
SeniorIm1567
Real User
Senior IM Manager
Dec 26 2017

What is most valuable?

It's very simple to manage. It has reduced the footprint in the datacenters quite a lot.

How has it helped my organization?

We used to have a lot more units reserved in the rack for virtual machine hosting. Now it is only two units per site. Another improvement of course is the backup, the disaster... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were using traditional server and storage based. We switched to SimpliVity because it was looking promising. It was simple. It reduced hardware presence in the datacenter. It... more»

What other advice do I have??

In terms of the most important criteria when selecting a vendor, that really depends on the vendor. But of course trustworthiness. And it usually comes down to product rather than... more»
MattCorcoran
Real User
Sales at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 18 2017

What is most valuable?

It's ease of use and it's simplicity within the infrastructure. For a lot of our customers hyper-converge is not a one size fits all. But for a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Operational efficiency is definitely one of the biggest benefits. A lot of times, when you write a TCO and ROI, one of the biggest things is... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a single PROC option for things like Robo beause we have a lot of customers that just don't need dual CPU's in some of these... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We did not have a previous solution. As far as hyper converge goes, that was the first one we started selling. We've sold vSAN, as well, and the... more»

What other advice do I have??

Do it. Try it. PLC it.
dannyyeo62
Real User
Systems Administrator at BYU College of Life Sciences
Jun 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) or the consolidation of the traditional server stack; i.e., compute nodes, storage,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In a thinly provisioned IT staffed environment, we were able to accomplish our work without having to stay after-hours... more»

What needs improvement?

Increased storage capacity for big data, something that we have not had. DR "automation." In the Life Sciences... more»

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

Talk to your SimpliVity team about it. They will assist you in right-sizing your environment and getting you the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously used a different solution. It was not a true HCI.

What other advice do I have??

Be open minded and consider a PoC to run some of your production load. You won't be disappointed.
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HPE SimpliVity provides the most complete hyperconverged solution, powering the world’s most efficient and resilient data centers and delivering up to 49% cost savings verses public cloud alternatives. A market and customer satisfaction leader, HPE SimpliVity dramatically simplifies IT by combining all infrastructure and advanced data services—including guaranteed data efficiency, built-in data protection, and VM-centric mobility—onto the customer’s choice of server. With HPE SimpliVity, expand your possibilities, not your data center.

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