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System Engineer (Storage/HCI) at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Provides great compression and a very good deduplication ratio

Pros and Cons

  • "The compression and deduplication ratio."
  • "Deployment could be simplified and more user friendly."

What is our primary use case?

This solution is for general purpose utilization. We are partners with HPE and I'm a system engineer.

How has it helped my organization?

The improvement to the company has been in terms of data reduction, we're storing more data with a lower footprint.

What is most valuable?

The compression and deduplication ratio would be the most valuable features. 

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see some improvements in terms of simplifying deployment and making it more user friendly. I think the technical support could be improved as well.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for two years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

With the newer models we can scale as we need. There are 20 users in our office and probably 200 more worldwide. 

How was the initial setup?

We've carried out this deployment numerous times so it's not an issue. We're able to carry out the physical implementation in two or three hours. Project management and related work takes about two to three weeks. 

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

The licensing price is okay, there would be extra costs for replication licenses, for RapidDR but nothing on top of that. 

What other advice do I have?

It's important to use the best solution for your requirements and use case. 

I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Quadria Rouen Agency Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
User-friendly, stable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We are using HPE SimpliVity for our organization's backup and recovery solution.

What is most valuable?

The solution is user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE SimpliVity for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE SimpliVity is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have approximately 80 people in my organization in France and we work together with 2,000 other regions that all use the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical, commercial, and marketing support is not at the level that it should be. They are not structured well. Other vendors provide better support, such as…

What is our primary use case?

We are using HPE SimpliVity for our organization's backup and recovery solution.

What is most valuable?

The solution is user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE SimpliVity for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE SimpliVity is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have approximately 80 people in my organization in France and we work together with 2,000 other regions that all use the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical, commercial, and marketing support is not at the level that it should be. They are not structured well. Other vendors provide better support, such as Dell.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were previously using the HPE MSA solution.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and the basic installation takes two days.

What about the implementation team?

We have the certifications to do the implementation ourselves, but it has to be checked by HPE.

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

There is not a license required for the solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated other solutions from Dell.

What other advice do I have?

I rate HPE SimpliVity a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Distributor
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Md. Sabbir Hossain
Customer Service Officer at STBL
Real User
A stable and scalable hyperconverged infrastructure solution

Pros and Cons

  • "HPE SimpliVity is a very valuable and effective solution. It's also a scalable solution. As the customer requirements and application requirements increase, it can scale to accommodate them."
  • "It would be better if it could integrate more easily with other vendors."

What is our primary use case?

We are selling SimpliVity based on customer requirements which include HCI solutions with a lot of applications. 

What is most valuable?

HPE SimpliVity is a very valuable and effective solution. It's also a scalable solution. As the customer requirements and application requirements increase, it can scale to accommodate them.

What needs improvement?

It would be better if it could integrate more easily with other vendors.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with HPE SimpliVity for about three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE SimpliVity is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

HPE SimpliVity is a scalable solution. 

How are customer service and support?

HPE local and global technical support is very good. Customers can reach them easily.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. There were no complications.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

SimpliVity is an HPE brand, and it comes with the advantage of easily using Hyper-V and VMware solutions. Hyper-V customers can move to VMware or use both solutions. HyperFlex for this isn't so easy. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend HPE and the processing of HPE SimpliVity to potential users.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give HPE SimpliVity an eight.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Eduardo Barrios
Consultor Senior TI at SDTEC
Real User
A good brand with a simple setup

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is simple."
  • "I have a free project with SimpliVity deployment in the next three months. What can be improved is that in one or two of these projects, I need a cloud backup for the infrastructure and data. As for the infrastructure of the product as it relates to customer size, it is not very good at this moment in Peru. I need a solution for the cloud. In Peru, it's a three or four solution provider for cloud services."

What is our primary use case?

A primary use case involves the length of deployment of the product, this year being three or four hours for the customers and two for a small company conducting sales with Veeam Backup, VMware, and Microsoft. It is not only for HPE.

What needs improvement?

I have a free project with SimpliVity deployment in the next three months. What can be improved is that in one or two of these projects, I need a cloud backup for the infrastructure and data.

As for the infrastructure of the product as it relates to customer size, it is not very good at this moment in Peru.

I need a solution for the cloud. In Peru, it's a three or four solution provider for cloud services.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

As for the stability of HPE interface, it's a good brand.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have three or four certified technicians to lend support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple. 

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

Our licensing costs are on a monthly basis. There are additional costs.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate SimpliVity a ten out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Head-IT/SAP at Barista Coffee Company Ltd.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good performance, availability, and support

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for SAP HANA. It is a hybrid solution. We updated to the latest version two months back.

What is most valuable?

Its performance and availability are most valuable.

What needs improvement?

Technologies are going ahead with new patches and updates, and HPE has to find out a solution to make it more reliable and secure. Its deployment should be easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using HPE SimpliVity for a few years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have around 200 users.

How are customer service and support?

Their support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

It was very…

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for SAP HANA.

It is a hybrid solution. We updated to the latest version two months back.

What is most valuable?

Its performance and availability are most valuable.

What needs improvement?

Technologies are going ahead with new patches and updates, and HPE has to find out a solution to make it more reliable and secure.

Its deployment should be easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using HPE SimpliVity for a few years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have around 200 users.

How are customer service and support?

Their support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

It was very difficult. If you want to implement this, you have to hire the most technical consultants.

It took us six to seven months for the entire portfolio, including SAP HANA.

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

Its licensing is yearly.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution. It is a good solution, but it needs some improvements.

I would rate it an eight out of 10.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Scalable, stable, and easy to set up

What is most valuable?

It is easy to set up. 

What needs improvement?

Its performance can be faster.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE SimpliVity for one to two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

They provide good support.

How was the initial setup?

It was easy.

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

It is not too expensive, but it is quite expensive for me.

What other advice do I have?

I am completely satisfied with this solution. I would rate HPE SimpliVity a nine out of ten.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to set up. 

What needs improvement?

Its performance can be faster.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE SimpliVity for one to two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

They provide good support.

How was the initial setup?

It was easy.

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

It is not too expensive, but it is quite expensive for me.

What other advice do I have?

I am completely satisfied with this solution. I would rate HPE SimpliVity a nine out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: reseller
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Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Easy to use, stable product

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. 

What needs improvement?

HPE SimpliVity should cost less. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE SimpliVity is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

HPE SimpliVity is scalable. Some 200 people at my organization are using this solution at present. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Our experience with technical support has been good. 

What other advice do I have?

It is very easy to use this product. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. 

What needs improvement?

HPE SimpliVity should cost less. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE SimpliVity is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

HPE SimpliVity is scalable. Some 200 people at my organization are using this solution at present. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Our experience with technical support has been good. 

What other advice do I have?

It is very easy to use this product. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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