HPE SimpliVity Valuable Features

Scott Howell
IT Director at McInnes Cooper
* The ease of management in these deployments were some of the most valuable things. * The date storage infrastructure that it provides is pretty fantastic. * 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. View full review »
Head of IT at Law Firm
Data replication, backup and recovery of VMs and disks. Data replication happens in the background once the policy is set and takes few seconds. The fact that the data is deduped inline makes this possible, as only the changes not already replicated blocks are written, which is extremely efficient. We use the Omnicubes to replicate our data to a second datacenter. By having our company data on the Omnicubes, we ensure that all of our data is constantly replicated within the defined intervals to the remote site. This is the reason why we did choose Omnicubes. We are able to replicate our data in a very simple manner (as this happens in the background) and comply to our business needs. Simplivity Omnicube is able to replicate data in a simple and reliable manner. There is nothing to be done for the IT Admins and very few to control, as the technology is very stable. The replication is way faster than expected, due to the advantages of the deduplication and compression. Currently we see 3.4 dedup ration 1nd 1.5 compression. When we manually backup (or automatically replicate by policy) one VM to the remote location, the job is completed within seconds or few minutes in the worst case. The storage footprint is minimal. There are no ‘vmware snapshots’ involved in this technology (which could be left over and create issues, as it could happen with other Backup Technologies). As a plus of using Omnicubes, we have discovered that we now can perform almost instantaneous recovery of VMs. Cloning a VM is done in few seconds (also across sites), same applies to recovery of VMS or single drives (Vmdk). In one occasion we needed to recover a 2-TB partition of a file server. We completed the recovery in about 5 seconds, the data was recovered from the remote location. We could basically move our whole workloads across datacenters in few minutes, if needed. View full review »
anush santhanam
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Simple management * HyperGuarantee * Accelerator card * Globally federated architecture The simple management comes in handy since a standard VMware admin can manage it. The HyperGuarantee is unique and the accelerator card is the primary IP with the product. The 4KB based dedupe and optimization are definitely helpful as observed by our clients. The globally federated architecture means that the backup across sites does not consume precious MPLS bandwidth, which is cool. View full review »
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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. View full review »
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
* The performance * The backups * The DR strategy * The deduplication is great. View full review »
IT Transformation Manager at Kraft Heinz
* The data deduplication * The integration with our VMware was pretty sweet. View full review »
Senior IM Manager
It's very simple to manage. It has reduced the footprint in the datacenters quite a lot. View full review »
IT Engineer at a local government with 201-500 employees
* The ability to do frequent full VM backups in seconds * Currently seeing data reduction ratios of 250:1 with one month of backups * 2 PB of data reduced to 7.8 TB. View full review »
Senior Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the quick restore. View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company
It's a very fast system and the deduplication features are very interesting. You lose no performance when using the deduplication and compression because it depends on a separate card and this card is used for the compression and deduplication so you have no impact on the CPU. The greatest benefit is the optimization and performance. View full review »
Systems Administrator with 201-500 employees
Having one management console to do everything from was a great improvement over dealing with separate hardware for servers, SANs, backups etc. Also, the ability to spin up a new VM within minutes has been a huge time saver. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer - Midrange Hardware Standards at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Speed and recovery are its most valuable features. The solution has eliminated the need for overprovisioning. It is designed to take advantage of deduplication strategies, which means we don't have to have as much disk in the system to do the job that we used to have to do. View full review »
Solution Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature for us is its integration, as it provides an entire solution in a single box. The performance is also very good. View full review »
Steve Schaaf
VP/Chief Technology Officer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
* Ease of Use * Disaster recovery * Reliability IT is the lifeline of the company. Early on, management aligned business strategy with IT strategy, ranging from sales to product delivery. Weekly manager meetings ensured that business strategy is aligned with IT, allowing us to develop processes without bringing IT in later. View full review »
Systems Engineer at Sempra
The most valuable feature is that it's easy to manage. It also has instantaneous backup and lag-free restore. When everything is running, I can bring back a huge VM in less than 30 seconds. That's even better than Veeam. View full review »
Manager ICT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are two main drivers: * Data protection * Low operational costs. View full review »
Chief Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
* It's a complete solution * Easy to use * Not a lot of management time involved in operating the solution View full review »
Manager, Corp IT Infrastructure at Domo
The ease of setting up our DR site with SimpliVity. It was very simple. I did not have to set up a separate storage, server, and networking environments. There was no additional WAN optimization or backup hardware/software, and it did not choke my WAN link. View full review »
Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The deduplication and compression options integrated with the hardware. View full review »
Network Manager at a marketing services firm
The storage deduplication, as far as the storage space, is the most valuable feature, then the backups. It has a smaller footprint. We can restore faster. Things run faster and smoother. View full review »
Jim Malone
Manager -Information Technology at Carolina Sunrock
The accelerator card is a lifesaver for speeding up backups. My day-to-day experiences are better now that my backups are no longer running into production. View full review »
Chad Benfield
Director of IT at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
* Inherent data protection * Backup * Disaster Recovery (DR) with very minimal effort. View full review »
Lead Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The easy to use interface * Already using VMware * A very small package but with lots of memory and CPU View full review »
IT Analyst at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is its most valuable feature. It's also able to do stretch clustering. View full review »
Production Support Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* It comes all in one box. * It is simple and easy to use. * Everything works as advertised. View full review »
Arturo Herrera
IT Manager at Penoles
* Compression * Deduplication * As a point for optimization on our infrastructure, it works great for us. * The solution is very innovative. View full review »
Cesar Gonzalez
IT Manager at Penoles
The rate of compression for the data in SimpliVity is the most valuable feature. View full review »
Michael Walton
IT Director at Celgene Corporation
SimpliVity is simple and all in one. View full review »
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The most valuable aspect of the HPE SimpliVity is the DL380 G10. We have mostly been using VMware and Hyper-V. On one side we have Hyper-V and the other side we have the VMware. View full review »
Sunny Gill
Platforms Engineer
From a generic point of view: * The sheer speed * The sheer power. View full review »
Lee Commins
VMware Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution's simplicity is its most valuable feature. The usability is also good. View full review »
Justin Brooks
Systems Engineer III at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The backup and recovery is very fast, effective, and easy to use. * The ability to manage the environment without special consoles or interfaces is a plus. * Managing storage doesn't require a specialized skill set. * Software upgrades and scalability can be done during normal business hours with no downtime. View full review »
David Deard
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
* Backup * Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities View full review »
Francisco Garibay
Gerente Comercial at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Definitely the deduplication and compression, for the optimization of disk space. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Offsite backup, replication, and duplication of data are important for our plant environment since we are hard on our equipment. The ability to restore quickly and get the business back up and running is priceless. View full review »
Alicia Garavito
Infrastructure and Technology Consultant with 201-500 employees
The most complete hyper-convergence infrastructure solution in the industry complying with the number one server platform in the market. View full review »
System Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The hardware deduplication, because it is better for this use case. View full review »
Technical Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* It comes with backup and site-to-site DR function * All license included * Backup and restore are very fast View full review »
Luis Bezerra
IT Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It delivers value to my clients. The solution has changed my necessities. View full review »
IT solution Specilaist with 11-50 employees
* Deduplication * Compression It helps us save on the cost of storage and improves the backup and DR solution. View full review »
Ashis Das
User at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Dedupe, compression, and replication of primary and secondary data, locally and remotely. Less experienced admins can perform storage tasks. View full review »
Ismael Prieto
Director with 11-50 employees
Its deduplication and backup functions are reliable. The add-ons are good options. View full review »
Phillip Collins
IT Manager with 201-500 employees
The feature that I have found most valuable is the backup recovery. View full review »
Jonny Cabrera
Gerente de ingeniería with 11-50 employees
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