HPE Synergy Room for Improvement

Frankie Negro
IT Architect at Unibase
What I would like to see is a little bit more of architecture-oriented advertising campaigns or events for customers; not on the product itself, but more on the way they advertise products. They are too focused on the features. This is okay, but sometimes what I see that people lack is, "Okay, I understood the features, but how can I use this in practical terms? How can I put my Oracle in there? How can I use it for a VDI? Can I architect a huge SQL cluster with it, and what would be the best way to do that?" I think that the documentation says that, but I don't see any events. I don't see any advertising in those terms. In the end, it's more like they are giving the components, but they are not showing what you can do with the components. You can see you have all this, but what can I do from this? Can I make a cake out of it, or I can do an omelet? I can, but how? That's the missing link. They need to give me some ideas on how I can use this in such a way that I achieve my goals. This is the only thing that I really think the product lacks, a little bit more consumer-focused mindset. When you are talking about the product, talking only about features is good for me, for the partner, because I understand how to use the features to make the cake, but they don't. View full review »
Chief Technology Officer at vGRID New Zealand
We'd like to see faster networking in the back-end. I'm not saying it's slow at the moment, but we would just like more speed from a future-proofing point of view. We are seeing 25 Gig capability in our switch fabric so extending that to Synergy compute nodes makes sense. I guess it is a natural progression that is coming to the Synergy platform as well. View full review »
Brandon Koenigsknecht
Solutions Engineer at Data Strategy
I'm very curious to see what comes with 4.0. The big thing will be streamlining the Image Streamer process for deployment. The actual frame itself - Composer, OneView, all that - works fantastic. The more granular permissions that I know are coming are great. That answered a lot of our big questions and big customer demand. Now it's about the flexibility and the simplicity of using the product day to day and getting new features stood up as customer demands come forward. I'm not sure exactly what I want next but I'm looking forward to seeing what's next. View full review »
Chief Infrastructure Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
One of the things that I would like to see, and could be in their road map, is getting virtual connect to 100 Gig throughput. What they're coming out with initially on the road map is a 40 Gig up-link on virtual connect. That would be one of the things that we'd like. Other things that would be useful for us would be adding an AMD CPU to their product line in the 2018 time-frame. View full review »
Systems Programmer II at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Firmware. I'd get the firmware to be a little more secure and a little more streamlined. View full review »
Martijn Spoorendonk
Leads IT Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
* The newer and faster Intel line of CPUs that are coming in GEN 10 * The software OneView software is quite new and that will cause some improvements. Once we have it completely set up with the automation part, it will certainly help us in getting towards our vision. View full review »
Bart Heungens
Owner and CEO at Bitcon
With the changing IT demands, they need to change more often and faster. We need applications to model tomorrow’s needs. We need more applications for changing users. There is a need for a more optimized infrastructure. For instance, I have a customer with 20 blade enclosures. In those 20 blade enclosures, there are 40 management modules that you need to update and manage. In troubleshooting, you have to determine if the issue is in one, two, or in all 20 modules. The diagnosis is harder. With Synergy, we only have two management modules instead of 40. It's an efficiency thing that needs to be improved. We'll see what will come next. We will probably see other types of enclosures, smaller or larger ones, and more options on the storage and networking side. This is the typical evolution of IT to go to more and faster. View full review »
Andre Bellotti
Solution Architect at One enterprise solutions
I would like to see support for other vendors’ hardware. View full review »
Stuart Humphrey
Senior Hardware Engineer
It is hard to say because we have not fully implemented it yet. One of the issues that we that we have been having is with the firmware baselining. So, we need to just making sure that we get that working. However, we are in the early stages. It may well be that we just tweak a few things, then it does everything for us. View full review »
Darryl Shorts
Infrastructure Architect at FMOLHS
In the future for Synergy, we would like to see SaaS connectivity and sharing of storage between frames. View full review »
Nelson Cabera
Senior Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Now that we have the new generation, the G10, we have the security. That was one part that was missing. That is going to be important, because we will be running on Generation 9. View full review »
Cristian Nistor
Network Administrator
When templates are created, there are some steps where you need to reboot the machines. Being in production, this is not a good idea. For example, if you reconfigure the network, you should not have to reboot the machine. You should just apply the new template and that's it. View full review »
Solution Architect with 51-200 employees
It's a lot more about some of the speeds and feeds, such as the 25, 50, 100 GB virtual connections. In addition, I would like to see improvement in the 32 GB fiber channel connection at the end of it. View full review »
Gabrielle Seppi
IT Admin at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
From what I've seen, it's got pretty much what I think we need. Maybe after a little usage I can come up with new ideas, but right now it seems okay. The possibility of using storage directly in the frame in order to have bigger storage directly there, and not having an attached storage like SAN or NAS. That would be helpful. View full review »
Jacco Steffens
Service Manager at Tenne
The deployment time of a system through OneView is pretty slow, but apparently that's being addressed in an upcoming update. View full review »
Domenico Vizzoca
Delivery Manager at Harlan Italia
I think that they can improve the update because the update is problematic now. When you want to update the firmware, or when you want to update software on Composer, it takes a lot of time. A lot. For compute node, you need one hour for upgrading firmware. I think that is a big problem. View full review »
IT Technology Team Lead at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
I don't know because this was the first time I've seen this product and I'm not very familiar with it. I need some time to work on it, to play with it. View full review »
Server Technician
We just started. Because we're using 2012, we're having issues making templates and such. We're having issues with the install process, and integrating our installation with the new technology. View full review »
Raúl Alejandro Aceves Romero
Gerente de Ingeniería Pre Venta at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I would like to see better integration with other products. View full review »

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