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Chief Technology Officer at vGRID New Zealand
Nov 07 2017

What is most valuable?

* Composable infrastructure * Ability to easily re-utilize parts of the hardware for different purposes * Central management with HPE OneView * Ability to see the health status of the entire infrastructure * Ability to quickly and easily… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Peace of mind. * Knowing that our platforms are running well, simplifying day-to-day management, so that we can do more with less staff and increase performance. * The increased scale of the back-end networking and the compute that we can… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you get a good plan in place. Think about your networking and your storage, so you can get it all configured as one. Use HPE's technical resources to make sure that all of the components are certified to work together.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have looked at other vendors from time to time, but we have been an HPE shop for the last six years. The architecture was part of our decision to invest in a full venture. We consider performance and reliability to be the two main… more»
Bart Heungens
Reseller
Owner and CEO at Bitcon
Oct 31 2017

What is most valuable?

In the data center, you see customers with a lot of blade enclosures and a lot of servers, and this solution works fine. I have one customer in Belgium that I know that is testing it, and they're quite happy about it. There are some challenges, but it is software. For software, you have developers. The hardware is there.

What needs improvement?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In my pre-sales role, I see other customers looking at competitive solutions, be it Intel, EMC, or Nutanix. They all have some strengths. The Nutanix solution is cool, because it's simple. But it's software and I'm not convinced about any of the hardware underneath it. Some people say, "Yeah, the hardware's not important." However, I have some real-life scenarios, cases with customers, in which it… more»

What is HPE Synergy?

HPE Synergy, the first platform built from the ground up for Composable Infrastructure, offers an experience that empowers IT to create and deliver new value instantly and continuously. It is a single infrastructure that reduces operational complexity for traditional workloads and increases operational velocity for the new breed of applications and services. Through a single interface, HPE Synergy composes physical and virtual compute, storage, and fabric pools into any configuration for any application. As an extensible platform, it easily enables a broad range of applications and operational models such as virtualization, hybrid cloud, and DevOps. With HPE Synergy, IT can become not just the internal service provider but the business partner to rapidly launch new applications that become the business.

HPE Synergy customers

HudsonAlpha, Virgin Media, EMIS, United