SimpliVity Valuable Features

Charlene Harsch
Sr. Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The ease of managing this system! Recently added the All Flash CN3400F and oh my goodness are these nodes fast as lighting! I love having a private cloud for my organization. Public cloud will never care for my organizations data more than I do. View full review »
reviewer543450
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 »
Eric Buzzell
Enterprise Architect at Jackson laboratory
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 manage my storage, my backups, and my disaster recovery. So, its ease to use is the most important feature. View full review »
AccountM64fc
Account Manager with 51-200 employees
We have a lot of customers who are looking at the whole hyper-converged infrastructure. Comparing this solution to some of the other competitors that we've been going up against, they like the ease of use, the centralized management, and big cost-savings. We had one SimpliVity deal so far, but that's what everybody from the customer standpoint really liked about it. They just received the product and they were just setting it up. Hypothetically, it's going to solve a lot of business problems that they were running up against. View full review »
SeniorIm1567
Senior IM Manager
It's very simple to manage. It has reduced the footprint in the datacenters quite a lot. View full review »
dannyyeo62
Systems Administrator at BYU College of Life Sciences
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) or the consolidation of the traditional server stack; i.e., compute nodes, storage, and storage networking were a perfect fit for our environment. Also, SimpliVity's compression and deduplication of data at inception yielded "more" capacity than we expected. Furthermore, the ability to backup our data without requiring additional storage media or software application was a huge gain. Finally, the reality of having a remote disaster recovery (DR) site without needing heavy financial investment sealed the deal for us. View full review »
MattCorcoran
Sales at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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 lot of workloads and for a lot of applications it does work very well and it's an extremely simple solution; very viable. View full review »
DougCollette
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 »
SeniorCl28e8
Senior Cloud Data Architect
It removes the complexities of the storage administration. View full review »
KeithBraithwaite
Manager, Corp IT Infrastructure at Domo
The simplicity is the most useful aspect of this product. Deployment wasn't perfectly easy, but relatively easy. After that, it's been extremely easy to manage, extremely easy to consolidate our systems and extremely easy to back up our systems; not only on site, but also to our disaster recovery (DR) site through the SimpliVity tools. View full review »
TommyHong
Senior Systems/Storage Engineer at Banc of California
It's a game changer. They have the inline compression, which is really good. It can present itself as the NAS, so it can leverage our existing compute and then the backup. The backup in DR has been a lifesaver. It makes jobs so much easier. It makes my job a lot easier. View full review »
AaronSMR
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 »
Soluarchi9875
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 »
reviewer583839
IT Systems Architect at BYU
The most valuable features are the backup and restore capability, the speed with which it can back-up, and restores can be done in seconds. View full review »
ManagerI0acd
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 »
Brent Runyan
IT Systems Architect at a university
* The backup and restore capability * The speed with which it backs up * Restores can be done in seconds View full review »
it_user609492
IT Director, Infrastructure and Data Integrity at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Elimination of IOPS. View full review »
KeithBraithwaite
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 »
SystemsA6ce8
Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The deduplication and compression options integrated with the hardware. View full review »
nereo borriero
Account Manager at a tech services company
It is a hyperconverged system with all the benefits that can lead to. View full review »
LeadTech120c
Lead Tech Consultant for Data Center with 51-200 employees
* Scalability * Ease of setup * Reduced complexity * Flexibility 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 »
reviewer583839
IT Systems Architect at BYU
VM backup and recovery. View full review »
David Musgrave
IT Supervisor with 501-1,000 employees
Valuable features include ease-of-use and being all-in-one-box. That is what I needed at the time. I wanted storage compute, speed, and performance. View full review »
ManagerO2a22
Manager of Virtualization at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
This solution’s most valuable feature is its simplicity. View full review »
Engin O
IT Director at Ströer Media AG - Turkey
The backup and restore features are the most valuable. Because before SimpliVity, I was backing up the data to an external hard disk. It worked slowly sometimes, and I had to wait for hours. But now, I am backing up all my data in seconds. View full review »
Sunny Gill
Platforms Engineer
From a generic point of view: * The sheer speed * The sheer power. 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 »
reviewer899019
User 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 »
SystemsEng
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 »
StevenChow
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 »
WorawanApitanawit
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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