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2018-07-19T20:39:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering HPE SimpliVity?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering HPE SimpliVity, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Here are three more benefits of HPE SimpliVity:


1. Guarantees data efficiency


SimpliVity delivers 40:1 storage efficiency—helping you solve the challenge of managing massive amounts of data. One way that it does this is by reducing the number of input/output operations per second (IOPS) that you need. One SimpliVity customer said that a 10-terabyte server could easily push 1,000 IOPS by itself.


Using a purpose-built OmniStack Accelerator card, SimpliVity deduplicates, compresses, and optimizes all data at inception globally. This eliminates unnecessary data processing and improves application performance—while guaranteeing 90 percent capacity savings across storage and backup.


2. Integrates data protection


Hyperconvergence eliminates the need to purchase many third-party tools. For example, SimpliVity offers built-in data protection and automated disaster recovery. This allows you to slash the amount of time that it takes to back up and restore data, compared with using legacy equipment. The built-in data protection provides full logical backups with near-zero overhead, reducing your Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) from hours to just seconds. In fact, SimpliVity can back up a VM in under 60 seconds.


3. Increases your data mobility


Managing data that flows between multiple locations can be a complex undertaking. With SimpliVity, you can simplify the connection of remote offices and branches. SimpliVity makes efficient use of your wide area network (WAN) by only replicating unique blocks. This eliminates the need for WAN optimization technologies.


SimpliVity also offers centralized management, making it easy for you to scale your storage across multiple locations. You can move data without configuring IP addresses, controllers, and other settings.

2021-07-27T06:16:46Z
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Top 5Real User

HPE SimpliVity is one of the best options, maybe some considerations like availability and VM protection should be in mind, and this is the best compared against any other. 


So, if you want capabilities like double protection including disk and logically on software-based SDS, this is the only one with that capability. All others require extra software to backup. 


SimpliVity has included super easy software to backup locally o remotely your VMs. You can grow in dimensions, processing and disk, but SimpliVity DHCI has the only one in the market that can centrally lightly be decoupled to grow on disk. It is very useful with databases like SQL. 


So you can grow on what you really need. All others, like Nutanix and VSAN, offer you independence or to be hardware-agnostic, but all the jobs are limited to licensing (high-cost) and adding nodes all the time. With DHCI if you want you only grow on this but with extremely high availability.


 

2021-07-26T17:37:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-11-10T17:17:57Z
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Top 5Real User

We're customers and end-users. I'd rate the solution as an eight out of ten. We really like it. As stated earlier, most backups take a minute or less. Within our first year, one of our SQL servers got corrupted somehow and wouldn't boot. We restored the VM from the previous backup, which was at that time about an hour old, and in under a minute we had that 950 GB VM up and running. Restoring this VM with our old backup system would have taken six or seven hours. For us, this was a real eye opener. I'd advise potential new users to definitely do some kind of a trial, if at all possible, and go into it with their eyes open. We had a pretty good idea of its capabilities beforehand. Although we didn't do a trial, we had witnessed several demos of it. Overall, we've been pretty happy with it. However, like any product, there are always a few things that could be improved.

2021-10-21T08:04:59Z
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Real User

There are around 100 people in my company working with the solution. The solution simplifies IT life. In terms of resources such as OT and data backup, one can save a lot in cost. Around the clock one need not worry about having comprehensive backup. The entire system remains up and running during office hours and there is no need to wait for anything. Overall, one is assured that all the data is backed up and can be restored. Prior to running HCL, we had to do testing, much more planning and sometimes remain overnight beyond office hours. Nobody wishes to do this nowadays. All is good with the solution. As we are satisfied with HPE Simplivity so far, I rate it as a nine out of ten.

2021-10-13T10:12:55Z
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Real User

I would advise others to just be sure and do their homework and compare. I'm not sure if we made the best decision, but I'm not dissatisfied with it. I'm pretty comfortable with the way it operates. I don't know enough about the other products to compare it in terms of the ease of doing updates and things like that. Usually, we get a support vendor involved when we do anything major. I would give HPE SimpliVity an eight out of 10.

2021-09-30T21:18:45Z
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Top 10Real User

For me, SimpliVity is a 10 out of 10. I would recommend it, but also you have to follow the best practices. Like a lot of things, I can imagine that if you think you know what you're doing but you don't know, you can have some trouble. But if you follow the best practices and the rules, you will have no issues.

2021-09-27T13:38:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I rate HPE SimpliVity a nine out of ten.

2021-09-02T13:16:34Z
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Top 20Real User

If an organization's IT team does a complete planned implementation, then that process will be very easy and very quick. If you plan properly before implementing it, you would feel the value of the product. If there is something wrong with the planning, then definitely your expectations from the product would not be met. In my opinion, most of the time, organizations invest in solutions, but they don't invest in the proper resources and implementation. It would be good if people can use HPE's expertise so that they have a greater experience when they invest in these solutions, and they are able to see the value of the solutions implemented by the experts. I would rate HPE SimpliVity an eight out of 10. I would like to see improvements in terms of the setup and the price. No customer will have 100% satisfaction, but we can raise the bar of satisfaction when we overcome these hiccups.

2021-07-16T12:52:21Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just customers and end-users. We don't have a business relationship with HPE. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-05-20T08:34:14Z
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Top 20Real User

If you go with a single node only, then you may encounter some issues if you don't have any backup nodes. However, if you go with at least two nodes, then you will be able to manage a disaster well. If one of the nodes goes down, then the server and data center will be moved to another node. This will ensure that you don't lose anything. I am very satisfied with HPE SimpliVity and would rate it at ten, on a scale from one to ten.

2021-04-19T11:37:02Z
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Top 20Real User

It's important to use the best solution for your requirements and use case. I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-02-25T11:47:27Z
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Top 20Real User

We are going to continue to use the solution in the future, and I recommend it to others. I rate HPE SimpliVity a nine out of ten.

2021-01-29T14:13:08Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Our organization is using the latest version of the solution. We're both integrators and implementors. I would recommend the solution to other organizations. It's so far worked well for us and our clients. Overall, I would rate the product at a nine on a scale from one to ten.

2021-01-14T10:50:26Z
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Real User

We recommend our clients use SimpliVity. On a scale of one to ten, I would give HPE SimpliVity a nine.

2021-01-06T05:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise those wanting to use this product to be careful before setting up the solution that you have enough disk space, if you do not, you will have to pay for it which is expensive. The solution works great, it is amazing. I rate HPE SimpliVity a ten out of ten.

2020-12-29T22:17:45Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a product that I would recommend to others who are interested in using it. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-12-17T12:16:55Z
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Top 5Real User

It is a good solution. It is a good hyper-converged solution as compared to other solutions like Cisco or Dell because they don't embed software inside the solution. SimpliVity is more useful for us because, during the month-to-month activity, it provides good features to back up, install, and roll back everything. I would rate HPE SimpliVity an eight out of ten.

2020-12-15T17:59:43Z
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Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering this product is that it is easy to deploy and set up replication for use in a data center. It can be used in production for DLP. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-10T05:55:46Z
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Top 5Real User

Regarding configuration, it would be nice to have the flexibility to easily select the right low-cost service for any implementation or configuration. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. If the customer has the right environment, I would definitely recommend this solution.

2020-11-12T20:30:36Z
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Top 5Real User

In summary, this is a good solution aside from the issues with scalability and improving the ease of upgrading. The upgradability has improved but it's still far from simply clicking a link and it automatically upgrades. It's not quite that simple yet, but it's getting there. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-11-06T20:27:40Z
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Training is important before integration. Ask HPE for at least four weeks for integration before they start sending out invoices. On a scale from one to ten, I would give HPE SimpliVity a nine.

2020-11-04T06:38:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would recommend this solution. It is very good for me. I would rate HPE SimpliVity a nine out of ten.

2020-11-02T18:00:37Z
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Top 20Real User

We are HPE partners. Overall, I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I would caution others, to implement the solution effectively, you have to go step by step, and with no hurry. The documentation for implementation is very long. If you don't follow it exactly and do every step as described, you'll have a lot of challenges during the implementation, therefore, just go slow.

2020-10-27T16:36:25Z
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Reseller

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

2020-10-26T12:15:00Z
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Reseller

On the one hand, I think the price is really high for the solution. On the other hand, it's got a very user-friendly GUI because it's fully integrated with each center. I would rate this solution eight out of 10.

2019-07-09T05:26:00Z
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Real User

We are an HPE partner ourselves. We have access directly to the HPE portal, and our engineers can directly register with HPE training online. I would give this solution a six out of 10 because it's not so stable and there are some bugs in the nodes.

2019-07-07T06:35:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend buying this product. It is a simple, self-managed product.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

The solution is great. Make sure you are aware of everything before you commit to deploying or purchasing it.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

Do your homework.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

Evaluate it. In terms of rating the solution, I have to go with an eight out of ten. A ten is hard to get from me. There's no perfect system and every system has its little hang-ups and issues.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend the product. It is good technology. The time and response of applications embrace the productivity of our enterprise.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

You definitely have to do a PoC and check-mark all the different items that are in your requirements. Go from there and see if it actually works. I'd give it a nine. It has pretty much everything there.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

Do a proof of concept on everything, instead of just relying upon the salesperson's pie-in-the-sky promise. I'll rate this solution as a five out of ten. It may not be terribly mature yet. I see disk, for example, becoming all-flash. That may have overcome my painful learning experience.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

Ask people who have already implemented a solution for their opinion and you'll likely find that most of the SimpliVity customers would put the solution in again if they had to do it over. I would rate SimpliVity a nine out of ten due to the fact that it needs little intervention on a daily basis, the uptime is excellent, and it works.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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If you're a retail company that has a bunch of stores, I would actually highly recommend this for your stores - for the simplicity of it, the ease of the restores, and keeping your environment up and running. We use it as a backup solution and so that the nodes don't fail. When the nodes fail, it's all governed through SimpliVity. It's been working really great. We haven't had too many issues with it.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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For smaller node clusters, I wouldn't go with anybody else. For small node hyper-converged three-node clusters, it is the best game in town. It was great before HPE bought them. Now, it has a large organization standing behind it. I would definitely recommend SimpliVity. If people are using it for the right purposes, like we are, it is a really good solution.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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The product is good. It might not meet all your requirements, but it is one of the solutions that met most of our requirements. There's no "best product" out there but this is likely the best for your needs. I would rate SimpliVity at a seven out of ten, based on the features and the requirements that we have.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Definitely consider the product. Once it is up and running, it is pretty rock solid.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

We are not looking to change our solution, at least not in the next three years.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

Do your research. We talked with many people about it. Do what is right for your environment.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Try to understand your rate of change on your data: When you take a backup, how quickly is your information changing or being updated, and whether it is a database, file server, or whatever it happens to be. This will affect the way that you size the solution and get into those archives. It will affect how much space it starts to take up and how you calculate that. Know your data. It does everything that we need it to do. The only spot that it falls out is the archival backups. Otherwise, it is a rock-solid platform. It has freed up a bunch of resources to do different types of work, instead of dealing with storage allocations, backups, and recoveries.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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There is a massive technology shift now toward software-defined storage, so we are trying to move from a functionality perspective to an abstraction layer above the equipment we buy. I think that this is a safe investment for anyone who wants to have a straightforward solution that comes out of the box and can be deployed on an appliance. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

2019-04-23T08:23:00Z
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I have a lot of confidence in the SimpliVity OmniCube product. It has enabled us to streamline our data center and improve our ability to rapidly recover from a disaster.

2018-07-19T20:39:00Z
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