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2018-06-04T20:54:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for HPE SimpliVity?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Real User

We did get some quotes from Nutanix, and they were ballparks. So, it is not cheap, and there is nothing free, but those two were comparable.

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

I think it's a complete package. We buy the license with support for five years. It's a subscription, I will say, but it's included when you buy the SimpliVity solution from HPE. You have a contract with the software warranty and upgrades. You can choose a license for one, three, or five years, and it's all included.

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

There is not a license required for the solution.

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

Customers always complain that SimpliVity is a little bit higher in price point as compared to other solutions available in the market.

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

The pricing is expensive, and even more so due to the fact that we have an unfavorable exchange rate between the Turkish Lira and the American dollar. I have not seen any other costs over and above the licensing fee itself.

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

We currently have a yearly license, and I think the cost could be lower.

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

The licensing price is okay, there would be extra costs for replication licenses, for RapidDR but nothing on top of that.

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

Our solution is on a perpetual license. The pricing itself is okay. It's not too expensive. There's a bit of confusion around licensing. Initially, SimpliVity did not talk about licensing for the software. However, later on, when the customers tried to update it, then SimpliVity said that they would have to pay for the update. Ideally, HPE should be very transparent about pricing and the licensing of this particular solution. It's not right now.

2021-01-31T07:00:24Z
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Top 20Real User

The product is expensive.

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

There are licensing costs involved as virtualization comes pre-packaged in the solution.

2021-01-14T10:50:26Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution can be expensive if you are using a lot of nodes.

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

The hardware is expensive. For the same price, Cisco can provide more hardware specifications for us. The hardware costs are more of an issue than the licensing costs.

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

The licensing is on a yearly basis. The licensing cost also includes vCenter at a cost in the cloud solution.

2020-12-15T17:59:43Z
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Top 5Real User

We bought this solution as a package that included all of the hardware and all of the software.

2020-11-06T20:27:40Z
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Top 20Reseller

It is expensive for this market. Everyone says that it is a very good product, but the only complaint is about the price. The enterprises must evalute carefully what they want to do and how many people has tod do te job. A simple interface improve operational time

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

While at first clients always comment on the pricing being very high. However, once it's deployed, and they see how well it works, they don't complain. Therefore, I think it's quite fair.

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

It is not too expensive, but it is quite expensive for me.

2020-10-26T12:15:00Z
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Real User

It's about $10,000 monthly.

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

I believe that we bought the solution through some reseller in Brazil.

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

We're paying $3,000-$4,000 a month.

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

We signed a three-year contract.

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

For three years, it is $60,000 for three nodes. It is quite pricey.

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

The only thing that I think we are paying for is the VMware licenses, but we are enterprise, so it is not horrible.

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

For the VMware licensing, it is approximately $10,000 a year.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Top 5Real User

While SimpliVity is not inexpensive, we found it was not significantly more expensive than the cost of buying equivalent host servers and equivalent SAN storage. HPE installed and configured the equipment as part of the purchase, so that was painless.

2019-01-28T17:12:00Z
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Real User

Upfront costs seems high at first look, but after analyzing all the benefits of SimpliVity, we have come out ahead.

2018-06-04T20:54:00Z
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