"The stability of the solution is very reliable."
"Great data storage and very good for software defined solutions."
"We've found the scalability to be reasonable if you are ready to invest in it."
"Technical support is excellent. They are very helpful."
"I like that it's suitable for virtualization. It's also stable and scalable. The newer version has a lot of memory, and you don't have to worry about updates."
"The product enables the centralization of all administrative tasks."
"We like that the solution can be arranged for an all-in-one single pane of glass, something our customers find important."
"For me, this is the best frame server technology available in the market. We can compare it to Cisco UCS. It is robust and stable, and it is also easy to deploy and scale. Their support is the best."
"The product is scalable and easy to expand."
"It is very easy to use, and it is very fast."
"It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless."
"The onboarding and integrated monitoring tools are pretty good."
"The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery."
"It performs well and it is also very fast."
"The main feature I have found to be product replication."
"It's very easy-to-use."
"It would be nice if the updates were not accompanied by downtime."
"Technical support was time consuming and unsatisfactory. The initial product setup was complex, lasing around three weeks to a month."
"ICMs could be better in this model. When you look at its competitors, the most critical point is the throughput. HPE is the best with the ICM module, which is an interconnect module that connects the servers of the frames to the LAN and SAN. HPE Synergy should also support the latest processors provided by Intel."
"The performance could be better. The converged network cards initially didn't work. However, later on in the newer version, they came up with 50 GB network cards to replace the 20 GB ones, and it's perfectly fine now. At times, it could also be more stable."
"Changes to the solution are quite complex."
"The setup was a bit complex."
"The Synergy platform is HPE-specific and more for on-premises. You're kind of locked in with VMware and the HPE with the VMs. The Nutanix offering is a bit more flexible."
"I would definitely like to see them fix the firmware updates on all the blades. No matter what operating system it is running on, make sure I can do the firmware as well as the software for those firmware components at the same time. I don't want to have to rely on an external product. Let's bring that product inside the menu so that I have a better experience with updates."
"The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services."
"The solution is expensive."
"Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes."
"I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now."
"There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket."
"I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes."
"There could be improvements in public cloud integration."
"It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology."
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.
FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.
HPE Synergy is ranked 1st in Blade Servers with 11 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews. HPE Synergy is rated 8.8, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of HPE Synergy writes "Significantly decreases deployment time and the number of support issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Performs well with very little maintenance and an easy initial setup". HPE Synergy is most compared with HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Apollo and HPE Integrity, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Tintri VMstore.
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