We performed a comparison between HPE Synergy and Pure Storage FlashBlade based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco, Dell Technologies and others in Blade Servers.
"HPE Synergy has been dependable for the past 15 years."
"Support is very helpful."
"The i3S module can be configured to provision storage to all blade servers and boot to any operating system without needing local hard drives."
"The hyper-converged infrastructure where everything is stateless is valuable. Basically, you have your compute storage and networking management."
"Orchestrating automations is great because you can connect to other tools with the REST API and automate components."
"The initial setup is fine."
"The price is reasonable, and the stability and scalability are okay. We bought the solution because it suits our needs."
"We like that the solution can be arranged for an all-in-one single pane of glass, something our customers find important."
"It is very easy to use, and it is very fast."
"What I like best about Pure Storage FlashBlade is its object storage functionality, plus it has fast underlying hardware. Pure Storage FlashBlade is also very stable. I find its stability one of its valuable features."
"Pure Storage FlashBlade is user-friendly. It's replication feature is great because it has active replication and active DR. That's the beauty of the product. It's a perfect solution for block storage."
"The solution provides many controllers."
"The tool's most valuable features are data warehousing, speedy recovery, and analytics. Its latest release is cost-effective."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the rewrite speed and the nonstop services."
"The product is scalable and easy to expand."
"The solution is able to handle workloads and is easy to use. It allows us to actually manage the boxes in less time."
"There is always room for improvement. Based on our use cases, I don't believe there are any additional features required."
"HPE Synergy could improve its remote support."
"Its management needs some work. It is not the best in terms of management. It has decent management. Its user interface can also be better."
"Product documentation is disorganized."
"They must improve the OneView tools."
"The solution must concentrate on improving the product quality."
"The pricing can be improved as it is a costly solution due to sanctions in Iran."
"They were not so deep into integration with VMware."
"It usually comes down to just what you hit and the value you're getting when you spend the money and license the products. I would always go, "If you want to make things better, lower your price and make your licensing simpler." There's always an opportunity around that."
"File storage needs a lot of improvement. Mainframe connectivity also needs improvement because it requires additional components to be integrated with Pure Storage FlashBlade. If you want to keep your backup data, then this becomes an even more expensive solution because Pure Storage FlashBlade will not be able to meet your backup needs."
"Pure Storage FlashBlade should improve on more cloud integration."
"It would be beneficial if the layer could support the S3 protocol and be container ready in the next release."
"I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now."
"An area for improvement in Pure Storage FlashBlade is its price. It could be reduced. The technical support for Pure Storage FlashBlade also needs improvement. It used to be good, with more experienced engineers. Nowadays, it isn't, and it takes longer for support to solve problems."
"The features provided for SMB customers are limited."
"I would also like to see better support for CIFS workloads."
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 19 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews. HPE Synergy is rated 8.4, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE Synergy writes "The composable infrastructure allows you to build and stack shared capacity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Immutable snapshots, great performance, and simple and easy replication". HPE Synergy is most compared with HPE BladeSystem, Dell PowerEdge M, Cisco UCS B-Series, HPE Apollo and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), Pure Storage FlashArray, MinIO, VAST Data and HPE Nimble Storage.
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