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HPE ConvergedSystem is #1 ranked solution in top Converged Infrastructure for SAP HANA tools and #4 ranked solution in top Converged Infrastructure tools. PeerSpot users give HPE ConvergedSystem an average rating of 8 out of 10. HPE ConvergedSystem is most commonly compared to Dell PowerEdge VRTX: HPE ConvergedSystem vs Dell PowerEdge VRTX. HPE ConvergedSystem is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 59% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 26% of all views.
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What is HPE ConvergedSystem?

HPE ConvergedSystem gives you lower cost of ownership and greater flexibility to meet more business demands. Eliminate the inefficiencies and inflexibility of one-silo-at-a-time infrastructure with software-defined agility and automation.

Deploy pre-validated, factory-tested configurations in weeks instead of months. Set up IT services in minutes, not hours. Integrated, workload-optimised systems eliminate infrastructure silos for improved efficiency, simplicity and speed.

HPE ConvergedSystem was previously known as HPE ConvergedSystem 700, HPE ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, CS500, HPE ConvergedSystem 900, HPE ConvergedSystem 500, HPE ConvergedSystem 300.

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What users are saying about HPE ConvergedSystem pricing:
  • "The pricing is sensitive."
  • "This is an expensive solution."
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    CONSULTOR COMERCIAL - ARQUITECTO DE SOLUCIONES at CLIFURVA
    Real User
    Top 20Leaderboard
    Secure, easy to configure, and integrates well with third-party solutions
    Pros and Cons
    • "The storage, BladeSystems, Virtual Connect, and simplicity with hyper-converged solutions are the most valuable features of this solution."
    • "I would like to see monitoring solutions included, as well as brand support."

    What is our primary use case?

    I work as an integrator and an end user.

    What is most valuable?

    It's a great solution that is very secure, and very easy to configure. The storage, BladeSystems, Virtual Connect, and simplicity with hyper-converged solutions are the most valuable features of this solution. When compared with SAP ERP, HPE is easier to deploy to their VMware solutions. HPE ConvergedSystems integrates well. We don't have any issues with the interface.

    What needs improvement?

    HPE ConvergedSystems doesn't upgrade as often as other solutions. For example, I have had to change the infrastructure several times for our customers who have SAP, they have gone from P4000 to P6000. We are currently migrating our customers to SAP S/4HANNA. Their infrastructure has a five-year lifespan. After five years, they need to change it. They now have a new CEO, CFO, and CIO, and the new customers want to try new things. Perhaps they will change the infrastructure. This firm has many customers with new CIOs and CDxOs, and they are considering changing their infrastructure. The infrastructure is better with what they currently have, but with new people, they want to look at other possibilities. I would like to see monitoring solutions included, as well as brand support. Customers' infrastructures must be supported at all times. In Colombia, for example, we meet many customers who have different brands, such as Dell, IBM, or HPE, which is either their headquarters or a branch. However, each branch has a single point of contact and a single support provider. The customer prefers to deal with only one branch and one support representative. I recommend that HPE provide support for various brands and Dell products.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with HPE ConvergedSystem for 15 years. I started to use this solution in 2007. Our customers have two sites, and it is deployed on-premises as well as to third-party solutions for a third-party company.
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    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Customers can scale up very easily.

    How are customer service and support?

    HPE ConvergedSystem technical support is good, but they could do better in supporting other brands that customers have included in their infrastructure.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I have experience with several IT solutions such as HP, Dell, and Nutanix.

    How was the initial setup?

    A warranty is provided to the customer. The customer can install the Enterprise ERP solution easily and has a good warranty, which includes HP's factory warranty and other conditions.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The pricing is sensitive. The hybrid solution with Amazon, Google, and Azure, are hybrid solutions that the customers are considering.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    Customers have evaluated other large brands similar to HPE, and believe that HPE SimpliVity or HPE Nimble can be the solution.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate HPE ConvergedSystem a nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Ismael Prieto - PeerSpot reviewer
    Director at ISA
    Reseller
    Top 10Leaderboard
    Great consolidation and duplication features; very easy to manage
    Pros and Cons
    • "Consolidation and duplications features."
    • "The MTG inside HP could be improved."

    What is our primary use case?

    We sell Converged to government organizations. In the past year we've been working with the healthcare and education departments. We are partners, resellers and integrators of Converged, primarily a Hewlett Packard enterprise partner. I'm the director of the company. 

    How has it helped my organization?

    This is a beneficial system for organizations. Rather than having a separate processing system and backup system, Converged provides it all in one. 

    What is most valuable?

    The consolidation is an advantageous feature along with the duplications. The product reduces energy required by the system. It's also easy to manage. 

    What needs improvement?

    I think the MTG inside HP could be improved. It would simplify quoting for services. When you get a quote from HP now, they tend to quote separately for services and the product. This makes it difficult to try to quote for the client and to integrate the solution. 

    For the future, it would be good to see integration with cloud services. Our customers want to share the solution, currently on-premise, to the cloud, and it's sometimes difficult to implement. It would be great if they could bridge the two. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We've been reselling this solution for five years. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It's very easy to scale this solution. Our customers are generally medium enterprise, at least medium for Mexico. They have plans to increase usage. 

    How are customer service and technical support?

     I think the technical support is excellent.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    Our first customer evaluated Nutanix and Converged before going with Converged. HP has an advantage because they have hardware and Nutanix is software. That's the reason the customer preferred to make the fusion with the hardware because it reduced the overhead of the processing. Secondly, HP enables a backup in the same solution, and with Nutanix you have to integrate another product from another software and another vendor. 

    How was the initial setup?

    Initial setup is complex but not because HP is complex, but because the customer has a lot of integrations or components. When a customer buys Converged they have to eliminate the storage, the switch, and other components. It's difficult to implement correctly in that situation. The last implementation we did took a month but an earlier one took three months. Deployment time really depends on configuration.

    What other advice do I have?

    I recommend this solution, I think it's easier to implement Converged than other solutions. The solution doesn't require many people to manage or maintain, or involvement with the infrastructure. That's why I would recommend it. It's easy and that's one of the advantages the customer has when they buy a Converge System, it's easier than an iOS infrastructure.

    I would rate this solution a 10 out of 10. 

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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    Fernando Rocha - PeerSpot reviewer
    Propietario at ARS Servicios Profesionales
    Real User
    Top 20Leaderboard
    Virtualization solution used for 12 years to make hardware more efficient

    What is our primary use case?

    In Chile, most of our customers use VMware to virtualize several machines and make their hardware more efficient.

    What needs improvement?

    This is an expensive solution and could be improved with lower pricing. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have used this solution for 12 years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This is a stable solution. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    This is a scalable solution. Our customers begin with an initial configuration and later add more servers, memory and other options to meet the demands of increased processing.

    How are customer service and support?

    The customer service for this solution is good. 

    How would you rate customer service and support?

    Neutral

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is straightforward. We received the necessary training and the manuals are very clear and easy to follow. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I would advise those considering this solution to ensure they begin with the correct sizing and configuration. If the configuration is oversized, they will pay a high price for features they do not use. If the configuration is undersized, they may not have all their needs met. 

    I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. 

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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    System Administrator at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
    Real User
    Leaderboard
    Provides deduplication, compression and backup, but has inadequate HPE and website functionality

    What is most valuable?

    We find the deduplication and compression features to be most valuable, as well as that of the backup solution inside.

    What needs improvement?

    Features that should be addressed concern the HPE functionality and the interaction with VMware. We would also like to see additional website functionality, because the surfeit of those who come online makes the addition of complete information challenging.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using HPE ConvergedSystem for several months. 

    How are customer service and technical support?

    The technical support is French approved  and transpires in this language, which works for us. So, too, we share the same work hours with those of technical support and they are adaptable to our schedule.

    How was the initial setup?

    All of the activity concerning the initial setup was complex, as we are obliged to coordinate it with HP support.

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate the solution a six or seven out of ten. 

    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.