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HPE SimpliVity Pros

Information Technology Manager at Troyer Foods, Inc.
It doesn't take long to mount the entire VM somewhere and then copy it. That's one of the things that I like about SimpliVity's deduplication and compression. I can literally stand up a backup in minutes. It is like no time at all. They've got pretty phenomenal deduplication and compression. Within SimpliVity, one of the things that they do is deduplication and compression on ingestion. So, on the front side, everything is deduplicated and compressed, which, of course, adds some overhead to their solution. For instance, in my environment today, I've got roughly 30 terabytes of raw storage, and with their deduplication and compression, I'm over the 300 terabyte threshold with my active servers and all my backups.
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RU
Senior Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
SimpliVity works well in a UAT environment..
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IT Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Backups happen very quickly.
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Head of technical Follow-up and Development at Greater Amman Municipality
The HCI concept by itself is the most valuable feature of the solution. It is a full-fledged HCI. It is the main component. I think this is what makes the project valuable.
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MK
Chief System & Security Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We really enjoy the virtualization that the solution offers.
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GI
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The technical support is exceptionally good.
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MB
Senior Product Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The access, high availability, and interface are the most valuable and important for us. There is one interface for the whole product, which is very important because you have a single pane to view all the infrastructure of a customer. You can improve your data recovery plan or DRP, or you can make a special emergency plan if a disk has any problem.
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Engineer at Platform Technique
The interface is very good and is very easy to navigate. You can find everything you need from one central place.
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Administrador TIC at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's much more simple than Nutanix and other hyper-converged solutions, at least from our point of view.
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MI
FD at Alpha 55
Up scaling is very possible, and at any time it is scalable.
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HPE SimpliVity Cons

Information Technology Manager at Troyer Foods, Inc.
There is a file size limitation when you want to do an individual file restore, but they might have resolved this in newer versions. As I'm taking backups at the VM server level, I can restore a file from any one of those without standing up the VM, and I can restore it to any mounted VM that I want. The problem is that there is a file size limitation. It becomes problematic when I'm trying to restore. When I want to restore a backup of a SQL database, my backups are considerably larger than 10 gigs. So, the only way to restore that backup file is to mount the entire VM somewhere and then copy it, which doesn't take long at all.
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RU
Senior Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
SimpliVity has very limited options for the virtualization layer.
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IT Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
It's a very complex installation. It's gotten easier, however, it's far from a double click on a link and a self-upgrade scenario. There's still an awful lot of magic that goes down to doing upgrades.
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Head of technical Follow-up and Development at Greater Amman Municipality
Bottleneck is the main issue.
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MK
Chief System & Security Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The product is expensive.
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GI
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
There needs to be a simple process for migrating one SimpliVity cluster to a new SimpliVity cluster.
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MB
Senior Product Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
It is not so cheap, and this is the most common complaint that my customers have. It is a very good product, but the price is an issue in Latin America. VMware is a de facto tool. It would be useful for customers if HP can also use Red Hat or any other open-source virtualization product. Currently, you can only use VMware to manage the machines inside SimpliVity.
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Engineer at Platform Technique
To install or to update it is more complicated than other solutions.
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XP
Administrador TIC at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There may be issues around scaling.
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MI
FD at Alpha 55
Not a lean architecture in terms of anything.
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Learn what your peers think about HPE SimpliVity. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
564,143 professionals have used our research since 2012.