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HPE SimpliVity pros and cons

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HPE SimpliVity Pros review quotes

JS
Dec 6, 2021
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.
RU
Mar 6, 2021
SimpliVity works well in a UAT environment..
DH
Dec 27, 2021
The most valuable feature is the ease of use and the storage virtualization layer, together with the built-in backups.
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it_user609312 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 15, 2017
The ease of managing this system.
SH
Jun 25, 2019
The ease of use on the backup and DR and replication side of things is good. It can be done by a VMware admin with no additional training.
DC
Oct 26, 2021
Backups happen very quickly.
it_user543450 - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 27, 2017
We use the Omnicubes to replicate our data to a second datacenter. By having our company data on the Omnicubes, we ensure that all of our data is constantly replicated within the defined intervals to the remote site.
AS
Feb 25, 2018
The globally federated architecture means that the backup across sites does not consume precious MPLS bandwidth, which is cool.
QA
Nov 20, 2021
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.
it_user683289 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 13, 2017
It is just a one-stop shop, a single appliance that I can control through my virtual center.
 

HPE SimpliVity Cons review quotes

JS
Dec 6, 2021
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.
RU
Mar 6, 2021
SimpliVity has very limited options for the virtualization layer.
DH
Dec 27, 2021
The life-cycle management can be improved.
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it_user609312 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 15, 2017
If there was anything I would like to see, it would be indexed backups.
SH
Jun 25, 2019
The biggest feature, which should be included, is some method to handle archival backup or cloud-based backup. Where SimpliVIty typically falls down with their data structure is: The longer a backup is kept, the more space it ends up inevitably using. When you get into things that you have to keep for five or seven years for legal requirements or regulatory compliance, then you start taking up a lot of space with these old dead backups that you are probably never going to use again. Being able to offload those to a separate platform or cloud storage location would be ideal.
DC
Oct 26, 2021
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.
it_user543450 - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 27, 2017
We definitely want to see more of the CLI commands come up to the GUI, and it is a legitimate question, if we are going to be happy with the integration in the vsphere web client, which is awfully slow.
AS
Feb 25, 2018
HPE support is still not aware/trained on SimpliVity, and this is beginning to show.
QA
Nov 20, 2021
Bottleneck is the main issue.
it_user683289 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 13, 2017
Let us populate the entire node; right now, there are 24 slots in a server and you're only allowed to populate 14.