HPE SimpliVity Valuable Features

Jeff Slabaugh - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Manager at Troyer Foods, Inc.

SimpliVity is integrated with the hypervisor, and you have a single pane of glass. It is really hands-off. Once you set your backup schedules, you're done. I'm not creating and tearing down virtual servers a lot. Our environment is fairly static, so unless I get an alert on something being wrong, and there is any predictive failure on a hard drive, I don't have to touch it. It is just on cruise control.

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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Senior Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

SimpliVity works well in a UAT environment.

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Senior Datacenter Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the ease of use and the storage virtualization layer, together with the built-in backups. That's what makes SimpliVity really useful, and how you can replicate data between different sites without paying an extra license for that feature. All the features are built into the product.

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Buyer's Guide
HPE SimpliVity
November 2022
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Doug Collette - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees

Backups and restores occur very quickly.

HPE Technical Support has been very responsive to any problems we've had.

All SimpliVity management is done through vCenter, providing a single-pane of glass for all management and configuration functions.

The advanced deduplication and compression greatly reduce the storage requirements, reducing the amount of expensive flash storage required.

The 10G interfaces between the SimpliVity nodes greatly speeds up VM migrations between nodes.

SimpliVity enables "stretched-cluster" operation with mirrored storage between the nodes, enabling automated failover. If a node or site goes down for any reason, the VMs on that node are automatically restarted on the other node.

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Qais Albeni - PeerSpot reviewer
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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Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The backup is the main and most valuable aspect, followed by the rapid DR (Disaster Recovery). With a traditional network, we have to have some WAN optimizers, however, with SimpliVity, we can go with their Omni and the rapid DR software.

Technical support is great.

The solution is quite stable.

We can scale the solution easily.

The initial setup is simple. 

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Chief System & Security Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

We really enjoy the virtualization that the solution offers. It's an aspect of the product we use a lot.

Technical support is quite helpful and responsive.

It looks like the solution will help us decrease management costs. It seems to be providing us with good value.

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Administrador TIC at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The simplicity of the solution is its most valuable aspect. It's much more simple than Nutanix and other hyper-converged solutions, at least from our point of view. It's easy to use.

The pricing is reasonable.

I've found the solution to be stable. 

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FD at Alpha 55

One of the most valuable features is the solution is simple. You get everything in one place, one rack for everything. So you don't have to get bits and pieces for a whole solution.

The solution works very well for banking or oil and gas sectors, and for the branch offices. 

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Assistant Manager - IT & IS at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's a normal solution and offers all of the typical features of a typical production on the market.

The pricing of the solution is very good.

The solution offers good stability.

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General Manager / CTO with 201-500 employees

Most valuable features include the data resiliency, backup and ability to capture full VM without the need for additional software, as well as the transfer from Side A to Side B, at a lower bandwidth.

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Kimsin Phan - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, IT Infrastructure at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The feature that I like the most is the backup feature embedded inside the HPE SimpliVity. When we have any activity, within five minutes, we have a backup. It also has PDR for performing disaster recovery.

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RahulKumar6 - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Executive at Tech Data Limited

The most valuable features of this solution are the backup rate and the backup transfer.

You don't have to purchase any other licenses other than Microsoft or for VMware, everything is included in your box.

Your backup and transfer time is less. You can move one TB of VM data in one minute, which is one of SimpliVity's benefits.

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Yves-Schatzmann - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Information Technology Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

What I like about the solution, is that SimpliVity is easy to deploy and maintain. It's really performing very well. The ratio of price to performance is really good. We just renewed and will receive new equipment in November. So even the price is really attractive compared to other solutions.

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The main thing is its performance. In terms of performance, it is a lot better than VMware. Obviously, technology is changing a lot all the time. We were on just VMware with a separate attached array. The performance was kind of a step backward from just running separate servers. Now, the performance is much better, and we can take snapshots and backups of really big servers in just a matter of seconds. We can even restore them in a matter of seconds.

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Solutions Coordinator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

Its ease of use is valuable. It is being used in a mining company. They wanted their working nodes to be seamless, and they wanted ease of use. That's why they opted for SimpliVity. They are running VMware virtual machines on it.

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Michael Tsang - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The cache functionality is great.

Technical support is helpful and very knowledgeable of the product.

The initial setup is pretty simple.

The performance is good. It's stable and easy to operate.

The scalability is very good.

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Head of ICT Infrastructure at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like HPE SimpliVity's hard disk compression capabilities. The data is compressed into very little space or volume. I think that the principal value of HP SimpliVity is its capacity to compress the data, and I'm saving a lot of disk space using SimpliVity.

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Senior IT Specialist at Servicios de Consultorias de IT

In terms of HPE SimpliVity's most valuable features, its backup integration is a good thing. Its performance is very good as is the whole integration.

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Shehan Attapattu - PeerSpot reviewer
head of presales at a integrator with 11-50 employees

The solution is very stable.

The installation is easy and the deployment is quick.

The configuration is pretty easy. It's a pretty out-of-the-box solution and comes mostly pre-configured for you.

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MunawarKhan - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Our clients are very comfortable with the single management of the complete stack. The creation of VM systems is also very fast.

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Presales and Consulting at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

SimpliVity's ability to scale a product like Vmware to the cloud is one feature we found most valuable. SimpliVity is great for small companies. It's a nice product, and our customers are really happy with it. HPE focuses on VMware, and it really shines as a VMware. It's a very good design, and they've put some serious thought into the infrastructure.

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Raphaël Julmy - PeerSpot reviewer
Architecte Infrastructures at IT-Med

Its simplicity is most valuable. The management is easy, and you don't have to have a lot of knowledge about storage, network, etc. It is simple to manage and simple to implement, and that's its key feature.

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Professional ICT at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees

The HPE SimpliVity disc compression is very valuable.

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SumitVerma - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Head at Fast in Cloud

What I like about SimpliVity is the brand value of HP. I also like the data compression ratio, which is around more than 75% data compression ratio. HP's support and the ease of working with SimpliVity are also valuable features.

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Group IT Manager at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I have found backup and replication to be useful. We have a 10 megabit line between the data center and our main site. The backup and replication are very good. Additionally, the solution runs on VMware which is a benefit.

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Edmundo Tapia - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief of Information Technology at SOFTYS

One of the key features is the solution is really fast for backups and deduplication is amazing.

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Junior Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is that the product has an inborn backup, which gives a copy of my primary and secondary copies.

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Raul Borges - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at Nuxiba

I have a lot of benefits from it. I like that I can create a service as I need it. I don't need new licenses for operating systems. I don't need to ask for server space, I don't need to wait for support, and I don't need to wait for monitoring. 

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Senior System Administrator with 11-50 employees

The features I have found most valuable are the convergence of the infrastructure and multi-platform support, for example, VMware and Hyper-V.

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VP Comercial at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The backup feature is valuable, and replication is also valuable.

It is very quick and easy to use. 

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Process Control Senior Supervisor at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's quite simple to work with. I don't have to configure any other storage system.

The solution is scalable.

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The most valuable feature is high availability.

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Consultant at a security firm with 1-10 employees

Its performance is quite good, and it is also easy to use. One of the biggest benefits is the included backup solution.

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Gervais Ndjomo - PeerSpot reviewer
Founding President at NUMERIQUEST

I like SimpliVity because it can be adapted for small clients or the biggest ones. It's flexible.

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Senior Project Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are replication and backup.

This solution is very intuitive and flexible.

The vendor was quick to provide support for VMs in the product.

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IT Manager at Triara

It's a very good solution for disaster recovery.

The support on offer is very good.

We don't mind the pricing.

The configuration capabilities are good.

For consolidation purposes, it's a very good product. We are able to reduce the footprint for space, including rack space in the data centers.

The initial setup process is not too hard. 

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Technical Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable features of SimpliVity are the built-in backup and immunity to ransomware.

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Dipak Darade - PeerSpot reviewer
Asst. Manager at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees

We like the backup feature, which is inbuilt. This means that we didn't require an additional storage device. Everything is backed up in a single box and that always makes it easy to manage.

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Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The compression and deduplication features are most valuable because they allow us to have a small footprint for storage. It is a very stable product, and we are also able to get all that we need in terms of reporting.

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Co-Founder/CTO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

I find the replication feature valuable.

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Support analyst with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution has integrated backup features that are useful.

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System Engineer (Storage/HCI) at a construction company with 201-500 employees

The compression and deduplication ratio would be the most valuable features. 

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Quadria Rouen Agency Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The solution is user-friendly.

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Renaud Schweingruber - PeerSpot reviewer
Sales Director at MTF DATA AG

There is no single feature that's the most valuable. All of SimpliVity's components work together to make daily operations easier for our customers. 

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Md. Sabbir Hossain - PeerSpot reviewer
Customer Service Officer at STBL

HPE SimpliVity is a very valuable and effective solution. It's also a scalable solution. As the customer requirements and application requirements increase, it can scale to accommodate them.

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Destan YILANCI - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder & CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

HPE SimpliVity is simple, it's very friendly.  Our customers like to use this product.

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Head-IT/SAP at Barista Coffee Company Ltd.

Its performance and availability are most valuable.

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Solution Expert at Frontier Business systems

SimpliVity's console is useful

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Senior System Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

It is easy to use. 

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Buyer's Guide
HPE SimpliVity
November 2022
Learn what your peers think about HPE SimpliVity. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2022.
653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.