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What advice do you have for others considering HPE ConvergedSystem?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering HPE ConvergedSystem, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10LeaderboardReseller

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.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Most of our landscape is HPE products at the moment. We also have an EMC Backup Appliance in our environment. Currently, we have HPE Blade in our environment. We are thinking of changing all of these products. At the end of this year, we'll probably target HPE Synergy Systems hardware in our environment. Some of the projects require unified storage on our environment due to this. We prefer a storage model, like EMC. Currently, we also use the HPE Converged Systems. We have SimpliVity nodes in our environment. We use these nodes for most systems, but we are currently having some difficulties in terms of IO utilization issues. We will probably change the systems to SL systems. In our current situation, HPE still suggests to use the new HPE SimpliVity System in our environment, however, there are some difficulties with the implementation of this project. The project requires NFS sharing on the ACI side. In terms of advice to others considering the solution, with the implementation of the systems, the networking connections and VLAN settings can be done by VSAT. It would make the implementation of this kind of device simpler. New users may need to add some sort of storage access like NFS. I don't know whether putting in another controller into these devices would help. The virtualization platform can be run on a different controller. I would caution that a user needs to calculate their IOPS and utilization size very well. If the application requires intensive party access and if they are not in the scope of the application of the SimpliVity devices, the entire application requires the IO of the hard disk located on the SimpliVity. It's important to run a POC before implementing any application on this kind of ACI system. ACI systems cannot be addressed by every general application. You have to know your application and know your application requirements, and test your application requirements on each appliance. Then, you can proceed to the production environment on the ACI side. Sometimes your application may not be suitable for the ACI systems. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

I'm a consultant and have experience working with the solution both as a consultant and as an end-user. We currently have thousands of people using the solution. In our IT department, we have about ten to 15 people working on the solution as admins. I'd advise others to choose their use cases carefully. It's suitable for certain environments but not all environments. Others would also be sure to read the small print and really understand the solution before implementation as well. For example, beware of any additional licenses you may need. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. If it had a better administrative console, I'd give it full marks.

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Real User

This is a good solution and it seems to have everything that we need. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Real User

I'm very satisfied with HPE systems. We don't have any issues with their hardware or their backup software.

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