2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering HPE Hyper Converged?

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

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

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Ayub Mohammed - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Ingram Micro
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-09-13T20:10:11Z
Sep 13, 2022

I rate HPE Hyper Converged eight out of 10. I rate Hyper Converged eight because there are still some competing solutions doing better than HPE on Gartner's Magic Quadrant.

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UR
Directors at Eglobe infra solutions
Reseller
2022-07-07T09:52:52Z
Jul 7, 2022

I rate this solution eight out of ten.

JimJohansson - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure architect at Forsakringskassan
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-29T23:15:07Z
Apr 29, 2022

I rate this solution 10 out of 10.

TS
Systems Engineer-Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-10T19:31:17Z
Dec 10, 2021

I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

KK
General Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-23T18:58:28Z
Nov 23, 2021

I would rate this solution 8 out of 10. dSCI is Disaggregated Hyper Convergence. For the existing investment that a customer has done on a HPE platform, for example, they don't need to throw away that investment because they can re-utilize them in the dHCI configuration. Secondly, it's more scalable at the component level. That means I can upgrade when required for storage or computing needs separately. I don't need to do the same, like what they used to do in SimpliVity. Until recently, I was selling HPE SimpliVity. After dHCI has come in the picture with Nimble, we started promoting that because they have better features. When it comes to Hyper Convergence only, the features in SimpliVity and dHCI are different.

RommelViloria - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Technology at WinSoft IT, C.A.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-12T12:27:14Z
May 12, 2021

I rate this product a 10 out of 10.

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Alfousseynou Bomou - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer at Platform Technique
Real User
2019-09-19T08:40:00Z
Sep 19, 2019

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Ayub Mohammed - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Ingram Micro
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-09-15T16:44:00Z
Sep 15, 2019

We are using the on-premises deployment model. If you're looking for virtualization solutions, this is a very good product. If you're an organization that does not need virtualization or has some applications that cannot use it, you should look into other solutions, such as HP Synergy. That's an enterprise-level product, however. It's not suitable for SMBs. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

ZazaGabashvili - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-09-15T16:44:00Z
Sep 15, 2019

I am not currently using this solution but I do have some experience. In my previous job, we were using this solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

AD
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-15T16:44:00Z
Sep 15, 2019

I use the on-premises deployment model. HP has more experience making hyper-converge conversions, so they're easy to manage, and there are a lot of products that are compatible with it. Whether or not it would work for others depends on their environment. The solution would work best for businesses that are small to medium in size. I'm not sure how well it would work in a large environment. I would recommend the product to others. I would rate it eight out of ten.

WZ
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2019-09-05T05:37:00Z
Sep 5, 2019

My advice to others would be to clearly know what you want. Do you want more disk space? More storage? What is your goal with this program? In a hyper-converged environment you have many applications that need more storage and then it gets expensive. Also if you want to scale and if you have to do backups and make snapshots. If you need regular storage, you simply use a disc in and it's easier. I rate this solution a five or six out of ten.

Hatim Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at IMC
Real User
2019-07-09T05:26:00Z
Jul 9, 2019

The solution is easy to use and the data application and data recovery so far are better and faster than the competition. Many other features are really great. I would rate it a seven out of 10. We like Hyper Converged HPE, but there's definitely a lot of unfamiliar features that I cannot comment much about until I've experienced them.

Zeljko Radjen - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Centre Solution Department director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-09T05:26:00Z
Jul 9, 2019

I would say that this solution is good depending on your needs and on budget. It's a good solution. Compared to the previous solution we used, it may not be vas good. But generally speaking, it's okay. I cannot say anything bad. It's only very small differences. I would rate this solution eight out of 10. I would still like to see some other hypervisors available as an option to be used on the system - like KVM or Microsoft Hyper-V.

Alessandro Pregliasco - PeerSpot reviewer
System Specialist at Techedge
Real User
2019-07-09T05:26:00Z
Jul 9, 2019

On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate HPE Hyper Converged an eight.

BartHeungens - PeerSpot reviewer
Hybrid Infrastructure Solution Architect at Bitcon
Real User
Top 5
2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
Jun 23, 2019

The assessment of the current configuration is the most important to make a good sizing of the new solution because it does good duplication and compression, but it's really hard to select the correct product sizing. I would rate this solution as nine out of ten because ten is perfect and there is nothing on the market that is perfect.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 13, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HPE Hyper Converged. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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BartHeungens - PeerSpot reviewer
Hybrid Infrastructure Solution Architect at Bitcon
Jun 23, 2019
I would like to see more flexibility in the offered configurations. For instance a software-only version of the solution, without the hardware, would be nice. This would give me the opportunity to use existing hardware in my datacenter and run the Simplivity software on top of that giving me access to all nice features of the Data Virtualization Platform of Simplivity.
Hatim Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at IMC
Jul 9, 2019
One problem I've had is that I was trying to do a move and it was not working. I was given an error and a message asking me to shut down the machine first and then move it to another host. While in the normal VM, we just used the existing viable machine and moved it to another host without an issue. As this product is new to me, I need to do a bit more training to see what it offers. It is an expensive solution, however. If they could adjust the pricing, that would be helpful.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 13, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about HPE Hyper Converged? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 15 answers
BartHeungens - PeerSpot reviewer
Hybrid Infrastructure Solution Architect at Bitcon
Jun 23, 2019
The most valuable features are resiliency and data protection.
Hatim Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at IMC
Jul 9, 2019
If you were comparing this solution to VMware, it has more features, and it's very fast on the recovery.
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