HPE SimpliVity vs. SUSE Harvester

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE SimpliVity
Score 8.5 out of 10
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HPE SimpliVity is a hyper-converged infrastructure solution. HPE acquired SimpliVity for its Omnicube line of products in January 2017.N/A
SUSE Harvester
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Suse's Harvester is a cloud-native hyperconverged infrastructure. It is used to unify infrastructure workloads with Harvester and is designed to help operators consolidate and simplify their virtual machine workloads alongside Kubernetes clusters. Harvester is presented as a next generation of open-source hyperconverged infrastructure solutions designed for modern cloud-native environments. Suse Harvester is open source and free to use.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
HPE SimpliVitySUSE Harvester
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.5
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE SimpliVitySUSE Harvester
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
I only know what I know...which is my IT world. Having two datacenters that were physical servers attached to a SAN that "attempted" to replicate and then migrating. For a SMB small IT shop that happens to have two datacenters already in place...this has been ideal. I can have a generalist maintain the system and we have a private cloud for DR with hardly any effort...the biggest gain by far!
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SUSE
It's great for provisioning any kind of virtual servers, but for now, we use it to provision only servers for Rancher managed Kubernetes clusters. But we are considering to provision also virtual servers for all kinds of needs on SUSE Harvester in the near future, as it's getting more and more mature with every release.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Deduplication and Compression - SimpliVity keeps the space consumption to a minimum. We currently have 60 servers running virtually and we still have room to grow. This really helps with the backups as we can have longer retention.
  • Backups - Ability to keep backups for longer and to create multiple backup policies for a VM is a breeze. You can have a backup policy for each datastore as well as a separate backup policy for the same VM.
  • Creating Datastores is very easy. No more messing around with LUNS and iSCSI. Just go to the SimpliVity tab and select create datastore and it's done. You can also increase the datastore on the fly as well as have a datastore bigger than 2TB.
  • File level recovery is included as well. The whole backup process in SimpliVity can help you do away with other software.
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SUSE
  • Fast to deploy new virtual machines
  • It's easy to use
  • Stable and ready for production
  • Free and open source
  • Has a strong community
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Upgrades are better than they used to be, but still complex.
  • Make existing RapidDR product integral, versus a separate licensed component.
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SUSE
  • It takes expertise to set up SUSE Harvester for production
  • You need to get used to SUSE Harvester to be as "fluent" as in VMWare ESXi
  • You need to well prepare for system upgrades
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Support is very good. With proactive support, you are supported by an engineer in North America who answers the phone and immediately begins assisting with your issue. The folks I have dealt with in the last several years have been very skilled and it is rare to have a ticket open for more than a day or two. Issues affecting production are dealt with appropriately and are escalated within the support organization.
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SUSE
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We have decided to sign with Nutanix. We feel they are improving technology and are just a better software now.
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SUSE
We used ESXi for years and were happy with it. Then we implemented Rancher managed Kubernetes clusters with nodes provisioned on VMware ESXi. Later, when SUSE Harvester came out, we started to provision SUSE Rancher nodes on Harvester. Both VMware ESXi and SUSE Harvester are great products, and I think - we are keeping both, at least for now, when SUSE Harvester is a young project.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HPE SimpliVity provided us with the ability to replace our existing infrastructure with a solution that provided better backup and recovery, and an off-site DR solution, at a lower price point than other solutions.
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SUSE
  • We can provision more virtual servers
  • It's cheaper than competitor products (tbh - it's free, if you don't need support)
  • It's easy to manage when you get used to it
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