- Backup/Clone VMs.
- Reduce stack complexity.
- Upgrades are better than they used to be, but still complex.
- Make existing RapidDR product integral, versus a separate licensed component.
HPE SimpliVity is our core sever platform for our business across two datacenters.
Both of those datacenters are production and DR for the alternate site.
Data protection is the biggest problem this solution addressed.
Also, we were in need of a refresh and this solution offered much more all with a single vendor, easy to use interface and a competitive price.
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!
Currently we have 4 Simplivity OmniCubes in our environment. Two of them are hosing our Virtual Servers and the other two are hosting our VDI environment. We are using this solution to host all of our servers and VDI for the whole organization.
With the Simplivity OmniCubes we have greatly increased our backups as well as made a huge performance gain in our computing. Since everything is in one box we have been able to scale out our environment and made an easier path for upgrading and budgeting as we can add an additional two boxes each year to grow out our environment.
SimpliVity Omnicube is well suited in any environment. Especially if you are not currently using any VMware or Hyper-V products. It is a great gateway into the virtualization of your data center. For environments where VMware is currently being used, SimpliVity will be a great addition. Less cabling is required. Better performance is guaranteed.
Two boxes are required as they work as a high availability pair. As the years go by you can simply just add a box or two to grow your environment. You can also get them configured with NVidia Grid cards to bring graphical performance to the VDI environment.