SimpliVity simplifies our IT staff's jobs
May 01, 2019

SimpliVity simplifies our IT staff's jobs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube)

We use it as our main VMware host solution instead of the traditional converged data center model. We used it to simplify our structure and setup of our data center. We used to have a really expensive and complex NetApp storage disk and aging HPE blade center for computing solution. Rather than have to manage all of that old, aging, and expensive individual solutions, SimpliVity allowed us to focus on providing the best virtual server solution for our company.
  • Simple virtual server solution.
  • Easy to deploy new nodes.
  • Easy to configure new nodes.
  • The support still leaves room for improvement.
  • Snapshot backup restores are still hit and miss. Seems like they randomly don't work for restores.
  • Simplifies the update process for OmniStack software so that it can be done by end users rather than by HPE or by a partner.
  • Frees up IT staff to focus on customer support.
  • Makes backing up VMs offsite much easier and faster.
  • Simplifies storage so that it doesn't need to be directly managed.
At the time we choose SimpliVity over Nutanix SimpliVity offered a much more robust and dedicated deduplication card. Another attractive quality of SimpliVity at the time was the fact that it used to be hardware agnostic with many competitive hardware manufacturers at the time. With HPE's purchase of SimpliVity, these attractive qualities are no longer as important or even factually correct.
It is well suited for smaller departments where there are not dedicated infrastructure engineers. It really makes sense in any small, medium, or even large business that doesn't have specialized infrastructure engineers or virtualization specialists. By implementing SimpliVity we were able to free up IT staff to focus more on keeping VMs up to date and providing quality customer support.