HPE SimpliVity Review
August 27, 2020

HPE SimpliVity Review

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

We use it across our entire organization for our infrastructure. We decided to go to SimpliVity and virtualization as we faced upgrading our old physical servers.
  • Ease of use
  • Replication is very easy
  • Works well with VEEAM
  • Training is poor, as we did most of our own.
  • R&D is suboptimal
  • I think it was great product 4 years ago but I have not seen much improvement since.
  • It had a fantastic ROI compared to replacing all the physical servers.
  • SimpliVity takes less knowledge to understand, cutting down on staff leaning curve.
  • It did bring us forward in technology at the time.
We have decided to sign with Nutanix. We feel they are improving technology and are just a better software now.
I base this on when HPE took over. Their customer service was terrible. Although it has improved slightly.

Do you think HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube)'s feature set?

No

Did HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube) go as expected?

No

Would you buy HPE SimpliVity (formerly OmniCube) again?

No

Microsoft 365 Business, Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity
I think cost-wise, I would recommend SimpliVity. I am hopeful that HPE will put some R&D into the software and bring it forward though.