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HPE Hyper Converged is #12 ranked solution in HCI Software. PeerSpot users give HPE Hyper Converged an average rating of 10 out of 10. HPE Hyper Converged is most commonly compared to VxRail: HPE Hyper Converged vs VxRail. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 26% of all views.
What is HPE Hyper Converged?

HPE Hyper Converged solutions combine intuitive software with the reliability of a world class platform to deliver cloud-like simplicity to your business.

Now, IT can become an internal service provider to end-users by quickly delivering the resources they need for application development and consumption. With HPE Hyper Converged systems companies can operate with cloud efficiency to simplify IT operations with one comprehensive control panel to deploy, monitor, analyze and update – with a single generalist; consume with cloud flexibility to deliver a cloud-like experience, with multi-tenant workspaces that eliminate stranded resources and flexes on demand; and deploy at cloud speed to empower developers and lines-of-business with a self-service portal that can instantly compose and recompose VMs in minutes. Built-in enterprise grade features, such as performance and resiliency enable HPE Hyper Converged systems to easily handle a wide variety of virtualized workloads, including general purpose virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and cloud.

HPE Hyper Converged was previously known as HPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE Hyper Converged 250, HPE Hyper Converged 250 for Microsoft CPS.

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"If I'm comparing with Dell, HPE Hyper Converged is definitely cheaper in my experience."

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General Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
High performance that gives an advantage over traditional virtualization
Pros and Cons
  • "There are multiple advantages. Typically, being an all-flash storage, which is available through either SimpliVity or dHCI, the performance is much better because the IOPS goes high, so it's more powerful in terms of performance. Secondly, if I'm talking of SimpliVity Hyper Convergence solution from HPE, unlike the competition, even if three hard drives fail, you are still running the solution."
  • "In the Hyper Converged environment, some of the brands only support the OS VMware and not Hyper-V from Microsoft or even Red Hat or KVM."

What is our primary use case?

With the primary data center of clients where we do virtualization, Hyper Convergence basically gives them a little advantage over the traditional virtualization. The solution is used on-premise.

What is most valuable?

There are multiple advantages. Typically, being an all-flash storage, which is available through either SimpliVity or dHCI, the performance is much better because the IOPS goes high. It's more powerful in terms of performance. Secondly, if I'm talking about the SimpliVity Hyper Convergence solution from HPE, unlike the competition, even if three hard drives fail, you are still running the solution. With the competition, if two hard drives fail, they're out of the picture. Whereas with HPE Hyper Converged, in each node, even if three hard drives go down, they're better. There's continuity.

What needs improvement?

In the Hyper Converged environment, some of the brands only support the OS VMware and not Hyper-V from Microsoft or even Red Hat or KVM. I'm specifically talking about certain propositions in the dHCI that only support VMware as the Hypervisor. They could have all different layers of Hypervisors, like the KVM or X, Y, Z.

Currently dHci Nimble offers only VMware as native hypervisor and will be great if it can support others  like Red Hat, KVM etc too. Although this is not a limitation as one can install Red Hat & other operating systems as a Virtual machine on top of VMware hypervisor. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE Hyper Converged for more than five years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. I haven't seen any failures with the deployments we have in the Hyper Convergence environment.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

If I talk about HPE Enterprise SimpliVity, the scalability is there because you can add on nodes. If you're talking about the Converged level, there could be a lot of improvements because if I do an upgrade on one node, I need to do that similarly on the second node, which increases costs.

How are customer service and support?

The support layer from HPE is pretty good. If you are purchasing that from HPE Enterprise at the time of purchasing the equipment, the support is pretty smooth.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is pretty easy. It's not that complicated.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If I'm comparing the solution with Dell, HPE Hyper Converged is definitely cheaper in my experience.

What other advice do I have?

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.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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RommelViloria
Director of Technology at WinSoft IT, C.A.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to manage, great tools and very reasonably priced
Pros and Cons
  • "Reasonably priced and easy to manage for small to medium size companies that don't have an IT department."
  • "Scalability requires using additional nodes."

What is our primary use case?

We are partners with HPE.

What is most valuable?

The solution is reasonably priced and easy to manage for the smaller to medium size business companies where they don't need an IT department. HPE is a great company with a great product. All the tools that we use on a daily basis are great. We can use configuration tools that HPE provides for sizing the solutions to our clients, and they have several tools to gather information from our data centers which don't cost. 

What needs improvement?

The downside of the solution is the scalability because they grow using nodes, but it's not desegregate. If you want to add more computers or more space, you need to add another node. It's the only negative in the solution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using HPE products for the past 20 years. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate this product a 10 out of 10.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Systems Engineer-Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Stable and manageable solution

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is as an all-in-one solution for SMB.

What is most valuable?

The features I've found most valuable are manageability, integrated backup solution SimpliVity, and deep integration.

What needs improvement?

An area for improvement would be the ease of installation and setup.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with this solution for a number of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not heard of any concerns or issues with stability.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support is fairly good.

How was the initial setup?

Installation takes anywhere from a few days to weeks.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution eight out of ten. …

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is as an all-in-one solution for SMB.

What is most valuable?

The features I've found most valuable are manageability, integrated backup solution SimpliVity, and deep integration.

What needs improvement?

An area for improvement would be the ease of installation and setup.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with this solution for a number of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not heard of any concerns or issues with stability.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support is fairly good.

How was the initial setup?

Installation takes anywhere from a few days to weeks.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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