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Case Study: Air France

Introduction

This case study of Air France is based on a April 2014 survey of HP Software Hybrid Cloud Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management to:
    • Respond faster to lines of business
    • Ensure quality of service
    • Increase agility to scale with private and hybrid cloud solutions
    • Reduce CapEx (shift finances to OpEx)
    • Automate support for a dev/test environment
    • Customize IT services on demand to meet new business opportunities

Use Case

  • Plans to automate the following processes in their cloud computing environment:
    • The provisioning, de-provisioning and management of servers
    • The configuration and management of the network
    • The monitoring of system health, diagnosis and event management
    • The deployment of databases or middleware as a service
    • The deployment of application services
    • Request management
    • Enforcement of security and compliance policies
    • Incident and problem management tasks
    • Patching, maintenance and runbook remediation tasks
    • Compliance reporting
  • Implemented their solution in the following way and time range:
    • Implemented their HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management solution in < 120 days

Results

  • Highly values the following HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management features:
    • Easy-to-use, self-service portal
    • Secure application services for PaaS/SaaS
    • Highly-available architecture
    • Management of multiple cloud environments
    • Common management toolset for traditional IT and cloud
    • Open, extensible architecture
    • Multi-vendor hardware
    • Multi-hypervisor
    • Extensibility through open APIs for future needs
    • Private and public cloud resources
  • Experienced the following results after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management:
    • Eliminated IT sprawl
    • Rolled out business applications faster
    • Reduced the cost of delivering services
    • Reduced risk and increased service reliability
    • Met SLAs
    • Improved the optimum utilization of computing capacity
    • Improved the number of projects supported by the same infrastructure
    • Improved the time to provision apps
    • Reduced the time needed to provision and de-provision servers
    • Reduced the man power necessary to manage service requests
    • Reduced cost due to improvement
    • Improved reporting
  • Reduced the amount of time spent provisioning infrastructure by > 50% after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management.
  • Recommends HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management for these capabilities:
    • Scalability
    • Security
    • Flexibility
    • Support for heterogeneous environments
    • Support for multi-hypervisor
    • Support for multi environments
    • Support for 3rd party products

Case Study: Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on a February 2014 survey of HP Software Hybrid Cloud Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Software Hybrid Cloud Management solutions helped us to build a comprehensive Cloud Integration Center to deliver cloud services (appliances, managed services and SaaS solutions) to our customers.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management to:
    • Build Cloud Management Portal to deliver Cloud Services for our customers

Use Case

  • Plans to automate the following processes in their cloud computing environment:
    • The provisioning, de-provisioning and management of servers
    • The deployment of application services
    • The discovery and mapping of application and services in virtualized or cloud environments
    • Request management
    • Enforcement of security and compliance policies
    • Patching, maintenance and runbook remediation tasks
    • Compliance reporting
  • Implemented their solution in the following way and time range:
    • Implemented their HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management solution in < 180 days

Results

  • Highly values the following HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management features:
    • Easy-to-use, self-service portal
    • Management of multiple cloud environments
    • Open, extensible architecture
    • Multi-hypervisor
    • Extensibility through open APIs for future needs
  • Experienced the following results after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management:
    • Time to Market
  • Recommends HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management for these capabilities:
    • Support for heterogeneous environments
    • Support for multi-hypervisor

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Wholesale Distribution Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise wholesale distribution company is based on a February 2014 survey of HP Software Hybrid Cloud Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We were able to roll out a major service to our clients in a matter of 3 months, a project that otherwise would have taken us a year without a cloud-based infrastructure powered by HPE Software.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management to:
    • Respond faster to lines of business
    • Customize IT services on demand to meet new business opportunities
    • Reduce waste and under utilization of server capacity

Use Case

  • Plans to automate the following processes in their cloud computing environment:
    • The provisioning, de-provisioning and management of servers
    • The configuration and management of the network
    • The monitoring of system health, diagnosis and event management
    • Dynamic adjustment of capacity up and down
    • The deployment of databases or middleware as a service
    • The deployment of application services
    • The discovery and mapping of application and services in virtualized or cloud environments
    • Request management
    • Resource allocation and scheudling
    • Enforcement of security and compliance policies
    • Incident and problem management tasks
    • Patching, maintenance and runbook remediation tasks
    • Compliance reporting
    • Data protection of IP in the cloud
  • Implemented their solution in the following way and time range:
    • Has not yet implemented their HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management solution

Results

  • Highly values the following HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management features:
    • Easy-to-use, self-service portal
  • Experienced the following results after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management:
    • Rolled out business applications faster
    • Reduced the cost of delivering services
    • Improved the time to provision apps
    • Reduced the time needed to provision and de-provision servers
    • Optimized power and cooling
    • Reduced costs due to a reduction in hardware/software procured
    • Reduced the man power necessary to manage service requests
    • Reduced cost due to a decrease in frequency of procurement
    • Reduced cost due to improvement
  • Reduced the amount of time spent provisioning infrastructure by 26 – 50% after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management.
  • Reduced OpEx by 26 – 50% after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management.
  • Recommends HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management for these capabilities:
    • Scalability
    • Security
    • Flexibility
    • Support for heterogeneous environments
    • Support for multi-hypervisor
    • Support for multi environments
    • Support for 3rd party products

Case Study: S&P 500 Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a S&P 500 financial services company is based on a February 2014 survey of HP Software Hybrid Cloud Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have improved our server deployments from a 3 week process down to a few hours with HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management to:
    • Respond faster to lines of business
    • Ensure quality of service
    • Increase agility to scale with private and hybrid cloud solutions

Use Case

  • Plans to automate the following processes in their cloud computing environment:
    • The provisioning, de-provisioning and management of servers
    • The deployment of databases or middleware as a service
    • The discovery and mapping of application and services in virtualized or cloud environments
    • Request management
    • Patching, maintenance and runbook remediation tasks
    • Compliance reporting
  • Implemented their solution in the following way and time range:
    • Leveraged an HPE partner to implement their HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management solution

Results

  • Highly values the following HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management features:
    • Open, extensible architecture
    • Multi-vendor hardware
    • Multi-hypervisor
    • Extensibility through open APIs for future needs
    • Support for test development and production environments
  • Experienced the following results after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management:
    • Eliminated IT sprawl
    • Rolled out business applications faster
    • Reduced risk and increased service reliability
    • Reduced the time needed to provision and de-provision servers
    • Reduced the man power necessary to manage service requests
  • Reduced the amount of time spent provisioning infrastructure by > 50% after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management.
  • Reduced OpEx by 11-25% after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management.
  • Recommends HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management for these capabilities:
    • Scalability
    • Security
    • Support for heterogeneous environments
    • Support for multi-hypervisor
    • Support for multi environments
    • Support for 3rd party products

Case Study: Small Business Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer software company is based on a October 2013 survey of HP Server Automation Solution customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We are a HPE Gold Partner and I am implementing HPE SA server for customers with around 500 servers.

It is currently performing security and compliance checks for all managed servers with defined policies to standardise it. HPE Server Automation is a very good product for maintaining and standardising its checks. HPE Server Automation tremendously reduced the time to build, configure and deploy a working server. And it is able to handle multiple server deployments with required settings. Simply a great product. "

Challenges

  • Addressed the following challenges or pain points with HPE Server Automation:
    • An inability to scale or keep up with server (virtual and physical) sprawl
    • Too many errors in manual processes leading to lower server availability numbers
    • An inability to ensure high server availability, quality of service, or meet SLAs
    • Lack of consistency or standardization in server management processes and practices
    • An inability to report or ensure compliance
    • Silo-ed view or lack of visibility and accountability
    • An inability to take risks or innovate due to manual task overload
    • Rising cost of server operations

Use Case

  • Implemented the following with HPE Server Automation:
    • Patch management
    • Software deployment / configuration
    • Internal compliance standards
    • Regulatory compliance standards
  • Admin-to-server ratio is 150 with HPE Server Automation.

Results

  • Values the following HPE Server Automation features and functionalities:
    • Use of policies to manage all servers
    • Single solution for managing both physical and virtual servers
    • Single solution for managing Windows, Linux and UNIX
    • Managing Virtual Server status (E.G – Start/Stop/Clone)
    • Utilizing OS build plans for OS provisioning
    • Utilizing regulatory compliance content from HPE Live Network
    • Performance and scalability
    • Faster time to value
    • Software provided overall more functionality
    • Easier to use
    • Heterogeneous platform support, e.g. Windows, Linux, UNIX, VMWare, MS Hyper V
    • Single solution for managing physical and virtual servers
    • Proven to run at high scale
    • HP professional services for automation
  • Realized value in 3-6 months with HPE Server Automation.
  • Is able to manage 100 – 200% more physical or virtual servers with HPE Server Automation than previously.
  • Reduced the time it takes to execute tasks by > 75% with HPE Server Automation.
  • Reduced errors by 50-75% using HPE Server Automation.
  • Achieved the following with HPE Server Automation:
    • Improved staff productivity and efficiency
    • Responded faster to requests for automation
    • Reduced MTTR
    • Improved quality , reliability and consistency of deployments (quality of IT service delivery)
    • Improved time to execute tasks
    • Ensured regulatory and/or internal compliance standards
    • Improved task quality – decrease in number of errors associated with tasks
    • Increased business agility – ability to deliver innovative services quickly through automation
    • Automated the process of provisioning infrastructure (IaaS) with little manual intervention
    • Reduced operational costs
    • Improved time-to-value
    • Improved server availability and # of SLAs met

HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management can help you with a range of requirements

What were your business requirements and/or drivers for buying HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management?

Respond faster to lines of business
58%
Ensure quality of service
52%
Increase agility to scale with private and hybrid cloud solutions
38%
Reduce CapEx (shift finances to OpEx)
26%
Automate support for a dev/test environment
40%
Customize IT services on demand to meet new business opportunities
40%
Broker public cloud services
12%
Reduce waste and under utilization of server capacity
20%

HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management can help you with a range of requirements

What were your business requirements and/or drivers for buying HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management (includes products like Cloud Service Automation, Server Automation, Operations Orchestration, Database and Middleware Automation)? (Select all that apply).

Respond faster to lines of business
59%
Ensure quality of service
53%
Increase agility to scale with private and hybrid cloud solutions
39%
Reduce CapEx (shift finances to OpEx)
27%
Automate support for a dev/test environment
41%
Customize IT services on demand to meet new business opportunities
41%
Broker public cloud services
12%
Reduce waste and under utilization of server capacity
20%

Range of processes automated with the help of HPE SW for Hybrid Cloud Mgmt.

Which of the following processes do you plan to automate in your cloud computing environment ?(Select all that apply).

Provisioning, de-provisioning and management of servers
75%
Configuration and management of network (VLANs, IP address, QoS)
43%
Monitoring the health of the systems, diagnosis and event management
34%
Dynamically adjust capacity up and down
45%
Deploying database as a service or middleware as a service
48%
Deploying application services
57%
Discovery and mapping of application and services in virtualized or cloud environments
36%
Request Management – ability to enable the business access to private IT or hybrid cloud services through self-service portals
43%
Resource allocation and scheduling – ability to intelligently manage infrastructure resources in the cloud
32%
Enforcement of security and compliance policies (across business use of the cloud)
39%
Incident and problem management tasks based on performance and availability
27%
Patching, maintenance and runbook remediation tasks
55%
Compliance reporting
48%
Data protection of IP in the cloud - ensuring the ability to back-up
14%

Most valued features in HPE Software solution for Hybrid Cloud Management

Which of the following features and functionality in HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management do you value the most?

Easy-to-use, self-service portal
45%
Secure application services for PaaS/SaaS
12%
Highly-available architecture
26%
Manage multiple cloud environments
36%
Built-in monitoring and compliance
12%
Common management toolset for traditional IT and cloud
29%
Open, extensible architecture
38%
Multi-vendor hardware
29%
Multi-hypervisor
38%
Extensibility through open APIs for future needs
43%
Private and public cloud resources
33%
Support test development and production environment
19%

HPE Software improves your overall IT efficiency – see range of results observed by users

What were the key results you observed after implementing HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management? (Select all that apply.)

Eliminate IT sprawl
17%
Rollout business applications faster (providing faster service for users)
31%
Reduce cost of delivering services
46%
Reduce risk and increase service reliability
20%
Reduce shadow IT
11%
Meet SLAs
11%
Shift CapEx to OpEx
17%
Improvement in optimum utilization of computing capacity
14%
Improvement in number of projects supported by the same infrastructure
17%
Flexibility to manage peaks and troughs (time to deliver services)
14%
Improvement in time to provision apps
34%
Time to provision and de-provision servers
51%
Optimized power and cooling
3%
Reduction in cost due to reduction in hardware/software procured
11%
Reduction in man power required to manage service requests
43%
Reduction in cost due to decrease in frequency of procurement
6%
Reduction in cost due to improvement in utilization of computing capacity
14%
Improved reporting
14%
Improved billing/charge-back capability
14%
Increase in revenue from cloud services
9%

HPE Hybrid Cloud Mgmt cuts the time spent on provisioning infrastructure

By what percentage (%) did you reduce the amount of time spent on provisioning your infrastructure (servers, network, storage) by deploying HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management. Please make your best estimate.

More than 50%
73%
26 - 50%
14%
11-25%
9%
1-10%
5%

Deploying HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management can reduce Operational Expenses.

By what percentage (%) have you reduced your OpEx (fewer people on troubleshooting calls, fewer hardware/software to procure, reduction in downtime, process automation, headcount redeployment, and improved operating efficiency) by deploying HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management. Please make your best estimate.

More than 50%
14%
26 - 50%
43%
11-25%
29%
1-10%
14%

Reasons to choose HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management

I would recommend HPE Software for Hybrid Cloud Management for the following capabilities:

Scalability
44%
Security
18%
Flexibility
54%
Support for heterogeneous environments
72%
Support for multi-hypervisor
56%
Support for multi environments
41%
Support for 3rd party products
51%


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