TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

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11,149 Customers Surveyed

66,443 Data Points Collected

4014 Published TechFacts

234 Published Charts

551 Published Case Studies



Featured Research Collections for HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

Curated collections and slideshows of TechValidate research data on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions.



Selected Research Highlights


HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Woodmans Food Markets

Introduction

This case study of Woodmans Food Markets is based on a June 2016 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE SimpliVity’s backups have saved us and we love how easy it is to move a backup off-site.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity as a result of a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity
  • Realized a capacity savings of 200:1 to 300:1 with HPE SimpliVity
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • After HPE SimpliVity: up to 1 day
    • Before HPE SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
  • Realized value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features:
    • Global federated management: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable

HPE OneView Customer Research

Rank the value of capabilities that differentiates HPE OneView from similar solutions offered in the market.

Very Valuable Valuable Not Valuable

Real-time health and status information and reports for infrastructure
Inter-operative ability with virtualization, automation and facilities management tools
REST API methodology provides advantages over other interface methods
Single view through Global Dashboard for large scale deployments in multiple locations
Template based approach to provisioning, and updating infrastructure
Integrated support services like automatic case opening and part replacement

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Medium Enterprise Beverage Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise beverage company is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Quicker restores with HPE StoreOnce have helped our IT Designer get needed data out for our Sales and Accounting people.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE StoreOnce:

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Too much time spent on administrative tasks due to performance issues and errors

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE StoreOnce that the surveyed company uses:

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: very valuable
    • Self-service data protection enabling DBAs and app owners to back up their apps directly to StoreOnce – using native user interfaces: very valuable
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: valuable
    • Backup as a service with consumption backup as a service on/off premises: valuable
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • 4 generations HPUX based application database written in house
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Ease to deploy and use
    • Tighter integration with HPE Storage arrays (via HPE Recovery Manager Central)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 51-75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: >75%

HPE mission-critical servers Customer Research

Challenges best addressed with HPE mission-critical servers

Which of the following challenges are best addressed by HPE mission-critical servers?

Costly downtime (planned and unplanned) disrupting critical business operations
58%
Insufficient scale or performance to deal with growth of business and data
49%
Complex management and operations
37%
High or rising software licensing costs driven by infrastructure deficiencies
26%
Proprietary environments with high CAPEX and increasing OPEX
21%

HPE StoreOnce Customer Testimonial

With StoreOnce we have now a more effective backup of the complete VM with optimization of space, which makes the solution a very cost-effective one.

Mathieu Guely, IT Project Manager, Editorial Altamirano Madriz S.A. de C.V.

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Customer Satisfaction Rating

Charles Pippin, an IT Director at ReachOut Healthcare America, Ltd., would be very likely to recommend HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays for this reason:

Easy to implement and manage, with great performance, and easy on the budget.



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