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HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Asian Paints

Introduction

This case study of Asian Paints is based on an October 2020 survey of HPE Datacenter Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Datacenter Care helps to provide rapid response and resolution to IT issues which gives us peace of mind. We plan the services to mitigate future risks.”

Challenges

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

  • Overcame the following IT challenges after using HPE Datacenter Care:
    • Critical IT issues are not resolved quickly
    • An inability to meet SLAs
    • Unplanned downtime

Use Case

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care covers the following vendor (hardware or software):
    • HPE
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • Access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • Assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • Incident management process including 24*7 coverage: valuable
    • Flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Datacenter Care:

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped their organization by:
    • Improving the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Giving them access to HPE IT best practices
    • Better preparing them for the future
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • Reduced downtime: >75%
    • Reduced the time to resolve IT issues: >75%
    • Reduced the time to complete new projects: 26 – 50%
    • Reduced operational costs: 51% – 75%
    • Increased the number of SLAs met: 51% – 75%
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • It is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • Their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: strongly agree

HPE Primera Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer software company is based on a September 2020 survey of HPE Primera customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We are 3PAR users since the very first models (F400) and are proven many times that 3PAR is one of the best Storage solutions on the market – rock-solid system, very fast, excellent management. HPE Primera is the next evolution step. It is the best of 3PAR and NIMBLE and so the best solution on the market, still got even better.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Primera was chosen over or replaced no other vendor, HPE was their first choice.

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Primera:
    • Mission-critical workloads
    • Virtualization
    • Databases
  • Deploys the following type of solutions in conjunction with their HPE Primera:
    • VMware
  • Rates the value of HPE Primera with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Autonomous operations and predictive analytics: valuable
    • Always-fast and Always-On: very valuable
    • Built-in replication with application transparent failover: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Primera:

  • Identified the following as strengths of HPE Primera over other storage vendors:
    • Simple, on-demand experience for instant access to data
    • 100% availability guarantee as a standard benefit
  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks after using HPE Primera:
  • Rates improvements in the following areas after using HPE Primera:
    • Delivered consistent, predictable performance with sub millisecond latency: 25%-1%
  • Rates how valuable the following benefits were after migrating from HPE 3PAR to HPE Primera:
    • Seamless Management with no learning curve: very valuable
    • Non-disruptive data migration: very valuable
    • Self-Service (i.e. self-install and self-upgrade): very valuable
    • The flexibility to leverage their HPE 3PAR systems as a Disaster Recovery target: very valuable

HPE Primera Case Study

Data Communication & Software

Introduction

This case study of Data Communication & Software is based on a September 2020 survey of HPE Primera customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We demand zero issues because that is what our customers expect of us. The 3PAR gave us that and now we are getting the same with the HPE Primera platform. With added blistering performance!”

Challenges

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

  • Adressed the following problems after using HPE Primera:
    • It would be wrong defining our 7 years with 3PAR as a period of problems. Not so. Primera has given us so much more throttle and are now almost up to par with our fiber networks ;-)
  • HPE Primera was chosen over or replaced IBM.

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Primera:
    • Mission-critical workloads
    • Virtualization
    • VDI
    • Databases
    • Hosting/Service Providers
    • Healthcare applications
    • Containers
  • Deploys the following type of solutions in conjunction with their HPE Primera:
    • VMware
    • Citrix
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
    • Oneview / Synergy
  • Rates the value of HPE Primera with respect to the following capabilities:
    • API Driven Management: very valuable
    • App-aware data protection extended to the cloud: very valuable
    • Autonomous operations and predictive analytics: very valuable
    • Always-fast and Always-On: very valuable
    • Built-in replication with application transparent failover: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Primera:

  • Identified the following as strengths of HPE Primera over other storage vendors:
    • Simple, on-demand experience for instant access to data
    • Global Intelligence to predict and prevent problems and enable real-time optimizations
    • 100% availability guarantee as a standard benefit
    • Timeless Storage with all-inclusive licensing, non-disruptive upgrades, and flat support pricing
    • Advanced support with direct access to Level 3
  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks after using HPE Primera:
    • Storage provisioning: 75%-51%,
    • Hardware upgrades: 26%-50%
    • Responding to customer requests: 75%-51%,
  • Rates improvements in the following areas after using HPE Primera:
    • Delivered consistent, predictable performance with sub millisecond latency: >75%,
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: >75%,
    • Brought new mission-critical applications online faster: 50%-26%
  • Rates how valuable the following benefits were after migrating from HPE 3PAR to HPE Primera:
    • Seamless Management with no learning curve: valuable
    • Non-disruptive data migration: very valuable
    • Self-Service (i.e. self-install and self-upgrade): valuable

HPE Primera Case Study

BlueShore Financial

Introduction

This case study of BlueShore Financial is based on a September 2020 survey of HPE Primera customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“At BlueShore, we’ve chosen HPE Primera because it is easy to manage, delivers high-end performance, and we no longer need to execute forklift upgrades. Supporting mixed workloads with 100% uptime means we get better productivity from our staff. Not having to perform forklift upgrades means we maximize the investment in the storage resource and we minimize our environmental impact.”

Challenges

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

  • Adressed the following problems after using HPE Primera:
    • Painful forklift upgrades that are disruptive and time consuming
  • HPE Primera was chosen over or replaced Pure Storage.

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Primera:
    • Mission-critical workloads
    • Virtualization
    • Databases
  • Deploys the following type of solutions in conjunction with their HPE Primera:
    • VMware
    • Docker
    • Oneview / Synergy
  • Rates the value of HPE Primera with respect to the following capabilities:
    • API Driven Management: valuable
    • App-aware data protection extended to the cloud: not valuable
    • Autonomous operations and predictive analytics: valuable
    • Always-fast and Always-On: very valuable
    • Built-in replication with application transparent failover: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Primera:

  • Identified the following as strengths of HPE Primera over other storage vendors:
    • Simple, on-demand experience for instant access to data
    • 100% availability guarantee as a standard benefit
    • Timeless Storage with all-inclusive licensing, non-disruptive upgrades, and flat support pricing
  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks after using HPE Primera:
    • Installation and set up: 26%-50%
    • Performance troubleshooting: 25%-1%
    • Firmware upgrades: 25%-1%
    • Hardware upgrades: 26%-50%
    • Responding to customer requests: 26%-50%
  • Rates improvements in the following areas after using HPE Primera:
    • Delivered consistent, predictable performance with sub millisecond latency: 75%-51%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 50%-26%
    • Eliminated or reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 50%-26%
    • Brought new mission-critical applications online faster: 50%-26%
    • Pinpointed issues with full-stack analytics across storage and virtual resources: 25%-1%
  • Rates how valuable the following benefits were after migrating from HPE 3PAR to HPE Primera:
    • Seamless Management with no learning curve: very valuable
    • Non-disruptive data migration: very valuable
    • Self-Service (i.e. self-install and self-upgrade): valuable
    • The flexibility to leverage their HPE 3PAR systems as a Disaster Recovery target: very valuable

HPE Primera Case Study

Pleiades Tecnologia

Introduction

This case study of Pleiades Tecnologia is based on a September 2020 survey of HPE Primera customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have started using HPE Primera and everything became easier in the high-performance solution environment, faster deployment, configuration, interaction, easier to manage. It has been a boost to our environment.”

Challenges

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

  • Adressed the following problems after using HPE Primera:
    • Spending too much time administering, tuning, and supporting existing infrastructure
    • Painful forklift upgrades that are disruptive and time consuming
  • HPE Primera was chosen over or replaced no other vendor, HPE was their first choice.

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Primera:
    • Virtualization
    • VDI
    • Databases
    • Hosting/Service Providers
  • Deploys the following type of solutions in conjunction with their HPE Primera:
    • VMware
    • Citrix
    • Kubernetes
    • Oneview / Synergy
  • Rates the value of HPE Primera with respect to the following capabilities:
    • API Driven Management: very valuable
    • App-aware data protection extended to the cloud: very valuable
    • Autonomous operations and predictive analytics: very valuable
    • Always-fast and Always-On: very valuable
    • Built-in replication with application transparent failover: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Primera:

  • Identified the following as strengths of HPE Primera over other storage vendors:
    • Simple, on-demand experience for instant access to data
    • Global Intelligence to predict and prevent problems and enable real-time optimizations
    • 100% availability guarantee as a standard benefit
    • Timeless Storage with all-inclusive licensing, non-disruptive upgrades, and flat support pricing
    • Advanced support with direct access to Level 3
  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks after using HPE Primera:
    • Installation and set up: >75%
    • Storage provisioning: 26%-50%
    • Performance troubleshooting: 26%-50%
    • Firmware upgrades: >75%
    • Responding to customer requests: 26%-50%
  • Rates improvements in the following areas after using HPE Primera:
    • Delivered consistent, predictable performance with sub millisecond latency: 25%-1%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: >75%,
    • Eliminated or reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 50%-26%
    • Brought new mission-critical applications online faster: 25%-1%
    • Pinpointed issues with full-stack analytics across storage and virtual resources: 75%-51%
  • Rates how valuable the following benefits were after migrating from HPE 3PAR to HPE Primera:
    • Seamless Management with no learning curve: very valuable
    • Non-disruptive data migration: very valuable
    • Self-Service (i.e. self-install and self-upgrade): very valuable
    • The flexibility to leverage their HPE 3PAR systems as a Disaster Recovery target: very valuable

HPE Primera Case Study

BlueShore Financial

Introduction

This case study of BlueShore Financial is based on a September 2020 survey of HPE Primera customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“For HPE Primera’s value against a storage budget. Its performance and storage management is outstanding and its intelligence is a game-changer and competitive business advantage!”

Challenges

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

  • Adressed the following problems after using HPE Primera:
    • Spending too much time administering, tuning, and supporting existing infrastructure
    • Inconsistent performance slowing down the business or impacting SLAs
    • Painful forklift upgrades that are disruptive and time consuming
  • HPE Primera was chosen over or replaced no other vendor, HPE was their first choice.

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Primera:
    • Mission-critical workloads
    • Virtualization
    • Databases
  • Deploys the following type of solutions in conjunction with their HPE Primera:
    • VMware
    • Backup Systems and DRP connections
  • Rates the value of HPE Primera with respect to the following capabilities:
    • API Driven Management: very valuable
    • App-aware data protection extended to the cloud: valuable
    • Autonomous operations and predictive analytics: very valuable
    • Always-fast and Always-On: very valuable
    • Built-in replication with application transparent failover: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Primera:

  • Identified the following as strengths of HPE Primera over other storage vendors:
    • Global Intelligence to predict and prevent problems and enable real-time optimizations
    • 100% availability guarantee as a standard benefit
    • Timeless Storage with all-inclusive licensing, non-disruptive upgrades, and flat support pricing
    • Advanced support with direct access to Level 3
  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks after using HPE Primera:
    • Installation and set up: 75%-51%,
    • Storage provisioning: 75%-51%,
    • Performance troubleshooting: >75%
    • Firmware upgrades: 26%-50%
    • Hardware upgrades: 26%-50%
    • Responding to customer requests: 75%-51%,
  • Rates improvements in the following areas after using HPE Primera:
    • Delivered consistent, predictable performance with sub millisecond latency: 75%-51%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: >75%,
    • Brought new mission-critical applications online faster: 50%-26%
    • Lowered CAPEX with a pay-per-use model: 50%-26%
    • Pinpointed issues with full-stack analytics across storage and virtual resources: 75%-51%
  • Rates how valuable the following benefits were after migrating from HPE 3PAR to HPE Primera:
    • Seamless Management with no learning curve: valuable
    • Non-disruptive data migration: very valuable
    • Self-Service (i.e. self-install and self-upgrade): very valuable
    • The flexibility to leverage their HPE 3PAR systems as a Disaster Recovery target: valuable

HPE Apollo 4000 systems Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer software company is based on an August 2020 survey of HPE Apollo 4000 systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Solved the following previous pain points after using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Storing data
    • Protecting data
    • Managing data
    • High infrastructure costs

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Apollo 4000 systems that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Data protection, backup, and recovery
  • Consolidating the following use-cases or applications on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Unstructured data consolidation or offload from other platforms
  • Rates the total volume of data currently stored across all of their HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Up to 5: 200 TB< 1PB
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Apollo 4000 systems attributes for differentiating it from similar solutions in the market:
    • Storage capacity or density: valuable
    • System manageability: valuable
    • Configuration flexibility: valuable
    • Standard rack depth form factor: valuable
    • Hardware serviceability: valuable
    • Hardware quality: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Reduced time to scale infrastructure to support data growth: 25-50%
    • Reduced cost per Terabyte (TB): 50-75%
  • Time it takes to deploy new workloads on their IT infrastructure:
    • After HPE Apollo 4000 systems: less than 1 day

HPE Apollo 4000 systems Case Study

Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on an August 2020 survey of HPE Apollo 4000 systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We are using HPE Apollo because we get better storage density and can use the same tools we used before to manage our servers.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Solved the following previous pain points after using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Storing data
    • Administering infrastructure
  • Chose HPE Apollo 4000 systems over HPE DL380.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Apollo 4000 systems that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Software-defined file or object storage
  • Consolidating the following use-cases or applications on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Stream or batch analytics
    • Content delivery or distribution
  • Rates the total volume of data currently stored across all of their HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • 101 to 200: 3PB<10PB
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Apollo 4000 systems attributes for differentiating it from similar solutions in the market:
    • Storage capacity or density: very valuable
    • System performance: valuable
    • System and data security: valuable
    • System manageability: valuable
    • Configuration flexibility: valuable
    • Certified software applications: valuable
    • Standard rack depth form factor: very valuable
    • Hardware serviceability: valuable
    • Hardware quality: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Reduced time required to address new data-driven use cases: 25-50%
    • Reduced time to scale infrastructure to support data growth: 25-50%
    • Reduced data center power/cooling/space: 25-50%
    • Reduced cost per Terabyte (TB): 25-50%

HPE Apollo 4000 systems Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer services company is based on an August 2020 survey of HPE Apollo 4000 systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With the high-density of the HPE Apollo 4000 servers, we can easily and quickly manage all the backup data of our infrastructure.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Solved the following previous pain points after using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Undertaking new data-intensive use cases
    • Storing data
    • Protecting data
    • Managing data
    • Administering infrastructure
  • Chose HPE Apollo 4000 systems over Supermicro.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Apollo 4000 systems that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Software-defined file or object storage
    • Data protection, backup, and recovery
  • Consolidating the following use-cases or applications on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • High performance computing storage
    • Backup, ceph storage
  • Rates the total volume of data currently stored across all of their HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • 11 to 50: 200 TB< 1PB
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Apollo 4000 systems attributes for differentiating it from similar solutions in the market:
    • Storage capacity or density: very valuable
    • System performance: very valuable
    • System and data security: valuable
    • System manageability: very valuable
    • Configuration flexibility: very valuable
    • Certified software applications: valuable
    • Standard rack depth form factor: very valuable
    • Hardware serviceability: very valuable
    • Hardware quality: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Reduced time to scale infrastructure to support data growth: up to 25%
    • Reduced time required for system troobleshooting: greater than 75%
    • Increased application or user performance: up to 25%
    • Reduced data center power/cooling/space: 25-50%
    • Reduced cost per Terabyte (TB): up to 25%
  • Time it takes to deploy new workloads on their IT infrastructure:
    • After HPE Apollo 4000 systems: less than 1 day

HPE Synergy Case Study

Medium Enterprise Infrastructure And Engineering Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise infrastructure and engineering company is based on a September 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Synergy is the base with 3PAR as our managed Cloud solution for our customers.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following solution:
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • A Private/ Hybrid Cloud (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundation, RedHat OpenStack)
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • One platform for all of their workloads (traditional and cloud applications)
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 week – 1 month
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:

HPE Apollo 4000 systems Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on an August 2020 survey of HPE Apollo 4000 systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We moved all our Video Surveillance data from mid storage to higher capacity drives with better performance in HPE Apollo 4000 systems.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Solved the following previous pain point after using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Storing data
  • Chose HPE Apollo 4000 systems over Dell/EMC.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Apollo 4000 systems that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Big data workloads
  • Consolidating the following use-cases or applications on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Video surveillance
  • Rates the total volume of data currently stored across all of their HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • 6 to 10: 1PB<3PB
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Apollo 4000 systems attributes for differentiating it from similar solutions in the market:
    • Storage capacity or density: very valuable
    • System performance: valuable
    • System manageability: very valuable
    • Standard rack depth form factor: very valuable
    • Hardware serviceability: valuable
    • Hardware quality: very valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Reduced time to scale infrastructure to support data growth: 25-50%
    • Reduced time required for system troobleshooting: 0%
    • Increased application or user performance: 50-75%
    • Reduced data center power/cooling/space: greater than 75%
    • Reduced cost per Terabyte (TB): greater than 75%
  • Time it takes to deploy new workloads on their IT infrastructure:
    • Before HPE Apollo 4000 systems: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE Apollo 4000 systems: less than 1 day

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Medium Enterprise Infrastructure And Engineering Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise infrastructure and engineering company is based on a September 2020 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.

“HPE StoreOnce has allowed us to offer a backup service as a service to our customers.”

Challenges

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

  • Problem that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Difficulties in data recoverability in the face of growing threats such as Ransomware

Use Case

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

  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • Microsoft SQL
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Oracle
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Veeam
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Replaced all their tape backups with StoreOnce
    • Use StoreOnce alongside the cloud

Results

The surveyed company would recommend HPE StoreOnce because HPE is “very reliable.”

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: valuable

HPE’s File and Backup Solutions Case Study

Federal Government

Introduction

This case study of a federal government is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE’s File and Backup Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HPE File and Backup solution in our 3PAR storage, we, the IT team, can sleep well now knowing that it won’t stop providing service to our users.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE’s File and Backup Solutions:

  • Rates how critical the following requirements are for HPE’s File and Backup Solution:
    • The need for centralized storage: business critical
    • The need to process and analyze large volumes of data: critical
    • The need for reliable disaster recovery and archiving: critical
    • The need for high availability: critical

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE’s File and Backup Solutions that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Rates the value of HPE File and Backup Solution with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Centralize storage: very valuable
    • Secure and protect data: very valuable
    • Ensure data availability for users: very valuable
    • Provide archiving and disaster recovery backups: very valuable
    • Integrate backup plan with the cloud: valuable
    • Make data portable (offsite disks/tape/cloud): valuable
  • Managing the following data types or workloads with their HPE File and Backup Solution:
    • Databases: on-premise
    • File shares and directories: on-premise
    • Microsoft Exchange: on-premise
    • Financial accounting applications: on-premise
    • Content management systems: on-premise
    • Retail Point-of-Sale: on-premise
  • HPE is a better File and Backup Solution than other similar vendors because of HPE’s reliability.
  • Managing data for 200+ users with HPE File and Backup Solution.
  • Manages 21-100 TB with their HPE File and Backup Solution.

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE’s File and Backup Solutions:

  • Saw a return on investment for HPE’s File and Backup Solution within 1 week to 1 month.
  • Saw the following improvements since using their HPE File and Backup Solution:
    • Reduced backup time: 51-75%
    • Reduced data recovery time: 51-75%
    • Increased data availability: 26-50%
    • Increased user productivity: 26-50%
    • Reduced their management time: 51-75%

HPE’s File and Backup Solutions Case Study

Medium Enterprise Professional Services

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise professional services company is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE’s File and Backup Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE’s File and Backup Solutions:

  • Rates how critical the following requirements are for HPE’s File and Backup Solution:
    • The need for centralized storage: critical
    • The need for hybrid cloud capability for data: critical
    • The need to process and analyze large volumes of data: critical
    • Meeting regulatory compliance requirements: critical
    • The need for reliable disaster recovery and archiving: critical
    • The need for high availability: critical

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE’s File and Backup Solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Rates the value of HPE File and Backup Solution with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Centralize storage: valuable
    • Secure and protect data: valuable
    • Unsure data availability for users: valuable
    • Provide archiving and disaster recovery backups: very valuable
    • Integrate backup plan with the cloud: valuable
    • Make data portable (offsite disks/tape/cloud): very valuable
  • Managing the following data types or workloads with their HPE File and Backup Solution:
    • Databases: on-premise
    • File shares and directories: on-premise
    • Microsoft Exchange: on-premise
    • Financial accounting applications: on-premise
    • Content management systems: on-premise
    • Retail Point-of-Sale: on-premise
  • HPE is a better File and Backup Solution than other similar vendors because of HPE’s flexibility in configuration and storage types.
  • Managing data for 51-100 users with HPE File and Backup Solution.
  • Manages 21-100 TB with their HPE File and Backup Solution.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE’s File and Backup Solutions:

  • Saw a return on investment for HPE’s File and Backup Solution within 1 week to 1 month.
  • Saw the following improvements since using their HPE File and Backup Solution:
    • Reduced backup time: 51-75%
    • Reduced data recovery time: 75%+
    • Increased data availability: 51-75%
    • Reduced cloud storage costs for backup by using on-premises storage: 51-75%
    • Increased user productivity: 51-75%
    • Reduced their management time: 75%+

HPE OneView Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer services company is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE OneView customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE OneView helps us to see a picture of our infrastructure health status, and we use this time to other activities.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following data center challenges after using HPE OneView:
    • A lack of standardized and centralized management of devices (servers, storage, and networking)
    • A lack of real-time visibility into the status of devices
  • HPE OneView was chosen over or replaced:
    • No other vendors (HPE OneView was their first choice)

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE OneView for:
    • Monitoring, reporting, troubleshooting HPE infrastructure
  • Using HPE OneView with the following partner integrations:
    • No other partners (OneView is a standalone solution)
  • Uses HPE OneView to manage:
    • HPE ProLiant DL
    • HPE Synergy
  • Rates the value of capabilities that differentiates HPE OneView from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Real-time health and status information and reports for infrastructure: very valuable
    • Inter-operative ability with virtualization, automation and facilities management tools: very valuable
    • REST API methodology provides advantages over other interface methods: not valuable
    • Single view through Global Dashboard for large scale deployments in multiple locations: very valuable
    • Template based approach to provisioning and updating infrastructure: valuable
    • Integrated support services like automatic case opening and part replacement: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE OneView:

  • Saw improvements in the following metrics since using HPE OneView:
    • A reduction in the time to deploy and provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time to update firmware and drivers: 1-10%
    • A reduction in redundant tasks with automated provisioning: 1-10%
    • An increase in the amount of infrastructure health and status information readily available: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time required to troubleshoot: 1-10%
    • A reduction in errors with automation through templates: 26-50%
  • Rates how long it takes to deploy and provision new servers:
    • Before OneView: 1 day to 1 week
    • After OneView: half day to full day

HPE OneView Case Study

Danfoss

Introduction

This case study of Danfoss is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE OneView customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Every customer wants their services faster and we are turning to automation to make that happen. HPE OneView allows us to spend less time on infrastructure configuration to free up the time we need in other areas.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following data center challenges after using HPE OneView:
    • A lack of standardized and centralized management of devices (servers, storage, and networking)
    • A lack of automation or end-to-end provisioning

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE OneView for:
    • Deploying and provisioning HPE infrastructure using software defined templates
    • Firmware and/or device driver updates
  • Using HPE OneView with the following partner integrations:
    • No other partners (OneView is a standalone solution)
  • Uses HPE OneView to manage:
    • HPE ProLiant DL
    • HPE Synergy
  • Rates the value of capabilities that differentiates HPE OneView from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Real-time health and status information and reports for infrastructure: valuable
    • Inter-operative ability with virtualization, automation and facilities management tools: valuable
    • REST API methodology provides advantages over other interface methods: very valuable
    • Single view through Global Dashboard for large scale deployments in multiple locations: very valuable
    • Template based approach to provisioning and updating infrastructure: very valuable
    • Integrated support services like automatic case opening and part replacement: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE OneView:

  • Saw improvements in the following metrics since using HPE OneView:
    • A reduction in the time to deploy and provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time to update firmware and drivers: 26-50%
    • A reduction in redundant tasks with automated provisioning: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time to deploy new applications and services using REST API: 1-10%
    • An increase in the amount of infrastructure health and status information readily available: 1-10%
    • A reduction in the time required to troubleshoot: 1-10%
    • A reduction in errors with automation through templates: 1-10%
  • Rates how long it takes to deploy and provision new servers:
    • Before OneView: 1 day to 1 week
    • After OneView: half day to full day

HPE Synergy Case Study

ACP IT Solutions

Introduction

This case study of ACP IT Solutions is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Server deployment has gone much easier trough VC preconfigured networking and Server Templates. Also patching and maintenance is now much easier.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • In memory computing (SAP HANA)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 26-50%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): 1-10%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 1% to 25%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 1% to 25%
    • Cost per VM: 1% to 25%
    • Infrastructure management: 1% to 25%
    • Provisioning times: 1% to 25%
    • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Bitcon

Introduction

This case study of Bitcon is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy allows me to use my IT infrastructure as a resource pool to deploy any kind of workload when needed in a very fast and more efficient way, compared to traditional IT systems.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Software Defined Storage (vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces, Hedvig)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One platform for all of their workloads (traditional and cloud applications)
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Broad ecosystem of DevOps software partners
    • Security features that prevent, detect, and recover quickly from threats
    • Superior TCO

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: >50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: >50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 26-50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 26-50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 26% to 50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: >50%
    • Cost per VM: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: >50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%
    • Third party software integrations: 26% to 50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Datacentrix

Introduction

This case study of Datacentrix is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Synergy there is no more single point of failure as previous to the HPE BladeSystem and Virtual Connect technologies.”

“The HPE Synergy solution allows for an all-in-one solution and incorporates the software-defined services very efficiently without the requirement of additional equipment or external vendors.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Software Defined Storage (vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces, Hedvig)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: very valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Best HPE Synergy features when deployed through the HPE GreenLake model (an as-a-service offering):
    • The pay-per-use ability
    • The usage metering dashboard
    • Joint capacity planning – add capacity ahead of need
    • An assigned account team
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One platform for all of their workloads (traditional and cloud applications)
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Broad ecosystem of DevOps software partners
    • Security features that prevent, detect, and recover quickly from threats
    • Superior TCO

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 week – 1 month
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: >50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: >50%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: >50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: >50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): >50%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): >50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:

HPE Synergy Case Study

Skyview Satellite Networks

Introduction

This case study of Skyview Satellite Networks is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We now have the capability to deploy systems and applications in minutes rather than days, and leverage this private cloud and composable compute model to produce unique solutions to longstanding industry problems.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • Dell/EMC
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
    • Containers / DevOps Apps (Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: very valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One platform for all of their workloads (traditional and cloud applications)
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Broad ecosystem of DevOps software partners
    • Superior TCO

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: >50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: >50%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: >50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 26-50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): >50%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): >50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: >50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: >50%
    • Cost per VM: >50%
    • Infrastructure management: >50%
    • Provisioning times: >50%
    • Third party software integrations: >50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

ARUS

Introduction

This case study of ARUS is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We unceremoniously eliminated maintenance windows, and the end-user experience improved dramatically.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • A Private/ Hybrid Cloud (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundation, RedHat OpenStack)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: very valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: >50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: >50%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: >50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: >50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 26-50%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): >50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 26% to 50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: >50%
    • Cost per VM: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: >50%
    • Provisioning times: >50%
    • Third party software integrations: 26% to 50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Just Fix It

Introduction

This case study of Just Fix It is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy allows us to scale with ease and take on any customer requirement with little worry about meeting expectations.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • Ease of management
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • Dell/EMC

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • A Private/ Hybrid Cloud (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundation, RedHat OpenStack)
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Software Defined Storage (vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces, Hedvig)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Security features that prevent, detect, and recover quickly from threats
    • Superior TCO

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 week – 1 month
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 11-25%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): 11-25%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 1% to 25%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 1% to 25%
    • Cost per VM: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%
    • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%

HPE Synergy Case Study

LayerX Cloud

Introduction

This case study of LayerX Cloud is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy and OneView give us a centralized system to manage and monitor our hardware. We are able to keep the platform consistent and deploy updates easily to provide excellent performance and reliability to our customers.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • Dell/EMC
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Containers / DevOps Apps (Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: >50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 11-25%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): >50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 26% to 50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 26% to 50%
    • Cost per VM: 1% to 25%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%
    • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Fortune 500 Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 retail company is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Faster provisioning which is a factor in consolidating the private cloud.”

Challenges

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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity for the following reasons:
    • Had a data center migration or consolidation initiative
    • Had a new implementation of applications (including VDI)
    • Needed centralization of administration for remote office / branch infrastructure
    • Had a desire to improve IT or application delivery cycle times

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technological update
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Private cloud
  • Runs the following types of applications in HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD / CAM)
    • Microsoft SharePoint

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Performance improved by 25% to 50% after implementing HPE SimpliVity.
  • Experienced efficiency benefits in relation to capacity savings from 50: 1 to 100: 1 after implementing HPE SimpliVity.
  • How long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocation of compute and storage resources, and data protection policy settings:
    • Before using HPE SimpliVity: 1 week – 1 month
    • After using HPE SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
  • Saw value in 3 to 6 months after implementing HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates the value of the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities in the selection process:
    • A single trusted provider for global support for your entire stack: valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity future-proof design: very valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity Pointnext support and service offerings: valuable
    • Flexible HPE SimpliVity consumption and financing: valuable
  • Rate the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: valuable
    • Real-time deduplication and compression: valuable
    • Virtual machine-centric management via vCenter: very valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: valuable
    • Federated Global Administration: very valuable

HPE's virtualization solution Case Study

Schnellecke Logistics AG & Co.

Introduction

This case study of Schnellecke Logistics AG & Co. is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE’s virtualization solution customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Before HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization, it took more than one day to prepare a server. Now, it takes about 3 hours including all necessary updates.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates how critical the following requirements are for using HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • The ability to quickly manage server utilization: business-critical
    • The ability to quickly manage applications and resources: critical
    • Accelerating digital transformation: critical

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE’s virtualization solution that the surveyed company uses:

  • Manages the following applications with HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Databases
    • Firewall or intrusion detection
    • Financial accounting applications
    • A Content Management System
  • Uses the following Hypervisors:
    • VMware® ESXi™
  • Is is running 11-50 VMs.
  • Is using more than 2TB with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Ease of deployment (iLO management, Rapid Setup Software): very valuable
    • Hybrid cloud capabilities: valuable
    • Flexible payment options: very valuable
    • Security reputation (Silicon Root of Trust): valuable
  • Saw value (ROI) from HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization within 3 – 6 months.
  • Saw improvements in the following areas with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Reduced initial setup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Reduced backup time of servers: 51-75%
    • Increased user collaboration: 26-50%
    • Reduced solution deployment and management costs: 26-50%
    • Decreased recovery time of VMs: more than 75%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Tata Consultancy Services

Introduction

This case study of Tata Consultancy Services is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy means faster deployment with image streamer, easier management with OneView, and profile-based deployment makes the administration much easier.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
    • Microsoft Azure
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • A Private/ Hybrid Cloud (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundation, RedHat OpenStack)
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: very valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Best HPE Synergy features when deployed through the HPE GreenLake model (an as-a-service offering):
    • The pay-per-use ability
    • The usage metering dashboard
    • Joint capacity planning – add capacity ahead of need
    • An assigned account team
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One platform for all of their workloads (traditional and cloud applications)
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Superior TCO

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: >50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: >50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 26-50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: >50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: >50%
    • Infrastructure management: >50%
    • Provisioning times: >50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Nakheel

Introduction

This case study of Nakheel is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy gives us the computing power needed for modern and legacy applications along with faster and easier expansions.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One platform for all of their workloads (traditional and cloud applications)
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Superior TCO

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: >50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 11-25%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 11-25%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • Cost per VM: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Global Client Solutions

Introduction

This case study of Global Client Solutions is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy has allowed us to easily adapt our workloads from server to VDI which allowed us a graceful work-from-home transition during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • Cisco UCS

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 11-25%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 26-50%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): 26-50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 26% to 50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%

HPE's virtualization solution Case Study

Large Enterprise Consumer Products Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise consumer products company is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE’s virtualization solution customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HPE’s virtualization solution, we have consolidated our older servers allowing us to enable faster backups and easily expand as our needs grow.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates how critical the following requirements are for using HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    **The ability to quickly manage server utilization: business-critical
    • The ability to quickly manage applications and resources: business-critical
    • Accelerating digital transformation: business-critical

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE’s virtualization solution that the surveyed company uses:

  • Manages the following applications with HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Databases
    • Microsoft Exchange or other mail servers
    • Active Directory
  • Uses the following Hypervisors:
    • VMware® ESXi™
  • Is is running 11-50 VMs.
  • Is using more than 2TB with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Ease of deployment (iLO management, Rapid Setup Software): very valuable
    • Hybrid cloud capabilities: valuable
    • Flexible payment options: valuable
    • Security reputation (Silicon Root of Trust): very valuable
  • Saw value (ROI) from HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization within 3 – 6 months.
  • Saw improvements in the following areas with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Reduced initial setup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Reduced backup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Increased user collaboration: 51-75%
    • Reduced solution deployment and management costs: more than 75%
    • Decreased recovery time of VMs: more than 75%

HPE's virtualization solution Case Study

Bartlett Brainard Eacott

Introduction

This case study of Bartlett Brainard Eacott is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE’s virtualization solution customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization is flexible in deploying new servers for testing and production. Backup times are 20% of what they used to be.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates how critical the following requirements are for using HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • The ability to quickly manage server utilization: critical
    • The ability to quickly manage applications and resources: critical

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE’s virtualization solution that the surveyed company uses:

  • Manages the following applications with HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Databases
    • Microsoft Exchange or other mail servers
    • Financial accounting applications
  • Uses the following Hypervisors:
    • VMware® ESXi™
  • Is is running 1-10 VMs.
  • Is using more than 2TB with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Ease of deployment (iLO management, Rapid Setup Software): very valuable
    • Hybrid cloud capabilities: valuable
    • Security reputation (Silicon Root of Trust): very valuable
  • Saw improvements in the following areas with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Reduced initial setup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Reduced backup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Reduced solution deployment and management costs: 51-75%
    • Decreased recovery time of VMs: 51-75%



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