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HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Case Study

Medium Enterprise Beverage Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise beverage company is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The cost of 2 years maintenance to our old systems was enough to pay for the HPE Nimble dHCI solution which will last us for 3 years beyond that. It’s also given us options as we have other aging manufacturing systems on-site, and with careful planning, we could consolidate further reducing our server footprint.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:

  • The primary catalyst event that prompted their organization to select HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure leading to an overall platform review
    • Data center migration or consolidation initiative
    • Mandate/desire to implement DR and/or modernize backup/recovery including to cloud

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI that the surveyed company uses:

  • How they use or plan to use HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications for business critical and mixed workloads
  • The application types they are running or planning to run on HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • E-commerce / Web applications
  • For the HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution, rates how valuable the following capabilities were in the selection process:
    • Single trusted vendor for global support for entire stack: Valuable
    • HPE reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by comprehensive warranty: Highly Valuable
    • HPE future-proof design and flexibility: Valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:

  • For HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution powered by HPE InfoSight, they rate how valuable the following features were in the selection process:
    • Performance with sub-milliseconds, predictable latency: Valuable
    • Six 9’s data availability: Valuable
    • Independently scale compute and storage non-disruptively: Very Valuable
    • Industry-leading data efficiency: Very Valuable
    • Integrated proactive monitoring, support, and predicative analytics: Very Valuable
    • Leverage existing HPE ProLiant servers with dHCI: Very Valuable
  • Specifies how much of an improvement they’ve seen in the following areas since using HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Increased speed to provision new workloads: up to 25%
    • Improved lifecycle management tasks including upgrades: greater than 75%
    • Increased speed to deploy new compute and storage resources: up to 25%
    • Reduced overprovisioning of compute or storage resources: 51% to 75%
    • Reduced time spent troubleshooting VMs and infrastructure issues: up to 25%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Americo Life And Annuity

Introduction

This case study of Americo Life and Annuity is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Nimble we no longer have to refresh hardware at extensive cost with the Evergreen solution we have high capacity incredible dedupe and the IOPS are out the roof. We now have 7TB databases that we can mount for lab work in minutes and saved almost 14 hours a week of restoring databases.”

Challenges

Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:

  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
  • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
  • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
  • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Development and Testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
    • Email/collaboration
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): greater than 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51% to 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): greater than 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 26% to 50%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 26% to 50%
    • Cost per performance: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 51% to 75%

HPE Core Compute Case Study

Birch, Stuart, Kolasch & Birch

Introduction

This case study of Birch, Stuart, Kolasch & Birch is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Core Compute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The security features of HPE Core Compute [ProLiant / Synergy] have provided us the critical security capabilities we require to ensure the safety of our systems and sensitive data are secure and saved us over 80% time/working hours every week in dealing with security measures.”

Challenges

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

  • Pain points for upgrading their existing HPE Compute infrastructure:
    • Complex/ lengthy deployment of a workload on their infrastructure
    • Concerns on buying compute infrastructure that is tamper free

Use Case

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

  • Workloads they are deploying in your HPE Compute environment:
    • Remote access for remote workforce
    • Data Management & Analytics
  • Infrastructure they have deployed in their data center:
    • HPE ProLiant – Industry standard rack servers

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Core Compute:

  • Capabilities of HPE Compute compared to other solutions in the market:
    • Reliability: Very Valuable
    • Security: Very Valuable
    • Ease of deploying / managing workloads: Very Valuable
    • Ability to use a pay-as-you-go consumption model: Valuable
  • How much faster they have been able to deploy the following workloads on HPE Compute:
    • Remote access for remote workforce: 100% faster
    • Containers: 75% faster
    • Data Management & Analytics: 100% faster
  • Confirmed that HPE 360-degree security automation saves them 75% working hours in managing their security on a day-to-day basis.
  • Confirmed that HPE intelligent automation saves them 75% working hours saved in managing their infrastructure day-to-day.

HPE Core Compute Case Study

Large Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise banking company is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Core Compute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The security features of HPE Core Compute: ProLiant has provided financial service company the critical security capabilities we require to ensure the safety of our systems.”

Challenges

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

  • Pain points for upgrading their existing HPE Compute infrastructure:
    • Complex/ lengthy deployment of a workload on their infrastructure
    • Complexity difficulty of managing my infrastructure

Use Case

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

  • Workloads they are deploying in your HPE Compute environment:
    • Private / Hybrid Cloud
    • Containers
  • Infrastructure they have deployed in their data center:
    • HPE ProLiant – Industry standard rack servers
    • Blade Servers

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Core Compute:

  • Capabilities of HPE Compute compared to other solutions in the market:
    • Reliability: Very Valuable
    • Security: Very Valuable
    • Ease of deploying/managing workloads: Very Valuable
    • Ability to use a pay-as-you-go consumption model: Very Valuable
  • How much faster they have been able to deploy the following workloads on HPE Compute:
    • Private/Hybrid Cloud: 100% faster
    • Remote access for the remote workforce: 100% faster
    • Containers: 75% faster
    • Data Management & Analytics: 75% faster
  • Confirmed that HPE intelligent automation saves them 50% working hours saved in managing their infrastructure day-to-day.

HPE Core Compute Case Study

Jindal Saw Ltd

Introduction

This case study of Jindal Saw Ltd is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Core Compute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Data is secured using HPE Core Compute: Synergy”

Challenges

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

  • Pain points for upgrading their existing HPE Compute infrastructure:
    • Complex / difficult of keeping infrastructure secure day-to-day

Use Case

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

  • Workloads they are deploying in your HPE Compute environment:
    • Private / Hybrid Cloud
  • Infrastructure they have deployed in their data center:
    • HPE ProLiant – Industry standard rack servers
    • HPE Synergy – composable software – defined infrastructure

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Core Compute:

  • Capabilities of HPE Compute compared to other solutions in the market:
    • Reliability: Very Valuable
    • Security: Valuable
    • Ease of deploying / managing workloads: Valuable
    • Ability to use a pay-as-you-go consumption model: Valuable
  • How much faster they have been able to deploy the following workloads on HPE Compute:
    • Private/Hybrid Cloud: 75% faster
    • Remote access for remote workforce: 75% faster
    • Containers: 100% faster
    • Data Management & Analytics: 50% faster
  • Confirmed that HPE 360-degree security automation saves them 25% working hours in managing their security on a day-to-day basis.
  • Confirmed that HPE intelligent automation saves them 10% working hours saved in managing their infrastructure day-to-day.

HPE Core Compute Case Study

Vietnam General Department Of Taxation

Introduction

This case study of Vietnam General department of taxation is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Core Compute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Core Compute is a comprehensive solution that allows us to integrate, combine all kind of workloads in a platform. It means that we take a short time to implement an end to end application in a secure way.”

Challenges

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

  • Pain points for upgrading their existing HPE Compute infrastructure:
    • Complex/ lengthy deployment of a workload on their infrastructure

Use Case

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

  • Workloads they are deploying in your HPE Compute environment:
    • Private / Hybrid Cloud
    • Remote access for remote workforce
    • Data Management & Analytics
  • Infrastructure they have deployed in their data center:
    • HPE ProLiant – Industry standard rack servers
    • Blade Servers
    • HPE Synergy – composable software – defined infrastructure

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Core Compute:

  • Capabilities of HPE Compute compared to other solutions in the market:
    • Reliability: Very Valuable
    • Security: Valuable
    • Ease of deploying / managing workloads: Valuable
    • Ability to use a pay-as-you-go consumption model: Valuable
  • How much faster they have been able to deploy the following workloads on HPE Compute:
    • Private/Hybrid Cloud: 100% faster
    • Remote access for remote workforce: 75% faster
    • Data Management & Analytics: 75% faster
  • Confirmed that HPE intelligent automation saves them 10% working hours saved in managing their infrastructure day-to-day.

HPE Core Compute Case Study

Federal Government

Introduction

This case study of a federal government is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Core Compute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The security features of HPE Core Compute [ProLiant / Synergy] have provided us the critical security capabilities we require to ensure the safety of our systems and sensitive data are secure and saved us 100% time/working hours every week in dealing with security measures”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Core Compute:

  • Pain points for upgrading their existing HPE Compute infrastructure:
    • Complexity difficulty of managing my infrastructure

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Core Compute that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Workloads they are deploying in your HPE Compute environment:
    • Private / Hybrid Cloud
  • Infrastructure they have deployed in their data center:
    • HPE Synergy – composable software – defined infrastructure

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Core Compute:

  • Capabilities of HPE Compute compared to other solutions in the market:
    • Reliability: Very Valuable
    • Security: Very Valuable
    • Ease of deploying / managing workloads: Very Valuable
    • Ability to use a pay-as-you-go consumption model: Very Valuable
  • How much faster they have been able to deploy the following workloads on HPE Compute:
    • Private/Hybrid Cloud: 100% faster
    • Remote access for remote workforce: 100% faster
    • Containers: 100% faster
    • Data Management & Analytics: 100% faster
  • Confirmed that HPE 360-degree security automation saves them 100% working hours in managing their security on a day-to-day basis.
  • Confirmed that HPE intelligent automation saves them 100% working hours saved in managing their infrastructure day-to-day.

HPE Core Compute Case Study

Cardinal Health, Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Cardinal Health, Inc. is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Core Compute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The security features of HPE Core Compute [ProLiant / Synergy] have provided us the critical security capabilities we require to ensure the safety of our systems and sensitive data are secure and saved us 75% time/working hours every week in dealing with security measures.”

Challenges

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

  • Pain points for upgrading their existing HPE Compute infrastructure:
    • Concerns on buying compute infrastructure that is tamper free
    • Complex / difficult of keeping infrastructure secure day-to-day
    • Complexity difficulty of managing my infrastructure

Use Case

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

  • Workloads they are deploying in your HPE Compute environment:
    • Private / Hybrid Cloud
    • Remote access for remote workforce
    • Containers
    • Data Management & Analytics
    • AI
  • Infrastructure they have deployed in their data center:
    • HPE ProLiant – Industry standard rack servers
    • Blade Servers
    • HPE Synergy – composable software – defined infrastructure

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Core Compute:

  • Capabilities of HPE Compute compared to other solutions in the market:
    • Reliability: Very Valuable
    • Security: Very Valuable
    • Ease of deploying / managing workloads: Very Valuable
    • Ability to use a pay-as-you-go consumption model: Very Valuable
  • How much faster they have been able to deploy the following workloads on HPE Compute:
    • Private/Hybrid Cloud: 100% faster
    • Remote access for remote workforce: 100% faster
    • Containers: 100% faster
    • Data Management & Analytics: 100% faster
  • Confirmed that HPE 360-degree security automation saves them 75% working hours in managing their security on a day-to-day basis.
  • Confirmed that HPE intelligent automation saves them 75% working hours saved in managing their infrastructure day-to-day.

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Invado

Introduction

This case study of Invado is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble Storage increases the performance of an ETL job more than twice. The time consumption of the ERP system has decreased significantly. The datastore in VMWare is much more flexible.”

Challenges

Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:

  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
  • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
  • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
  • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26% to 50%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: Greater than 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): 51% to 75%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in support tickets: 26% to 50%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Rangel Group

Introduction

This case study of Rangel Group is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“In our case, we noted on the first day a dramatic change in backup operations in terms of duration: from 4h to 30 minutes (6 mission-critical VMs). Also, the ETL process used to have a duration of 11h each night, now needs only 5h to complete. However, the most important feature for us is the replication mechanism between the 2 arrays (very fast, reliable), integrated with SRM, the ability to recover data directly from the retained snapshots, using Veeam B&R.”

Challenges

Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:

  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
  • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
  • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Development and Testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: very valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
    • NetApp: replaced by
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • PRoblem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • TIme required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51% to 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): 51% to 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 51% to 75%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 51% to 75%
    • Cost per performance: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 26% to 50%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 26% to 50%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Pawling Ctl School District

Introduction

This case study of Pawling Ctl School District is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SHPE Nimble’s speed has been exponential. Backups and scalability have been amazing as well. "

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability
    • Need for simpler and more seamless data mobility between on-premises and the cloud

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Development and Testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
    • Hosting / Service provider
    • Back-up and replication
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: very valuable
    • migrate data between on-premises and cloud: very valuable
    • provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage cloud-readiness (plug and play) is better
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • time required for Performance troubleshooting: greater than 75%
    • time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): greater than 75%
    • time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • time to respond to customer requests: greater than 75%
    • improvement in performance (IOPs): greater than 75%
    • reduction of power / cooling / rack space: greater than 75%
    • increase in managed capacity per admin: greater than 75%
    • reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: greater than 75%
    • cost per performance: greater than 75%
    • reduction in operational expenses: greater than 75%
    • reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • optimized cost per TB: greater than 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Yoox Net A Porter

Introduction

This case study of Yoox Net-A-Porter is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble has stablized our enviroment and allowed us to move VM’s between clusters with ease. Before HPE Nimble we had seperate ESXi machines with no shared storage and were unable to use HA in the enviroment. We chose Apollo XL170r and Nimble to stabalize our enviroment and make it resiliant.”

Challenges

Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
  • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
  • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
  • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
  • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Hosting / Service provider
    • Back-up and replication
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • HPE Nimble Storage Arrays were replaced or chosen over NetApp
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage cloud-readiness (plug and play) is better
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • time required for Storage provisioning: 51% to 75%
    • time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26% to 50%
    • time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • time to respond to customer requests: 26% to 50%
    • increase in managed capacity per admin: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: greater than 75%
    • cost per performance: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in operational expenses: 26% to 50%
    • reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • optimized cost per TB: 26% to 50%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Kerridge Commercial Systems

Introduction

This case study of Kerridge Commercial Systems is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Nimble my time is not spent worrying about the management of the storage anymore, only about delivering their value. The hybrid solution works almost as well as all-flash in our environment and peaks in demand are easily absorbed. I actually don’t think about them much anymore because they just work.”

Challenges

Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:

  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
  • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
  • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
  • Well Integrated and with excellent diagnostics via InfoSight

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Development and Testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Back-up and replication
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
    • Redundant Controller is a big plus for us, know that we have NO performance impact when losing one.
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: greater than 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): greater than 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 26% to 50%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Merced College

Introduction

This case study of Merced College is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Nimble we can scale our virtual environment quickly and easily as demands for resources increase. Additional storage to our workloads takes minutes, and new volumes on the array can be done in 15-30 minutes.”

Challenges

Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:

  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
  • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
  • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
  • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
  • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Development and Testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Email/collaboration
    • Back-up and replication
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • HPE Nimble Storage Arrays were replaced or chosen over the following:
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51% to 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): greater than 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: greater than 75%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: greater than 75%
    • Cost per performance: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Optimized cost per TB: greater than 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Colsof

Introduction

This case study of Colsof is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Using HPE Nimble Storage arrays have optimized our backup infrastructure, being able to comply with a strict backup window for virtual machines sized over hundreds of TB”

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Development and Testing
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: valuable
    • migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • time required for Performance troubleshooting: greater than 75%
    • time required for Storage provisioning: 51% to 75%
    • time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51% to 75%
    • time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • time to respond to customer requests: greater than 75%
    • improvement in performance (IOPs): 51% to 75%
    • reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 26% to 50%
    • increase in managed capacity per admin: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: greater than 75%
    • cost per performance: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in operational expenses: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in support tickets: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 51% to 75%
    • optimized cost per TB: 51% to 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Cra International, Inc.

Introduction

This case study of CRA International, Inc. is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble is highly cost-efficient. Ease of data recovery in DR situations. InfoSight is invaluable for analyzing global arrays. Array upgrading and expansion are very straightforward.”

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability
    • Flawless replication

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
    • Back-up and replication
    • Containers
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: valuable
    • migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • time required for Performance troubleshooting: 26% to 50%
    • time required for Storage provisioning: 51% to 75%
    • time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): greater than 75%
    • time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • time to respond to customer requests: 26% to 50%
    • improvement in performance (IOPs): 26% to 50%
    • reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 26% to 50%
    • increase in managed capacity per admin: greater than 75%
    • reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 26% to 50%
    • cost per performance: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in operational expenses: greater than 75%
    • reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • optimized cost per TB: 51% to 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Membership Organization

Introduction

This case study of a membership organization is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The integration of HPE Nimble Storage Array into our IT environment has drastically reduced administrative overhead in maintaining a SAN which previously required a dedicated resource. HPE Nimble is also providing excellent performance.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Development and Testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
  • HPE Nimble Storage Arrays were replaced or chosen over the following:
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: very valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): greater than 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51% to 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): greater than 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: greater than 75%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: greater than 75%
    • Cost per performance: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Optimized cost per TB: greater than 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Tensar Corporation

Introduction

This case study of Tensar Corporation is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble arrays have allowed us to effectively eliminate storage admin tasks for our infrastructure teams. Other than initial deployment and refresh migration tasks we need to spend zero time maintaining or managing our storage.

On our first deployment, we had the array racked and configured in less than an hour and had test VM workloads migrated to it that afternoon. We were then able to migrate our entire workload from the previous vendor array in less than a day after acceptance testing. Every deployment that has followed has had the same experience and when replacing a Nimble array during a refresh it has been even faster and simpler while requiring zero downtime on our workloads. We could perform the migrations during normal business hours with no user impact."

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Development and Testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
    • Back-up and replication
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: very valuable
    • provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: valuable
    • provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Hybrid arrays providing great flash performance for consolidated VM workloads while providing high capacity to host legacy file share workloads with a single array.
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • time required for Performance troubleshooting: 1% to 25%
    • time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): greater than 75%
    • time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • improvement in performance (IOPs): 26% to 50%
    • reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 26% to 50%
    • cost per performance: 1% to 25%
    • reduction in operational expenses: 1% to 25%
    • optimized cost per TB: 26% to 50%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Churchill China Plc

Introduction

This case study of Churchill China plc is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble is no downtime, faster provisioning of a desktop, single server usage per person.”

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: valuable
    • provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • HPE Nimble Storage Arrays were replaced or chosen over the following:
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • independently scale compute and storage: valuable
    • problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: valuable
    • guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • improvement in performance (IOPs): greater than 75%
    • reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 51% to 75%
    • increase in managed capacity per admin: greater than 75%
    • reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: greater than 75%
    • cost per performance: greater than 75%
    • reduction in operational expenses: greater than 75%
    • reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • optimized cost per TB: greater than 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Turkticaret.Net

Introduction

This case study of Turkticaret.Net is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble has increased the capacity we use, and the fast disk accesses we have achieved have enabled the projects to be played more healthily.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Development and Testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Hosting / Service provider
    • Email/collaboration
    • Back-up and replication
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: very valuable
    • migrate data between on-premises and cloud: very valuable
    • provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: very valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage cloud-readiness (plug and play) is better
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • time required for Performance troubleshooting: greater than 75%
    • time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): greater than 75%
    • time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • time to respond to customer requests: greater than 75%
    • improvement in performance (IOPs): greater than 75%
    • reduction of power / cooling / rack space: greater than 75%
    • increase in managed capacity per admin: greater than 75%
    • reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: greater than 75%
    • cost per performance: greater than 75%
    • reduction in operational expenses: greater than 75%
    • reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • optimized cost per TB: greater than 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Triella

Introduction

This case study of Triella is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have provided better responses to clients using our hosted systems and have been able to scale to more clients with HPE Nimble. The effect was noticeable when using the system.”

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
    • Hosting / Service provider
    • Email/collaboration
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 26% to 50%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): greater than 75%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: greater than 75%
    • Cost per performance: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in support tickets: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 26% to 50%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 51% to 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise financial services company is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage 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 replace another platform and duplicate the HPE Nimble environment at our DR site. Complexity to maintain both environments evaporated with the HPE Nimble purchase. We purchased and installed through a third-party integrator Ideal Integrations, they are a great partner, easy to work with and they listen to us, and make appropriate recommendations.”

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Server virtualization
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 26% to 50%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 51% to 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

City Of Cape Girardeau

Introduction

This case study of City of Cape Girardeau is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We moved from multiple different platforms to an HPE Nimble. We then bought a 2nd as we needed more capacity. Everything is on our HPE Nimble.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Email/collaboration
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: very valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • integrated data protection and replication: valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: 26% to 50%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): 1% to 25%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 1% to 25%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: 1% to 25%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 51% to 75%
    • Cost per performance: 1% to 25%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 1% to 25%
    • Reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 26% to 50%

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Case Study

Federal Government

Introduction

This case study of a federal government is based on an October 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We’re in the process of leveraging the storage and compute cluster in order to house dev. VMs for our Research Units both here (Colorado) and in Texas/Oklahoma regions. Having a central compute and storage platform alleviates the need to maintain or purchase new equipment in individual Locations/Research Units.”

Challenges

The primary catalyst events that prompted their organization to select HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:

  • Data center migration or consolidation initiative
  • Mandate/desire to implement DR and/or modernize backup/recovery including to cloud
  • A desire to improve IT or application delivery cycle times

Use Case

How they use or plan to use HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:

  • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
  • Data center consolidation / private cloud
  • Test/Dev and Production
  • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery

The application types they are running or planning to run on HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, video, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, Containers, etc.)
  • Docker and other containerization apps (dev testing)

Specifies how long it took for to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:

  • Before HPE Nimble Storage dHCI: 1 week – 1 month
  • After HPE Nimble Storage dHCI: 1 day – 1 week

For the HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution, rates how valuable the following capabilities were in the selection process:

  • Single trusted vendor for global support for entire stack: Extremely Valuable
  • HPE reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by comprehensive warranty: Highly Valuable
  • HPE future-proof design and flexibility: Valuable
  • HPE GreenLake services & HPE support offerings: Extremely Valuable
  • Flexible consumption and financing from HPE: Highly Valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:

  • They improved or expect to improve performance by 50% to 75% by deploying HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.
  • For HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution powered by HPE InfoSight, they rate how valuable the following features were in the selection process:
    • Performance with sub-milliseconds, predictable latency: Very Valuable
    • Six 9’s data availability: Extremely Valuable
    • Independently scale compute and storage non-disruptively: Very Valuable
    • Industry-leading data efficiency: Very Valuable
    • Integrated proactive monitoring, support, and predictive analytics: Extremely Valuable
    • Leverage existing HPE ProLiant servers with dHCI: Valuable
  • Specifies how much of an improvement they’ve seen in the following areas since using HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Increased speed to provision new workloads: greater than 75%
    • Improved lifecycle management tasks including upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Increased speed to deploy new compute and storage resources: 51% to 75%
    • Reduced overprovisioning of compute or storage resources: up to 25%
    • Reduced time spent troubleshooting VMs and infrastructure issues: up to 25%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Medium Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise energy & utilities company is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We had the need to increase capacity in our environment and found that the HPE Nimble’s were very efficient because of the compression and deduplication features. In utilizing these features, we have experienced cost savings.”

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability
    • Need for simpler and more seamless data mobility between on-premises and the cloud

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Email/collaboration
    • Back-up and replication
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: very valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: very valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage cloud-readiness (plug and play) is better
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: 26% to 50%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 26% to 50%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): 51% to 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 1% to 25%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 51% to 75%
    • Cost per performance: 1% to 25%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 1% to 25%
    • Reduction in support tickets: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 1% to 25%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 51% to 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise financial services company is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Using SRM in HPE Nimble, we are able to manage downtime to a matter of minutes.”

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
    • Back-up and replication
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: very valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): greater than 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): 51% to 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 51% to 75%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: 1% to 25%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 51% to 75%
    • Cost per performance: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 51% to 75%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Nickerson So. Hutchinson Usd309

Introduction

This case study of Nickerson-So. Hutchinson USD309 is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Because of our Technology Department Staff being short-staffed, HPE Nimble has been a blessing because of the time savings and reliability. Time savings in the ease of use and upkeep. Reliability, we have not had any major issues outside of updating to keep our storage unit going.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability
    • Need for simpler and more seamless data mobility between on-premises and the cloud

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Back-up and replication
    • Containers
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Nimble Storage All Flash allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage cloud-readiness (plug and play) is better
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Scale-out: The ability to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: 51% to 75%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26% to 50%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51% to 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): 51% to 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: 1% to 25%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 51% to 75%
    • Cost per performance: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 51% to 75%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 26% to 50%

HPE Nimble Storage Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Hardware Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer hardware company is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HPE Core Compute our infrastructure works well.”

Challenges

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

  • Requirements that HPE Nimble Storage Arrays address:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability
    • Need for simpler and more seamless data mobility between on-premises and the cloud

Use Case

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

  • Workloads or applications they are consolidating on their HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Server virtualization
  • Value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Provide replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Provide a holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Migrate data between all-flash and hybrid-flash: very valuable
    • Migrate data between on-premises and cloud: very valuable
    • Provide predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Provide modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale-up and scale-out: very valuable
    • Provide superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • HPE Nimble Storage Arrays were replaced or chosen over the following:
  • Value of the following capabilities for existing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI users:
    • Independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage:

  • Strengths of HPE Nimble Storage Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight offered by Nimble Storage is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
  • Improvement to the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Arrays:
    • Time required for Performance troubleshooting: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Storage provisioning: greater than 75%
    • Time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): greater than 75%
    • Time required for Provisioning upgrades: greater than 75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: greater than 75%
    • Improvement in performance (IOPs): greater than 75%
    • Reduction of power / cooling / rack space: greater than 75%
    • Increase in managed capacity per admin: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: greater than 75%
    • Cost per performance: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: greater than 75%
    • Optimized cost per TB: greater than 75%

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Case Study

Office Partner GmbH

Introduction

This case study of Office Partner GmbH is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The most important fact with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is to have the service/support in one hand.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:

  • The primary catalyst event that prompted their organization to select HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Data center migration or consolidation initiative
    • New application deployment for business critical and mixed workloads
    • A desire to improve IT or application delivery cycle times
    • Support in one hand

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI that the surveyed company uses:

  • How they use or plan to use HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications for business-critical and mixed workloads
    • Test/Dev and Production
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • The application types they are running or planning to run on HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, video, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, Containers, etc.)
    • VDI with VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GPUs
    • Data merge and convert
  • For the HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution, rates how valuable the following capabilities were in the selection process:
    • Single trusted vendor for global support for entire stack: Extremely Valuable
    • HPE reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by comprehensive warranty: Extremely Valuable
    • HPE future-proof design and flexibility: Valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:

  • They improved or expect to improve performance by 25% to 50% by deploying HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.
  • They increased efficiency or expects to increase efficiency regarding capacity savings by up to 2X since deploying HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.
  • For HPE Nimble Storage dHCI solution powered by HPE InfoSight, they rate how valuable the following features were in the selection process:
    • Performance with sub-milliseconds, predictable latency: Extremely Valuable
    • Six 9’s data availability: Extremely Valuable
    • Independently scale compute and storage non-disruptively: Extremely Valuable
    • Industry-leading data efficiency: Extremely Valuable
    • Integrated proactive monitoring, support, and predictive analytics: Extremely Valuable
    • Leverage existing HPE ProLiant servers with dHCI: Valuable
  • Specifies how much of an improvement they’ve seen in the following areas since using HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Increased speed to provision new workloads: greater than 75%
    • Improved lifecycle management tasks including upgrades: greater than 75%
    • Increased speed to deploy new compute and storage resources: greater than 75%
    • Reduced overprovisioning of compute or storage resources: up to 25%
    • Reduced time spent troubleshooting VMs and infrastructure issues: up to 25%

HPE Core Compute Case Study

Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise banking company is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Core Compute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Core compute is secure and efficient for agile administration.”

Challenges

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

  • Pain points for upgrading their existing HPE Compute infrastructure:
    • Complex/ lengthy deployment of a workload on their infrastructure
    • Complexity difficulty of managing my infrastructure

Use Case

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

  • Workloads they are deploying in your HPE Compute environment:
    • Private / Hybrid Cloud
    • Data Management & Analytics
  • Infrastructure they have deployed in their data center:
    • HPE ProLiant – Industry standard rack servers
    • Blade Servers
    • HPE Synergy – composable software – defined infrastructure

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Core Compute:

  • Capabilities of HPE Compute compared to other solutions in the market:
    • Reliability: Valuable
    • Security: Valuable
    • Ease of deploying / managing workloads: Very Valuable
    • Ability to use a pay-as-you-go consumption model: Valuable
  • How much faster they have been able to deploy the following workloads on HPE Compute:
    • Private/Hybrid Cloud: 100% faster
    • Remote access for remote workforce: 75% faster
    • Data Management & Analytics: 75% faster
  • Confirmed that HPE 360-degree security automation saves them 50% working hours in managing their security on a day-to-day basis.
  • Confirmed that HPE intelligent automation saves them 50% working hours saved in managing their infrastructure day-to-day.



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