TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

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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.

HPE Core Compute Case Study

Moving Picture Company Ltd

Introduction

This case study of Moving Picture Company Ltd is based on an August 2021 survey of HPE Core Compute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We are using the HPE servers for HPC workloads(rendering), our inbuilt containers and OS resides on them.
Stability, reliability, performance, support are our key requirements.”

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
    • HPC
  • 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: Valuable
    • Ease of deploying / managing workloads: Valuable
  • How much faster they have been able to deploy the following workloads on HPE Compute:
    • Private/Hybrid Cloud: 50% faster
    • Remote access for remote workforce: 50% faster
    • Containers: 50% faster
    • Data Management & Analytics: 50% faster

HPE Core Compute Case Study

Global It & Innovation Advisor (Bankchain Alliance)

Introduction

This case study of Global IT & Innovation Advisor (Bankchain Alliance) is based on a September 2021 survey of HPE Core Compute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We can see 2x productivity increase using HPE automation and AI workload Intelligence.”

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:
    • AI
  • Infrastructure they have deployed in their data center:
    • HCI

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: 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: 50% faster
    • Remote access for remote workforce: 25% faster
    • Containers: 25% faster
    • Data Management & Analytics: 25% faster
  • Confirmed that HPE 360-degree security automation saves them 10% 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 SimpliVity Case Study

Large Enterprise Electronics Company

Introduction

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

“Very good TCO versus all cloud deployments.”

Challenges

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

  • Primary catalyst event(s) that prompted their organization to select HPE SimpliVity:
    • To refresh existing infrastructure with a simplified, highly efficient, all-in-one solution
    • For the built-in backup and disaster recovery
    • For the rapid data recovery capabilities in case of a ransomware attack

Use Case

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

  • Uses or plans to use HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications/VDI
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Application types they are running or planning to run on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Structured data (e.g. RDMS, MSFT SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
    • Collaboration apps: (e.g. messaging, file share, email, etc.)
    • Security and access: (e.g. AD, SASE, IAM, cyber)
    • VDI / EUC (e.g. Citrix, View, etc.)
  • Preferred disaster recovery (DR) & data protection strategy is Multisite DR.
  • Would describe their IT environment as Multi-site – Independent deployments and individual appliances with possible replication/backup partners.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Expects to realize a 50:1 to 100:1 capacity savings since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Since deploying HPE SimpliVity, they have realized or expects to realize a 75% – 90% productivity gain regarding time freed up to focus on more strategic projects.
  • How valuable the following features were in the selection process:
    • integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • HPE InfoSight AI operations automation: valuable
    • globally federated management: valuable
    • infrastructure consolidation: valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or HPE SimpliVity software): satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

Aruba Central Case Study

Quant Ict

Introduction

This case study of Quant ICT is based on a July 2021 survey of Aruba Central customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“As an integrator, Aruba Central is easy to connect our central accounts to different customers, so we can easily troubleshoot without the need for remote access to the customer himself. Also, new deployments are easy in these COVID times. We can send a gateway to our customer and, he only needs to plug it in on the right ports. Since we prepared the configuration before in central, the gateway is ready in a few minutes.”

Challenges

Challenges they were looking to resolve with Aruba Central:

  • IT operations not being agile enough in responding to new business requirements.: important
  • Network deployments or change windows being too time-consuming and/or costly: somewhat important
  • Too many network management tools impacted IT efficiency and collaboration: most important
  • Setting and maintaining policies or other security measures were too complex: somewhat important

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Aruba Central that the surveyed company uses:

  • How they use or plan to use Aruba Central:
    • Unify management and operations across all networks (Wi-Fi, wired, WAN, etc.)
    • Monitor and improve the user experience for remote or teleworkers
    • AIOps for proactive network improvements
    • Network programmability and automation
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Network topology views: very valuable
    • Health dashboards (e.g. Network, Application, UCC, Connected Clients): very valuable
    • AIOps capabilities (AI Insights, Embedded Search/Help, Dynamic Baselines): very valuable
    • Advanced IT alerts (e.g. through emails or via 3-party tools like Slack): very valuable
    • Troubleshooting tools (e.g., Live Events, Dynamic Logs, Diagnostic Checks): very valuable
    • APIs/Webhooks for event-driven automation with 3rd-party ITSM tools (e.g., ServiceNow, Splunk)”: valuable
  • Network security capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) for mitigating threats: valuable
    • Policy enforcement firewall for controlling network access: very valuable
    • Web content filtering for blocking malicious or unauthorized web traffic: very valuable
    • Application-level visibility and controls to enforce acceptable usage and ensure QoS: very valuable
    • Interoperability with advanced Aruba security solutions (e.g., Device profiling, Dynamic Segmentation): valuable
    • Advanced threat defense (e.g., IDS/IPS, Threat Intelligence, etc.): valuable
    • Integration with 3rd-party Cloud Security (e.g., Zscaler, Palo Alto Networks): valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Aruba Central:

  • Onboarding and configuration capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Zero-touch provisioning for simplified device onboarding: very valuable
    • Mobile installer app for added deployment convenience: very valuable
    • Group templates for implementing configuration updates across multiple devices: valuable
    • GUI-based configurations for making routine network changes: very valuable
    • Live upgrades to reduce impact of maintenance windows: very valuable
  • Improvements to managing their network since using Aruba Central:
    • Onboarding new network devices: 51% to 75%
    • Deploying a new network or site: greater than 75%
    • Implementing changes to the network (i.e. a change window): 26-50%
    • Troubleshooting and resolving a network- or user- impacting issue: 1-10%
    • Reduction in IT support tickets: 1-10%
    • Reduction in errors (e.g., configuration issues): 11-25%
    • Reduction in network operating costs: 11-25%
  • Agree with the following:
    • Aruba Central is delivering the value they expected
    • Aruba Central has simplified how they manage the network
    • Aruba Central provides innovative features at a reasonable cost
    • they’re confident Aruba Central will address their needs well into the future

Aruba Central Case Study

Medium Enterprise Wholesale Distribution Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise wholesale distribution company is based on a July 2021 survey of Aruba Central customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Aruba Central has allowed us to speed up the addition of new sites and has allowed us to replace aging network equipment much more seamlessly. We have better visibility into both our wired and wireless networks. It takes far less time to pinpoint and troubleshoot issues.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Aruba Central:

  • IT operations not being agile enough in responding to new business requirements.: important
  • Network deployments or change windows being too time-consuming and/or costly: most important
  • Troubleshooting network- or user-impacting issues took too long: somewhat important
  • Setting and maintaining policies or other security measures were too complex: important

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Aruba Central that the surveyed company uses:

  • How they use or plan to use Aruba Central:
    • To unify management and operations across all networks (Wi-Fi, wired, WAN, etc.)
    • To improve visibility into connected endpoint devices, including IoT
  • Aruba Central against cloud networking solutions from other vendors:
    • Overall ease of use (e.g., simplicity of workflows): very valuable
    • Single pane of glass for wireless, wired, WAN, and data center networks: very valuable
    • A compelling total cost of ownership or return on investment (TCO/ROI) model: valuable
    • The quality and reputation of Aruba’s technology: valuable
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Network topology views: very valuable
    • Health dashboards (e.g. Network, Application, UCC, Connected Clients): very valuable
    • AIOps capabilities (AI Insights, Embedded Search/Help, Dynamic Baselines): valuable
    • Advanced IT alerts (e.g. through emails or via 3-party tools like Slack): very valuable
      **Troubleshooting tools (e.g., Live Events, Dynamic Logs, Diagnostic Checks): very valuable
  • Network security capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) for mitigating threats: very valuable
    • Policy enforcement firewall for controlling network access: very valuable
    • Web content filtering for blocking malicious or unauthorized web traffic: valuable
    • Interoperability with advanced Aruba security solutions (e.g., Device profiling, Dynamic Segmentation): valuable
    • Integration with 3rd-party Cloud Security (e.g., Zscaler, Palo Alto Networks): valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Aruba Central:

  • Onboarding and configuration capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Zero-touch provisioning for simplified device onboarding: very valuable
    • Group templates for implementing configuration updates across multiple devices: very valuable
    • GUI-based configurations for making routine network changes: valuable
    • Live upgrades to reduce impact of maintenance windows: valuable
  • Improvements to managing their network since using Aruba Central:
    • Onboarding new network devices: greater than 75%
    • Deploying a new network or site: greater than 75%
    • Implementing changes to the network (i.e. a change window): 26-50%
    • Troubleshooting and resolving a network- or user- impacting issue: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in IT support tickets: 11-25%
      **Reduction in errors (e.g., configuration issues): 11-25%
    • Reduction in network operating costs: 1-10%
  • Level of agreement with the following:
    • Aruba Central is delivering the value they expected: strongly agree
    • Aruba Central has simplified how they manage the network: agree
    • Aruba Central is intuitive and easy to use: agree
    • Aruba Central provides innovative features at a reasonable cost: agree
    • They’re confident Aruba Central will address their needs well into the future: strongly agree

Aruba Central Case Study

Small Business Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business telecommunications services company is based on a July 2021 survey of Aruba Central customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Aruba Central has made it easier to manage our customers’ network equipment. Direct Access to the cloud interface and, thanks to SAML a more secure user handling.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Aruba Central:

  • IT operations not being agile enough in responding to new business requirements.: important
  • Network deployments or change windows being too time-consuming and/or costly: most important
  • Troubleshooting network- or user-impacting issues took too long: somewhat important
  • Setting and maintaining policies or other security measures were too complex: important

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Aruba Central that the surveyed company uses:

  • How they use or plan to use Aruba Central:
    • Unify management and operations across all networks (Wi-Fi, wired, WAN, etc.)
    • Improve visibility into connected endpoint devices, including IoT
  • Aruba Central against cloud networking solutions from other vendors:
    • Overall ease of use (e.g., simplicity of workflows): valuable
    • Single pane of glass for wireless, wired, WAN, and data center networks: very valuable
    • Ease of integration with third-party applications via APIs or webhooks: valuable
    • The quality and reputation of Aruba’s technology: valuable
    • Attentiveness of the account team when proposing a solution that fit our requirements: very valuable
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Network topology views: very valuable
    • Health dashboards (e.g. Network, Application, UCC, Connected Clients): very valuable
    • AIOps capabilities (AI Insights, Embedded Search/Help, Dynamic Baselines): very valuable
    • Advanced IT alerts (e.g. through emails or via 3-party tools like Slack): valuable
    • Troubleshooting tools (e.g., Live Events, Dynamic Logs, Diagnostic Checks): very valuable
    • APIs/Webhooks for event-driven automation with 3rd-party ITSM tools (e.g., ServiceNow, Splunk)”: valuable
  • Network security capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) for mitigating threats: valuable
    • Policy enforcement firewall for controlling network access: very valuable
    • Web content filtering for blocking malicious or unauthorized web traffic: valuable
    • Application-level visibility and controls to enforce acceptable usage and ensure QoS: valuable
    • Interoperability with advanced Aruba security solutions (e.g., Device profiling, Dynamic Segmentation): very valuable
    • Advanced threat defense (e.g., IDS/IPS, Threat Intelligence, etc.): valuable
    • Integration with 3rd-party Cloud Security (e.g., Zscaler, Palo Alto Networks): very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Aruba Central:

  • Onboarding and configuration capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Zero-touch provisioning for simplified device onboarding: very valuable
    • Mobile installer app for added deployment convenience: very valuable
    • Group templates for implementing configuration updates across multiple devices: valuable
    • GUI-based configurations for making routine network changes: very valuable
    • Live upgrades to reduce impact of maintenance windows: very valuable
    • APIs/Webhooks for event-driven automation with 3rd-party tools (e.g., Ansible): valuable
  • Improvements to managing their network since using Aruba Central:
    • Onboarding new network devices: 51% to 75%
    • Deploying a new network or site: 51% to 75%
    • Implementing changes to the network (i.e. a change window): greater than 75%
    • Troubleshooting and resolving a network- or user- impacting issue: 26-50%
    • Reduction in IT support tickets: 11-25%
    • Reduction in errors (e.g., configuration issues): 26-50%
    • Reduction in network operating costs: 1-10%
  • Level of agreement with the following:
    • Aruba Central is delivering the value they expected: agree
    • Aruba Central has simplified how they manage the network: strongly agree
    • Aruba Central is intuitive and easy to use: agree
    • Aruba Central provides innovative features at a reasonable cost: agree
      **They’re confident Aruba Central will address their needs well into the future: agree

Aruba Central Case Study

Red Thread

Introduction

This case study of Red Thread is based on a July 2021 survey of Aruba Central customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Aruba Central translates into faster Wifi speeds, more reliable connection.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Aruba Central:

  • IT operations not being agile enough in responding to new business requirements.: least important
  • network deployments or change windows being too time-consuming and/or costly: least important
  • troubleshooting network- or user-impacting issues took too long: important
  • too many network management tools impacted IT efficiency and collaboration: somewhat important
  • setting and maintaining policies or other security measures were too complex: less important

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Aruba Central that the surveyed company uses:

  • How they use or plan to use Aruba Central:
    • Unify management and operations across all networks (Wi-Fi, wired, WAN, etc.)
  • Aruba Central against cloud networking solutions from other vendors:
    • Overall ease of use (e.g., simplicity of workflows): very valuable
    • Single pane of glass for wireless, wired, WAN, and data center networks: valuable
    • A compelling total cost of ownership or return on investment (TCO/ROI) model: very valuable
    • The quality and reputation of Aruba’s technology: very valuable
    • Attentiveness of the account team when proposing a solution that fit our requirements: very valuable
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Network topology views: very valuable
    • health dashboards (e.g. Network, Application, UCC, Connected Clients): very valuable
    • AIOps capabilities (AI Insights, Embedded Search/Help, Dynamic Baselines): valuable
    • Troubleshooting tools (e.g., Live Events, Dynamic Logs, Diagnostic Checks): valuable
  • Network security capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) for mitigating threats: valuable
    • Policy enforcement firewall for controlling network access: valuable
    • Web content filtering for blocking malicious or unauthorized web traffic: very valuable
    • Application-level visibility and controls to enforce acceptable usage and ensure QoS: very valuable
    • Advanced threat defense (e.g., IDS/IPS, Threat Intelligence, etc.): very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Aruba Central:

  • Onboarding and configuration capabilities offered by Aruba Central:
    • Zero-touch provisioning for simplified device onboarding: very valuable
    • Group templates for implementing configuration updates across multiple devices: valuable
    • GUI-based configurations for making routine network changes: very valuable
    • Live upgrades to reduce the impact of maintenance windows: very valuable
  • Improvements to managing their network since using Aruba Central:
    • Onboarding new network devices: 11-25%
    • Deploying a new network or site: 1-10%
    • Implementing changes to the network (i.e. a change window): 26-50%
    • Troubleshooting and resolving a network- or user- impacting issue: 26-50%
    • Reduction in IT support tickets: 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in errors (e.g., configuration issues): 51% to 75%
    • Reduction in network operating costs: 26-50%
  • Level of agreement with the following:
    • Aruba Central is delivering the value they expected: strongly agree
    • Aruba Central has simplified how they manage the network: strongly agree
    • Aruba Central is intuitive and easy to use: strongly agree
    • Aruba Central provides innovative features at a reasonable cost: strongly agree
    • They’re confident Aruba Central will address their needs well into the future: strongly agree

HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems Case Study

Global 500 Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 professional services company is based on a July 2021 survey of HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The EL1000 with the new server blade m750 was acquired by multiple Product Lines and Groups across the WW organization for multiple use cases, including data aggregation, machine learning, computing using GPU, networking firewall, legacy app support, and gateway functionality for Cloud data transmission and automatization on-field well sites (harsh environment submitted to high shock and vibration)”

Challenges

Vendors that HPE Edgeline Converged Edge systems replaced or was chosen over:

  • Industrial Gateway
  • Supermicro

Use Case

Primary application/use case they were developing this Edge solution:

  • Computer vision/Quality assurance
  • Data analytics, AI, and/or machine learning
  • Data Aggregation

Which HPE Edgeline Converged Edge System they purchased and was it designed to support a proof of concept deployment:

  • EL1000: Yes, we are scaling beyond pilot

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems:

Realized benefits within 1 month after the deployment of the HPE solution.

The most important aspects when choosing HPE:

  • Hardened & ruggedized for non-IT environments
  • Size, Weight & Power optimized
  • Open standards to support any application
  • Faster time to insights given distributed/local aggregation and analysis
  • Enterprise-class Security and manageability
  • Wired and wireless networking options
  • Use of CPU and GPU
  • The ability to host and consolidate multiple applications at the Edge

Where they benefitted the most from HPE Edgeline Converged Edge systems:

  • Ease of deployment & connectivity
  • Increased security

HPE Hybrid IT Solutions Case Study

Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on a July 2021 survey of HPE Hybrid IT Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Hybrid IT Solutions:

  • Main drivers for adding-on, replacing, or upgrading their existing infrastructure with HPE solutions:
    • Architectural flexibility
    • Performance and reliability
    • Cost of ownership
    • Support services

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Hybrid IT Solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Telco applications or workloads they are deploying with HPE infrastructure:
    • Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS)
    • Network Functions Virtualization infrastructure (NDVi)
    • Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Value of the following capabilities of the HPE infrastructure compared to similar solutions in the market:
    • performance: very valuable
    • reliability: very valuable
    • affordability: very valuable
    • security: very valuable
    • support: very valuable
  • Effectiveness of HPE in reducing infrastructure operational risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very effective
    • flexible support options: very effective
    • management tools and automation: very effective
    • focused project delivery: very effective
    • access to HPE experts: very effective

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Hybrid IT Solutions:

  • Satisfaction with the following areas in which they have collaborated with HPE:
    • HPE Infrastructure: very satisfied
    • HPE Services: very satisfied
    • HPE Support: very satisfied
  • By what percentage (%) they have improved any of the following metrics since deploying HPE infrastructure:
    • reduction in downtime: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in time to resolve issues: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in time to market: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in operational costs: 51% to 75%
    • reduction in infrastructure complexity: 51% to 75%
  • Improved their infrastructure utilization by > 75% as a result of deploying HPE solutions.

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

T Systems.Com

Introduction

This case study of t-systems.com is based on a July 2021 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE SimpliVity means built-in backup and DR.”

Challenges

Primary catalyst event(s) that prompted their organization to select HPE SimpliVity:

  • For data center migration or consolidation
  • For the built-in backup and disaster recovery

Use Case

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

  • Uses or plans to use HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Edge or Remote/branch office (ROBO)
  • Application types they are running or planning to run on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Structured data (e.g. RDMS, MSFT SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
    • VDI / EUC (e.g. Citrix, View, etc.)
  • Preferred disaster recovery (DR) & data protection strategy is On-prem to another backup partner.
  • Would describe their IT environment as Hub and Spoke – multi-site deployments with common services hosted out of a core data center..

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Expects to realize a 50:1 to 100:1 capacity savings since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Since deploying HPE SimpliVity, they have realized or expects to realize a 25% – 50% productivity gain regarding time freed up to focus on more strategic projects.
  • How valuable the following features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: valuable
    • Inline dedupe, compression: not something that influenced their decision
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • HPE InfoSight AI operations automation: valuable
    • Globally federated management: valuable
    • Infrastructure consolidation: valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a trained customer: satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or HPE SimpliVity software): satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Bitcon

Introduction

This case study of Bitcon is based on a July 2021 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Ease of mind. That is what HPE SimpliVity has brought to our IT team…We know it is there and it works… Almost invisible IT..”

Challenges

Primary catalyst event(s) that prompted their organization to select HPE SimpliVity:

  • To refresh existing infrastructure with a simplified, highly efficient, all-in-one solution
  • For data center migration or consolidation
  • For the built-in backup and disaster recovery
  • For the rapid data recovery capabilities in case of ransomware attack
  • To accelerate application development (DevOps, agile, and others)

Use Case

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

  • Uses or plans to use HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Application types they are running or planning to run on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Structured data (e.g. RDMS, MSFT SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
    • Business applications (e.g., ERM, CRM, financial management, etc.)
    • VDI / EUC (e.g. Citrix, View, etc.)
  • Preferred disaster recovery (DR) & data protection strategy is Multisite DR.
  • Would describe their IT environment as Multi-site – Independent deployments and individual appliances with possible replication/backup partners..

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Expects to realize a 50:1 to 100:1 capacity savings since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Since deploying HPE SimpliVity, they have realized or expects to realize a 50% – 75% productivity gain regarding time freed up to focus on more strategic projects.
  • How valuable the following features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • HPE InfoSight AI operations automation: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: valuable
    • Infrastructure consolidation: valuable
    • HPE GreenLake as a service offering for flexibility in consumption method: not something that influenced their decision
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or HPE SimpliVity software): satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Asante Health System

Introduction

This case study of Asante Health System is based on a July 2021 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have consolidated a few c7000 enclosures into a pair of HPE SimpliVity nodes at each remote campus. Huge savings and less complexity.”

Challenges

Primary catalyst event(s) that prompted their organization to select HPE SimpliVity:

  • To refresh existing infrastructure with a simplified, highly efficient, all-in-one solution
  • For data center migration or consolidation
  • For the built-in backup and disaster recovery
  • To standardize infrastructure across edge sites with a solution that doesn’t require onsite management and includes built-in data protection and disaster recovery

Use Case

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

  • Uses or plans to use HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Production applications/VDI
    • Edge or Remote/branch office (ROBO)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Application types they are running or planning to run on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Structured data (e.g. RDMS, MSFT SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
    • Retail-specific apps: (e.g. Everseen, Rubikoud, Manthan, PMI, Point of Sale, etc.)
    • Collaboration apps: (e.g. messaging, file share, email, etc.)
    • Business applications (e.g., ERM, CRM, financial management, etc.)
    • Security and access: (e.g. AD, SASE, IAM, cyber)
    • VDI / EUC (e.g. Citrix, View, etc.)
  • Preferred disaster recovery (DR) & data protection strategy is Multisite DR.
  • Would describe their IT environment as Multi-site – Independent deployments and individual appliances, no communication required between sites..

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • How valuable the following features were in the selection process:
    • integrated data protection: valuable
    • inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • HPE InfoSight AI operations automation: valuable
    • globally federated management: valuable
    • infrastructure consolidation: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): satisfied
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: satisfied
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by a trained customer: satisfied
    • support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: satisfied
    • support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Town Of Mansfield

Introduction

This case study of Town of Mansfield is based on a July 2021 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The biggest impact has been in the speed of restoring data or even complete VMs. When we need to recover a file or folder from a previous backup, this can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. Shortly after installing HPE SimpliVity, we had an incident that resulted in recovering from a SimpliVity backup in under 60 seconds.”

Challenges

Primary catalyst event(s) that prompted their organization to select HPE SimpliVity:

  • To refresh existing infrastructure with a simplified, highly efficient, all-in-one solution
  • For data center migration or consolidation
  • For the built-in backup and disaster recovery
  • For the rapid data recovery capabilities in case of ransomware attack

Use Case

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

  • Uses or plans to use HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Application types they are running or planning to run on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Structured data (e.g. RDMS, MSFT SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
    • Collaboration apps: (e.g. messaging, file share, email, etc.)
    • Business applications (e.g., ERM, CRM, financial management, etc.)
    • Security and access: (e.g. AD, SASE, IAM, cyber)
    • Homegrown, ecommerce, web apps, content serving
    • Video apps (e.g. Genetec, Milestone, etc.)
  • Preferred disaster recovery (DR) & data protection strategy is Multisite DR.
  • Would describe their IT environment as Multi-site – Independent deployments and individual appliances with possible replication/backup partners..

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Expects to realize a 200:1 to 300:1 capacity savings since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Since deploying HPE SimpliVity, they have realized or expects to realize a 10% – 25% productivity gain regarding time freed up to focus on more strategic projects.
  • How valuable the following features were in the selection process:
    • integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • globally federated management: valuable
    • infrastructure consolidation: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): very satisfied
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or HPE SimpliVity software): satisfied
    • support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: satisfied
    • support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. is based on a July 2021 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It has made the job of a very small IT team that much easier. We are able to concentrate on other issues due to the reliability of our HPE SimpliVity.”

Challenges

Primary catalyst event(s) that prompted their organization to select HPE SimpliVity:

  • To refresh existing infrastructure with a simplified, highly efficient, all-in-one solution

Use Case

Uses or plans to use HPE SimpliVity for the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Application types they are running or planning to run on HPE SimpliVity:

  • Structured data (e.g. RDMS, MSFT SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)

Preferred disaster recovery (DR) & data protection strategy is Multisite DR.

  • Would describe their IT environment as Hub and Spoke – multi-site deployments with common services hosted out of a core data center.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Since deploying HPE SimpliVity, they have realized or expects to realize a 25% – 50% productivity gain regarding time freed up to focus on more strategic projects.
  • How valuable the following features were in the selection process:
    • integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • inline dedupe, compression: valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • infrastructure consolidation: valuable
    • HPE GreenLake as a service offering for flexibility in consumption method: not something that influenced their decision
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): satisfied
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: satisfied
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by a trained customer: satisfied
    • support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or HPE SimpliVity software): satisfied
    • support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: satisfied
    • support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

Aruba Central Case Study

Decatur City Schools

Introduction

This case study of Decatur City Schools is based on a July 2021 survey of Aruba Central customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Aruba Central has simplified how we deploy and maintain the network. This means our team can spend less time on managing and troubleshooting infrastructure and more time delivering valuable services to employees and other end-users.”

Challenges

Challenges they were looking to resolve with Aruba Central:

  • IT operations not being agile enough in responding to new business requirements.: somewhat important
  • network deployments or change windows being too time-consuming and/or costly: least important
  • troubleshooting network- or user-impacting issues took too long: somewhat important
  • too many network management tools impacted IT efficiency and collaboration: somewhat important
  • setting and maintaining policies or other security measures were too complex: somewhat important

Use Case

They use or plan to use Aruba Central to unify management and operations across all networks (Wi-Fi, wired, WAN, etc.)

Aruba Central against cloud networking solutions from other vendors:

  • Overall ease of use (e.g., simplicity of workflows): very valuable
  • Single pane of glass for wireless, wired, WAN, and data center networks: very valuable
  • Ease of integration with third-party applications via APIs or webhooks: very valuable
  • A compelling total cost of ownership or return on investment (TCO/ROI) model: very valuable
  • The quality and reputation of Aruba’s technology: very valuable
  • Attentiveness of the account team when proposing a solution that fit our requirements: very valuable

Rated the following monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities offered by Aruba Central as very valuable:

  • Network topology views: very Valuable
    • health dashboards (e.g. Network, Application, UCC, Connected Clients)
  • AIOps capabilities (AI Insights, Embedded Search/Help, Dynamic Baselines)
    *Advanced IT alerts (e.g. through emails or via 3-party tools like Slack)
  • Troubleshooting tools (e.g., Live Events, Dynamic Logs, Diagnostic Checks)
    *APIs/Webhooks for event-driven automation with 3rd-party ITSM tools (e.g., ServiceNow, Splunk)"

Network security capabilities offered by Aruba Central rated as very valuable:

  • Wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) for mitigating threats
  • Policy enforcement firewall for controlling network access
  • Web content filtering for blocking malicious or unauthorized web traffic
  • Application-level visibility and controls to enforce acceptable usage and ensure QoS
  • Interoperability with advanced Aruba security solutions (e.g., Device profiling, Dynamic Segmentation)
  • Advanced threat defense (e.g., IDS/IPS, Threat Intelligence, etc.)
  • Integration with 3rd-party Cloud Security (e.g., Zscaler, Palo Alto Networks)

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Aruba Central:

Rated the following onboarding and configuration capabilities offered by Aruba Central as very valuable:

  • Zero touch provisioning for simplified device onboarding
  • Mobile installer app for added deployment convenience
  • Group templates for implementing configuration updates across multiple devices
  • GUI-based configurations for making routine network changes
  • Live upgrades to reduce impact of maintenance windows
  • APIs/Webhooks for event-driven automation with 3rd-party tools (e.g., Ansible)

Improvements to managing their network since using Aruba Central:

  • Onboarding new network devices: 51% to 75%
  • Deploying a new network or site: greater than 75%
  • Implementing changes to the network (i.e. a change window): greater than 75%
  • Troubleshooting and resolving a network- or user- impacting issue: greater than 75%
  • Reduction in IT support tickets: 51% to 75%
  • Reduction in errors (e.g., configuration issues): greater than 75%
  • Reduction in network operating costs: greater than 75%

Strongly agreed with the following:

  • Aruba Central is delivering the value they expected
  • Aruba Central has simplified how they manage the network
  • Aruba Central is intuitive and easy to use
  • Aruba Central provides innovative features at a reasonable cost
  • they’re confident Aruba Central will address their needs well into the future

HPE Digital Learner Case Study

Daimler

Introduction

This case study of Daimler is based on a June 2021 survey of HPE Digital Learner customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Digital Learner meets all of my team’s training needs.”

Challenges

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

  • First learned about HPE Digital Learner at:
    • The HPE website
    • An HPE partner
  • Topics learned with HPE Digital Learner:
    • Cloud computing

Use Case

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

  • How HPE Digital Learned is accessed:
    • By using a PC (desktop)
    • From home

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Digital Learner:

  • Benefits from HPE Digital Learner?
    • Prepared for certification
    • Attained a digital badge
  • Effectiveness of the following features to their HPE Digital Learner learning experience:
    • HPE Virtual Labs (vLabs): very valuable
    • Learning checks: very valuable
    • Interactions with instructors (submitting questions to HPE subject matter experts or attending live instructor office hours): very valuable
    • Social learning via the HPE digital community (accessing forums and blogs from HPE thought leaders and expert technologists): very valuable
    • Expert series webinars: very valuable
    • Book and video library: very valuable
  • Level of agreement to the following statements:
    • They found training on the content they needed: strongly agree
    • It was easy to make learning fit their schedule: strongly agree
    • They feel better prepared to excel in their role: strongly agree
    • They are ready to take certification exams: strongly agree
    • They feel they are in a better position to negotiate their salary: strongly agree

HPE Digital Learner Case Study

Bank of South Pacific

Introduction

This case study of Bank of South Pacific is based on a June 2021 survey of HPE Digital Learner customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Digital Learner is mainly to learn and understand new technical concepts and previous releases of HPE storage and server technologies.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led Bank of South Pacific to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Digital Learner:

  • First learned about HPE Digital Learner at:
    • My Senior Infrastructure Manager
  • Key challenges overcome with HPE Digital Learner:
    • Fitting learning into their busy schedule
    • Lack of up-to-date and relevant skills or knowledge within the team
  • Topics learned with HPE Digital Learner:
    • HPE storage
    • HPE composable, synergy, servers
    • Business skills (strategy and operations, finance, human resources, sales)

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Digital Learner that Bank of South Pacific uses:

  • How HPE Digital Learned is accessed:
    • From home
    • From work

Results

Bank of South Pacific achieved the following results with HPE Digital Learner:

  • Benefits from HPE Digital Learner?
    • Prepared for certification
    • Received a job promotion
    • Working towards a digital badge
  • Valuable features to their HPE Digital Learner learning experience:
    • HPE Virtual Labs (vLabs
    • Learning checks
    • Interactions with instructors (submitting questions to HPE subject matter experts or attending live instructor office hours)
    • Social learning via the HPE digital community (accessing forums and blogs from HPE thought leaders and expert technologists)
    • Expert series webinars
    • Book and video library
  • Bank of South agreed with the following statements:
    • They found the necessary training needed
    • It was easy to make learning fit their schedule
    • They feel better prepared to excel in their role
    • They are ready to take certification exams
    • They feel they are in a better position to negotiate their salary

HPE Digital Learner Case Study

Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

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

“With HPE Digital Learner, I am managing to be a consultant with strengths in the improvement and mastery of technological issues.”

Challenges

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

  • First learned about HPE Digital Learner at:
    • The HPE website
    • Brand Manager Julio Ordaz /Tecnología especializada Asociada
  • Topics learned with HPE Digital Learner:
    • Scrum

Use Case

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

  • How HPE Digital Learned is accessed:
    • By using a PC (desktop)
    • From home

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Digital Learner:

  • Benefits from HPE Digital Learner?
    • Prepared for certification
    • Attained a digital badge
  • Effectiveness of the following features to their HPE Digital Learner learning experience:
    • HPE Virtual Labs (vLabs): very valuable
    • Learning checks: very valuable
    • Interactions with instructors (submitting questions to HPE subject matter experts or attending live instructor office hours): very valuable
    • Social learning via the HPE digital community (accessing forums and blogs from HPE thought leaders and expert technologists): very valuable
    • Expert series webinars: very valuable
    • Book and video library: very valuable
  • Level of agreement to the following statements:
    • They found training on the content they needed: strongly agree
    • It was easy to make learning fit their schedule: strongly agree
    • They feel better prepared to excel in their role: agree
    • They are ready to take certification exams: agree

HPE Digital Learner Case Study

Daimler

Introduction

This case study of Daimler is based on a June 2021 survey of HPE Digital Learner customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Overall, HPE Digital Learner is a flexible and convenient option to access training that provides great value. It has met all the requirements which are very much essential for the employees to learn new things.”

Challenges

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

  • First learned about HPE Digital Learner at:
    • The HPE website
  • Key challenges overcome with HPE Digital Learner:
    • Fitting learning into their busy schedule
  • Topics learned with HPE Digital Learner:
    • HPE storage

Use Case

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

  • How HPE Digital Learned is accessed:
    • By using a PC (desktop)
    • From home

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Digital Learner:

  • Benefits from HPE Digital Learner?
    • Attained a digital badge
  • Effectiveness of the following features to their HPE Digital Learner learning experience. Daimler AG rated the following features as very valuable
    • HPE Virtual Labs (vLabs)
    • Learning checks
    • Interactions with instructors
    • Social learning via the HPE digital community (accessing forums and blogs from HPE thought leaders and expert technologists): very valuable
    • Expert series webinars
    • Book and video library

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

SAVOYE

Introduction

This case study of SAVOYE is based on a May 2021 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With a decent budget using hyper-convergence through HPe Simplivity SAVOYE managed to provide an ‘RPO zero’ secure solution with integrated backup. This means no data loss for our customers and also a very good RTO.”

Challenges

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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure led to an overall platform review.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Oracle
    • Proprietary C code. Logistic software for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS & WCS)
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: extremely valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
    • After using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
  • Saw value in 3 to 6 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyper-converged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): very satisfied

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Case Study

PRMC

Introduction

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

“HPE Nimble Storage dHCI allowed us to simultaneously upgrade our entire virtual infrastructure stack within our budget and got us on an aligned replacement cycle for future budgeting instead of having to replace components individually. We were already using Nimble all-flash arrays, we were able to upgrade to the latest high-performance servers and GPU’s for better VDI performance. With a lower administrative burden staff are able to spend more time deploying new technology to drive the business. With HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, our infrastructure is more of an afterthought, because it just works, so we can focus on what really matters.”

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

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
    • Production applications for business critical and mixed workloads
    • Test/Dev and Production
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • The application types they are running or planning to run on HPE Nimble Storage dHCI:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, video, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, Containers, etc.)
    • VDI
    • Standard Windows Application and internal webservers, file servers,Citrix, ect.
  • 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 day – 1 week
    • After HPE Nimble Storage dHCI: up to 1 day
  • 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

Results

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

  • They improved or expect to improve performance by up to 25% by deploying HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.
  • They increased efficiency or expect to increase efficiency regarding capacity savings by 2X to 5X 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: Valuable
    • Industry-leading data efficiency: Very Valuable
    • Integrated proactive monitoring, support, and predicative analytics: Extremely 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: 51% to 75%
    • Increased speed to deploy new compute and storage resources: up to 25%
    • Reduced overprovisioning of compute or storage resources: up to 25%
    • Reduced time spent troubleshooting VMs and infrastructure issues: greater than 75%

HPE ProLiant Server solutions Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer services company is based on a February 2021 survey of HPE ProLiant Server solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“I support small business clients with their technology needs. I resell HPE hardware. My market is mostly small businesses. Without HPE business machines and HPE server solutions, I would not have a business.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

  • Drivers for adding-on, replacing, or upgrading your existing infrastructure with an HPE ProLiant Server solution:
    • Life cycle of hardware.
  • Reports that HPE ProLiant Server solutions were chosen over or have replaced the following solutions:
    • No other solutions – HPE was their first choice

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following applications on their HPE ProLiant Server solution:
    • Multi-function business applications (Ex. SQL Database, Storage, Virtualization, etc)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions compared to similar solutions in the market:
    • Performance: very valuable
    • Reliability: very valuable
    • Availability: valuable
    • Affordability: valuable
    • Security: very valuable
    • Support: very valuable
    • Manageability (including integration with HPE iLO): very valuable
  • Rates the value of the HPE Pointnext services offered:
    • Foundation Care: valuable
    • Proactive Care: valuable
    • Installation and Start-up Services: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks with HPE ProLiant Servers:
    • Setting-up servers: 51% – 75%
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Managing & maintaining: 75%+
    • Performing upgrades: 51% – 75%
    • Responding to customer requests: 75%+
  • Made improvements in the following areas after using HPE ProLiant Servers:
    • Reduced server operating expenses: 75%+
    • Reduced total cost of ownership: 51% – 75%
    • Reduced downtime: 51% – 75%
    • Increased the number of clients supported: 75%+
    • Reduced the number of help desk calls: 75%+

HPE ProLiant Server solutions Case Study

Grandville Printing

Introduction

This case study of Grandville Printing is based on a March 2021 survey of HPE ProLiant Server solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The ability to add in the middle of expansion has been amazing. HPE ProLiant’s setup and deployment are fast and always reliable.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

  • Driver for adding-on, replacing, or upgrading your existing infrastructure with an HPE ProLiant Server solution:
    • Limited support
  • Reports that HPE ProLiant Server solutions were chosen over or have replaced the following solution:
    • None! Always been an HPE shop

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions compared to similar solutions in the market:
    • Performance: very valuable
    • Reliability: very valuable
    • Availability: very valuable
    • Affordability: very valuable
    • Security: very valuable
    • Support: very valuable
    • Manageability (including integration with HPE iLO): very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks with HPE ProLiant Servers:
    • Setting-up servers: 51% – 75%
    • Performance Troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Managing & maintaining: 75%+
    • Performing upgrades: 75%+
    • Responding to customer requests: 51% – 75%
  • Made improvements in the following areas after using HPE ProLiant Servers:
    • Reduced server operating expenses: 51% – 75%
    • Reduced total cost of ownership: 75%+
    • Reduced downtime: 75%+
    • Increased the number of clients supported: 51% – 75%
    • Reduced the number of help desk calls: 51% – 75%

HPE ProLiant Server solutions Case Study

Niebles Arquitectos y Cia Sas

Introduction

This case study of Niebles Arquitectos y Cia Sas is based on a February 2021 survey of HPE ProLiant Server solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My business grows, my infrastructure will be rough, the HPE ProLiant server translates into reliability.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

  • Drivers for adding-on, replacing, or upgrading your existing infrastructure with an HPE ProLiant Server solution:
    • High server costs for small and medium sized businesses

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Windows server
  • Consolidating the following applications on their HPE ProLiant Server solution:
    • Storage and backup
    • Multi-function business applications (Ex. SQL Database, Storage, Virtualization, etc)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions compared to similar solutions in the market:
    • Performance: very valuable
    • Reliability: very valuable
    • Availability: very valuable
    • Affordability: valuable
    • Security: very valuable
    • Support: valuable
    • Manageability (including integration with HPE iLO): very valuable
    • Access to HPE Financial Service: valuable
  • Rates the value of the HPE Pointnext services offered:
    • Foundation Care: valuable
    • Proactive Care: valuable
    • Installation and Start-up Services: very valuable
    • Financial services: valuable
    • Education Services: valuable
    • Advisory Services: very valuable
  • Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks with HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Setting-up servers: 75%+
      • Performance Troubleshooting: 51% – 75%
      • Managing & maintaining: 75%+
      • Performing upgrades: 51% – 75%
    • Made improvements in the following areas after using HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Reduced server operating expenses: 75%+
      • Reduced total cost of ownership: 75%+
      • Reduced downtime: 75%+
      • Increased the number of clients supported: 51% – 75%
      • Reduced the number of help desk calls: 51% – 75%

    HPE ProLiant Server solutions Case Study

    BCCS

    Introduction

    This case study of BCCS is based on a February 2021 survey of HPE ProLiant Server solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “HPE ProLiant server Solutions makes our company look better to provide such a stable platform.”

    Challenges

    The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Drivers for adding-on, replacing, or upgrading your existing infrastructure with an HPE ProLiant Server solution:
      • Outdated business and data security
      • High server costs for small and medium-sized businesses
      • Increasing complexity in server operating systems

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions that the surveyed company uses:

    • Windows server
  • Consolidating the following applications on their HPE ProLiant Server solution:
    • Storage and backup
    • Multi-function business applications (Ex. SQL Database, Storage, Virtualization, etc)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions compared to similar solutions in the market:
    • Performance: very valuable
    • Reliability: very valuable
    • Availability: valuable
    • Affordability: very valuable
    • Security: valuable
    • Support: valuable
    • Manageability (including integration with HPE iLO): valuable
  • Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks with HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Setting-up servers: 26 – 50%
      • Performance Troubleshooting: 51% – 75%
      • Managing & maintaining: 51% – 75%
      • Performing upgrades: 75%+
      • Responding to customer requests: 51% – 75%
    • Made improvements in the following areas after using HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Reduced server operating expenses: 51% – 75%
      • Reduced total cost of ownership: 26-50%
      • Reduced downtime: 75%+
      • Increased the number of clients supported: 51% – 75%
      • Reduced the number of help desk calls: 75%+

    HPE ProLiant Server solutions Case Study

    SilkyHotLicks Music

    Introduction

    This case study of SilkyHotLicks Music is based on a February 2021 survey of HPE ProLiant Server solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “The HPE ProLiant TCO and application development infrastructure have enabled us to develop our applications rapidly and to deploy them successfully.”

    Challenges

    The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Drivers for adding-on, replacing, or upgrading your existing infrastructure with an HPE ProLiant Server solution:
      • High server costs for small and medium sized businesses
    • Reports that HPE ProLiant Server solutions were chosen over or have replaced the following solution:
      • In-house builds

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions that the surveyed company uses:

    • Consolidating the following applications on their HPE ProLiant Server solution:
      • Multi-function business applications (Ex. SQL Database, Storage, Virtualization, etc)
      • Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)
    • Rates the value of the following capabilities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions compared to similar solutions in the market:
      • performance: very valuable
      • Reliability: very valuable
      • Availability: valuable
      • Affordability: very valuable
      • Security: valuable
      • Support: very valuable
      • Manageability (including integration with HPE iLO): valuable
    • Rates the value of the HPE Pointnext services offered:
      • Proactive Care: valuable
      • Installation and Start-up Services: very valuable
      • Education Services: very valuable
      • Advisory Services: valuable

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks with HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Setting-up servers: 51% – 75%
      • Performance Troubleshooting: 51% – 75%
      • Managing & maintaining: 51% – 75%
      • Performing upgrades: 51% – 75%
      • Responding to customer requests: 26 – 50%
    • Made improvements in the following areas after using HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Reduced server operating expenses: 75%+
      • Reduced total cost of ownership: 75%+
      • Reduced downtime: 51% – 75%
      • Increased the number of clients supported: 51% – 75%

    HPE ProLiant Server solutions Case Study

    Running Supply

    Introduction

    This case study of Running Supply is based on a February 2021 survey of HPE ProLiant Server solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “HPE ProLiant server solutions have increased response time and decreased downtime to resolve server-related problems, minimizing customer disruptions.”

    Challenges

    The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Drivers for adding-on, replacing, or upgrading your existing infrastructure with an HPE ProLiant Server solution:
      • Outdated business and data security
      • Limited reliability
    • Reports that HPE ProLiant Server solutions were chosen over or have replaced the following solutions:
      • No other solutions – HPE was their first choice

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions that the surveyed company uses:

    • VMware vSphere®
  • Consolidating the following applications on their HPE ProLiant Server solution:
    • Virtualization
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions compared to similar solutions in the market:
    • Performance: very valuable
    • Reliability: very valuable
    • Availability: valuable
    • Affordability: valuable
    • Security: valuable
    • Support: very valuable
    • Manageability (including integration with HPE iLO): very valuable
    • Access to HPE Financial Service: not valuable
  • Rates the value of the HPE Pointnext services offered:
    • Foundation Care: valuable
    • Proactive Care: valuable
    • Education Services: valuable
    • Advisory Services: valuable
  • Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks with HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Setting-up servers: 51% – 75%
      • Performance Troubleshooting: 51% – 75%
      • Managing & maintaining: 75%+
      • Performing upgrades: 51% – 75%
      • Responding to customer requests: 51% – 75%
    • Made improvements in the following areas after using HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Reduced server operating expenses: 51% – 75%
      • Reduced total cost of ownership: 51% – 75%
      • Reduced downtime: 51% – 75%
      • Increased the number of clients supported: 51% – 75%
      • Reduced the number of help desk calls: 51% – 75%

    HPE ProLiant Server solutions Case Study

    Intelligent Technologies

    Introduction

    This case study of Intelligent Technologies is based on a February 2021 survey of HPE ProLiant Server solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “By offering HPE ProLiant Servers, we have confidence that clients and customers will always be satisfied with the investment/purchase on day one until the last day.”

    Challenges

    The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Reports that HPE ProLiant Server solutions were chosen over or have replaced the following solutions:
      • No other solutions – HPE was their first choice

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions that the surveyed company uses:

    • The following need a registered symbol:
      • VMware vSphere®
      • Microsoft Azure
      • Windows server
    • Consolidating the following applications on their HPE ProLiant Server solution:
      • Virtualization
      • Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)
    • Rates the value of the following capabilities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions compared to similar solutions in the market:
      • Performance: valuable
      • Reliability: very valuable
      • Availability: very valuable
      • Affordability: valuable
      • Security: valuable
      • Support: very valuable
      • Manageability (including integration with HPE iLO): very valuable
    • Rates the value of the HPE Pointnext services offered:
      • Foundation Care: very valuable
      • Advisory Services: valuable

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks with HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Setting-up servers: 26 – 50%
      • Performance Troubleshooting: 26 – 50%
      • Responding to customer requests: 26 – 50%
    • Made improvements in the following areas after using HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Reduced server operating expenses: 26-50%
      • Reduced total cost of ownership: 26-50%
      • Reduced downtime: 26-50%

    HPE ProLiant Server solutions Case Study

    Mi Soporte

    Introduction

    This case study of Mi Soporte is based on a February 2021 survey of HPE ProLiant Server solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “HPE ProLiant Server Solutions has allowed us to improve the performance of virtual machines and have more satisfied customers.”

    Challenges

    The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Drivers for adding-on, replacing, or upgrading your existing infrastructure with an HPE ProLiant Server solution:
      • Outdated business and data security
      • Limited support

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions that the surveyed company uses:

    • The following need a registered symbol:
      • VMware vSphere®
      • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Consolidating the following applications on their HPE ProLiant Server solution:
      • Virtualization
      • Storage and backup
      • Multi-function business applications (Ex. SQL Database, Storage, Virtualization, etc)
    • Rates the value of the following capabilities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions compared to similar solutions in the market:
      • Performance: very valuable
      • Reliability: very valuable
      • Availability: very valuable
      • Affordability: valuable
      • Security: very valuable
      • Support: very valuable
      • Manageability (including integration with HPE iLO): very valuable
      • Access to HPE Financial Service: valuable
    • Rates the value of the HPE Pointnext services offered:
      • Foundation Care: very valuable
      • Proactive Care: very valuable
      • Installation and Start-up Services: valuable
      • Financial services: valuable
      • Education Services: very valuable
      • Advisory Services: valuable

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

    • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks with HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Setting-up servers: 51% – 75%
      • Performance Troubleshooting: 51% – 75%
      • Managing & maintaining: 51% – 75%
      • Performing upgrades: 26 – 50%
      • Responding to customer requests: 51% – 75%
    • Made improvements in the following areas after using HPE ProLiant Servers:
      • Reduced server operating expenses: 51% – 75%
      • Reduced total cost of ownership: 51% – 75%
      • Reduced downtime: 51% – 75%
      • Increased the number of clients supported: 75%+
      • Reduced the number of help desk calls: 51% – 75%



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