TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

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HPE’s File and Backup Solutions Case Study

Federal Government

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

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

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

HPE’s File and Backup Solutions Case Study

Medium Enterprise Professional Services

Introduction

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

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

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

HPE OneView Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE OneView:

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

HPE OneView Case Study

Danfoss

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE OneView:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

ACP IT Solutions

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

Bitcon

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

Datacentrix

Introduction

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

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

Skyview Satellite Networks

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

ARUS

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

Just Fix It

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

LayerX Cloud

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Fortune 500 Retail Company

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

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

HPE's virtualization solution Case Study

Schnellecke Logistics AG & Co.

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

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

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

Tata Consultancy Services

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

Nakheel

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

Global Client Solutions

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE's virtualization solution Case Study

Large Enterprise Consumer Products Company

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

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

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

HPE's virtualization solution Case Study

Bartlett Brainard Eacott

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

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

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

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions Case Study

Sorø Kommune

Introduction

This case study of Sorø Kommune is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The need for fast reads on all data just pushed us in this direction. HPE Nimble Storage All-Flash Array is better, faster and more space-efficient than the C1000 we have.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • 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 All Flash Array solutions that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Server virtualization
  • HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays was chosen over or replaced the following solutions:

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • 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
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI capabilities:
    • Ability to 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

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions Case Study

Rohde & Schwarz

Introduction

This case study of Rohde & Schwarz is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“After moving to HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array we cut downtime to deploy additional volumes and increase existing ones to a minimum so that we have more time to do important stuff.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • 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 All Flash Array solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
  • HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays was chosen over or replaced the following solutions:
    • NetApp: was chosen over

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • 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
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): >75%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: >75%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: 75% to 51%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): >75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 75% to 51%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: 50% to 26%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 25% to 1%
    • Improved their cost per performance: 50% to 26%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 50% to 26%
    • Reduction in support tickets: 75% to 51%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75% to 51%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 50% to 26%

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Takeform Architectural Graphics

Introduction

This case study of Takeform Architectural Graphics is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Through the use of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays, we are able to reduce the cost per TB of storage and get the benefit of Flash speed.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • 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 Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 26-50%
    • Storage provisioning: 26-50%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 26-50%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 26-50%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per performance: 26-50%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 1-25%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 51-75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 1-25%
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Crossflight

Introduction

This case study of Crossflight is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We were able to move from all disk to HPE Nimble Adaptive flash with a simple storage vMotion request and doubled our application throughput.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • 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 Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • A hosting and service provider
    • Development and testing
    • ECommerce
    • Web hosting
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 1-25%
    • Storage provisioning: 26-50%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26-50%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 26-50%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 51-75%
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 1-25%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 1-25%
    • Reduced support tickets: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Yoox Net-A-Porter

Introduction

This case study of Yoox Net-A-Porter is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays have allowed us to expand our environment larger than the restrictions set by previous technology that was installed.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • 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 cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience

Use Case

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

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • CIFS shares
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: 26-50%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26-50%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 26-50%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 26-50%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 51-75%
    • Improved cost per performance: 51-75%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 1-25%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 51-75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 75%+
    • Reduced support tickets: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability
    • Integrated data protection and replication
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Universal Alloy Corporation

Introduction

This case study of Universal Alloy Corporation is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Array has allowed me time to give back to the business to address other pressing issues.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

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

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • A hosting and service provider
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 75%+
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 51-75%
    • Reduced support tickets: 51-75%
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 51-75%

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

KT Húsið

Introduction

This case study of KT Húsið is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We turned HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays on, entered IP addresses and never had to think about it again.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • 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 Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • A hosting and service provider
    • Web hosting
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 51-75%
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 1-25%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Strehlow

Introduction

This case study of Strehlow is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays, we are much more capacity efficient, get higher IOPS for our applications at nearly no read latency at all.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • 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 Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • VDI
    • typical Windows Server Workloads
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 26-50%
    • Improved cost per performance: 51-75%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 26-50%

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

TS Computer ApS

Introduction

This case study of TS Computer ApS is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We don’t need to think about if the HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ capacity in each server is great enough. It has raised the IOPS performance on all systems dramatically.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • 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 cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for secondary storage that is optimized for high performance backup, DR and test/dev workloads
    • 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 Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • VDI
    • A hosting and service provider
    • Development and testing
    • Web hosting
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • Cloud-readiness (plug and play)
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to eliminate surprises and ensure investment protection for the long term with Timeless Storage for Nimble Storage
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 26-50%
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 75%+
    • Reduced support tickets: 51-75%
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • Integrated data protection and replication
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Gestione Rischi Holding di Partecipazione

Introduction

This case study of Gestione Rischi Holding di Partecipazione is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Through the distribution of HPE Nimble Adaptive Flash Arrays, we have gone from a previous storage system consisting of 4 different storage systems to 1 single storage with superior performance, space, and performance.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • 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 cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for secondary storage that is optimized for high performance backup, DR and test/dev workloads
    • 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 Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • VDI
    • A hosting and service provider
    • Back-up and replication
    • Development and testing
    • ECommerce
    • Web hosting
    • Big data/analytics
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • Cloud-readiness (plug and play)
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to eliminate surprises and ensure investment protection for the long term with Timeless Storage for Nimble Storage
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Provisioning upgrades: 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 75%+
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 75%+
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced support tickets: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability
    • Integrated data protection and replication
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

East Nicolaus Joint Union School District

Introduction

This case study of East Nicolaus Joint Union School District is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We moved ALL our storage requirements into our HPE Nimble Adaptive Flash Array. We leverage a variety of use cases, VM Storage, Security Cam Database, SIS Databases, File Storage. We gain ‘snapshot confidence’ in addition to the energy savings by consolidating 4 storage machines into one unit.”

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • 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 cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • 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 Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Back-up and replication
    • Web hosting
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • Cloud-readiness (plug and play)
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 75%+
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 51-75%
    • Improved cost per performance: 51-75%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 75%+
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 75%+
    • Reduced support tickets: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • Integrated data protection and replication

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Austin Retina Associates

Introduction

This case study of Austin Retina Associates is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

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

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • 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 cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for secondary storage that is optimized for high performance backup, DR and test/dev workloads
    • 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 Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Back-up and replication
    • Database
    • Medical imaging
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • Cloud-readiness (plug and play)
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to eliminate surprises and ensure investment protection for the long term with Timeless Storage for Nimble Storage
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75%+
    • Provisioning upgrades: 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 75%+
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 75%+
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 75%+
    • Reduced support tickets: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability
    • Integrated data protection and replication
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup



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