TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company


This case study of a small business computer services company is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Superdome Flex enables us to build large-scale SAP / SAP HANA scale-up environments for our x86 customers.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Insufficient scale or performance to deal with the growth of the business and data

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

  • Supports the following workloads/applications with HPE mission-critical servers:
    • ERP
    • CRM
    • Business intelligence applications
    • Finance applications
  • Running the following databases on their HPE mission-critical servers:
    • SAP HANA
  • HPE mission-critical server was chosen over/replaced the following vendors:
    • Oracle/Sun: was chosen over
    • Lenovo: was chosen over
    • Dell-EMC: was chosen over
    • Cisco: was chosen over
    • other HPE servers: was chosen over
  • The following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Platform RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) on standard hardware
    • Scalability
    • Wide range of partnership and integrations
    • High performance
    • In-memory capability to address very large problems


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Extreme scalability: very valuable
    • Highest levels of availability: valuable
    • High memory capacity: very valuable
    • High performance: valuable
    • Simplified single-server management: valuable
    • Scale-up efficiency: very valuable
    • Standards-based design: valuable
    • Advanced memory resiliency: very valuable
    • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: valuable
    • Compute density: valuable
    • Large workload performance: valuable
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in downtime: 26% to 50%
    • Improvements in performance (reduction in data/transactions processing time): 26% to 50%
    • Improvements in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: 51% to 75%
  • Saw reduced costs in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in costs due to standardization (moving from proprietary to standards – Unix to Linux): 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in costs through consolidation (hardware, software, support, and management): 26% to 50%

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of HPE Hybrid IT Solutions by TechValidate.

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