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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage Case Study

Syntax Systems GmbH&Co.Kg

Introduction

This case study of Syntax Systems GmbH&Co.KG is based on a September 2019 survey of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“As a global service provider, we need to make sure that we provide our customers with the most reliable and performant infrastructure platform – 24×7×365. By using HPE 3PAR Storage and Server technology together with Datacenter Care support, we are able to meet our customer’s expectations and fulfill the agreed service levels. With the HPE account and support team, we have a trusted partner that is proactively engaged and interested in our needs to create benefits for today and the future.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • Addressed the following issues with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • Performance issues and errors that were requiring too much time to be spent on administrative tasks (OPEX)
    • High risks related to unplanned (stability and reliability issues) or planned (upgrades) downtime.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage system:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • Hosting/service providers
    • Virtualized Environments (VMware, HyperV, AIX VIO)
  • Deployed the following solutions in conjunction with their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • VMware
    • Microsoft Hyper V
    • Openstack
    • Citrix
    • SAP HANA
    • IBM AIX Virtualization
  • Chose HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage over other vendors, like Dell EMC or Netapp, because:
    • HPE 3PAR offers superior performance, improved reliability, and is easier to use than competitive solutions

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • Rates the value of the following HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage capabilities:
    • high performance: very valuable
    • high stability: very valuable
    • ability to scale: very valuable
    • application-level data snapshotting: valuable
    • disaster avoidance with advanced replication and application transparent failover: very valuable
  • Reduced the time to perform administrative tasks with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • performance troubleshooting: 26-50%
    • capacity planning/design: 26-50%
    • provisioning upgrades: 26-50%
    • responding to customer requests: 26-50%
  • Improved the following since using HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • improved their ability to consistently predict performance with sub-millisecond latency: 51-75%
    • reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 51-75%
    • improved capacity management per admin: 51-75%
    • reduced unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: >75%




About This Data

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