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HPE NonStop Systems Case Study

Global 500 Retail Company


This case study of a Global 500 retail company is based on an October 2019 survey of HPE NonStop Systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


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

  • The following requirements are best addressed by HPE NonStop systems:
    • Need for 100% fault tolerance and 100% availability of business-critical applications
    • Ability to scale efficiently and predictably
    • Need for highest levels of security and compliance
    • Need for extreme performance and reliability
    • Need for extreme data and transaction integrity

Use Case

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

  • Supports these workload/ applications with their HPE NonStop systems support:
    • Finance application: Payments processing
    • Sales Data Capture for large retailer support receipt lookup/returns at any store. Gift card applications.
  • Rates the following rates HPE NonStop servers capabilities:
    • 100% Fault tolerance: very valuable
    • massive scalability with no loss of efficiency: very valuable
    • extreme performance: very valuable
    • highly secure, proven and stable platform: very valuable
    • very scalable, efficient and integrated RDBMs: very valuable
    • business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capabilities: very valuable
    • highly integrated Software stack: very valuable
    • large workload performance: very valuable


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE NonStop Systems:

  • Saw the following improvements as a result of HPE NonStop servers:
    • improvement in system availability: greater than75%
    • improvement in data/transactions processing time: greater than75%
    • improvement in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: greater than75%
    • increase in speed (in transactions per second – tps): greater than75%
  • Differentiates HPE NonStop servers from similar solutions offered in the market by it’s:
    • 100% Fault tolerance (NonStop systems are rated Availability Level 4 (AL4), the highest rating by IDC)
    • Massive and near-Linear Scalability from 2 to 4000 nodes (MPP architecture)
    • Proven, Stable and highly secure platform for Mission-Critical applications
    • Tightly integrated hardware and software
  • Chose HPE NonStop X servers for it’s:
    • Infrastructure refresh/capacity upgrade
    • Move to industry-standard infrastructure with better economics and NonStop fundamentals of availability, scalability, and reliability
  • Rates the following with regards to HPE NonStop X servers:
    • industry-standard and ultra-fast InfiniBand based system-interconnect: very Valuable
    • high performance with one of the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in its class: very Valuable
    • software implementation with highly integrated software stack with own OS, security, database, management, middleware, and development tools: very Valuable

About This Data

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

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