TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE Primera Case Study

BlueShore Financial


This case study of BlueShore Financial is based on a September 2020 survey of HPE Primera customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“At BlueShore, we’ve chosen HPE Primera because it is easy to manage, delivers high-end performance, and we no longer need to execute forklift upgrades. Supporting mixed workloads with 100% uptime means we get better productivity from our staff. Not having to perform forklift upgrades means we maximize the investment in the storage resource and we minimize our environmental impact.”


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

  • Adressed the following problems after using HPE Primera:
    • Painful forklift upgrades that are disruptive and time consuming
  • HPE Primera was chosen over or replaced Pure Storage.

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Primera:
    • Mission-critical workloads
    • Virtualization
    • Databases
  • Deploys the following type of solutions in conjunction with their HPE Primera:
    • VMware
    • Docker
    • Oneview / Synergy
  • Rates the value of HPE Primera with respect to the following capabilities:
    • API Driven Management: valuable
    • App-aware data protection extended to the cloud: not valuable
    • Autonomous operations and predictive analytics: valuable
    • Always-fast and Always-On: very valuable
    • Built-in replication with application transparent failover: valuable


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Primera:

  • Identified the following as strengths of HPE Primera over other storage vendors:
    • Simple, on-demand experience for instant access to data
    • 100% availability guarantee as a standard benefit
    • Timeless Storage with all-inclusive licensing, non-disruptive upgrades, and flat support pricing
  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks after using HPE Primera:
    • Installation and set up: 26%-50%
    • Performance troubleshooting: 25%-1%
    • Firmware upgrades: 25%-1%
    • Hardware upgrades: 26%-50%
    • Responding to customer requests: 26%-50%
  • Rates improvements in the following areas after using HPE Primera:
    • Delivered consistent, predictable performance with sub millisecond latency: 75%-51%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 50%-26%
    • Eliminated or reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 50%-26%
    • Brought new mission-critical applications online faster: 50%-26%
    • Pinpointed issues with full-stack analytics across storage and virtual resources: 25%-1%
  • Rates how valuable the following benefits were after migrating from HPE 3PAR to HPE Primera:
    • Seamless Management with no learning curve: very valuable
    • Non-disruptive data migration: very valuable
    • Self-Service (i.e. self-install and self-upgrade): valuable
    • The flexibility to leverage their HPE 3PAR systems as a Disaster Recovery target: very valuable

About This Data

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