TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE OneView Case Study

Global 500 Financial Services Company


This case study of a Global 500 financial services company is based on a November 2018 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 enables us to quickly view the status of our environment and react to issues more efficiently while speeding up our provisioning of new hardware.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select 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
  • 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
    • Monitoring, reporting, troubleshooting HPE infrastructure
  • Using HPE OneView with the following partner integrations:
    • IT operations partners (Arista, Densify, F5, Harpa Italia, MagicFlex, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Turbonomic, VMware)
  • Uses HPE OneView to manage:
    • HPE BladeSystem c-Class
    • 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: Valuable
    • REST API methodology provides advantages over other interface methods: 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: Very valuable


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: >50%
    • A reduction in the time to update firmware and drivers: 1-10%
    • An increase in the amount of infrastructure health and status information readily available: >50%
    • A reduction in the time required to troubleshoot: >50%
    • A reduction in errors with automation through templates: >50%
  • Rates how long it takes to deploy and provision new servers:
    • Before OneView: Half day to full day
    • After OneView: Less than half day

About This Data

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

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