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HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on a May 2019 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Need for cost effective storage
    • Need for high performance
  • Replaced the following solutions with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • IBM Storage

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • VDI
    • Development and testing
    • Their web hosting applications
    • Database workloads
    • SAP/ERP
  • Using the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • VMware

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): valuable
    • design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: valuable
    • replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: very valuable
    • data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
  • Identifies the following as HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability)
    • Compression
  • Improved the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • performance troubleshooting: 51-75%
    • storage provisioning: >75%
    • capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): >75%
    • provisioning upgrades: 26-50%
    • time to respond to customer requests: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • reduced power / cooling / rack space: 26-50%
    • increased the managed capacity per admin: 51-75%
    • reduced unplanned or planned downtime: >75%




About This Data

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