TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE Synergy Case Study

Large Enterprise Computer Services Company


This case study of a large enterprise computer services company is based on a January 2018 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Synergy helps me in my journey to a simplified hybrid IT environment at my organization.”

“HPE Synergy is a nice product with all built in features with complete support to meet business objectives. It is a cost effective and complete solution”


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

  • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
  • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in reactive fire-fighting mode
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • HPE Synergy templates allow them to deploy infrastructure faster than what they could do with Cisco UCS service profiles or Dell EMC Systems
  • Use Case

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

    • Uses or plans to use the following application workload with HPE Synergy:
      • Data management applications (Oracle, SQL)
      • Collaboration applications (Exchange, SharePoint)
      • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
      • fluid pool of resources (which avoid over-provisioning of hardware): valuable
      • ability to provision and re-provision infrastructure quickly to meet ongoing needs of the business: valuable
      • ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: very valuable
      • ability to simplify daily IT operational tasks: very valuable
      • ability to treat infrastructure as code (allowing internal SW development teams to deploy infrastructure quickly using DevOps tools): valuable
    • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solution:
      • Cisco UCS


    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

    • Reports the time spent deploying O/S and application workloads:
      • before using HPE Synergy: 1 week – 1 month
      • after using HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • improved application performance: 51-75%
      • reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: 51-75%
      • reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 51-75%
      • reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 51-75%

    About This Data

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

    TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.

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