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HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

NewPage Corporation

Introduction

This case study of NewPage Corporation is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure keeps us from having to manage multiple vendors and helps avoid the multiple maintenance cost streams. The OmniCubes will allow us to greatly consolidate our data center footprint and save on electricity and air conditioning.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A data center migration or consolidation initiative
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • SAP
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable




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