TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE Synergy Case Study

Large Enterprise Banking Company


This case study of a large enterprise banking company is based on a February 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.”

“With HPE Synergy we know we are ready to compete with today’s needs of a flexible infrastructure.”


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

  • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
    • Overprovisioned infrastructure driving up CAPEX and poor hardware utilization
    • Siloed IT environment resulting in long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in reactive fire-fighting mode
    • Inability to react quickly enough to the business needs
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Vendors, such as Cisco UCS, have an aging architecture with an uncertain roadmap for the future
    • Vendors, like Dell/EMC and Cisco, do not offer a true composable, unified architecture like HPE Synergy
    • HPE Synergy provides one management interface into their infrastructure as opposed to the multiple tools required by vendors like Cisco or Dell/EMC
    • HPE Synergy’s new design has the best ability to support future technologies and scale that they require ( storage & network bandwidth)
    • HPE Synergy delivers superior value at an overall lower price

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:
    • Traditional enterprise applications
    • 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): very valuable
    • ability to provision and re-provision infrastructure quickly to meet ongoing needs of the business: very valuable
    • ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: 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 solutions:
    • HPE Servers/Blades


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

About This Data

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

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