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HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions Case Study

Rohde & Schwarz

Introduction

This case study of Rohde & Schwarz is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“After moving to HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array we cut downtime to deploy additional volumes and increase existing ones to a minimum so that we have more time to do important stuff.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions:

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
  • HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays was chosen over or replaced the following solutions:
    • NetApp: was chosen over

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): >75%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: >75%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: 75% to 51%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): >75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 75% to 51%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: 50% to 26%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 25% to 1%
    • Improved their cost per performance: 50% to 26%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 50% to 26%
    • Reduction in support tickets: 75% to 51%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75% to 51%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 50% to 26%




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