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HPE Apollo 4000 systems Case Study

Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company


This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on an August 2020 survey of HPE Apollo 4000 systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We are using HPE Apollo because we get better storage density and can use the same tools we used before to manage our servers.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Solved the following previous pain points after using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Storing data
    • Administering infrastructure
  • Chose HPE Apollo 4000 systems over HPE DL380.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Apollo 4000 systems that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Software-defined file or object storage
  • Consolidating the following use-cases or applications on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Stream or batch analytics
    • Content delivery or distribution
  • Rates the total volume of data currently stored across all of their HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • 101 to 200: 3PB<10PB
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Apollo 4000 systems attributes for differentiating it from similar solutions in the market:
    • Storage capacity or density: very valuable
    • System performance: valuable
    • System and data security: valuable
    • System manageability: valuable
    • Configuration flexibility: valuable
    • Certified software applications: valuable
    • Standard rack depth form factor: very valuable
    • Hardware serviceability: valuable
    • Hardware quality: valuable


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Reduced time required to address new data-driven use cases: 25-50%
    • Reduced time to scale infrastructure to support data growth: 25-50%
    • Reduced data center power/cooling/space: 25-50%
    • Reduced cost per Terabyte (TB): 25-50%

About This Data

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

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