TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE Synergy Case Study

Global 500 Energy & Utilities Company


This case study of a Global 500 energy & utilities company is based on a May 2019 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.

“With HPE Synergy our deployment of server hardware has gone from 2 weeks to get it racked and cabled to less than 2 hours after arrival on site.”


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

  • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
    • Siloed IT environment resulting in long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • Inefficient IT processes with rising OPEX that are hard to control

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): valuable
    • ability to provision and re-provision infrastructure quickly to meet ongoing needs of the business: not applicable
    • ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: not applicable
    • 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): not applicable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • 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 provides a single platform for running both existing traditional applications as well as cloud application stacks
    • HPE Synergy’s new design has the best ability to support future technologies and scale that they require ( storage & network bandwidth)


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%

About This Data

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

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