TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Field Museum Of Natural History


This case study of Field Museum of Natural History is based on a June 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It has allowed us to not have to just react but proactively work in our environment and actually accomplish other projects now.”


The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Purchased SimpliVity as a result of a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review.
  • Prior to deploying SimpliVity, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a significant burden.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Uses SimpliVity in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation/private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
  • Runs the following types of applications on SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)


The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features:
    • global federated management: highly valuable
    • hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • inline dedupe, compression: highly valuable
    • integrated data protection: highly valuable

About This Data

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

TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.

More Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions