TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE Synergy Case Study

S5 Systems


This case study of S5 Systems is based on an April 2019 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Synergy, we know we have the capacity to grow our business application with more robust features and we are ready to introduce new AI in our environment.”


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

  • Addressed the following challenge after using HPE Synergy:
    • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in reactive fire-fighting mode

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:
    • High In-memory processing application
  • 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: valuable
    • Ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: very 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
  • 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’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:

  • Reports the time spent deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before using HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • Improved application performance: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: 51-75%
    • Reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: 51-75%
    • Reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 51-75%
    • Reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 1-25%
    • Reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 1-25%

About This Data

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