TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE Primera Case Study

Data Communication & Software


This case study of Data Communication & Software is based on a September 2020 survey of HPE Primera customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We demand zero issues because that is what our customers expect of us. The 3PAR gave us that and now we are getting the same with the HPE Primera platform. With added blistering performance!”


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

  • Adressed the following problems after using HPE Primera:
    • It would be wrong defining our 7 years with 3PAR as a period of problems. Not so. Primera has given us so much more throttle and are now almost up to par with our fiber networks ;-)
  • HPE Primera was chosen over or replaced IBM.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Primera that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Primera:
    • Mission-critical workloads
    • Virtualization
    • VDI
    • Databases
    • Hosting/Service Providers
    • Healthcare applications
    • Containers
  • Deploys the following type of solutions in conjunction with their HPE Primera:
    • VMware
    • Citrix
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
    • Oneview / Synergy
  • Rates the value of HPE Primera with respect to the following capabilities:
    • API Driven Management: very valuable
    • App-aware data protection extended to the cloud: very valuable
    • Autonomous operations and predictive analytics: very valuable
    • Always-fast and Always-On: very valuable
    • Built-in replication with application transparent failover: very valuable


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Primera:

  • Identified the following as strengths of HPE Primera over other storage vendors:
    • Simple, on-demand experience for instant access to data
    • Global Intelligence to predict and prevent problems and enable real-time optimizations
    • 100% availability guarantee as a standard benefit
    • Timeless Storage with all-inclusive licensing, non-disruptive upgrades, and flat support pricing
    • Advanced support with direct access to Level 3
  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks after using HPE Primera:
    • Storage provisioning: 75%-51%,
    • Hardware upgrades: 26%-50%
    • Responding to customer requests: 75%-51%,
  • Rates improvements in the following areas after using HPE Primera:
    • Delivered consistent, predictable performance with sub millisecond latency: >75%,
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: >75%,
    • Brought new mission-critical applications online faster: 50%-26%
  • Rates how valuable the following benefits were after migrating from HPE 3PAR to HPE Primera:
    • Seamless Management with no learning curve: valuable
    • Non-disruptive data migration: very valuable
    • Self-Service (i.e. self-install and self-upgrade): valuable

About This Data

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

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