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HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Genesis Christian College


This case study of Genesis Christian College is based on an August 2019 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because they had a mandate/desire to implement DR and/or improve backup/recovery.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications
    • Test/Dev and QA
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: not influential


The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • before using SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
    • after using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value in 3 to 6 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • globally federated management: extremely valuable

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