TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions


HPE Synergy Case Study

Just Fix It

Introduction

This case study of Just Fix It is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy allows us to scale with ease and take on any customer requirement with little worry about meeting expectations.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • Ease of management
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • Dell/EMC

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • A Private/ Hybrid Cloud (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundation, RedHat OpenStack)
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Software Defined Storage (vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces, Hedvig)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Security features that prevent, detect, and recover quickly from threats
    • Superior TCO

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 week – 1 month
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 11-25%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): 11-25%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 1% to 25%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 1% to 25%
    • Cost per VM: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%
    • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%




About This Data

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