TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE Primera Case Study

BlueShore Financial


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

“For HPE Primera‚Äôs value against a storage budget. Its performance and storage management is outstanding and its intelligence is a game-changer and competitive business advantage!”


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

  • Adressed the following problems after using HPE Primera:
    • Spending too much time administering, tuning, and supporting existing infrastructure
    • Inconsistent performance slowing down the business or impacting SLAs
    • Painful forklift upgrades that are disruptive and time consuming
  • HPE Primera was chosen over or replaced no other vendor, HPE was their first choice.

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
    • Databases
  • Deploys the following type of solutions in conjunction with their HPE Primera:
    • VMware
    • Backup Systems and DRP connections
  • 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: 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:
    • 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:
    • Installation and set up: 75%-51%,
    • Storage provisioning: 75%-51%,
    • Performance troubleshooting: >75%
    • Firmware upgrades: 26%-50%
    • 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%-51%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: >75%,
    • Brought new mission-critical applications online faster: 50%-26%
    • Lowered CAPEX with a pay-per-use model: 50%-26%
    • Pinpointed issues with full-stack analytics across storage and virtual resources: 75%-51%
  • 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): very valuable
    • The flexibility to leverage their HPE 3PAR systems as a Disaster Recovery target: valuable

About This Data

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