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HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Takeform Architectural Graphics

Introduction

This case study of Takeform Architectural Graphics is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Through the use of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays, we are able to reduce the cost per TB of storage and get the benefit of Flash speed.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 26-50%
    • Storage provisioning: 26-50%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 26-50%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 26-50%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per performance: 26-50%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 1-25%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 51-75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 1-25%
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)




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