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HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities

Introduction

This case study of Bowling Green Municipal Utilities is based on a July 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Our previous system took up 10U of rack space and was difficult to keep everything in sync. Our HPE Nimble array is 4U, more than double the capacity and has had zero downtime since installation.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Need for cost-effective storage
    • Need for high performance
    • Easy management and integration.

Use Case

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

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Back-up and replication
    • Their web hosting applications
    • Database workloads
  • Using the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Microsoft apps
    • VMware
    • File Storage (back-end)
    • Oracle

Results

The surveyed organization 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: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
  • Identifies the following as HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings
    • Predictive Analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability)
  • Improved the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: >75%
    • Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): >75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: >75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: >75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the cost per capacity: 26-50%
    • Improved the cost per performance: 26-50%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: >75%
    • Increased the managed capacity per admin: 26-50%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: >75%




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