TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Medium Enterprise Food Company


This case study of a medium enterprise food company is based on a January 2019 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity:

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure led to an overall platform review.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP, Remote Desktop Services


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by* >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 HPE SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using HPE SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value within 1 week 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
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

About This Data

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