TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Small Business Financial Services Company


This case study of a small business financial services company is based on an August 2018 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.

“We were looking for a solution providing fast and frequent backups, with fast restore capabilities, and ease of manageability.”


The business challenges 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
    • Data center consolidation/private cloud
    • Production applications
    • Data migration
    • Test/Dev and QA
    • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • VDI
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: highly valuable


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying 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: highly valuable
    • hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of HPE Hybrid IT Solutions by TechValidate.

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