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HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Small Business Agriculture Company


This case study of a small business agriculture company is based on a June 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“More efficient with less investment.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Purchased SimpliVity as a result of a data center migration or consolidation initiative.

Use Case

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

  • Uses SimpliVity in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation/private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following types of applications on SimpliVity:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI
    • File Servers, Domain Controllers


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of SimpliVity.
  • Ranks the value of the following SimpliVity features:
    • global federated management: highly valuable
    • hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • integrated data protection: extremely valuable

About This Data

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