TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Fortune 500 Retail Company


This case study of a Fortune 500 retail company is based on a May 2020 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.

“Faster provisioning which is a factor in consolidating the private cloud.”


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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity for the following reasons:
    • Had a data center migration or consolidation initiative
    • Had a new implementation of applications (including VDI)
    • Needed centralization of administration for remote office / branch infrastructure
    • Had a desire to improve IT or application delivery cycle times

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technological update
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Private cloud
  • Runs the following types of applications in HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD / CAM)
    • Microsoft SharePoint


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Performance improved by 25% to 50% after implementing HPE SimpliVity.
  • Experienced efficiency benefits in relation to capacity savings from 50: 1 to 100: 1 after implementing HPE SimpliVity.
  • How long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocation of compute and storage resources, and data protection policy settings:
    • Before using HPE SimpliVity: 1 week – 1 month
    • After using HPE SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
  • Saw value in 3 to 6 months after implementing HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates the value of the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities in the selection process:
    • A single trusted provider for global support for your entire stack: valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity future-proof design: very valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity Pointnext support and service offerings: valuable
    • Flexible HPE SimpliVity consumption and financing: valuable
  • Rate the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: valuable
    • Real-time deduplication and compression: valuable
    • Virtual machine-centric management via vCenter: very valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: valuable
    • Federated Global Administration: very valuable

About This Data

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

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