TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions


HPE OneView Case Study

Opus Interactive, Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Opus Interactive, Inc. is based on a November 2018 survey of HPE OneView customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“As our infrastructure continues to grow, HPE OneView provides easy, repeatable infrastructure management. It allows to the extent of our team, even those who are not direct infrastructure engineers, the ability to provision and manage our servers and get access to resources without having to know everything about the underlying infrastructure.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following data center challenges after using HPE OneView:
    • A lack of standardized and centralized management of devices (servers, storage, and networking)
    • A lack of real-time visibility into the status of devices
    • A lack of automation or end-to-end provisioning

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE OneView for:
    • Deploying and provisioning HPE infrastructure using software defined templates
    • Firmware and/or device driver updates
  • Using HPE OneView with the following partner integrations:
    • No other partners (OneView is a standalone solution)
  • Uses HPE OneView to manage:
    • HPE BladeSystem c-Class
    • HPE Synergy
  • Rates the value of capabilities that differentiates HPE OneView from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Real-time health and status information and reports for infrastructure: Valuable
    • Inter-operative ability with virtualization, automation and facilities management tools: Very valuable
    • REST API methodology provides advantages over other interface methods: Valuable
    • Single view through Global Dashboard for large-scale deployments in multiple locations: Very valuable
    • Template-based approach to provisioning and updating infrastructure: Very valuable
    • Integrated support services like automatic case opening and part replacement: Valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE OneView:

  • Saw improvements in the following metrics since using HPE OneView:
    • A reduction in the time to deploy and provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time to update firmware and drivers: 26-50%
    • A reduction in redundant tasks with automated provisioning: 1-10%
    • A reduction in the time to deploy new applications and services using REST API: 1-10%
    • An increase in the amount of infrastructure health and status information readily available: 11-25%
    • A reduction in the time required to troubleshoot: 11-25%
    • A reduction in errors with automation through templates: 11-25%




About This Data

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