TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE Synergy Case Study



This case study of Datacentrix is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Synergy there is no more single point of failure as previous to the HPE BladeSystem and Virtual Connect technologies.”

“The HPE Synergy solution allows for an all-in-one solution and incorporates the software-defined services very efficiently without the requirement of additional equipment or external vendors.”


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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Software Defined Storage (vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces, Hedvig)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: very valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Best HPE Synergy features when deployed through the HPE GreenLake model (an as-a-service offering):
    • The pay-per-use ability
    • The usage metering dashboard
    • Joint capacity planning – add capacity ahead of need
    • An assigned account team
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One platform for all of their workloads (traditional and cloud applications)
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Broad ecosystem of DevOps software partners
    • Security features that prevent, detect, and recover quickly from threats
    • Superior TCO


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 week – 1 month
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: >50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: >50%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: >50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: >50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): >50%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): >50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:

About This Data

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