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HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Universal Alloy Corporation

Introduction

This case study of Universal Alloy Corporation is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Array has allowed me time to give back to the business to address other pressing issues.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • A hosting and service provider
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 75%+
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 51-75%
    • Reduced support tickets: 51-75%
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 51-75%




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