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HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Littleton Public Schools

Introduction

This case study of LIttleton Public Schools is based on a July 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We were able to remove almost half a dozen separate disk arrays and consolidate on a single HPE Nimble array. Our latency dropped by over 1000% compared to the old hardware, and we were able to take advantage of compression and flash. The scale of performance we gained for the cost was unbelievable, and the array lived up to every promise the sales engineer made.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Need for cost-effective storage
    • Need for high performance

Use Case

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

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • ECommerce
    • Their web hosting applications
    • Database workloads
  • Using the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Microsoft apps
    • VMware

Results

The surveyed organization 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: valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
  • Identifies the following as HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings
    • Predictive Analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability)
  • Improved the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): >75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: >75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the cost per capacity: >75%
    • Improved the cost per performance: >75%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: >75%
    • Increased the managed capacity per admin: >75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: >75%




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