TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Verso Corporation


This case study of Verso Corporation is based on an August 2019 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE SimpliVity we were able to greatly reduce our large SAN requirements and reliance upon a separate infrastructure just for backup/recovery appliances. We can add appliances as our capacity needs to increase and gain performance versus suffering I/O bottlenecks we would previously encounter when adding additional disks to the same set of controllers. We were able to consolidate recovery services, storage and compute environments down to a single provider using the SimpliVity Cubes while greatly reducing the overall footprint.”


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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure led to an overall platform review.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications
    • Data migration
    • Test/Dev and QA
    • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • SAP
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: valuable


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • before using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • after using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): satisfied
    • support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: satisfied
    • support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

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