TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions


HPE Synergy Case Study

Fortune 500 Electronics Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 electronics company is based on a January 2018 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Synergy helps me in my journey to a simplified hybrid IT environment at my organization.”

“HPE Synergy has significantly reduced our time to deploy new applications increasing efficiency, reducing costs and increasing revenue and profits.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
  • Siloed IT environment resulting in long lead times to provision infrastructure
  • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in reactive fire-fighting mode
  • Inability to react quickly enough to the business needs
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Vendors, like Dell/EMC and Cisco, do not offer a true composable, unified architecture like HPE Synergy
    • HPE Synergy provides a single platform for running both existing traditional applications as well as cloud application stacks
  • Use Case

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

    • Uses or plans to use the following application workload with HPE Synergy:
      • Traditional enterprise applications
      • Collaboration applications (Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
      • fluid pool of resources (which avoid over-provisioning of hardware): valuable
      • ability to provision and re-provision infrastructure quickly to meet ongoing needs of the business: very valuable
      • ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: valuable
      • ability to simplify daily IT operational tasks: valuable
      • ability to treat infrastructure as code (allowing internal SW development teams to deploy infrastructure quickly using DevOps tools): valuable

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

    • Reports the time spent deploying O/S and application workloads:
      • before using HPE Synergy: more than a month
      • after using HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • improved application performance: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: 51-75%
      • reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: 51-75%
      • reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 1-25%
      • reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 26-50%




    About This Data

    This data was sourced directly from verified users of HPE Hybrid IT Solutions by TechValidate.

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