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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage Case Study

BlueShore Financial

Introduction

This case study of BlueShore Financial is based on a January 2018 survey of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Being a bank, the availability of our applications is crucial to the financial success of our clients and our organization. Achieving 100% uptime over 5-years across 3 arrays has delivered unprecedented reliability.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • Addressed the following issues with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • Performance issues and errors that were requiring too much time to be spent on administrative tasks (OPEX)
    • Issues with not being able to do much with virtual environments

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage system:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • VDI
    • Big data/analytics
  • Deployed the following solution in conjunction with their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • VMware

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

1. Rated the value of the following HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage capabilities:

Very Valuable:

  • Capacity reclamation (deduplication & compression)
  • High stability
  • Ability to scale
  • Cconsolidated storage management
  • Integrated data protection

Valuable:

  • High performance
  • Reduced footprint (higher capacity density than legacy systems with traditional disk drives)
  • Application-level data snapshotting
  • Advanced optimization
  • Disaster avoidance with advanced replication and application transparent failover

2. Chose HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage over other vendors, like Dell EMC or Netapp, because:

  • HPE 3PAR fits seamlessly into HPE’s end-to-end total solution of servers, networking, and storage for simplified infrastructure vs. storage only vendors offering point solutions

3. Reduced time to perform administrative tasks with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • Performance troubleshooting: more than 75%
  • Storage provisioning: more than 75%
  • Capacity planning/design: more than 75%
  • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
  • Responding to customer requests: 51-75%

4. Improved the following areas with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • Consistently predicted performance with sub-millisecond latency
  • Increased managed capacity per admin




About This Data

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

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