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HPE Apollo 4000 systems Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company


This case study of a small business computer services company is based on an August 2020 survey of HPE Apollo 4000 systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With the high-density of the HPE Apollo 4000 servers, we can easily and quickly manage all the backup data of our infrastructure.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Solved the following previous pain points after using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Undertaking new data-intensive use cases
    • Storing data
    • Protecting data
    • Managing data
    • Administering infrastructure
  • Chose HPE Apollo 4000 systems over Supermicro.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Apollo 4000 systems that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Software-defined file or object storage
    • Data protection, backup, and recovery
  • Consolidating the following use-cases or applications on HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • High performance computing storage
    • Backup, ceph storage
  • Rates the total volume of data currently stored across all of their HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • 11 to 50: 200 TB< 1PB
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Apollo 4000 systems attributes for differentiating it from similar solutions in the market:
    • Storage capacity or density: very valuable
    • System performance: very valuable
    • System and data security: valuable
    • System manageability: very valuable
    • Configuration flexibility: very valuable
    • Certified software applications: valuable
    • Standard rack depth form factor: very valuable
    • Hardware serviceability: very valuable
    • Hardware quality: very valuable


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Apollo 4000 systems:

  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Apollo 4000 systems:
    • Reduced time to scale infrastructure to support data growth: up to 25%
    • Reduced time required for system troobleshooting: greater than 75%
    • Increased application or user performance: up to 25%
    • Reduced data center power/cooling/space: 25-50%
    • Reduced cost per Terabyte (TB): up to 25%
  • Time it takes to deploy new workloads on their IT infrastructure:
    • After HPE Apollo 4000 systems: less than 1 day

About This Data

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