TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE Synergy Case Study

Porsche Informatik


This case study of Porsche Informatik is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy boosts changes in our SDDC platform. For example: adding storage capacity to VMware vSAN clusters, changing network configurations centralized on HPE OneView.”


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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Flexibility for VMware SDDC solutions (vSAN, vSphere Cluster configurations)

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • A Private/ Hybrid Cloud (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundation, RedHat OpenStack)
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Containers / DevOps Apps (Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift)
    • Software Defined Storage (vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces, Hedvig)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reason:
    • Best match for VMware VCF / SDDC


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 11-25%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 26-50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 26% to 50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 1% to 25%
    • Cost per VM: 1% to 25%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%
    • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%

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