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HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Small Business Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business automotive & transport company is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have consolidated a difficult to manage IT platform, using several different pieces of hardware, into a single easy to manage solution.”

Challenges

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
    • Production applications
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
  • 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: Highly valuable
    • HPE Pointnext service and support offerings: Highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 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 week to 1 month 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
    • Hyper-converged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: Extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: Extremely valuable

HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

Tata Consultancy Services

Introduction

This case study of Tata Consultancy Services is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE mission-critical servers are the most reliable servers, backed by an excellent support team.”

Challenges

The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Complex management and operations

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

  • Supporting the following workloads/applications with HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Finance applications
  • Running the following database on their HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Oracle
  • The following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Platform RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) on standard hardware
    • Best in class support and services

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Customer value rates of the capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Extreme scalability: valuable
    • Highest levels of availability: valuable
    • High memory capacity: valuable
    • High performance: valuable
    • Simplified single-server management: valuable
    • Scale-up efficiency: valuable
    • Standards-based design: valuable
    • Advanced memory resiliency: valuable
    • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: valuable
    • Compute density: valuable
    • Large workload performance: valuable
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in downtime: 51% to 75%
    • Improvements in performance (reduction in data/transactions processing time): 26% to 50%
    • Improvements in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: 26% to 50%

HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

BSNL

Introduction

This case study of BSNL is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“After migrating our Billing and Customer care system to HPE mission-critical servers, scalability has increased by a great deal, and at the same time, it reduced the downtime for system maintenance resulting in high-availability of the entire system which is complex.”

Challenges

The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Complex management and operations

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

  • Supporting the following workloads/applications with HPE mission-critical servers:
    • ERP
    • CRM
    • Business intelligence applications
    • Finance applications
  • Running the following database on their HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Oracle
  • The following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Platform RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) on standard hardware
    • Wide range of partnership and integrations
    • Stability and long-term economics of platform

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Extreme scalability: very valuable
    • Highest levels of availability: very valuable
    • High memory capacity: very valuable
    • High performance: very valuable
    • Simplified single-server management: very valuable
    • Scale-up efficiency: very valuable
    • Standards-based design: very valuable
    • Advanced memory resiliency: very valuable
    • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: very valuable
    • Compute density: very valuable
    • Large workload performance: very valuable
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in downtime: >75%
    • Improvements in performance (reduction in data/transactions processing time): 26% to 50%
    • Improvements in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: 26% to 50%
  • Saw reduced costs in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in costs due to standardization (moving from proprietary to standards – Unix to Linux): up to 25%
    • Reduction in costs through consolidation (hardware, software, support, and management): up to 25%

HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

Global 500 Electronics Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 electronics company is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE mission-critical servers have high performance, stability, and high technical support. Data was migrated in a timely manner.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Proprietary environments with high CAPEX and increasing OPEX
  • High or rising software licensing costs driven by infrastructure deficiencies

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

  • Supporting the following workloads/applications with HPE mission-critical servers:
    • ERP
    • Finance applications
  • Running the following databases on their HPE mission-critical servers:
    • SAP HANA
    • Oracle
  • The following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • High performance
    • In-memory capability to address very large problems
    • Best in class support and services
    • Roadmap and readiness in support of customers’ needs

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Customer value rate of the capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
    • High memory capacity: valuable
    • High performance: valuable
    • Simplified single-server management: very valuable
    • Scale-up efficiency: valuable
    • Standards-based design: valuable
    • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: valuable
    • Large workload performance: valuable
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in downtime: 26% to 50%
    • Improvements in performance (reduction in data/transactions processing time): up to 25%
    • Improvements in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: 26% to 50%
  • Saw reduced costs in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in costs due to standardization (moving from proprietary to standards – Unix to Linux): 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in costs through consolidation (hardware, software, support, and management): up to 25%

HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise energy & utilities company is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Migrating our ERP application to HPE Superdome X servers massively boosted our performance by at least 200%. We also reduced our support and licensing costs by up to 50% while doubling our scalability to support the global rollout of our ERP system.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Insufficient scale or performance to deal with the growth of the business and data
  • Costly downtime (planned and unplanned) disrupting critical business operations

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

  • Supporting the following workloads/applications with HPE mission-critical servers:
    • ERP
    • CRM
  • Running the following database on their HPE mission-critical servers:
    • SAP HANA
  • The following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Stability and long-term economics of platform
    • In-memory capability to address very large problems
    • Best in class support and services
    • Roadmap and readiness in support of customers’ needs

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Customer value rates of the capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Extreme scalability: very valuable
    • Highest levels of availability: very valuable
    • High memory capacity: valuable
    • High performance: very valuable
    • Simplified single-server management: very valuable
    • Scale-up efficiency: very valuable
    • Standards-based design: valuable
    • Advanced memory resiliency: valuable
    • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: very valuable
    • Compute density: very valuable
    • Large workload performance: very valuable
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in downtime: >75%
    • Improvements in performance (reduction in data/transactions processing time): >75%
    • Improvements in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: >75%
  • Saw reduced costs in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in their database software license costs: >75%
    • Reduction in costs due to standardization (moving from proprietary to standards – Unix to Linux): >75%
    • Reduction in costs through consolidation (hardware, software, support, and management): >75%

HPE Synergy Case Study

CT Internacional

Introduction

This case study of CT Internacional is based on a February 2018 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

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

“We are more productive thanks to HPE Synergy. Servers are easy and fast to deploy.”

Challenges

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

  • Overprovisioned infrastructure driving up CAPEX and poor hardware utilization
  • Inefficient IT processes with rising OPEX that are hard to control
  • Inability to react quickly enough to the business needs

Use Case

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

  • Data management applications (Oracle, SQL)
  • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
  • Customer value rate of the capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • Fluid pool of resources (which avoid over-provisioning of hardware): very valuable
    • Ability to provision and re-provision infrastructure quickly to meet ongoing needs of the business: 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): very valuable
    • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
      • Other vendors have an aging architecture with an uncertain roadmap for the future
      • HPE Synergy provides one management interface into their infrastructure as opposed to the multiple tools required by other vendors
      • HPE Synergy provides a single platform for running both existing traditional applications as well as cloud application stacks
  • 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: 1 week – 1 month
      • After using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • Improved application performance: 51-75%
      • Reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: more than 75%
      • Reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: more than 75%
      • Reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 51-75%
      • Reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: more than 75%
      • Reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 51-75%

    HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

    Maxcom Telecomunicaciones

    Introduction

    This case study of Maxcom Telecomunicaciones is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “HPE Superdome Integrity has helped us consolidate billing servers. This has meant savings of almost 60% of maintenance. We have also improved billing time by 150%.”

    Challenges

    The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers:

    • Costly downtime (planned and unplanned) disrupting critical business operations

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

    • Supporting the following workload/application with HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Finance applications
    • Running the following database on their HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Oracle
    • The following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:
      • Platform RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) on standard hardware
      • Scalability

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

    • Customer value rate of the capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Extreme scalability: valuable
      • Highest levels of availability: very valuable
      • High memory capacity: valuable
      • High performance: very valuable
      • Simplified single-server management: valuable
      • Scale-up efficiency: valuable
      • Standards-based design: valuable
      • Advanced memory resiliency: valuable
      • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: valuable
      • Compute density: valuable
      • Large workload performance: valuable
    • Saw improvements in the following area since using HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Reduction in downtime: >75%
    • Saw reduced costs in the following area since using HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Reduction in costs through consolidation (hardware, software, support, and management): 51% to 75%

    HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

    MGM Resorts International

    Introduction

    This case study of MGM Resorts International is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “HPE mission-critical servers provide stability, compute power, and best-in-class customer service.”

    Challenges

    The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers:

    • Insufficient scale or performance to deal with the growth of the business and data
    • Costly downtime (planned and unplanned) disrupting critical business operations

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

    • Supporting the following workloads/applications with HPE mission-critical servers:
      • ERP
      • CRM
    • Running the following database on their HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Microsoft SQL Server
    • The following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:
      • Platform RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) on standard hardware
      • Scalability
      • Best in class support and services

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

    • Customer value rates of the capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Extreme scalability: valuable
      • Highest levels of availability: very valuable
      • High memory capacity: very valuable
      • High performance: very valuable
      • Simplified single-server management: very valuable
      • Scale-up efficiency: valuable
      • Standards-based design: valuable
      • Advanced memory resiliency: valuable
      • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: very valuable
      • Compute density: valuable
      • Large workload performance: very valuable
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Reduction in downtime: 51% to 75%
      • Improvements in performance (reduction in data/transactions processing time): 51% to 75%
      • Improvements in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: 51% to 75%
    • Saw reduced costs in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Reduction in their database software license costs: up to 25%
      • Reduction in costs through consolidation (hardware, software, support, and management): up to 25%

    HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

    AstraZeneca

    Introduction

    This case study of AstraZeneca is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “[HPE mission-critical servers] boosted our performance and diminished downtime.”

    Challenges

    The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers:

    • Complex management and operations

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

    • Supporting the following workloads/applications with HPE mission-critical servers:
      • ERP
      • Finance applications
    • Running the following database on their HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Oracle
        The following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:
      • Stability and long-term economics of platform
      • High performance
      • Best in class support and services

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

    • Customer value rates of the capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Extreme scalability: very valuable
      • Highest levels of availability: very valuable
      • High memory capacity: very valuable
      • High performance: very valuable
      • Simplified single-server management: very valuable
      • Scale-up efficiency: very valuable
      • Standards-based design: very valuable
      • Advanced memory resiliency: very valuable
      • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: very valuable
      • Compute density: very valuable
      • Large workload performance: very valuable
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Reduction in downtime: >75%
      • Improvements in performance (reduction in data/transactions processing time): >75%
      • Improvements in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: >75%
    • Saw reduced costs in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Reduction in their database software license costs: >75%
      • Reduction in costs due to standardization (moving from proprietary to standards – Unix to Linux): >75%
      • Reduction in costs through consolidation (hardware, software, support, and management): >75%

    HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

    Fortune 500 Aerospace & Defense Company

    Introduction

    This case study of a Fortune 500 aerospace & defense company is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

    “Our ERP was migrated to HPE Superdome and has continued to meet the required growth with CPU/Memory. Utilizing iCAP and other measures to meet cost helped. Compared to the beginning of the project that MRP ran for 30 days, the company now can complete that same process in 4 hours with many more devices programmed in MRP.”

    Challenges

    The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers were:

    • Insufficient scale or performance to deal with the growth of the business and data
    • Costly downtime (planned and unplanned) disrupting critical business operations
    • High or rising software licensing costs driven by infrastructure deficiencies
    • Complex management and operations

    Use Case

    The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

    • Supporting the following workloads/applications with HPE mission-critical servers:
      • ERP
      • CRM
    • Running the following database on their HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Oracle

    According to the customer, the following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:

    • Platform RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) on standard hardware
    • Stability and long-term economics of platform
    • High performance
    • Roadmap and readiness in support of customers’ needs

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

    • Customer value rates of capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Extreme scalability: very valuable
      • Highest levels of availability: very valuable
      • High performance: very valuable
      • Simplified single-server management: valuable
      • Scale-up efficiency: very valuable
      • Standards-based design: very valuable
      • Advanced memory resiliency: very valuable
      • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: very valuable
      • Compute density: valuable
      • Large workload performance: very valuable
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Reduction in downtime: >75%
      • Improvements in performance (reduction in data/transactions processing time): >75%
      • Improvements in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: >75%
    • Saw reduced costs in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
      • Reduction in costs due to standardization (moving from proprietary to standards – Unix to Linux): >75%
      • Reduction in costs through consolidation (hardware, software, support, and management): >75%

    HPE SimpliVity Case Study

    The Jackson Laboratory

    Introduction

    This case study of The Jackson Laboratory is based on a March 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “We have been able to deploy a 750 user VDI solution that provides DR to a vital part of our business process.”

    Challenges

    The business challenges that led this biomedical research institution to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity:

    • Selected HPE SimpliVity because they had new application deployment (including VDI with Horizon View).

    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
      • Test/Dev and QA
      • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
      • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
      • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
    • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
      • Microsoft SQL Server
      • VDI
      • General Server Infrastructure – Windows/Linux
    • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
      • having 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: highly valuable
      • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable
      • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: valuable

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

    • Improved performance by 50% to 75% 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 HPE SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
      • after using HPE SimpliVity: up to 1 day
    • 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
      • hyper-converged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable
      • globally federated management: highly valuable

    HPE SimpliVity Case Study

    Educational Institution

    Introduction

    This case study of an educational institution is based on a March 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

    “As a school district, we needed to find a comprehensive solution to consolidate our aging data center.”

    Challenges

    The business challenge that led the school district based in North America to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity:

    • Selected HPE SimpliVity because they had a data center migration or consolidation initiative.

    Use Case

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

    • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
      • Data center consolidation / private cloud
      • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
    • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
      • Microsoft SQL Server
      • Microsoft Exchange
    • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
      • Having 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: extremely valuable
      • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing:valuable

    Results

    The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

    • Improved performance by >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

    HPE SimpliVity Case Study

    Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

    Introduction

    This case study of a medium enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on a March 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

    “With our current market diminishing there is extreme attention around cost. We needed to find a way to continue to do our infrastructure refreshes with a much reduced budget. HPE SimpliVity allowed us to do both as well as increase overall performance, decrease our disaster recovery times from days to minutes, and use our storage far more efficiently at a rate of 40:1.”

    Challenges

    The business challenges that led the profiled manufacturing 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
      • Microsoft Exchange
      • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
      • Microsoft SharePoint
      • Oracle
      • E-Commerce
      • SAP
    • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
      • having a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: highly valuable
      • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
      • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable
      • HPE Pintnext service and support offerings: highly valuable
      • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: extremely valuable

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

    • Improved performance by 25% to 50% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
    • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
    • Estimated 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 week to 1 month 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: highly valuable
      • hyper-converged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
      • globally federated management: extremely valuable

    HPE Synergy Case Study

    Large Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

    Introduction

    This case study of a large enterprise aerospace & defense company is based on a February 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.”

    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
    • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
      • HPE Synergy’s new design has the best ability to support future technologies and scale that they require ( storage & network bandwidth)

    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:
      • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • 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: valuable
      • ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: very valuable
      • ability to simplify daily IT operational tasks: very valuable
      • ability to treat infrastructure as code (allowing internal SW development teams to deploy infrastructure quickly using DevOps tools): valuable
    • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
      • HPE Servers/Blades

    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: 1 day – 1 week
      • after using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • improved application performance: 51-75%
      • 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: 51-75%
      • reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 51-75%
      • reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 51-75%

    HPE Synergy Case Study

    Banco Solidario

    Introduction

    This case study of Banco Solidario is based on a February 2018 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

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

    “With HPE Synergy, we are achieving the performance we are looking for, thus gaining peace of mind in using a solid platform.”

    Challenges

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

    • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
      • Overprovisioned infrastructure driving up CAPEX and poor hardware utilization
      • 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:
      • HPE Synergy provides one management interface into their infrastructure as opposed to the multiple tools required by vendors like Cisco or Dell/EMC
      • HPE Synergy templates allow them to deploy infrastructure faster than what they could do with Cisco UCS service profiles or Dell EMC Systems
      • HPE Synergy provides a single platform for running both existing traditional applications as well as cloud application stacks
      • HPE Synergy offers the broadest ecosystem of DevOps software partners that integrate with their SW development teams
      • HPE Synergy’s new design has the best ability to support future technologies and scale that they require ( storage & network bandwidth)
      • HPE Synergy delivers superior value at an overall lower price

    Use Case

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

    • Uses or plans to use the following application workload with HPE Synergy:
      • Data management applications (Oracle, SQL)
      • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
      • Fluid pool of resources (which avoid over-provisioning of hardware): very valuable
      • Ability to provision and re-provision infrastructure quickly to meet ongoing needs of the business: valuable
      • Ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: very valuable
      • Ability to simplify daily IT operational tasks: very valuable
      • Ability to treat infrastructure as code (allowing internal SW development teams to deploy infrastructure quickly using DevOps tools): valuable
    • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
      • HPE Servers/Blades

    Results

    The surveyed organization achieved the following results with 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: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: more than 75%
    • Reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 51-75%

    HPE Synergy Case Study

    Large Enterprise Banking Company

    Introduction

    This case study of a large enterprise banking company is based on a February 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.”

    “With HPE Synergy we know we are ready to compete with today’s needs of a flexible infrastructure.”

    Challenges

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

    • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
      • Overprovisioned infrastructure driving up CAPEX and poor hardware utilization
      • 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, such as Cisco UCS, have an aging architecture with an uncertain roadmap for the future
      • Vendors, like Dell/EMC and Cisco, do not offer a true composable, unified architecture like HPE Synergy
      • HPE Synergy provides one management interface into their infrastructure as opposed to the multiple tools required by vendors like Cisco or Dell/EMC
      • HPE Synergy’s new design has the best ability to support future technologies and scale that they require ( storage & network bandwidth)
      • HPE Synergy delivers superior value at an overall lower price

    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
      • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
      • fluid pool of resources (which avoid over-provisioning of hardware): very 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: very valuable
      • ability to treat infrastructure as code (allowing internal SW development teams to deploy infrastructure quickly using DevOps tools): valuable
    • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
      • HPE Servers/Blades

    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: 1 week – 1 month
      • after using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • improved application performance: 51-75%
      • reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: more than 75%
      • reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: more than 75%
      • reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 51-75%
      • reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 51-75%
      • reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 26-50%

    HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

    CSV Midstream Solutions

    Introduction

    This case study of CSV Midstream Solutions is based on a May 2015 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “We’ve migrated all of our data onto a reliable storage array. In addition, we’ve saved a significant amount of storage space thanks to the dedupe technology.”

    Challenges

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

    • Purchased SimpliVity as a result of a new application deployment (including VDI).
    • Prior to deploying SimpliVity, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a non-issue.

    Use Case

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

    • Uses SimpliVity in the following ways:
      • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
      • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
      • Production applications
    • Runs the following types of applications on SimpliVity:
      • VDI
      • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

    • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with SimpliVity.
    • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with SimpliVity.
    • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
      • after SimpliVity: up to 1 day
      • before SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of SimpliVity.
    • Ranks the value of the following SimpliVity features:
      • global federated management: highly valuable
      • hyper-converged appliance: valuable
      • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
      • inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
      • integrated data protection: valuable

    HPE SimpliVity Case Study

    Educational Institution

    Introduction

    This case study of an educational institution is based on a February 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

    Challenges

    The business challenge that led this school district 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 organization uses:

    • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
      • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
      • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
    • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
      • Microsoft SQL Server
      • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
    • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
      • Having a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: highly 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: highly valuable

    Results

    The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

    • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
    • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 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 week to 1 month 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
      • Hyper-converged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380 all-flash: extremely valuable
      • Globally federated management: highly valuable

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage Case Study

    Medium Enterprise Hospitality Company

    Introduction

    This case study of a medium enterprise hospitality company is based on a January 2018 survey of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

    “HPE 3PAR is very stable compared to DELL EMC, which we used before. Fewer administrative functions for ICT Staff.”

    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:
      • Scalability issues with uncontrollable rising costs (CAPEX)
      • Performance issues and errors that were requiring too much time to be spent on administrative tasks (OPEX)

    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
    • Deployed the following solutions in conjunction with their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
      • VMware
      • Citrix

    Results

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

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

    • High performance
    • High stability
    • Ability to scale
    • Consolidated storage management
    • Reduced footprint (higher capacity density than legacy systems with traditional disk drives)
    • Capacity reclamation (deduplication & compression)
    • Application-level data snapshotting
    • 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 offers superior performance, improved reliability, and is easier to use than competitive solutions
    • HPE 3PAR offers a modern storage architecture with a seamless path to next-generation solid state
    • 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: more than 75%

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

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

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage Case Study

    Large Enterprise Professional Services Company

    Introduction

    This case study of a large enterprise professional services company is based on a January 2018 survey of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

    “Reduced 7.5 racks (HP/EVA8k, HP/EVA5k, HP/Lefthand and EMC/VNX) to 1, plus saved on power and cooling. One console vs. 4 previously, reducing administration time. Reliable and expected performance.”

    Challenges

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

    • Addressed the following issue with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
      • Scalability issues with uncontrollable rising costs (CAPEX)

    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
      • Virtualization – Producation Applications Servers
    • Deployed the following solutions in conjunction with their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
      • VMware
      • Microsoft Hyper V
      • Citrix

    Results

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

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

    Very Valuable:

    • High performance
    • High stability
    • Ability to scale
    • Consolidated storage management
    • Reduced footprint (higher capacity density than legacy systems with traditional disk drives)
    • Capacity reclamation (deduplication & compression)
    • Disaster avoidance with advanced replication and application transparent failover

    Valuable

    • Integrated data protection
    • Advanced optimization

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

    • HPE 3PAR offers superior performance, improved reliability, and is easier to use than competitive solutions
    • HPE 3PAR offers a modern storage architecture with a seamless path to next-generation solid state
    • 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: more than 75%
    • Responding to customer requests: 51-75%

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

    • Consistently predicted performance with sub-millisecond latency
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space
    • Increased managed capacity per admin

    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

    HPE Synergy Case Study

    Infosys Technologies

    Introduction

    This case study of Infosys Technologies is based on a January 2018 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

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

    “It has enabled us to deliver increased productivity outputs in infrastructure set-ups.”

    Challenges

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

    • Inefficient IT processes with rising OPEX that are hard to control
    • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in reactive fire-fighting mode

    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)
      • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Rated 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: 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 of the time spent deploying O/S and application workloads:
      • Before using HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
      • After using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • Improved application performance: 51-75%
      • 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: 51-75%
      • Reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 51-75%
      • Reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 51-75%

    HPE Synergy Case Study

    Bechtle Hosting & Operations

    Introduction

    This case study of Bechtle Hosting & Operations is based on a February 2018 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

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

    “With HPE Synergy we can grow without thinking about server deployment time.”

    Challenges

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

    • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
      • 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:
      • HPE Synergy provides one management interface into their infrastructure as opposed to the multiple tools required by vendors like Cisco or Dell/EMC
      • HPE Synergy templates allow them to deploy infrastructure faster than what they could do with Cisco UCS service profiles or Dell EMC Systems
      • HPE Synergy’s new design has the best ability to support future technologies and scale that they require ( storage & network bandwidth)

    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:
      • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • 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: valuable
      • Ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: very valuable
      • Ability to simplify daily IT operational tasks: very valuable
      • Ability to treat infrastructure as code (allowing internal SW development teams to deploy infrastructure quickly using DevOps tools): very valuable
    • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following solution:
      • HPE Servers/Blades

    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: 1 day – 1 week
      • After using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • Reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: more than 75%
      • Reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: more than 75%
      • Reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%

    HPE Synergy Case Study

    Large Enterprise Computer Services Company

    Introduction

    This case study of a large enterprise computer services 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 is a nice product with all built in features with complete support to meet business objectives. It is a cost effective and complete solution”

    Challenges

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

    • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
    • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in reactive fire-fighting mode
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • HPE Synergy templates allow them to deploy infrastructure faster than what they could do with Cisco UCS service profiles or Dell EMC Systems
  • 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:
      • Data management applications (Oracle, SQL)
      • Collaboration applications (Exchange, SharePoint)
      • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • 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: valuable
      • ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: very valuable
      • ability to simplify daily IT operational tasks: very valuable
      • ability to treat infrastructure as code (allowing internal SW development teams to deploy infrastructure quickly using DevOps tools): valuable
    • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solution:
      • Cisco UCS

    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: 1 week – 1 month
      • after using HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • improved application performance: 51-75%
      • reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: 51-75%
      • reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 51-75%
      • reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 51-75%

    HPE Synergy Case Study

    Ashok Leyland Limited

    Introduction

    This case study of Ashok Leyland Limited is based on a January 2018 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

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

    “It has given the flexibility of Public cloud in my private cloud.”

    Challenges

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

    • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
    • Overprovisioned infrastructure driving up CAPEX and poor hardware utilization
    • Siloed IT environment resulting in long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in a reactive fire-fighting mode
    • Inability to react quickly enough to the business needs

    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
    • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
      • Fluid pool of resources (which avoid over-provisioning of hardware): very 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: very 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
    • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solution:
      • HPE Servers/Blades

    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: 1 day – 1 week
      • After using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • Improved application performance: more than 75%
      • Reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: more than 75%
      • Reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: more than 75%
      • Reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 51-75%
      • Reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 51-75%
      • Reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: more than 75%

    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%

    HPE Synergy Case Study

    Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

    Introduction

    This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services 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.”

    “With HPE Synergy, we know that we are using an efficient platform to support our telco business that is dynamic and keeping up with changes is unavoidable.”

    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
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • HPE Synergy provides one management interface into their infrastructure as opposed to the multiple tools required by vendors like Cisco or Dell/EMC
    • HPE Synergy templates allow them to deploy infrastructure faster than what they could do with Cisco UCS service profiles or Dell EMC Systems
  • 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:
      • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • 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: 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
    • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
      • HPE Servers/Blades

    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: 1 day – 1 week
      • after using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
    • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
      • improved application performance: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%
      • reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 26-50%

    HPE Synergy Case Study

    Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

    Introduction

    This case study of a large enterprise financial services 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.”

    “Solid proven architecture.”

    Challenges

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

    • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
    • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in reactive fire-fighting mode
  • 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
  • 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:
      • Data management applications (Oracle, SQL)
    • 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: valuable
      • ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: very 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): very valuable
    • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
      • Dell/EMC

    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 week – 1 month
    • 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: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 51-75%
      • reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 26-50%
      • reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 1-25%

    HPE SimpliVity Case Study

    King Price Insurance

    Introduction

    This case study of King Price Insurance is based on a January 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “HPE SimpliVity allowed us to get the infrastructure team inline with the needs of our Agile DEV teams.”

    Challenges

    The business challenge that led this innovative financial service provider of Insurance products 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
      • Test/Dev and QA
      • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
    • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
      • Microsoft SQL Server
      • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
    • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
      • Having a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: highly valuable
      • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: highly valuable
      • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable

    Results

    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 up to 50:1 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 within 1 week 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: highly valuable
      • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable

    HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

    Ozinga

    Introduction

    This case study of Ozinga is based on an October 2017 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

    “We are deploying HPE SimpliVity very soon.”

    Challenges

    The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

    • Purchased SimpliVity as a result of a data center migration or consolidation initiative.

    Use Case

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

    • Uses HPE SimpliVity in the following ways:
      • Data center consolidation / private cloud
      • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
      • Production applications
      • Data migration
    • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity:
      • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
      • Files servers, Video MS, Truck maintenance software, kitchen sink

    Results

    The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

    • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with SimpliVity.
    • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
    • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features:
      • Global federated management: highly valuable
      • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
      • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
      • Inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
      • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable



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