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HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

City of Mesquite, Nevada

Introduction

This case study of City of Mesquite is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[With HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure,] we now have true redundancy both locally and remotely and we have a backup archive of some systems that we did not have previously. We also now have higher performing resources available to use.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A capacity purchase / upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

Results

  • Improved performance by up to 25% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Medium Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise energy & utilities company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A mandate / desire to implement disaster recovery and/or improve backup / recovery
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Production applications
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • ERP System

Results

  • Realized value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Medium Enterprise Construction Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise construction company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A mandate / desire to implement disaster recovery and/or improve backup / recovery
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following way:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure feature:
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A capacity purchase / upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following way:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint

Results

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Salt Essential IT

Introduction

This case study of Salt Essential IT is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure enabled us to successfully migrate our entire virtual machine infrastructure from 10 legacy hosts onto a two node HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure cluster, including disaster recovery protection within a month. This would have been impossible to do on legacy hardware.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A capacity purchase / upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, this company located in Namibia found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity Omnicube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • SAP

Results

  • Improved performance by up to 25% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructurey: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise financial services company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • The centralization of management for remote / branch office infrastructure
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, this German company found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following way:
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
  • Runs the following types of application on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Remote Office Stuff

Results

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline dedupe, compression: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Central One Federal Credit Union

Introduction

This case study of Central One Federal Credit Union is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure has really allowed us to save cost and gain performance while we ventured into VirtualLand. Our business has to be up and running 24/7 and knowing that there is redundancy (just in case) at our fingertips, without a massive undertaking, is a great feeling.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A capacity purchase / upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a significant burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
    • RDS

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of greater than 300:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 week -1 month
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 3 to 6 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer services company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A mandate / desire to implement DR and/or improve backup/recovery
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Salt Essential IT

Introduction

This case study of Salt Essential IT is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We are using HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure in-house. We continue to be the leader in the local ICT community by offering a highly reliable, well-performing, easy to manage, and cost-effective solution.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • Capacity purchase / upgrade of existing infrastructure led to an overall platform review
    • New application deployment (including VDI)
    • Ongoing performance issues causing disruption to service delivery
    • Current deployment time could not keep pace with demand or staffing resources
    • Data center migration or consolidation initiative
    • Mandate / desire to implement DR and/or improve backup / recovery
    • Centralization of management for remote / branch office infrastructure
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, this company located in Namibia found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • SAP
    • VDI
    • Many other platform and business systems

Results

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We were able to easily integrate three HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructures into our virtual environment faster than any other storage appliance and there were significant savings with the deduplication / replication capabilities.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A mandate / desire to implement DR and/or improve backup / recovery
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server

Results

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Medium Enterprise Wholesale Distribution Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise wholesale distribution company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity OmniCube customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity as a result of a new application deployment (including VDI).
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

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

Results

  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Medium Enterprise Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise insurance company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure has been great to create a process to move workloads from my on-premises data center to my co-located facility.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A data center migration or consolidation initiative
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

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

Results

  • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
  • Realized value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Dairylea Cooperative

Introduction

This case study of Dairylea Cooperative is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have been able to fix all of our outstanding backup issues. In addition, the HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure has solved our disaster recovery and off-site replication issues, which we originally had listed as a separate project. Lastly, this solution replaced our three Fiber Channel SANs, offering a much needed SAN refresh that we didn’t originally plan for. All of this was possible for the same price that a backup solution would cost. We are actually seeing faster performance on the OmniCubes than on the Fiber Channel SANs.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • Backup replacement and disaster recovery capabilities
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a significant burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • VDI
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
    • E-Commerce
    • Sybase SQL, Document Imaging Storage, File Servers

Results

  • Improved performance by greater than 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged InfrastructureliVity features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplicaion, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Introduction

This case study of Worcester Polytechnic Institute is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a home for small test Linux machines. It also gave us some experience with VMware.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of a conflict of interests.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a non-issue.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following way:
    • Testing / developing and QA
  • Runs the following type of application on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle

Results

  • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
  • Realized value in more than 6 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Inline dedupe, compression: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise energy & utilities company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, we solved backup problems concerning speed and capacity in our data centers.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A data center migration or consolidation initiative
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, this company located in the Czech Republic found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a non-issue.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following way:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint

Results

  • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise professional services company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A data center migration or consolidation initiative
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
    • E-Commerce

Results

  • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Large Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer software company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We faced a number of challenges with regards to a data protection strategy for our remote offices. We evaluated every solution on the market and none fully addressed the myriad of challenges we faced, that is until we found HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • The centralization of management for remote / branch office infrastructure
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • E-Commerce

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Medium Enterprise Consumer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise consumer services company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A capacity purchase / upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a non-issue.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Test/dev and QA
  • Runs the following type of application on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft SQL Server

Results

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

The Neenan Company

Introduction

This case study of The Neenan Company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[With HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure,] we have near-continuous disaster recovery protection, and storage that will not have to be addressed for three years.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A mandate / desire to implement DR and/or improve backup / recovery
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • RDS, MS File Server, Ubuntu

Results

  • Improved performance by greater than 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure deployment has freed up IT’s time.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A capacity purchase / upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following way:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

NewPage Corporation

Introduction

This case study of NewPage Corporation is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure keeps us from having to manage multiple vendors and helps avoid the multiple maintenance cost streams. The OmniCubes will allow us to greatly consolidate our data center footprint and save on electricity and air conditioning.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A data center migration or consolidation initiative
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • SAP
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Global 500 Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 computer services company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity OmniCube customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity as a result of:
    • A data center migration or consolidation initiative
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following way:
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Runs the following types of application on HPE SimpliVity:
    • VDI

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features:
    • Integrated data protection: valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable

HPE SIMPLIVITY HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE – FALLSTUDIE

Swisscom

Einführung

Diese Fallstudie zu Swisscom basiert auf einer Umfrage, die im Mai 2014 von TechValidate, einem externen Marktforschungsunterneh-men, unter Kunden durchgeführt wurde, die mit der HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure arbeiten.

„Die HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure ist eine einfache Lösung für Einrichtung und Wartung.“

Herausforderungen

  • Das Unternehmen kaufte eine HPE SimpliVity Hyperconver-ged Infrastructure aus folgenden Gründen:
    • Auftrag/Wunsch zur Implementierung von Disaster Recovery-Funktionen und/oder zur Verbesserung der Siche-rung/Wiederherstellung von Daten
  • Vor der Implementierung der HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infra-structure war das Management mehrerer Lösungen und Anbieter für das Unternehmen mit Sitz in der Schweiz zwar überschaubar, aber nicht ide-al.

Anwendungsfall

  • Verwendet HPE SimpliVity OmniCube für Folgendes:
    • Konsolidierung von Rechenzentren/Private Cloud
    • Modernisierung der Infrastruktur/Aktualisierung der Technologie
    • Produktionsanwendungen
  • Führt die folgenden Arten von Anwendungen in einer HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure aus:
    • Microsoft SQL Server

Ergebnisse

  • Kapazitätseinsparungen von bis zu 50:1 mit der HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Implementierung neuer Workloads, einschließlich Zuordnung von Rechen- und Speicherressourcen sowie Konfiguration von * Daten-schutzrichtlinien, im folgenden Zeitraum:
    • Ohne HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 Tag – 1 Woche
    • Mit HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: bis zu 1 Tag
  • Geschäftlicher Nutzen in 1 bis 3 Monaten nach der Imple-mentierung der HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastruc-ture.
  • Beurteilung des geschäftlichen Nutzens der folgenden Fea-tures der HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Integrierter Datenschutz: äußerst nützlich
    • Inline-Deduplizierung, Komprimierung: äußerst nützlich
    • VM-orientiertes Management über vCenter: äußerst nützlich
    • Hyperconverged Appliance: äußerst nützlich
    • Globales föderiertes Management: äußerst nützlich

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer services company is based on a May 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, we have faster and easier deployment of the services for the CE segment customers of the ‘Corporate cloud’ portfolio.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A new application deployment (including VDI).
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, this company located in the Czech Republic found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • VDI
    • E-Commerce

Results

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 3 to 6 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer services company is based on a June 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure offers much easier manageability and maintenance, along with performance improvements.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A capacity purchase / upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, this company located in Namibia found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • SAP
    • VDI
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

Results

  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Salt Essential IT

Introduction

This case study of Salt Essential IT is based on a June 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Our new HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure environment simply improved our turnaround time when deploying new services. It makes the management of the environment a lot easier. We need less bandwidth to our disaster recovery site, we have a lot more space in our data center, and we use less electricity for cooling. A total win situation.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A data center migration or consolidation initiative
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, this company located in Namibia found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a significant burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • SAP
    • VDI

Results

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 week -1 month
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Cloud Service Provider Corporate IT Solutions

Introduction

This case study of Corporate IT Solutions is based on a June 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, we solved client issues for project-based deployments. We have decreased ingestion periods significantly for our cloud onboardings.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • Capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure led to an overall platform review
    • New application deployment (including VDI)
    • Ongoing performance issues causing disruption to service delivery
    • Current deployment time could not keep pace with demand or staffing resources
    • Data center migration or consolidation initiative
    • Mandate/desire to implement DR and/or improve backup/recovery
    • Centralization of management for remote/branch office infrastructure
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a non-issue.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • VDI
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • E-Commerce

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
  • Realized value in more than 6 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

MLB Network

Introduction

This case study of MLB Network is based on a June 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure has enabled us to utilize a collection of tools to develop, manage, and support our in-house developed asset management system DIAMOND. It provides a highly flexible and reliable platform that is dynamically scalable to meet our ever growing requirements.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • Development environment for DIAMOND, our asset management system, plus core services that could take advantage of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure tools.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a significant burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI
    • DIAMOND – Video Asset Management System (Internally developed)

Results

  • Improved performance by greater than 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 200:1 to 300:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Small Business Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business financial services company is based on a June 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The HPE SimpliVity system works great. The IT staff is happy, so I am happy!”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • Current deployment time could not keep pace with demand or staffing resources.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Production applications
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a June 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following way:
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Runs the following type of application on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • VDI

Results

  • Realized a capacity savings of 200:1 to 300:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 3 to 6 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable



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