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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

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Town of Newington, Connecticut

Introduction

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

“Our old server and iSCSI SAN solution consisted of six servers and six iSCSI SANs equally distributed across two data centers within our campus. This equipment required 24 power cables and 76 1GB network connections into our switching gear.

Immediately after installing our four HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructures, we reduced our cabling requirements down to 12 power cables, six 1GB management connections, and 10 10GB data connections."

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:
    • 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 Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI
    • 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.
  • 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: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Wholesale Distribution Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise wholesale distribution company is based on a June 2014 survey of 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 SimpliVity as a result of:
    • A capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review.
  • Prior to deploying SimpliVity, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden.

Use Case

  • Uses 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 SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
    • E-Commerce

Results

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

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Medium Enterprise Real Estate Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise real estate 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’s solution has less of a footprint.”

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 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 SQL Server
    • VDI
    • 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.
  • 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 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: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: valuable
    • Global federated management: valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Non Profit

Introduction

This case study of a non-profit 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.

“The HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure makes infrastructure management a one-step process.”

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:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • 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

  • 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 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: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

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 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.

“With HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, there’s a smaller amount of work involved with the management of the environment.”

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, 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:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI
    • E-Commerce

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: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • 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: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: valuable
    • Global federated management: 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 June 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, this German company 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
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

Results

  • Improved performance by greater than 75% with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 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: up to 1 day
  • After HPE SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features:
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • Integrated data protection: 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 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 has allowed us to build a redundant and highly-available virtualized environment at an entry level cost, but still allowed us to scale the environment with ease!”

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 significant burden.

Use Case

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

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 week -1 month
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: 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 Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise 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.

“HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure allowed us the separation between our virtual server infrastructure and our VDI infrastructure that we desired without sacrificing CPU and memory resources.”

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 manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Runs the following types of application on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • VDI

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: 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
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Non-Profit

Introduction

This case study of a non-profit 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.

“With HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, there’s no need for specialized personnel to manage the infrastructure while meeting all the needs. For a small IT shop like ours, simplicity was the key business driver.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • Hardware refresh cycle
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, this company located in the Netherlands 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
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • 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: up to 1 day
  • 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: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable



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