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HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities

Introduction

This case study of Bowling Green Municipal Utilities is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Being a solo systems administrator, HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays took the expensive contracted part of managing our SAN away and allowed me to manage it in house. Not only simplifying the process but making it 100% more reliable.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for secondary storage that is optimized for high performance backup, DR and test/dev workloads
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Back-up and replication
    • Big data/analytics
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to eliminate surprises and ensure investment protection for the long term with Timeless Storage for Nimble Storage
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75%+
    • Provisioning upgrades: 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 75%+
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 75%+
    • Reduced support tickets: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability
    • Integrated data protection and replication
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

CASO DE ESTUDIO DE HPE SYNERGY

Alimentos Sello Rojo

Introducción

Este caso de estudio sobre Alimentos Sello Rojo está basado en una encuesta a clientes de HPE Synergy, aplicada en Marzo 2020 por TechValidate, un proveedor de servicios de investigación.

“Antes, no se tenía visibilidad de la salud del equipo. Ahora con HPE Synergy y OneView podemos tener una sola consola para conocer la salud de la infraestructura. La integración con el almacenamiento ha sido nativa y ha mejorado el desempeño, mejorando también los procesos de negocio.”

Desafíos

Los desafíos de negocios que llevaron a la compañía a evaluar y seleccionar HPË Synergy:

  • Abordó los siguientes desafíos con HPE Synergy:
    • Su infraestructura anterior era incapaz de satisfacer las demandas de la línea de negocio

Caso de Uso

Las características y funcionalidades principales de HPE Synergy que la compañía encuestada utiliza:

  • Usa las siguientes aplicaciones y cargas de trabajo con HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualización y VDI (ej. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Aplicaciones de negocio y colaboración (ej. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Procesamiento en memoria (SAP HANA)
  • Evalúa el valor de las siguientes capacidades proporcionadas por HPE Synergy:
    • Una infraestructura para cualquier carga de trabajo, eliminando silos costosos: muy valioso
    • Habilidad de desplegar a la velocidad y escala de la nube, acelerando la entrega de aplicaciones y servicios: valioso
    • Operaciones diarias simplificadas con infraestructura automatizada, aumentando la productividad y control en el centro de datos: muy valioso
  • Eligió HPE Synergy en lugar de otros proveedores por las siguientes razones:
    • Una plataforma para todas las cargas de trabajo (tradicionales y en la nube)
    • Una interfaz de administración que integra servidor, almacenamiento, y estructura de red

Resultados

La compañía encuestada logró los siguientes resultados con HPE Synergy:

  • Evalúa los siguiente en relación al aprovisionamiento de infraestructura y despliegue de cargas de trabajo de sistema operativo y aplicaciones:
    • Antes de HPE Synergy: 1 día – 1 semana
    • Después de HPE Synergy: 1 hora – 1 día
  • Mejoró las siguientes métricas al usar HPE Synergy:
    • Redujo el tiempo de aprovisionamiento y reaprovisionamiento de infraestructura: >50%
    • Redujo el tiempo para desplegar nuevas aplicaciones de sistema operativo y software: >50%
    • Mejoró el rendimiento de aplicaciones (Oracle, VMware): >50%
  • Redujo costos en las siguientes áreas, a partir del uso de HPE Synergy:
    • Optimización de recursos de TI: entre 26% y 50%
    • Administración de infraestructura: >50%
    • Tiempos de aprovisionamiento >50%
    • Integraciones con software de terceros: >50%

CASO DE ESTUDIO DE SOLUCIONES DE mISIÓ-cRÍTICA HPE PARA SAP HANA

Alimentos Sello Rojo

Introducción

Este caso de estudio sobre Alimentos Sello Rojo está basado en una encuesta a clientes de Soluciones de misión-crítica HPE, aplicada en Marzo 2020 por TechValidate, un proveedor de servicios de investigación.

“Migrando a SAP S4/HANA sobre HPE Synergy, han mejorado en 200% procesos que tardaban horas.”

Desafíos

Los desafíos de negocio que llevaron a la compañía a evaluar y seleccionar una Solución de misión-crítica HPE para SAP HANA
Tenía los siguientes desafíos en su ambiente SAP HANA, los cuales han sido mejor abordados con Soluciones de misión-crítica HPE:

  • Rendimiento insuficiente para satisfacer la demanda de transacciones y análisis en tiempo real
  • Demanda de capacidad para satisfacer las crecientes expectativas de negocios y/o necesidad de bases de datos de consolidación para eliminar silos
  • Tiempos costosos de inactividad (planeada y no planeada), interrumpiendo operaciones críticas de negocio y poniendo en riesgo la continuidad y reputación del negocio

Caso de Uso

  • La Solución de misión-crítica HPE para SAP HANA está implementada como una solución de nube híbrida
  • Ejecuta lo siguiente en su plataforma HPE para Misión Crítica:
    • SAP S/4HANA / SAP BW/4HANA

Resultados

La compañía encuestada logró los siguientes resultados con Soluciones de misión-crítica HPE para SAP HANA:

  • Evalúa las siguientes capacidades de Soluciones de misión-crítica HPË para SAP:
    • Portafolio integral de servidores, que proporciona flexibilidad en opciones: muy valioso
    • Alto rendimiento en diferentes tipos y dimensiones de cargas de trabajo SAP HANA: muy valioso
    • Escalabilidad del sistema para equipar ambientes de cualquier dimensión y eficiencia de ampliación proporcional: muy valioso
    • Los más altos niveles de disponibilidad y ventajas extremas en RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability): muy valioso
    • Crecimiento flexible, reconfiguración o flexibilidad de integración con otros sistemas: valioso
    • Soluciones que minimizan la inversión capital (CAPEX) en costos de despliegue y operación de la fase de producción: muy valioso
  • Experimentó las siguiente mejoras a partir del uso de la Solución de Misión Crítica HPE para SAP:
    **Mejoras en rendimiento (reducción en tiempos de análisis de datos/procesamiento): más del 75%
    • Aumento en capacidad (procesamiento, memoria) para impulsar el crecimiento: más del 75%
    • Reducción en tiempo de inactividad del sistema para asegurar la continuidad del negocio: de 51% a 75%
  • Las soluciones HPE para SAP HANA se diferencian de las soluciones ofrecidas por otros proveedores por su:
    • Vasta experiencia para ayudar a lograr sus objetivos de negocio
    • Portafolio de infraestructura amplio para satisfacer sus necesidades específicas
    • Servicios de HPE Pointnext para cada etapa de su proceso de migración
    • CITEI – Consultoría de Partner de Canal
  • Evalúa los siguientes productos o servicios como parte de su Solución HPE para SAP HANA:
    • Servicios integrales de HPE Pointnext, que abarcan consultoría, planeación, diseño, migración, implementación y mantenimiento del sistema: muy valioso

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions Case Study

Migrant Health Center

Introduction

This case study of Migrant Health Center is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My business solution consisted of other servers. Now with the new HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array, the performance is completely different.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions:

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for simpler and more seamless data mobility between on-premises and the cloud

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Email / collaboration
  • HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays was chosen over or replaced the following solutions:
    • Dell/EMC: replaced

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between on-premises and cloud: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Cloud-readiness (plug and play) is better
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): >75%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: >75%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: >75%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): >75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: >75%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: >75%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: >75%
    • Improved their cost per performance: >75%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 75% to 51%
    • Reduction in support tickets: 75% to 51%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75% to 51%
    • Optimized cost per TB: >75%
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage: very valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: very valuable
    • guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: valuable

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions Case Study

Lusosider Aços Planos

Introduction

This case study of Lusosider Aços Planos is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We replaced standard storage with some SSD Disks to an HPE All-Flash Array meaning optimization of storage capacity and performance, plus the predictive software to identify and resolve problems.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions:

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
    • Better Performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Email / collaboration
  • HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays was chosen over or replaced the following solutions:
    • Pure Storage: replaced

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: 50% to 26%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: 25% to 1%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 25% to 1%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: 25% to 1%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): 50% to 26%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 25% to 1%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: 25% to 1%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 25% to 1%
    • Improved their cost per performance: 25% to 1%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 25% to 1%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 50% to 26%
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage: valuable
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight): very valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: very valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: not valuable

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

The First National Bank of Eagle Lake

Introduction

This case study of The First National Bank of Eagle Lake is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“When we installed the HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays, we moved from 6 physical servers to a virtual environment and one direct-attached SAN. We have added several virtual servers and seen no impact on performance.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Virtual Servers
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 26-50%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 26-50%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 51-75%
    • Reduced support tickets: 51-75%
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Quipu

Introduction

This case study of Quipu is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The positive simplification of the GUI and the usage of the HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash arrays are a key point. The reduction of storage tiers combined with the automatically applied functions as de-duplication, compression and zero detect.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • A hosting and service provider
    • ECommerce
    • Web hosting
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • Cloud-readiness (plug and play)
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to eliminate surprises and ensure investment protection for the long term with Timeless Storage for Nimble Storage
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 26-50%
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 51-75%
    • Improved cost per performance: 51-75%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 75%+
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 51-75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 51-75%
    • Reduced support tickets: 51-75%
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 51-75%
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability
    • Integrated data protection and replication

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Blue Nile

Introduction

This case study of Blue Nile is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Our HPE Nimble Adaptive Flash Arrays allow us to consolidate 19 dev environments into one array. The instant snapshot and clones allow us to refresh an environment in 1/10 the time as our previous configuration.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for secondary storage that is optimized for high performance backup, DR and test/dev workloads
    • Physically smaller arrays. The current gen barely fits in some racks.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • ECommerce
    • Web hosting
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75%+
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 26-50%
      **Improved cost per performance: 51-75%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 51-75%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

COLSOF S.A.

Introduction

This case study of Colsof is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Through deploying HPE Nimble’s Adaptive Flash Arrays we are operating VDI and Backup infrastructure with a capacity efficiency of 3:1. Predictive analytics helps us to meet our availability goals.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for secondary storage that is optimized for high performance backup, DR and test/dev workloads
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability
    • Need for simpler and more seamless data mobility between on-premises and the cloud

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • VDI
    • A hosting and service provider
    • Back-up and replication
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • Cloud-readiness (plug and play)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to eliminate surprises and ensure investment protection for the long term with Timeless Storage for Nimble Storage

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 75%+
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 51-75%
    • Improved cost per performance: 51-75%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 51-75%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 51-75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 51-75%
    • Reduced support tickets: 51-75%
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 51-75%
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

SIS Distribution Thailand

Introduction

This case study of SIS Distribution Thailand is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays let the business grow faster.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for secondary storage that is optimized for high performance backup, DR and test/dev workloads
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability
    • Need for simpler and more seamless data mobility between on-premises and the cloud

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • A hosting and service provider
    • Back-up and replication
    • Web hosting
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • Cloud-readiness (plug and play)
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to eliminate surprises and ensure investment protection for the long term with Timeless Storage for Nimble Storage
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
      **Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75%+
    • Provisioning upgrades: 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 75%+
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 75%+
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 75%+
    • Reduced support tickets: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability
    • Integrated data protection and replication
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Don M. Casto Organization

Introduction

This case study of Don M. Casto Organization is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We are able to no longer spans days or weeks working on our old SAN, we can provision storage or new hosts within the hour. We love our HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • VDI
    • A hosting and service provider
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to eliminate surprises and ensure investment protection for the long term with Timeless Storage for Nimble Storage
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75%+
    • Provisioning upgrades: 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 75%+
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 51-75%
    • Reduced support tickets: 51-75%
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 51-75%
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Ability to independently scale compute and storage
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Houston County

Introduction

This case study of Houston County is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays, we no longer have to worry about running out of space on one system while another has room to spare. I love it!!!”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays addresses a:
    • Need for a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • Need for cost and price performance balance for mainstream and mixed primary workloads
    • Need for non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience
    • Need for higher resiliency with guaranteed non-stop availability

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads/applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • A hosting and service provider
    • Development and testing
    • Database
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings and with no performance risks/tradeoffs
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)
    • Ease to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade (Nimble Storage)
    • Ability to eliminate surprises and ensure investment protection for the long term with Timeless Storage for Nimble Storage
    • Ability to scale-out: to increase storage performance as capacity requirements grow

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: very valuable
    • Predictable performance and capacity for applications with no data integrity trade-offs: very valuable
    • Modular and simple capacity and performance growth with non-disruptive scale up and scale out: very valuable
    • Superior capacity efficiency with no performance or resiliency impact: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 75%+
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75%+
    • Provisioning upgrades: 75%+
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 75%+
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 51-75%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 75%+
    • Reduced support tickets: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75%+

HPE Synergy Case Study

Edmonton Catholic School Division

Introduction

This case study of Edmonton Catholic School Division is based on a March 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Students and staff are driving higher and higher performance and security demands on our infrastructure. HPE Synergy has given us the confidence to know that we will be able to handle current and future requirements, with the least amount of management overhead.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One platform for all of their workloads (traditional and cloud applications)
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Security features that prevent, detect, and recover quickly from threats

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: >50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 26-50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): >50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 26% to 50%
    • Cost per VM: >50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%

HPE Superdome Flex servers Case Study

Global 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 automotive & transport company is based on a February 2020 survey of HPE Superdome Flex servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE Superdome Flex servers:

  • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Superdome Flex servers:
    • Insufficient performance to meet demands for transaction processing and analytics workloads
    • Insufficient scale to address business and/or data growth
    • Costly downtime (planned and unplanned) disrupting critical business operations

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE Superdome Flex servers that the surveyed company uses:

  • Supports the following workloads/applications with HPE Superdome Flex Server:
    • Their ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Business intelligence applications
  • Database running on their HPE Superdome Flex servers:
    • SAP HANA Oracle

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Superdome Flex servers:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Superdome Flex servers that differentiates them from the rest of the solutions in the market:
    • Highest levels of RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability): very valuable
    • Single-system scalability to support business and/or data growth: very valuable
    • Shared memory capacity: very valuable
    • High performance at scale: very valuable
    • Simplified single-server management: valuable
    • Stability and long-term economics of platform: valuable
    • Best in class support & services: very valuable
    • Wide range of partnerships: valuable
  • Rates the value of other HPE products or services included as part of their HPE Superdome Flex deployment:
    • HPE Serviceguard for Linux for high availability and disaster recovery: very valuable
    • Comprehensive HPE Pointnext Services spanning advisory, planning, design, migration, implementation, and system maintenance: valuable
  • Improved the following areas since using HPE Superdome Flex servers:
  • Reduced costs in the following areas since using HPE Superdome Flex servers:

HPE Synergy Case Study

SumTotal Systems

Introduction

This case study of SumTotal Systems is based on a February 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We used to struggle with longer duration for VM deployment and management whereas HPE Synergy installation makes our lives easier and smooth.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: very valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: more than a month
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: >50%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: >50%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: >50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: >50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): >50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 1% to 25%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 1% to 25%
    • Cost per VM: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: >50%
    • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Pleiades Tecnologia

Introduction

This case study of Pleiades Tecnologia is based on a January 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With little time and resources, we are able to do more tasks, expand the number of projects that we are running, and have a DR setting very easily. With HPE SimpliVity, we have reduced our footprint by 60% and the number of devices to manage by 50%.”

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Data migration
    • Test/Dev and QA
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • VDI
  • 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: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: extremely valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by >75% since deploying 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
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): very satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Abba Technologies

Introduction

This case study of Abba Technologies is based on a January 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE SimpliVity allows us to implement fully-functional DR and BC at a fraction of the hardware cost and administrative effort. Our logical data stored is over 3PB across 3 sites, with only 150TB of raw capacity.”

Challenges

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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because they had a mandate/desire to implement DR and/or improve backup/recovery.

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
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Ticket Management
  • 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 SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: 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 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: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): very satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

USS-POSCO Industries

Introduction

This case study of USS-POSCO Industries is based on a February 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With limited opportunities for technology refreshes the HPE SimpliVity product enabled us to reduce our annual costs by simplifying infrastructure, reducing product overhead and management and introduce new capabilities as part of a simplified natively managed product. The solution allowed us to move from a single rack solution to a stretched cluster environment to provide on-site redundancy. We’ve improved operational effectiveness, eliminated SQL performance issues and gained the ability to easily roll back when there are problems.”

Challenges

The business challenge that led the profiled company 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 company uses:

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • E-Commerce
  • 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: 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 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: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE Synergy Case Study

MVideo

Introduction

This case study of MVideo is based on a February 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE OneView gives us a single interface to control our virtualization infrastructure. Synergy provides us the possibility to deploy our applications up to 3 times faster. Switching to converged switches reduces the number of devices administered and the number of ports used on external switches.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • Long lead times to provision infrastructure
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • Cisco UCS
    • Dell/EMC
    • Huawei

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • In memory computing (SAP HANA)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • One infrastructure for any workload eliminating costly silos: very valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: very valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • Future-proof infrastructure that scales as needed
    • One platform for all of their workloads (traditional and cloud applications)
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Security features that prevent, detect, and recover quickly from threats

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    **Before HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
    • Reduced the time to provision and re-provision infrastructure: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to deploy new OS and software applications: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 1-10%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 1-10%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 26% to 50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 26% to 50%
    • Cost per VM: 1% to 25%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%
    • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

San Marcos Unified School District

Introduction

This case study of San Marcos Unified School District is based on a February 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE SimpliVity improves performance for day-to-day operations and backups.”

Challenges

The business challenge 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
    • Data migration
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Stoneware
  • 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: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: 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: up to 1 day
    • 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
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Small Business Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business professional services company is based on a January 2020 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.

“Consolidation of backups, application performance improvements, and management simplification have all improved dramatically.”

Challenges

The business challenge 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
    • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • Oracle
  • 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 SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: 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 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: highly valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: highly valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): very satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Large Enterprise Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise retail company is based on a January 2020 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.

Challenges

The business challenge 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
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI
    • SAP
  • 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: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: extremely 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.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
    • 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: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): very satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a trained customer: very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): very satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a January 2020 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.

“The high cost of storage growth has always been a major problem for us but the extremely high dedupe capability of HPE SimpliVity has greatly reduced our storage capacity requirements. We’re currently experiencing a dedupe ratio of 270+. The performance of the all-flash storage has noticeably improved the responsiveness of our SQL servers and the ability to restore a large VM in < 1 minute has been invaluable.”

Challenges

The business challenge that led the profiled organization 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
    • Production applications
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • 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 SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 200:1 to 300:1 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: up to 1 day
    • 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: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): very satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Stiftung Wagerenhof

Introduction

This case study of Stiftung Wagerenhof is based on a January 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With only a very small it-team, HPE SimpliVity manages to solve our backups and DR as well as improve our application performance by 75%.”

Challenges

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

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

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
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • VDI
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • 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 company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by >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: more than 1 month
    • 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: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a trained customer: satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Large Enterprise Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise retail company is based on a January 2020 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.

Challenges

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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because they needed centralization of management for remote/branch office infrastructure.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
  • 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: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: extremely valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 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:
    • After using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
  • 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: extremely valuable
    • Hyper-converged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE Edgeline Solutions Case Study

Six Sq

Introduction

This case study of SixSq is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE Edgeline Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

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

  • Adopted HPE Edgeline for edge computing because of:
    • Latency in “time to insight” from the data

Use Case

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

  • Primary application/use case they were developing for this Edge solution is condition monitoring.
  • Found these HPE Edgeline capabilities important in their selection process:
    • convergence of Operational and Informational technology in a single chassis: extremely valuable
    • compute performance of product: very valuable
    • manageability and ease of updates: very valuable
    • security: valuable
    • ease of connectivity: extremely valuable
  • Satisfied with the support experience for HPE Converged Edge Systems based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • support experience with initial/POC deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • support experience with initial/POC deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): very satisfied
    • incident support experience: satisfied
    • support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, forums: satisfied

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Edgeline Solutions:

  • Saw improvement in the following metrics since implementing HPE Edgeline:
    • increase in performance (time-to-results): 11-50%
    • increase in volume of data analyzed: greater 50%
    • increase in operational efficiency: 11-50%
    • reduction in energy consumption: 11-50%
    • reduction in number of security threats: 1-10%
    • reduction in physical space used for standard rack servers: greater 50%
  • Saw value less than 6 months after the deployment of HPE Edgeline solution.
  • Expects to scale this HPE Edgeline Converged Edge system solution across their environment within a year.

HPE Edgeline Solutions Case Study

Fortune 500 Computer Hardware Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 computer hardware company is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE Edgeline Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

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

  • Adopted HPE Edgeline for edge computing because of:
    • Security threats

Use Case

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

  • Primary application/use case they were developing for this Edge solution is Security Framework on Edge Devices / Workload Consolidation.
  • Found these HPE Edgeline capabilities important in their selection process:
    • convergence of Operational and Informational technology in a single chassis: extremely valuable
    • compute performance of product: extremely valuable
    • manageability and ease of updates: very valuable
    • security: extremely valuable
    • ease of connectivity: extremely valuable
    • hardened & ruggedized for non-IT environments: did not influence decision
  • Satisfied with the support experience for HPE Converged Edge Systems based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • support experience with initial/POC deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • support experience with initial/POC deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): very satisfied
    • support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, forums: very satisfied

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Edgeline Solutions:

  • Saw improvement in the following metrics since implementing HPE Edgeline:
    • increase in volume of data analyzed: 11-50%
    • increase in operational efficiency: 1-10%
    • reduction in number of security threats: 1-10%
    • reduction in physical space used for standard rack servers: 1-10%

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Meeza

Introduction

This case study of MEEZA is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE StoreEver customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE StoreEver is used for long retention backup and restore data in case of data loss.”

Challenges

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

  • Uses HPE StoreEver products to address the:
    • Need to retain an archived (offline) copy of data for long-term retention purposes (compliance, GDPR, protection against ransomware etc.)
    • Risk of data loss

Use Case

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

  • Using the following alongside HPE StoreEver in their backup and/or archive strategy:
    • Purpose Built Backup Appliance (secondary disk storage arrays)
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • Video surveillance footage
    • Databases
    • MS Office file data
    • Confidential information such as healthcare records

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • no additional charges for increasing slot availability: not valuable
    • trusted vendor: valuable
    • advanced management software features: very valuable
    • ability to reuse automation tape drives in multiple HPE StoreEver hardware devices: valuable
    • service and support offerings: valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: very valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: valuable
    • ability to store data for up to 30 years, for as little as $0.003 per GB: valuable
    • reducing the impact on the environment by lowering energy/power/ cooling costs: valuable
    • improve cloud reliability and data security with added tape tier: valuable
    • portability and transfer of data: valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: very valuable
    • ability to re-use MSL drives in multiple libraries: very valuable
    • backwards compatibility of drives: very valuable

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Encodan

Introduction

This case study of Encodan is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE StoreEver customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE StoreEver has saved my business thousands and increased our data security.”

Challenges

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

  • Uses HPE StoreEver products to address the:
    • Need to retain an archived (offline) copy of data for long-term retention purposes (compliance, GDPR, protection against ransomware etc.)
    • Risk of data loss

Use Case

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

  • Using the following alongside HPE StoreEver in their backup and/or archive strategy:
    • Purpose Built Backup Appliance (secondary disk storage arrays)
    • Private Cloud
    • Optical media backups of very sensitive data
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • Media & entertainment projects
    • Databases

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • advanced management software features: valuable
    • service and support offerings: very valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: very valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: very valuable
    • ability to store data for up to 30 years, for as little as $0.003 per GB: very valuable
    • reducing the impact on the environment by lowering energy/power/ cooling costs: very valuable
    • improve cloud reliability and data security with added tape tier: not valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: valuable
    • backwards compatibility of drives: very valuable
  • Achieved more than 50% TCO savings with their HPE StoreEver solution.

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Light Iron

Introduction

This case study of Light Iron is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE StoreEver customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE tape systems provide reliability, interoperability, and the support needed for the near-real-time archive of footage from the smallest of TV shows to the biggest Hollywood blockbusters”

Challenges

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

  • Uses HPE StoreEver products to address the:
    • Need to retain an archived (offline) copy of data for long-term retention purposes (compliance, GDPR, protection against ransomware etc.)

Use Case

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

  • Using the following alongside HPE StoreEver in their backup and/or archive strategy:
    • None – tape is my only backup/archive solution
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • Media & entertainment projects
    • Databases

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • ability to reuse automation tape drives in multiple HPE StoreEver hardware devices: very valuable
    • Service and support offerings: very valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: valuable
    • ability to store data for up to 30 years, for as little as $0.003 per GB: valuable
    • portability and transfer of data: valuable
    • ability to re-use MSL drives in multiple libraries: very valuable
    • backward compatibility of drives: very valuable



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