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HPE's virtualization solution Case Study

Schnellecke Logistics AG & Co.

Introduction

This case study of Schnellecke Logistics AG & Co. is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE’s virtualization solution customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Before HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization, it took more than one day to prepare a server. Now, it takes about 3 hours including all necessary updates.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates how critical the following requirements are for using HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • The ability to quickly manage server utilization: business-critical
    • The ability to quickly manage applications and resources: critical
    • Accelerating digital transformation: critical

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE’s virtualization solution that the surveyed company uses:

  • Manages the following applications with HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Databases
    • Firewall or intrusion detection
    • Financial accounting applications
    • A Content Management System
  • Uses the following Hypervisors:
    • VMware® ESXi™
  • Is is running 11-50 VMs.
  • Is using more than 2TB with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Ease of deployment (iLO management, Rapid Setup Software): very valuable
    • Hybrid cloud capabilities: valuable
    • Flexible payment options: very valuable
    • Security reputation (Silicon Root of Trust): valuable
  • Saw value (ROI) from HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization within 3 – 6 months.
  • Saw improvements in the following areas with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Reduced initial setup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Reduced backup time of servers: 51-75%
    • Increased user collaboration: 26-50%
    • Reduced solution deployment and management costs: 26-50%
    • Decreased recovery time of VMs: more than 75%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Tata Consultancy Services

Introduction

This case study of Tata Consultancy Services is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy means faster deployment with image streamer, easier management with OneView, and profile-based deployment makes the administration much easier.”

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
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
    • Microsoft Azure
    • HPE BladeSystem

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following application workload/s with HPE Synergy:
    • A Private/ Hybrid Cloud (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundation, RedHat OpenStack)
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
    • 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: 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 smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Best HPE Synergy features when deployed through the HPE GreenLake model (an as-a-service offering):
    • The pay-per-use ability
    • The usage metering dashboard
    • Joint capacity planning – add capacity ahead of need
    • An assigned account team
  • 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
    • Superior TCO

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 hour – 1 day
    • 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%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 26-50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: >50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: >50%
    • Infrastructure management: >50%
    • Provisioning times: >50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Nakheel

Introduction

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

“HPE Synergy gives us the computing power needed for modern and legacy applications along with faster and easier expansions.”

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
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • An inability to integrate and scale to meet future business demands
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • HPE BladeSystem

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)
    • 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: very 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
  • 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
    • Superior TCO

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 hour – 1 day
    • 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: 11-25%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 11-25%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 11-25%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • Cost per VM: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Global Client Solutions

Introduction

This case study of Global Client Solutions is based on a May 2020 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy has allowed us to easily adapt our workloads from server to VDI which allowed us a graceful work-from-home transition during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • Cisco UCS

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)
  • 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: valuable
    • Simplified daily operations with automated infrastructure increasing productivity and control across the data center: very valuable
    • Developer-friendly infrastructure enabling faster and smarter deployment of apps and services: very valuable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric

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 perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 11-25%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 26-50%
    • Reduction in time provision or re-provision storage
      (D3940, 3PAR, Primera or Nimble Storage): 26-50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 26% to 50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%

HPE's virtualization solution Case Study

Large Enterprise Consumer Products Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise consumer products company is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE’s virtualization solution customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HPE’s virtualization solution, we have consolidated our older servers allowing us to enable faster backups and easily expand as our needs grow.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates how critical the following requirements are for using HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    **The ability to quickly manage server utilization: business-critical
    • The ability to quickly manage applications and resources: business-critical
    • Accelerating digital transformation: business-critical

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE’s virtualization solution that the surveyed company uses:

  • Manages the following applications with HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Databases
    • Microsoft Exchange or other mail servers
    • Active Directory
  • Uses the following Hypervisors:
    • VMware® ESXi™
  • Is is running 11-50 VMs.
  • Is using more than 2TB with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Ease of deployment (iLO management, Rapid Setup Software): very valuable
    • Hybrid cloud capabilities: valuable
    • Flexible payment options: valuable
    • Security reputation (Silicon Root of Trust): very valuable
  • Saw value (ROI) from HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization within 3 – 6 months.
  • Saw improvements in the following areas with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Reduced initial setup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Reduced backup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Increased user collaboration: 51-75%
    • Reduced solution deployment and management costs: more than 75%
    • Decreased recovery time of VMs: more than 75%

HPE's virtualization solution Case Study

Bartlett Brainard Eacott

Introduction

This case study of Bartlett Brainard Eacott is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE’s virtualization solution customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization is flexible in deploying new servers for testing and production. Backup times are 20% of what they used to be.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates how critical the following requirements are for using HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • The ability to quickly manage server utilization: critical
    • The ability to quickly manage applications and resources: critical

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE’s virtualization solution that the surveyed company uses:

  • Manages the following applications with HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Databases
    • Microsoft Exchange or other mail servers
    • Financial accounting applications
  • Uses the following Hypervisors:
    • VMware® ESXi™
  • Is is running 1-10 VMs.
  • Is using more than 2TB with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE’s virtualization solution:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Ease of deployment (iLO management, Rapid Setup Software): very valuable
    • Hybrid cloud capabilities: valuable
    • Security reputation (Silicon Root of Trust): very valuable
  • Saw improvements in the following areas with their HPE Small Business Solutions for Virtualization:
    • Reduced initial setup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Reduced backup time of servers: more than 75%
    • Reduced solution deployment and management costs: 51-75%
    • Decreased recovery time of VMs: 51-75%

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions Case Study

Sorø Kommune

Introduction

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

“The need for fast reads on all data just pushed us in this direction. HPE Nimble Storage All-Flash Array is better, faster and more space-efficient than the C1000 we have.”

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 a simpler user experience across all aspects of the storage lifecycle
    • Need to predict and prevent problems across the entire infrastructure stack
    • 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 All Flash Array solutions that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Server virtualization
  • HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays was chosen over or replaced the following solutions:

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: 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
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and high data integrity) is best in class
    • Nimble Storage is easier to buy, install, provision, operate, and upgrade
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
  • 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): valuable
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data: valuable
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability: valuable
    • Integrated data protection and replication: valuable
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup: valuable

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array solutions Case Study

Rohde & Schwarz

Introduction

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

“After moving to HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Array we cut downtime to deploy additional volumes and increase existing ones to a minimum so that we have more time to do important stuff.”

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
    • 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 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 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
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
  • HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays was chosen over or replaced the following solutions:
    • NetApp: was chosen over

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): 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: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: 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
    • 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% to 51%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): >75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 75% to 51%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: 50% to 26%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 25% to 1%
    • Improved their cost per performance: 50% to 26%
    • Reduction in operational expenses: 50% to 26%
    • Reduction in support tickets: 75% to 51%
    • Reduction in time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 75% to 51%
    • Optimized cost per TB: 50% to 26%

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Takeform Architectural Graphics

Introduction

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

“Through the use of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays, we are able to reduce the cost per TB of storage and get the benefit of Flash speed.”

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 non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience

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:
    • 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
    • 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: valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very 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: 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: 26-50%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 26-50%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 26-50%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per performance: 26-50%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 1-25%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 51-75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 1-25%
  • Values the following HPE Nimble Storage dHCI’s capabilities:
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Crossflight

Introduction

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

“We were able to move from all disk to HPE Nimble Adaptive flash with a simple storage vMotion request and doubled our application throughput.”

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
    • 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
    • Predictive analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability and industry leading data integrity)

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
    • 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
    • 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: 1-25%
    • Storage provisioning: 26-50%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26-50%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 26-50%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 51-75%
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 1-25%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 1-25%
    • Reduced support tickets: 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)
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Yoox Net-A-Porter

Introduction

This case study of Yoox Net-A-Porter is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays have allowed us to expand our environment larger than the restrictions set by previous technology that was installed.”

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 non-disruptive platform upgrades and a subscription-like ownership experience

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:
    • CIFS shares
  • 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 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: 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
    • 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: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: 26-50%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26-50%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 26-50%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 26-50%
  • 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: 1-25%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 51-75%
    • 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)
    • Guaranteed 6-nines storage availability
    • Integrated data protection and replication
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Universal Alloy Corporation

Introduction

This case study of Universal Alloy Corporation 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 Array has allowed me time to give back to the business to address other pressing issues.”

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 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
  • HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • 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: very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: 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: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 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%
    • Reduced support tickets: 51-75%
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 51-75%

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

KT Húsið

Introduction

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

“We turned HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays on, entered IP addresses and never had to think about it again.”

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
    • 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
    • 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: 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: 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: very valuable
  • Made improvements in the following metrics related to administrative tasks since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved cost per capacity: 51-75%
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: 1-25%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 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
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Strehlow

Introduction

This case study of Strehlow 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 are much more capacity efficient, get higher IOPS for our applications at nearly no read latency at all.”

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:
    • VDI
    • typical Windows Server Workloads
  • 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): valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: 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: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: 75%+
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 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%
    • Increased managed capacity per admin: 75%+
    • Reduced time spent resolving storage-related support tickets: 26-50%

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

TS Computer ApS

Introduction

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

“We don’t need to think about if the HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ capacity in each server is great enough. It has raised the IOPS performance on all systems dramatically.”

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
    • Development and testing
    • 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
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): 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: 26-50%
    • Storage provisioning: 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: 75%+
    • Improved cost per performance: 75%+
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 75%+
    • Reduced support tickets: 51-75%
    • 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
    • Integrated data protection and replication
    • 15 minutes rack-to-apps setup

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Gestione Rischi Holding di Partecipazione

Introduction

This case study of Gestione Rischi Holding di Partecipazione is based on an April 2020 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Through the distribution of HPE Nimble Adaptive Flash Arrays, we have gone from a previous storage system consisting of 4 different storage systems to 1 single storage with superior performance, space, and 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
    • 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
    • Development and testing
    • ECommerce
    • Web hosting
    • 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
    • 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%+
    • 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 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

East Nicolaus Joint Union School District

Introduction

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

“We moved ALL our storage requirements into our HPE Nimble Adaptive Flash Array. We leverage a variety of use cases, VM Storage, Security Cam Database, SIS Databases, File Storage. We gain ‘snapshot confidence’ in addition to the energy savings by consolidating 4 storage machines into one unit.”

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:
    • 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 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
    • 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: 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 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: 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:
    • Problem prevention through predictive analytics (HPE InfoSight)
    • Ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures with no effect on performance or data
    • Integrated data protection and replication

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Austin Retina Associates

Introduction

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

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

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:
    • Back-up and replication
    • Database
    • Medical imaging
  • 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

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%+



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