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HPE Synergy Case Study

Edmonton Catholic School Division

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Superdome Flex servers Case Study

Global 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

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

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

SumTotal Systems

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Pleiades Tecnologia

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Data migration
    • Test/Dev and QA
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • VDI
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: extremely valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by >75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): very satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Abba Technologies

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications
    • Data migration
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Ticket Management
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): very satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

USS-POSCO Industries

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • E-Commerce
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value within 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE Synergy Case Study

MVideo

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

San Marcos Unified School District

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure led to an overall platform review.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data migration
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Stoneware
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Small Business Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business professional services company is based on a January 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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

Challenges

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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure led to an overall platform review.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
    • Production applications
    • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • Oracle
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: highly valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): very satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Large Enterprise Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise retail company is based on a January 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure led to an overall platform review.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI
    • SAP
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: extremely valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value within 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): very satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a trained customer: very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): very satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a January 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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

Challenges

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

  • Selected HPE SimpliVity because a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure led to an overall platform review.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
    • Production applications
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 200:1 to 300:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value within 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): very satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: very satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Stiftung Wagerenhof

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • VDI
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by >75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: more than 1 month
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value within 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a trained customer: satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Large Enterprise Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise retail company is based on a January 2020 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: extremely valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • After using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
  • Saw value within 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyper-converged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable
  • Rates their satisfaction based on their support experience based on how the outcome addressed their business need:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by a partner: satisfied
    • Support experience with software upgrades (hypervisor and/or OmniStack s/w): satisfied
    • Support experience with a majority of cases and incidents with HPE SimpliVity: very satisfied
    • Support experience relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: very satisfied

HPE Edgeline Solutions Case Study

Six Sq

Introduction

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

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

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

HPE Edgeline Solutions Case Study

Fortune 500 Computer Hardware Company

Introduction

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

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

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

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Meeza

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

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

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Encodan

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

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

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Light Iron

Introduction

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

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

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

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

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Muehlbauer

Introduction

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

“HPE tape storage helps us store easily data for long period and secure "

Challenges

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

  • Uses HPE StoreEver products to address the:
    • Need to retain an archived (offline) copy of data for long-term retention purposes (compliance, GDPR, protection against ransomware etc.)
    • Need to retain an active copy of data on the network for access by multiple users when necessary (active archive scenarios).

Use Case

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

  • Using the following alongside HPE StoreEver in their backup and/or archive strategy:
    • Purpose Built Backup Appliance (secondary disk storage arrays)
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • Databases

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • no additional charges for increasing slot availability: valuable
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • advanced management software features: valuable
    • ability to reuse automation tape drives in multiple HPE StoreEver hardware devices: valuable
    • service and support offerings: very valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: very valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: very valuable
    • ability to store data for up to 30 years, for as little as $0.003 per GB: valuable
    • reducing the impact on the environment by lowering energy/power/ cooling costs: very valuable
    • improve cloud reliability and data security with added tape tier: valuable
    • portability and transfer of data: very valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: valuable
    • ability to re-use MSL drives in multiple libraries: very valuable
    • backwards compatibility of drives: very valuable

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE StoreEver customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The HPE tape system answers our needs perfectly for this type of long-term storage and gets the job done within the time constraints of our backup window.”

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

  • Using the following alongside HPE StoreEver in their backup and/or archive strategy:
    • VEEAM Replication
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • Databases
    • MS Office file data
    • CAD File Servers

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • no additional charges for increasing slot availability: very valuable
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • advanced management software features: valuable
    • Service and support offerings: very valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: very valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: very valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: valuable
    • ability to store data for up to 30 years, for as little as $0.003 per GB: valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: very valuable

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Oil States International, Inc.

Introduction

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

“HPE StoreEver systems have proven to be reliable and durable. The library runs very efficiently and the only real maintenance is tape head cleaning.”

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • no additional charges for increasing slot availability: very valuable
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • advanced management software features: very valuable
    • ability to reuse automation tape drives in multiple HPE StoreEver hardware devices: very valuable
    • service and support offerings: very valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: very valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: very valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: valuable
    • ability to store data for up to 30 years, for as little as $0.003 per GB: valuable
    • reducing the impact on the environment by lowering energy/power/ cooling costs: valuable
    • improve cloud reliability and data security with added tape tier: valuable
    • portability and transfer of data: very valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: very valuable
    • ability to re-use MSL drives in multiple libraries: very valuable
    • backwards compatibility of drives: very valuable

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Large Enterprise Environmental Services & Equipment Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise environmental services & equipment company is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE StoreEver customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The reliability and quality of the devices, associated with adequate assistance are the strongest points of HPE products”

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

  • Using the following alongside HPE StoreEver in their backup and/or archive strategy:
    • Flash storage (primary storage arrays)
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • Databases
    • MS Office file data

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • advanced management software features: valuable
    • ability to reuse automation tape drives in multiple HPE StoreEver hardware devices: valuable
    • service and support offerings: very valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: valuable
    • reducing the impact on the environment by lowering energy/power/ cooling costs: very valuable
    • improve cloud reliability and data security with added tape tier: valuable
    • portability and transfer of data: valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: very valuable
    • ability to re-use MSL drives in multiple libraries: valuable
    • backwards compatibility of drives: valuable
  • Achieved more than 50% TCO savings with their HPE StoreEver solution.

HPE StoreEver Case Study

Small Business Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business health care company is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE StoreEver customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

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

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

Use Case

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

  • Using the following alongside HPE StoreEver in their backup and/or archive strategy:
    • Purpose Built Backup Appliance (secondary disk storage arrays)
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • VM images

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • service and support offerings: valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: very valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: very valuable
    • ability to store data for up to 30 years, for as little as $0.003 per GB: valuable
    • reducing the impact on the environment by lowering energy/power/ cooling costs: valuable
    • improve cloud reliability and data security with added tape tier: not valuable
    • portability and transfer of data: valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: valuable
    • ability to re-use MSL drives in multiple libraries: not valuable
    • backwards compatibility of drives: valuable

HPE Synergy Case Study

Shinhanlife It

Introduction

This case study of shinhanlife it is based on an October 2019 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

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

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
    • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in reactive fire-fighting mode
    • Inability to react quickly enough to the business needs

Use Case

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

  • Uses or plans to use the following application workload with HPE Synergy:
    • Traditional enterprise applications
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • fluid pool of resources (which avoid over-provisioning of hardware): valuable
    • ability to provision and re-provision infrastructure quickly to meet ongoing needs of the business: valuable
    • ability to deploy OS/application stacks in just a few clicks: valuable
    • ability to simplify daily IT operational tasks: very valuable
    • ability to treat infrastructure as code (allowing internal SW development teams to deploy infrastructure quickly using DevOps tools): valuable
  • HPE Synergy was chosen over or replaced the following vendor solutions:
    • HPE Servers/Blades
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • HPE Synergy’s new design has the best ability to support future technologies and scale that they require ( storage & network bandwidth)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE NonStop Systems Case Study

Global 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 automotive & transport company is based on an October 2019 survey of HPE NonStop Systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

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

  • The following requirements are best addressed by HPE NonStop systems:
    • Need for 100% fault tolerance and 100% availability of business-critical applications
    • Ability to scale efficiently and predictably
    • Need for extreme performance and reliability
    • Need for extreme data and transaction integrity

Use Case

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

  • Supports these workload/ applications with their HPE NonStop systems support:
    • order management and production control
  • Rates the following rates HPE NonStop servers capabilities:
    • 100% Fault tolerance: very valuable
    • massive scalability with no loss of efficiency: valuable
    • extreme performance: valuable
    • highly secure, proven and stable platform: valuable
    • very scalable, efficient and integrated RDBMs: very valuable
    • business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capabilities: very valuable
    • highly integrated Software stack: valuable
    • large workload performance: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE NonStop Systems:

  • Saw the following improvements as a result of HPE NonStop servers:
    • improvement in data/transactions processing time: 51- 75%
    • improvement in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: 51- 75%
    • increase in speed (in transactions per second – tps): 51- 75%
    • reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) (system consolidation, licensing savings, maintenance savings etc.): 26- 50%
  • Differentiates HPE NonStop servers from similar solutions offered in the market by it’s:
    • 100% Fault tolerance (NonStop systems are rated Availability Level 4 (AL4), highest rating by IDC)
    • Massive and near-Linear Scalability from 2 to 4000 nodes (MPP architecture)
    • Proven, Stable and highly secure platform for Mission-Critical applications
    • Tightly integrated hardware and software
  • Chose HPE NonStop X servers for it’s:
    • Infrastructure refresh/capacity upgrade
    • Data center modernization/consolidation
    • Move to the platform/architecture for future innovation and growth
  • Saw the following improvements by using HPE NonStop X servers:
    • reduction in Application/system downtime: greater than 75%
    • reduction in transaction processing time: 26- 50%
    • increase in System capacity (memory, compute power): 51- 75%
    • reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): 51- 75%
  • Rates the following with regards to HPE NonStop X servers:
    • standards-based, modular design with Intel x86 processors: very Valuable
    • industry-standard and ultra-fast InfiniBand based system-interconnect: valuable
    • high performance with one of the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in its class: very Valuable
    • software implementation with highly integrated software stack with own OS, security, database, management, middleware, and development tools: very Valuable
    • seamless and low-latency connectivity with Linux based applications: valuable
    • platform innovation with HPE Virtualized NonStop and integration with latest technologies: valuable
    • long term roadmap commitment: very Valuable

HPE NonStop Systems Case Study

Global 500 Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 retail company is based on an October 2019 survey of HPE NonStop Systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

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

  • The following requirements are best addressed by HPE NonStop systems:
    • Need for 100% fault tolerance and 100% availability of business-critical applications
    • Ability to scale efficiently and predictably
    • Need for highest levels of security and compliance
    • Need for extreme performance and reliability
    • Need for extreme data and transaction integrity

Use Case

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

  • Supports these workload/ applications with their HPE NonStop systems support:
    • Finance application: Payments processing
    • Sales Data Capture for large retailer support receipt lookup/returns at any store. Gift card applications.
  • Rates the following rates HPE NonStop servers capabilities:
    • 100% Fault tolerance: very valuable
    • massive scalability with no loss of efficiency: very valuable
    • extreme performance: very valuable
    • highly secure, proven and stable platform: very valuable
    • very scalable, efficient and integrated RDBMs: very valuable
    • business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capabilities: very valuable
    • highly integrated Software stack: very valuable
    • large workload performance: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE NonStop Systems:

  • Saw the following improvements as a result of HPE NonStop servers:
    • improvement in system availability: greater than75%
    • improvement in data/transactions processing time: greater than75%
    • improvement in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: greater than75%
    • increase in speed (in transactions per second – tps): greater than75%
  • Differentiates HPE NonStop servers from similar solutions offered in the market by it’s:
    • 100% Fault tolerance (NonStop systems are rated Availability Level 4 (AL4), the highest rating by IDC)
    • Massive and near-Linear Scalability from 2 to 4000 nodes (MPP architecture)
    • Proven, Stable and highly secure platform for Mission-Critical applications
    • Tightly integrated hardware and software
  • Chose HPE NonStop X servers for it’s:
    • Infrastructure refresh/capacity upgrade
    • Move to industry-standard infrastructure with better economics and NonStop fundamentals of availability, scalability, and reliability
  • Rates the following with regards to HPE NonStop X servers:
    • industry-standard and ultra-fast InfiniBand based system-interconnect: very Valuable
    • high performance with one of the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in its class: very Valuable
    • software implementation with highly integrated software stack with own OS, security, database, management, middleware, and development tools: very Valuable

HPE NonStop Systems Case Study

Xypro

Introduction

This case study of XYPRO is based on an October 2019 survey of HPE NonStop Systems customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Supporting an enterprise that requires 100% availability while performing 300,000 requests/second simply could not be accomplished on any other platform.

If we did find another way, we could never accomplish it with a single-digit headcount as we have with HPE NonStop."

Challenges

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

  • The following requirements are best addressed by HPE NonStop systems:
    • Need for 100% fault tolerance and 100% availability of business-critical applications
    • Ability to scale efficiently and predictably
    • Need for highest levels of security and compliance
    • Need for extreme performance and reliability
    • Need for extreme data and transaction integrity

Use Case

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

  • Supports these workload/ applications with their HPE NonStop systems support:
    • Development
  • Rates the following rates HPE NonStop servers capabilities:
    • 100% Fault tolerance: very valuable
    • massive scalability with no loss of efficiency: very valuable
    • extreme performance: very valuable
    • highly secure, proven and stable platform: very valuable
    • very scalable, efficient and integrated RDBMs: very valuable
    • business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capabilities: very valuable
    • highly integrated Software stack: very valuable
    • large workload performance: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE NonStop Systems:

  • Saw the following improvements as a result of HPE NonStop servers:
    • improvement in system availability: greater than75%
    • improvement in data/transactions processing time: greater than75%
    • improvement in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: greater than75%
    • increase in speed (in transactions per second – tps): greater than75%
    • reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) (system consolidation, licensing savings, maintenance savings etc.): greater than75%
  • Differentiates HPE NonStop servers from similar solutions offered in the market by it’s:
    • 100% Fault tolerance (NonStop systems are rated Availability Level 4 (AL4), highest rating by IDC)
  • Chose HPE NonStop X servers for it’s:
    • Infrastructure refresh/capacity upgrade
  • Saw the following improvements by using HPE NonStop X servers:
    • reduction in Application/system downtime: greater than 75%
    • reduction in transaction processing time: greater than 75%
    • increase in System capacity (memory, compute power): greater than 75%
    • reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): greater than 75%
  • Rates the following with regards to HPE NonStop X servers:
    • standards-based, modular design with Intel x86 processors: valuable
    • industry-standard and ultra-fast InfiniBand based system-interconnect: very Valuable
    • high performance with one of the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in its class: very Valuable
    • software implementation with highly integrated software stack with own OS, security, database, management, middleware, and development tools: valuable
    • seamless and low-latency connectivity with Linux based applications: least Valuable
    • long term roadmap commitment: very Valuable

HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA Case Study

Ministry of Finance KSA

Introduction

This case study of Ministry of Finance KSA is based on an October 2019 survey of HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA:

  • Had these challenges in their SAP HANA environment that has been best addressed by HPE mission-critical solutions:
    • Insufficient performance to meet their company demands for transactions and real-time analytics
    • Demand for the capacity to meet growing business expectations an or need of consolidation databases to eliminate silos
    • Costly downtime (planned and unplanned) disrupting critical business operations and putting at stake business continuity and reputation
    • Unsatisfactory level of integration of their database server platform with their current environment
    • Costly system maintenance and updates

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA that the surveyed company uses:

  • HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA is deployed on-premise.
  • Has the following running on their HPE mission-critical server platform:
    • SAP S/4HANA / SAP BW/4HANA

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA:

  • Rates the following HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP’s capabilities:
    • Comprehensive portfolio of server solutions giving the flexibility of choice: very valuable
    • High performance across all types and sizes of SAP HANA workloads: very valuable
    • System scalability that equips environments of all sizes and scale-up efficiency: very valuable
    • Highest levels of availability and extreme RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability) features: very valuable
    • Flexible growth, reconfiguration or flexibility in integration with other systems: very valuable
    • Solutions minimizing capital expenditures at deployment and operating costs in the production phase: very valuable
  • Saw the following improvements since using HPE MIssion-Critical Solutions for SAP:
    • Improvement in performance (reduction in data analysis/transactions processing time): greater than 75%
    • Increase in capacity ( compute, memory) to support growth: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in system downtime to ensure business continuity: greater than 75%
  • HPE solutions for SAP HANA differentiates from solutions offered in the market by other vendors from it’s:
    • Vast experience to help achieve their business objectives
    • Broad infrastructure portfolio to meet their specific needs
    • HPE Pointnext Services for every stage of their migration journey

HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA Case Study

Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer software company is based on an October 2019 survey of HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA:

  • Had these challenges in their SAP HANA environment that has been best addressed by HPE mission-critical solutions:
    • Demand for the capacity to meet growing business expectations an or need of consolidation databases to eliminate silos
    • Costly downtime (planned and unplanned) disrupting critical business operations and putting at stake business continuity and reputation

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA that the surveyed company uses:

  • HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA is deployed implemented as a hybrid cloud solution.
  • Has the following running on their HPE mission-critical server platform:
    • SAP S/4HANA / SAP BW/4HANA
    • SAP Business Suite on HANA /SAP Business Warehouse on HANA

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP HANA:

  • Rates the following HPE mission-critical solutions for SAP’s capabilities:
    • Comprehensive portfolio of server solutions giving the flexibility of choice: very valuable
    • High performance across all types and sizes of SAP HANA workloads: very valuable
    • System scalability that equips environments of all sizes and scale-up efficiency: very valuable
    • Highest levels of availability and extreme RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability) features: very valuable
    • Flexible growth, reconfiguration or flexibility in integration with other systems: very valuable
    • Solutions minimizing capital expenditures at deployment and operating costs in the production phase: very valuable
  • Saw the following improvements since using HPE MIssion-Critical Solutions for SAP:
    • Improvement in performance (reduction in data analysis/transactions processing time): greater than 75%
    • Increase in capacity ( compute, memory) to support growth: greater than 75%
    • Reduction in system downtime to ensure business continuity: greater than 75%
  • HPE solutions for SAP HANA differentiates from solutions offered in the market by other vendors from it’s:
    • Vast experience to help achieve their business objectives
    • Broad infrastructure portfolio to meet their specific needs
    • HPE Pointnext Services for every stage of their migration journey
  • Rates these products as a part of other HPE products or services included as part of their HPE solutions for SAP HANA:
    • HPE Serviceguard for Linux – a part of the Near-Zero Downtime solution: very valuable
    • HPE Workload Aware Security for Linux – security compliance software: very valuable
    • HPE GreenLake – bringing a public cloud experience in the privacy of own data center: very valuable

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage Case Study

Syntax Systems GmbH&Co.Kg

Introduction

This case study of Syntax Systems GmbH&Co.KG is based on a September 2019 survey of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“As a global service provider, we need to make sure that we provide our customers with the most reliable and performant infrastructure platform – 24×7×365. By using HPE 3PAR Storage and Server technology together with Datacenter Care support, we are able to meet our customer’s expectations and fulfill the agreed service levels. With the HPE account and support team, we have a trusted partner that is proactively engaged and interested in our needs to create benefits for today and the future.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following issues with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • Performance issues and errors that were requiring too much time to be spent on administrative tasks (OPEX)
    • High risks related to unplanned (stability and reliability issues) or planned (upgrades) downtime.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage system:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • Hosting/service providers
    • Virtualized Environments (VMware, HyperV, AIX VIO)
  • Deployed the following solutions in conjunction with their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • VMware
    • Microsoft Hyper V
    • Openstack
    • Citrix
    • SAP HANA
    • IBM AIX Virtualization
  • Chose HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage over other vendors, like Dell EMC or Netapp, because:
    • HPE 3PAR offers superior performance, improved reliability, and is easier to use than competitive solutions

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage capabilities:
    • high performance: very valuable
    • high stability: very valuable
    • ability to scale: very valuable
    • application-level data snapshotting: valuable
    • disaster avoidance with advanced replication and application transparent failover: very valuable
  • Reduced the time to perform administrative tasks with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • performance troubleshooting: 26-50%
    • capacity planning/design: 26-50%
    • provisioning upgrades: 26-50%
    • responding to customer requests: 26-50%
  • Improved the following since using HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • improved their ability to consistently predict performance with sub-millisecond latency: 51-75%
    • reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 51-75%
    • improved capacity management per admin: 51-75%
    • reduced unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: >75%



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