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HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Seyer Industries Inc

Introduction

This case study of Seyer Industries is based on a February 2019 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Nimble we are now seeing lower latency and faster overall performance. I actually had people coming to me asking if we had done something with the servers because they were so fast. "

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Need for cost-effective storage
    • Need for high performance

Use Case

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

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Big data / analytics
    • Database workloads
    • ERP, File Storage
  • Using the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Microsoft apps
    • VMware
    • File Storage (back-end)
    • Oracle

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
  • Identifies the following as HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • “All-flash” like performance at a lower cost than other similar offerings
    • Predictive Analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability)
  • Improved 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): 51-75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: >75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: >75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the cost per capacity: 26-50%
    • Improved the cost per performance: >75%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: >75%
    • Increased the managed capacity per admin: >75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: >75%

HPE Proactive Care Case Study

Small Business Electronics Company

Introduction

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

“We needed to reduce our downtime and HPE Proactive Care helped us with that.”

Challenges

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

  • Overcame the following key IT challenges after switching to HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The inability to quickly resolve problems when they occur

Use Case

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

  • Confirmed that the following aspects of their IT infrastructure are covered by HPE Proactive Care support:
    • Composable / Converged Systems: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
    • Servers: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
    • Storage: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
  • Level of value of the following HPE Proactive Care support features:
    • Automated issue logging (case submission) for connected devices: very valuable
    • Access to current Firmware and Software recommendations from the FW/SW version report: very valuable
    • Health recommendations from the Proactive Scan report: very valuable
    • Discussions with Technical Account Managers: very valuable
  • Level of importance of the following drivers that led them to purchase HPE Proactive Care support services:
    • Superior call experience: very important
    • Superior onsite support experience: very important
    • Access to firmware and best practice recommendations: very important
    • Low hardware failures: very important

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Proactive Care:

  • Values the following in their experience with HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The ability to call support to quickly resolve problems
    • The fast connection to a technical expert via online chat
    • Regular conversations with experts who provide insights on technologies
    • The ability to directly ask questions on product usage and configuration
    • ASM
  • Level of reduction in the following metrics by using Proactive Care support:
    • Reduction in hardware failure: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in operational costs: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in downtime and outages: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in time to comply with regulatory requirements: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in time to do mundane operational tasks: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in time to resolve IT issues: greater than 50%
  • Level of agreement with the following statements about HPE Proactive Care support:
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help them resolve problems quickly: strongly agree
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help prevent issues before they occur: strongly agree

HPE Proactive Care Case Study

Large Enterprise Government Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise government company is based on a May 2019 survey of HPE Proactive Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Proactive Care es un servicio proactivo que ayuda minimizar downtime de nuestra infraestructura.”

Challenges

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

  • Overcame the following key IT challenges after switching to HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The inability to quickly resolve problems when they occur
    • A lack of expertise to update, upgrade, patch IT devices
    • The inability to prevent hardware/software issues

Use Case

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

  • Confirmed that the following aspects of their IT infrastructure are covered by HPE Proactive Care support:
    • Servers: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
    • Storage: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
  • Level of value of the following HPE Proactive Care support features:
    • Access to HPE advanced expertise and solution specialists: very valuable
    • Start to finish case ownership by technical solution specialists: very valuable
    • Automated issue logging (case submission) for connected devices: very valuable
    • Access to current Firmware and Software recommendations from the FW/SW version report: very valuable
    • Health recommendations from the Proactive Scan report: very valuable
    • Discussions with Technical Account Managers: very valuable
  • Level of importance of the following drivers that led them to purchase HPE Proactive Care support services:
    • Superior call experience: very important
    • Superior onsite support experience: very important
    • Access to firmware and best practice recommendations: very important
    • Low hardware failures: very important

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Proactive Care:

  • Values the following in their experience with HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The ability to call support to quickly resolve problems
    • The fast connection to a technical expert via online chat
  • Level of reduction in the following metrics by using Proactive Care support:
    • Reduction in hardware failure: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in downtime and outages: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in time to do mundane operational tasks: greater than 50%
  • Level of agreement with the following statements about HPE Proactive Care support:
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help them resolve problems quickly: strongly agree
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help prevent issues before they occur: strongly agree

HPE Proactive Care Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on a June 2019 survey of HPE Proactive Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Proactive Care is very a responsive support and it gives us peace of mind.”

Challenges

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

  • Overcame the following key IT challenges after switching to HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The inability to quickly resolve problems when they occur
    • The inability to prevent hardware/software issues
    • Unplanned downtime

Use Case

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

  • Confirmed that the following aspects of their IT infrastructure are covered by HPE Proactive Care support:
    • Composable / Converged Systems: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
    • Servers: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
    • Storage: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
    • Software: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
  • Level of value of the following HPE Proactive Care support features:
    • Access to HPE advanced expertise and solution specialists: very valuable
    • Start to finish case ownership by technical solution specialists: very valuable
    • Automated issue logging (case submission) for connected devices: very valuable
    • Access to current Firmware and Software recommendations from the FW/SW version report: very valuable
    • Health recommendations from the Proactive Scan report: very valuable
    • Discussions with Technical Account Managers: very valuable
  • Level of importance of the following drivers that led them to purchase HPE Proactive Care support services:
    • Superior call experience: very important
    • Superior onsite support experience: very important
    • Access to firmware and best practice recommendations: very important
    • Low hardware failures: important

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Proactive Care:

  • Values the following in their experience with HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The ability to call support to quickly resolve problems
    • The fast connection to a technical expert via online chat
    • A library of videos which provide best practices and technical insights
    • A community forum where they can directly ask HPE questions and get peer feedback
    • Regular conversations with experts who provide insights on technologies
    • The ability to directly ask questions on product usage and configuration
  • Level of reduction in the following metrics by using Proactive Care support:
    • Reduction in hardware failure: 10% to 50%
    • Reduction in operational costs: 10% to 50%
    • Reduction in downtime and outages: 10% to 50%
    • Reduction in time to comply with regulatory requirements: 10% to 50%
    • Reduction in time to do mundane operational tasks: 10% to 50%
    • Reduction in time to resolve IT issues: 10% to 50%
  • Level of agreement with the following statements about HPE Proactive Care support:
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help them resolve problems quickly: strongly agree
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help prevent issues before they occur: strongly agree

HPE Proactive Care Case Study

Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

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

“HPE Proactive Care helps reduce the frequency of downtime, identify hardware failures before it is too late to intervene, generating continuity of services.”

Challenges

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

  • Overcame the following key IT challenges after switching to HPE Proactive Care support:
    • A lack of expertise to update, upgrade, patch IT devices

Use Case

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

  • Confirmed that the following aspects of their IT infrastructure are covered by HPE Proactive Care support:
    • Servers: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
    • Storage: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
  • Level of value of the following HPE Proactive Care support features:
    • Access to HPE advanced expertise and solution specialists: very valuable
    • Start to finish case ownership by technical solution specialists: very valuable
    • Automated issue logging (case submission) for connected devices: very valuable
    • Access to current Firmware and Software recommendations from the FW/SW version report: very valuable
    • Health recommendations from the Proactive Scan report: very valuable
    • Discussions with Technical Account Managers: very valuable
  • Level of importance of the following drivers that led them to purchase HPE Proactive Care support services:
    • Superior call experience: very important
    • Superior onsite support experience: very important
    • Access to firmware and best practice recommendations: very important
    • Low hardware failures: very important

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Proactive Care:

  • Values the following in their experience with HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The ability to call support to quickly resolve problems
    • The fast connection to a technical expert via online chat
    • A library of videos which provide best practices and technical insights
    • The ability to directly ask questions on product usage and configuration
  • Level of reduction in the following metrics by using Proactive Care support:
    • Reduction in hardware failure: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in downtime and outages: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in time to do mundane operational tasks: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in time to resolve IT issues: greater than 50%
  • Level of agreement with the following statements about HPE Proactive Care support:
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help prevent issues before they occur: strongly agree

HPE Proactive Care Case Study

Open Technologies Ltd.

Introduction

This case study of Open Technologies Ltd. is based on a May 2019 survey of HPE Proactive Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Proactive Care helps us support our business continuity.”

Challenges

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

  • Overcame the following key IT challenges after switching to HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The inability to prevent hardware/software issues
    • The inability to meet SLAs
    • Unplanned downtime

Use Case

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

  • Confirmed that the following aspects of their IT infrastructure are covered by HPE Proactive Care support:
    • Servers: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
    • Storage: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
    • Networking: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
  • Level of value of the following HPE Proactive Care support features:
    • Access to HPE advanced expertise and solution specialists: very valuable
    • Start to finish case ownership by technical solution specialists: valuable
    • Automated issue logging (case submission) for connected devices: very valuable
    • Access to current Firmware and Software recommendations from the FW/SW version report: very valuable
    • Health recommendations from the Proactive Scan report: valuable
    • Discussions with Technical Account Managers: valuable
  • Level of importance of the following drivers that led them to purchase HPE Proactive Care support services:
    • Superior call experience: very important
    • Superior onsite support experience: important
    • Access to firmware and best practice recommendations: very important
    • Low hardware failures: very important

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Proactive Care:

  • Values the following in their experience with HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The ability to call support to quickly resolve problems
    • The fast connection to a technical expert via online chat
    • A library of videos which provide best practices and technical insights
    • A community forum where they can directly ask HPE questions and get peer feedback
  • Level of reduction in the following metrics by using Proactive Care support:
    • Reduction in operational costs: 10% to 50%
    • Reduction in time to comply with regulatory requirements: 10% to 50%
    • Reduction in time to resolve IT issues: greater than 50%
  • Level of agreement with the following statements about HPE Proactive Care support:
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help them resolve problems quickly: strongly agree
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help prevent issues before they occur: agree

HPE Proactive Care Case Study

Bank Central Asia

Introduction

This case study of Bank Central Asia is based on a June 2019 survey of HPE Proactive Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Proactive Care support services help us to prevent downtime.”

Challenges

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

  • Overcame the following key IT challenges after switching to HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The inability to prevent hardware/software issues

Use Case

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

  • Confirmed that the following aspects of their IT infrastructure are covered by HPE Proactive Care support:
    • Servers: covered (Connected to Insight Remote Support, InfoSight, OneView)
  • Level of value of the following HPE Proactive Care support features:
    • Access to HPE advanced expertise and solution specialists: very valuable
    • Start to finish case ownership by technical solution specialists: very valuable
    • Automated issue logging (case submission) for connected devices: very valuable
    • Access to current Firmware and Software recommendations from the FW/SW version report: very valuable
    • Health recommendations from the Proactive Scan report: very valuable
    • Discussions with Technical Account Managers: valuable
  • Level of importance of the following drivers that led them to purchase HPE Proactive Care support services:
    • Superior call experience: very important
    • Superior onsite support experience: very important
    • Access to firmware and best practice recommendations: very important
    • Low hardware failures: very important

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Proactive Care:

  • Values the following in their experience with HPE Proactive Care support:
    • The ability to call support to quickly resolve problems
    • The fast connection to a technical expert via online chat
  • Level of reduction in the following metrics by using Proactive Care support:
    • Reduction in hardware failure: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in operational costs: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in downtime and outages: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in time to comply with regulatory requirements: greater than 50%
    • Reduction in time to do mundane operational tasks : greater than 50%
    • Reduction in time to resolve IT issues: greater than 50%
  • Level of agreement with the following statements about HPE Proactive Care support:
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help them resolve problems quickly: strongly agree
    • HPE Proactive Care support services help prevent issues before they occur: strongly agree

HPE Synergy Case Study

Menarini

Introduction

This case study of Menarini is based on a May 2019 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Synergy we know that our investment is protected. Now, we will be able to grow in a seamless way and with very low impact in our current running applications.”

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
    • Data management applications (Oracle, SQL)
    • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • DevOps applications (Docker, Chef, Puppet)
    • Container 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: very 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): not 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:
    • Vendors, such as Cisco UCS, have an aging architecture with an uncertain roadmap for the future
    • Vendors, like Dell/EMC and Cisco, do not offer a true composable, unified architecture like HPE Synergy
    • HPE Synergy provides one management interface into their infrastructure as opposed to the multiple tools required by vendors like Cisco or Dell/EMC
    • HPE Synergy templates allow them to deploy infrastructure faster than what they could do with Cisco UCS service profiles or Dell EMC Systems
    • 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:

  • Reports the time spent deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • before using HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • after using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • improved application performance: 26-50%
    • reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: more than 75%
    • reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: 51-75%
    • reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 51-75%
    • reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 26-50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Datalogic S.P.A.

Introduction

This case study of Datalogic S.p.A. is based on an April 2019 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Synergy, we are able to deliver reliable services through its built-in high availability solution.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE Synergy:
    • Overprovisioned infrastructure driving up CAPEX and poor hardware utilization
    • Inefficient IT processes with rising OPEX that are hard to control

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
    • Data management applications (Oracle, SQL)
    • Collaboration applications (Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Virtualization and VDI applications (VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • Fluid pool of resources (which avoid over-provisioning of hardware): very 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: not applicable
    • 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): not applicable
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • HPE Synergy provides one management interface into their infrastructure as opposed to the multiple tools required by vendors like Cisco or Dell/EMC
    • HPE Synergy provides a single platform for running both existing traditional applications as well as cloud application stacks
    • HPE Synergy’s new design has the best ability to support future technologies and scale that they require ( storage & network bandwidth)
    • HPE Synergy delivers superior value at an overall lower price

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Reports the time spent deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before using HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • Improved application performance: 51-75%
    • 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%

HPE Synergy Case Study

S5 Systems

Introduction

This case study of S5 Systems is based on an April 2019 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Synergy, we know we have the capacity to grow our business application with more robust features and we are ready to introduce new AI in our environment.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenge after using HPE Synergy:
    • Complex IT environment and processes with errors that keep IT staff in reactive fire-fighting mode

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:
    • High In-memory processing application
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE Synergy:
    • Fluid pool of resources (which avoid over-provisioning of hardware): very 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: very 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
  • Chose HPE Synergy over other vendors for the following reasons:
    • HPE Synergy provides one management interface into their infrastructure as opposed to the multiple tools required by vendors like Cisco or Dell/EMC
    • 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:

  • Reports the time spent deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before using HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using HPE Synergy: 1 hour – 1 day
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • Improved application performance: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time spent provisioning and re-provisioning infrastructure: 51-75%
    • Reduced the time spent deploying new operating systems and software applications: 51-75%
    • Reduced the time spent performing ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 51-75%
    • Reduced the cost per VM compared to public cloud: 1-25%
    • Reduced the time spent standing up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 1-25%

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack Case Study

Digiweb

Introduction

This case study of Digiweb is based on an April 2019 survey of HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE ProLiant for Azure Stack is designed to help organizations like us to deliver Azure services from our datacentres to our customers, and then allowing Umbrellar to deliver native Azure services from inside of New Zealand.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack:

  • Key drivers that led to deploying HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack:
    • Enabling a consistent application development environment between Azure public and on-premises Azure Stack
    • Running edge and disconnected applications
    • Running high-performance applications on premises due to latency concerns with public cloud

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack that the surveyed company uses:

  • Workloads or applications they are running on their HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack solution:
    • PaaS
    • IaaS
  • Value of the following in the selection process for the HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack solution:
    • Configuration flexibility: very valuable
    • Strong relationship/partnership between HPE and Microsoft: valuable
    • Consulting services and support: valuable
    • Security features embedded in solution: very valuable
    • HPE GreenLake FlexCapacity services: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack:

  • Level of satisfaction of the support services for HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack in the following areas:
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (remote): very satisfied
    • Support experience with initial deployment delivered by HPE (onsite): satisfied
    • experience with ordering/sizing: satisfied
  • Since deploying HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack, length of time to spin up applications for their line of business:
    • Before: more than an hour
    • After: less than an hour

HPE mission-critical servers Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer services company is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE mission-critical servers customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Superdome Flex enables us to build large-scale SAP / SAP HANA scale-up environments for our x86 customers.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Addressed the following challenges after using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Insufficient scale or performance to deal with the growth of the business and data

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE mission-critical servers that the surveyed company uses:

  • Supports the following workloads/applications with HPE mission-critical servers:
    • ERP
    • CRM
    • Business intelligence applications
    • Finance applications
  • Running the following databases on their HPE mission-critical servers:
    • SAP HANA
  • HPE mission-critical server was chosen over/replaced the following vendors:
    • Oracle/Sun: was chosen over
    • Lenovo: was chosen over
    • Dell-EMC: was chosen over
    • Cisco: was chosen over
    • other HPE servers: was chosen over
  • The following differentiates HPE mission-critical servers from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Platform RAS (reliability, availability, and serviceability) on standard hardware
    • Scalability
    • Wide range of partnership and integrations
    • High performance
    • In-memory capability to address very large problems

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE mission-critical servers:

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities provided by HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Extreme scalability: very valuable
    • Highest levels of availability: valuable
    • High memory capacity: very valuable
    • High performance: valuable
    • Simplified single-server management: valuable
    • Scale-up efficiency: very valuable
    • Standards-based design: valuable
    • Advanced memory resiliency: very valuable
    • Flexible growth or reconfiguration: valuable
    • Compute density: valuable
    • Large workload performance: valuable
  • Saw improvements in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in downtime: 26% to 50%
    • Improvements in performance (reduction in data/transactions processing time): 26% to 50%
    • Improvements in capacity (compute, memory) to support growth: 51% to 75%
  • Saw reduced costs in the following areas since using HPE mission-critical servers:
    • Reduction in costs due to standardization (moving from proprietary to standards – Unix to Linux): 26% to 50%
    • Reduction in costs through consolidation (hardware, software, support, and management): 26% to 50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Global 500 Telecommunications Equipment Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 telecommunications equipment company is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HPE Synergy we now have easy deployments with server profile templates, we can set a standard with one template and roll it out to all the other frames.”

Challenges

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

  • 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:
    • A Private/ Hybrid Cloud (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundation, RedHat OpenStack)
    • Containers / DevOps Apps (Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift)
  • 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: 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 week – 1 month
  • 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: >50%
    • Reduced the time to perform ongoing software driver and firmware updates: 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: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

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

“HPE Synergy, OneView, and API make easy to deploy any type of workloads needed and provide the necessary network and storage integration.”

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
    • 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

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)
    • Containers / DevOps Apps (Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift)
    • Software Defined Storage (vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces, Hedvig)
  • 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: >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: >50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: >50%
    • Cost per VM: >50%
    • Infrastructure management: >50%
    • Provisioning times: >50%
    • Third party software integrations: >50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an April 2019 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HPE Synergy we have reduced the footprint in the server room and it has enabled us to get more VMs on each host.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization 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

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)
    • Graphics for VDI
  • 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

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • 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: 26-50%
    • Reduced the time to stand up infrastructure by their DevOps teams: 26-50%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 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%
    • Cost per VM: >50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: >50%
    • Third party software integrations: 26% to 50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

BaoViet Bank

Introduction

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

“HPE Synergy is very simple to manage and to provisioning resources.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX

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: 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

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 week – 1 month
  • 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: 26-50%
    • 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): 11-25%
  • 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: 1% to 25%
    • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%

HPE Synergy Case Study

City of Sparks

Introduction

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

“With HPE Synergy our VMware server and desktop environment are now more reliable and more efficient than ever.”

Challenges

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

Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:

  • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX

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)

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: 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: 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: 26-50%
  • 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: >50%
  • Automation and simplified operations: 26% to 50%
  • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
  • Provisioning times: 1% to 25%
  • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Large Enterprise Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

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

“Backups are the unsung heroes of the IT world so nobody knows the impact they are making on our business by enabling us to protect the business from a true disaster. HPE StoreOnce enables us to continue going unnoticed by just doing its job.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • An inability to scale in a simple and cost-effective way

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: very valuable
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft Sharepoint
    • Windows OS
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Existing HPE customer so enabled us to have one contract

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 26-50%
    • A reduction in recovery time: 26-50%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): 51-75%
    • An increase in system availability: >75%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Medium Enterprise Beverage Company

Introduction

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

“Quicker restores with HPE StoreOnce have helped our IT Designer get needed data out for our Sales and Accounting people.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Too much time spent on administrative tasks due to performance issues and errors

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: very valuable
    • Self-service data protection enabling DBAs and app owners to back up their apps directly to StoreOnce – using native user interfaces: very valuable
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: valuable
    • Backup as a service with consumption backup as a service on/off premises: valuable
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • 4 generations HPUX based application database written in house
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Ease to deploy and use
    • Tighter integration with HPE Storage arrays (via HPE Recovery Manager Central)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 51-75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: >75%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

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

“With HPE StoreOnce we are able to back up faster and more total data with longer retention than possible with tape. Recovery times are likewise very quick compared to tape. And, the overall impact of replications is minimal due to deduplication.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • An inability to scale in a simple and cost-effective way
    • Too much time spent on administrative tasks due to performance issues and errors

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Built for the cloud with native cloud integration and backup of only unique data to the cloud: very valuable
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: valuable
    • Self-service data protection enabling DBAs and app owners to back up their apps directly to StoreOnce – using native user interfaces: valuable
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: valuable
    • Backup as a service with consumption backup as a service on/off premises: valuable
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: very valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Sharepoint
    • Medical Information System Data
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
    • Replaced another backup deduplication technology with StoreOnce
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Tighter integration with HPE Storage arrays (via HPE Recovery Manager Central)
    • We are heavily integrated with HPE hardware and support

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 51-75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: 26-50%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): >75%
    • An increase in system availability: 26-50%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Global 500 Metals & Mining Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 metals & mining company is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE StoreOnce deduplication allows us to keep more data readily available without mounting LTO tapes.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • An inability to scale in a simple and cost-effective way

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Built for the cloud with native cloud integration and backup of only unique data to the cloud: valuable
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Microsoft Exchange
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • CommVault Simpana
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Industry leading performance and capacity at lower price than competitors
    • Tighter integration with HPE Storage arrays (via HPE Recovery Manager Central)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: >75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: >75%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): >75%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Chile Grünenthal Group

Introduction

This case study of Grunenthal Chile is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE StoreOnce now we protect more data in less time, with more recovery options (versions) and we spend less time and effort on it.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • An inability to scale in a simple and cost-effective way
    • Too much time spent on administrative tasks due to performance issues and errors
    • An inability to deliver on demanding backup and recovery SLAs

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: very valuable
    • Backup as a service with consumption backup as a service on/off premises: very valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Shares/Home Directories
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Veeam
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Ease to deploy and use
    • Higher reliability
    • Flexibility (with deployment across cloud, virtual, and physical environments and wider backup app integration)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 26-50%
    • A reduction in recovery time: 26-50%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): 51-75%
    • An increase in system availability: 26-50%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Iskratel

Introduction

This case study of Iskratel, d.o.o., Kranj is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE StoreOnce helps us to protect more data in a very efficient way with better performance. With cloud integration capabilities, it also helps us to achieve an excellent disaster recovery strategy and to reduce critical business risks.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • An inability to scale in a simple and cost-effective way
    • An inability to deliver on demanding backup and recovery SLAs

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Built for the cloud with native cloud integration and backup of only unique data to the cloud: very valuable
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: very valuable
    • Self-service data protection enabling DBAs and app owners to back up their apps directly to StoreOnce – using native user interfaces: valuable
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: very valuable
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: very valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Microsoft Sharepoint
    • SAP
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 51-75%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): >75%
    • An increase in system availability: 26-50%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Titan Company Limited

Introduction

This case study of Titan Company Limited is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“When we were impacted with ransomware attack, HPE StoreOnce backups helped us recover the infected VMs to continue running the business without any issues.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Too much time spent on administrative tasks due to performance issues and errors
    • An inability to deliver on demanding backup and recovery SLAs

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: very valuable
    • Self-service data protection enabling DBAs and app owners to back up their apps directly to StoreOnce – using native user interfaces: very valuable
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
    • Backup as a service with consumption backup as a service on/off premises: very valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • File Shares/Home Directories
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Replaced all their tape backups with StoreOnce
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Ease to deploy and use
    • HPE

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: >75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: >75%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): >75%
    • An increase in system availability: >75%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

BBVA Securities Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Bbva Securities Inc. is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With StoreOnce we are able to protect more data, faster.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • An inability to deliver on demanding backup and recovery SLAs

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: valuable
    • Backup as a service with consumption backup as a service on/off premises: very valuable
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: very valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Microsoft Exchange
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • ARCserve
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Replaced all their tape backups with StoreOnce
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Industry-leading performance and capacity at a lower price than competitors
    • Tighter integration with HPE Storage arrays (via HPE Recovery Manager Central)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: >75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: >75%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): 51-75%
    • An increase in system availability: 51-75%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Omni Surgery Center

Introduction

This case study of Omni Surgery Center is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE StoreOnce allowed us to deploy an Enterprise level backup system to our small business and increased our ability to recover from any catastrophic event from a “well maybe we can” to “I know we can.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Difficulties in data recoverability in the face of growing threats such as Ransomware
    • An inability to deliver on demanding backup and recovery SLAs
    • No consistency in the backups

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: valuable
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Hyper-V virtual machines
    • EMR Programs
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Veeam
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Industry-leading performance and capacity at a lower price than competitors

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 51-75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: >75%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): 51-75%
    • An increase in system availability: >75%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

BlueShore Financial

Introduction

This case study of BlueShore Financial is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The seamless integration between our backup tools, our existing storage infrastructure, and our StoreOnce platforms allows us to meet critical RPO/RTO requirements and also leverage the platform to move business data fast.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • Too much time spent on administrative tasks due to performance issues and errors

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Built for the cloud with native cloud integration and backup of only unique data to the cloud: not valuable
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: very valuable
    • Self-service data protection enabling DBAs and app owners to back up their apps directly to StoreOnce – using native user interfaces: valuable
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
    • Backup as a service with consumption backup as a service on/off premises: valuable
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: very valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Microsoft Exchange
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
    • HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC)
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Ease to deploy and use
    • Tighter integration with HPE Storage arrays (via HPE Recovery Manager Central)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: >75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: 51-75%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): 51-75%
    • An increase in system availability: 51-75%

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

St. John Of God Health Care

Introduction

This case study of St. John of God Health Care is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE StoreOnce allowed us to scale the data storage to meet the business requirements.”

Challenges

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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • An inability to scale in a simple and cost-effective way
    • For our divisional sites, (ROBO) we had issues getting media offsite. StoreOnce and replication solved this issue for us.

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Built for the cloud with native cloud integration and backup of only unique data to the cloud: valuable
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: not valuable
    • Self-service data protection enabling DBAs and app owners to back up their apps directly to StoreOnce – using native user interfaces: valuable
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: very valuable
    • Backup as a service with consumption backup as a service on/off premises: valuable
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Oracle
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
    • We use StoreOnce as the primary target for nearly all of our backups, only two backups use tape as the primary target, due to the large data set being unsuitable for dedup, (images). All other backups use StoreOnce, tape is only used for long term storage of monthly backup images, (copied from StoreOnce to tape).
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Industry leading performance and capacity at lower price than competitors
    • Ease to deploy and use
    • Tight integration with what was HPE Data Protector

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 51-75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: <75%
    • An increase in system availability: 1-25%

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Ntt Communications

Introduction

This case study of NTT Communications is based on an April 2019 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE Nimble storage we have simplified management, reporting, and billing of storage utilization.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following requirements with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Need for cost-effective storage
    • Need for high performance
  • Replaced the following solutions with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • 3PAR

Use Case

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

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Their hosting and service provider
  • Using the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • VMware

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: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: very valuable
  • Identifies the following as HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays’ strengths over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with InfoSight
    • High reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability)
  • Improved 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): 26-50%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 1-25%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the cost per capacity: 1-25%
    • Improved the cost per performance: 1-25%
    • Increased the managed capacity per admin: 26-50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Porsche Informatik

Introduction

This case study of Porsche Informatik is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE Synergy customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Synergy boosts changes in our SDDC platform. For example: adding storage capacity to VMware vSAN clusters, changing network configurations centralized on HPE OneView.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Flexibility for VMware SDDC solutions (vSAN, vSphere Cluster configurations)

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)
    • Business and Collaboration apps (e.g. SAP, Exchange, SharePoint)
    • Containers / DevOps Apps (Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift)
    • Software Defined Storage (vSAN, Microsoft Storage Spaces, Hedvig)
  • 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: 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 reason:
    • Best match for VMware VCF / SDDC

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • 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: 11-25%
    • Improved application performance (Oracle, VMware): 26-50%
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 26% to 50%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 1% to 25%
    • Cost per VM: 1% to 25%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%
    • Third party software integrations: 1% to 25%



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