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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%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Third Wave Technologies Limited

Introduction

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

“Previously, it required up to 1 week for systems to be ready. Now, with Synergy, deployments take only a few hours.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Their legacy infrastructure being unable to meet the demands of the line of business
    • Poor hardware utilization driving up CAPEX
    • Too many infrastructure platforms to manage with multiple processes driving up OPEX
    • 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:
    • 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: 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 management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric
    • Broad ecosystem of DevOps software partners

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

Liberty Group Limited

Introduction

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

“With Synergy, we have been able to improve our VM density and reducing our host count.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following challenges with HPE Synergy:
    • Older c7000 had reached the end of life so needed new blade platform

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)
    • 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: valuable
    • Ability to deploy at cloud-like speed and scale quickly accelerating application and service delivery: 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 management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Improved the following metrics by using HPE Synergy:
  • Reduced cost in the following areas since using HPE Synergy:
    • IT resources optimization: 1% to 25%
    • Cost per VM: >50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Fortune 500 Telecommunications Equipment Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 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, the turn around time to hand-off the environment to the Developers and Testers have reduced from days to few hours. The application performances have improved big time and end users are really happy overall.”

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
    • 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:
    • Virtualization and VDI (eg. VMware, HyperV, Citrix, Oracle VM)
    • Data Management and Analytics (e.g. Oracle, SQL, SAS)
    • 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: 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
    • Broad ecosystem of DevOps software partners

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 week – 1 month
    • After HPE Synergy: 1 day – 1 week
  • 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: >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%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 26% to 50%
    • Cost per VM: >50%
    • Infrastructure management: >50%
    • Provisioning times: >50%
    • Third party software integrations: 26% to 50%

HPE Synergy Case Study

Just Fix It

Introduction

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

“Synergy truly is a swiss army knife of infrastructure, doing everything we need and more in one solution. And, never before have we had the visibility across all our infrastructure which we get from 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 of the solution to meet a wide range of needs in compute and storage capabilities.

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)
    • 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: 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 management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

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

HPE Synergy Case Study

Denso Air Systems

Introduction

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

“It used to take us 9 hours to deploy a single server. With HPE Synergy, we have been able to reduce deployment time to 30 minutes.”

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
    • 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:
    • One management interface that integrates server, storage, and fabric

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE Synergy:

  • Rates the following for provisioning the infrastructure and deploying O/S and application workloads:
    • Before HPE Synergy: 1 week – 1 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: 1-10%
    • 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: 1% to 25%
    • Automation and simplified operations: 26% to 50%
    • Cost per VM: 26% to 50%
    • Infrastructure management: 26% to 50%
    • Provisioning times: 26% to 50%
    • Third party software integrations: 26% to 50%

HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays Case Study

Grupo Wendy

Introduction

This case study of Grupo Wendy is based on a December 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The most amazing about Nimble is that now, we can process our business warehouse data in just a few minutes, our previous storage system took hours. Now, we can make decisions in a much more efficient and timely way.”

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:
    • Their hosting and service provider
    • Development and testing
    • Their web hosting applications
    • Database workloads
  • Using the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • VMware
    • File Storage (back-end)
    • SAP

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Design for both primary and secondary flash workloads: very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (InfoSight): very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multi-cloud storage: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
  • 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: 1-25%
    • Storage provisioning: 51-75%
    • Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26-50%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
    • Time to respond to customer requests: 51-75%
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the cost per capacity: 26-50%
    • Improved the cost per performance: 26-50%
    • Reduced power / cooling / rack space: >75%
    • Increased the managed capacity per admin: 51-75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime: 51-75%

Caso práctico de HPE SimpliVity

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Introducción

Este estudio de caso de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia se basa en una encuesta realizada en febrero de 2019 a clientes de HPE SimpliVity por TechValidate, un servicio de investigación de terceros.

“Con HPE SimpliVity, se ha optimizado el tiempo de implementación de los servicios de TI para nuestra nueva sede en 80%. El permitirnos hacer renta tecnológica nos ha ayudado a crear una nueva oportunidad de inversión reforzando otros servicios como el de salud.”

Desafíos

Los desafíos empresariales que llevaron a la organización perfilada a evaluar y finalmente seleccionar HPE SimpliVity:

  • Seleccionó HPE SimpliVity por las siguientes razones:
    • Compra / actualización de la capacidad de la infraestructura existente condujo a una revisión general de la plataforma
    • Iniciativa de migración o consolidación del centro de datos
    • Mandato / deseo de implementar DR y / o mejorar copia de seguridad / recuperación
    • Necesidad de centralización de la administración para la infraestructura de oficinas remotas / sucursales
    • Deseo de mejorar los tiempos de ciclo de entrega de TI o aplicaciones

Caso de Uso

Las características y funcionalidades clave de HPE SimpliVity que utiliza la organización encuestada:

  • Utiliza HPE SimpliVity para lo siguiente:
    • Modernización de la infraestructura / actualización tecnológica
    • Consolidación del centro de datos / nube privada
    • Aplicaciones de producción
    • Oficinas remotas o sucursales (ROBO)
    • Copia de seguridad, restauración de datos y recuperación de desastres
  • Ejecuta los siguientes tipos de aplicaciones en HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Aplicación específica de la industria (sistema 911, aplicación de atención médica, administración de casos legales, CAD / CAM)
    • Comercio electrónico
    • Sistemas de Gestión Hospitalaria

Resultados

La organización encuestada logró los siguientes resultados con HPE SimpliVity:

  • Rendimiento mejorado en +75% después de implementar HPE SimpliVity.
  • Obtuvo beneficios de eficiencia en relación al ahorro de capacidad de 100:1 a 200:1 después de implementar HPE SimpliVity.
  • Calcula cuánto tiempo lleva desplegar nuevas cargas de trabajo, incluida la asignación de recursos de cómputo y almacenamiento, y la configuración de políticas de protección de datos:
    • Antes de usar HPE SimpliVity: 1 semana a 1 mes
    • Después de usar HPE SimpliVity: máximo 1 día
  • Obtuvo valor en 1 a 3 meses después de implementar HPE SimpliVity.
  • Califica el valor de las siguientes capacidades de HPE SimpliVity en el proceso de selección:
    • Proveedor único y confiable que brinda soporte global para toda la infraestructura: muy valioso
    • Desempeño, servicio y disponibilidad de HPE, respaldados por una garantía completa: muy valioso
    • Diseño HPE SimpliVity pensado para el futuro: valioso
    • Consumo flexible y financiamiento por parte de HPE: muy valioso
  • Califica el valor de las siguientes características de HPE SimpliVity en el proceso de selección:
    • Protección de datos integrada: muy valioso
    • Deduplicación y compresión en tiempo real: muy valioso
    • Administración centrada en máquinas virtuales a través de vCenter: muy valioso
    • Infraestructura Hiperconvergente con HPE ProLiant DL380: muy valioso
    • Administración Global Federada: muy valioso

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Medium Enterprise Food Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise food company is based on a January 2019 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
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP, Remote Desktop Services

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 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 HPE SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using HPE 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
    • 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 relating to having easy access to knowledgebase, support portal, and forums: satisfied

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise health care company is based on a January 2019 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 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:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Linux
  • 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: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by up to 25% 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 HPE SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using HPE 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: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Small Business Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business telecommunications services company is based on a February 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our organization and our customers have seen a significant reduction in ‘Time to market’ and TCO across multiple industries. The ability to consolidate data center racks and reduce OpEx along with scale out LOB applications has allowed additional time and resources to be applied to scale and grow significantly.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Purchased SimpliVity as a result of ongoing performance issues causing disruption to service delivery.
  • Prior to deploying SimpliVity, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden.

Use Case

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

  • Uses SimpliVity in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation/private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following types of applications on SimpliVity:
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • after SimpliVity: up to 1 day
    • before SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
  • Realized value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of SimpliVity.
  • Ranks the value of the following SimpliVity features:
    • global federated management: valuable
    • hyperconverged appliance: valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • integrated data protection: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Small Business Agriculture Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business agriculture company is based on a June 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“More efficient with less investment.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Purchased SimpliVity as a result of a data center migration or consolidation initiative.

Use Case

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

  • Uses SimpliVity in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation/private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Production applications
  • Runs the following types of applications on SimpliVity:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • VDI
    • File Servers, Domain Controllers

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of SimpliVity.
  • Ranks the value of the following SimpliVity features:
    • global federated management: highly valuable
    • hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • integrated data protection: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Field Museum Of Natural History

Introduction

This case study of Field Museum of Natural History is based on a June 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It has allowed us to not have to just react but proactively work in our environment and actually accomplish other projects now.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Purchased SimpliVity as a result of a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review.
  • Prior to deploying SimpliVity, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a significant burden.

Use Case

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

  • Uses SimpliVity in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation/private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization/technology refresh
  • Runs the following types of applications on SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features:
    • global federated management: highly valuable
    • hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • inline dedupe, compression: highly valuable
    • integrated data protection: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2018 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.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization 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 organization uses:

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications
    • 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 Exchange
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • VDI
    • 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: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 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:
    • 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: Valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: Highly valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: Highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: Valuable
    • Globally federated management: Valuable

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Small Business Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business financial services company is based on an August 2018 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.

“We were looking for a solution providing fast and frequent backups, with fast restore capabilities, and ease of manageability.”

Challenges

The business challenges 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 center consolidation/private cloud
    • Production applications
    • Data migration
    • Test/Dev and QA
    • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • 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)
    • 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: highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying 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: highly valuable
    • hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable

HPE OneView Case Study

Large Enterprise Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise retail company is based on a November 2018 survey of HPE OneView customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE OneView has allowed us to expand our infrastructure without the need for increasing our headcount.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following data center challenges after using HPE OneView:
    • A lack of standardized and centralized management of devices (servers, storage, and networking)
    • A lack of real-time visibility into the status of devices
    • A lack of automation or end-to-end provisioning

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE OneView for:
    • Firmware and/or device driver updates
    • Monitoring, reporting, troubleshooting HPE infrastructure
  • Uses HPE OneView to manage:
    • HPE ProLiant DL
  • Rates the value of capabilities that differentiates HPE OneView from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Real-time health and status information and reports for infrastructure: valuable
    • REST API methodology provides advantages over other interface methods: valuable
    • Template-based approach to provisioning and updating infrastructure: very valuable
    • Integrated support services like automatic case opening and part replacement: valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE OneView:

  • Saw improvements in the following metrics since using HPE OneView:
    • A reduction in the time to deploy and provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time to update firmware and drivers: 26-50%
    • A reduction in redundant tasks with automated provisioning: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time to deploy new applications and services using REST API: 1-10%
    • An increase in the amount of infrastructure health and status information readily available: 1-10%
    • A reduction in the time required to troubleshoot: 1-10%
    • A reduction in errors with automation through templates: 26-50%
  • Rates how long it takes to deploy and provision new servers:
    • Before OneView: half day to full day
    • After OneView: less than half day

HPE OneView Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of a educational institution is based on a November 2018 survey of HPE OneView customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With HPE OneView we spend less time in our upgrading tasks, and we have more control over our server problems.”

Challenges

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

  • Addressed the following data center challenges after using HPE OneView:
    • A lack of standardized and centralized management of devices (servers, storage, and networking)

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE OneView for:
    • Deploying and provisioning HPE infrastructure using software defined templates
    • Firmware and/or device driver updates
    • Monitoring, reporting, troubleshooting HPE infrastructure
  • Using HPE OneView with the following partner integrations:
    • IT operations partners (Arista, Densify, F5, Harpa Italia, MagicFlex, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Turbonomic, VMware)
  • Uses HPE OneView to manage:
    • HPE BladeSystem c-Class
    • HPE Synergy
    • HPE 3PAR
  • Rates the value of capabilities that differentiates HPE OneView from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Real-time health and status information and reports for infrastructure: valuable
    • Single view through Global Dashboard for large-scale deployments in multiple locations: very valuable
    • Template-based approach to provisioning and updating infrastructure: very valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE OneView:

  • Saw improvements in the following metrics since using HPE OneView:
    • A reduction in the time to deploy and provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time to update firmware and drivers: >50%
    • An increase in the amount of infrastructure health and status information readily available: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time required to troubleshoot: 11-25%
  • Rates how long it takes to deploy and provision new servers:
    • Before OneView: 1 day to 1 week
    • After OneView: half day to full day

HPE OneView Case Study

Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise banking company is based on a November 2018 survey of HPE OneView customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have a small IT staff; HPE OneView server provisioning saves us time to deploy new infrastructure, and the dashboard and reports provide extremely easy monitoring of the environment’s health.”

Challenges

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

  • A lack of standardized and centralized management of devices (servers, storage, and networking)

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE OneView for:
    • Deploying and provisioning HPE infrastructure using software defined templates
    • Firmware and/or device driver updates
    • Monitoring, reporting, troubleshooting HPE infrastructure
  • Uses HPE OneView to manage:
    • HPE BladeSystem c-Class
    • HPE 3PAR
  • Rates the value of capabilities that differentiates HPE OneView from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Real-time health and status information and reports for infrastructure: very valuable
    • Single view through Global Dashboard for large-scale deployments in multiple locations: valuable
    • Template-based approach to provisioning and updating infrastructure: very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE OneView:

  • Saw improvements in the following metrics since using HPE OneView:
    • A reduction in the time to deploy and provision infrastructure: 26-50%
    • A reduction in the time to update firmware and drivers: >50%
    • An increase in the amount of infrastructure health and status information readily available: >50%
    • A reduction in the time required to troubleshoot: 26-50%
  • Rates how long it takes to deploy and provision new servers:
    • Before OneView: Half day to full day
    • After OneView: Less than half day

HPE OneView Case Study

Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise financial services company is based on a November 2018 survey of HPE OneView customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We covered almost a hundred servers with HPE OneView, only then we understood that old monitoring approach and solution was flawed. Multiple remote branch servers had failures like raid batteries, failed disks and other. This allowed avoiding significant risks and impact on server availability.”

Challenges

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

  • A lack of real-time visibility into the status of devices

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE OneView for:
    • Monitoring, reporting, troubleshooting HPE infrastructure
  • Using HPE OneView with the following partner integrations:
    • No other partners (OneView is a standalone solution)
  • Uses HPE OneView to manage:
    • HPE ProLiant DL
  • Rates the value of capabilities that differentiates HPE OneView from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • Real-time health and status information and reports for infrastructure: very valuable
    • Single view through Global Dashboard for large-scale deployments in multiple locations: Valuable
    • Integrated support services like automatic case opening and part replacement: Very valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE OneView:

  • Saw improvements in the following metrics since using HPE OneView:
    • An increase in the amount of infrastructure health and status information readily available: >50%
    • A reduction in the time required to troubleshoot: >50%



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