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HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions Case Study

Franciscan Ministries

Introduction

This case study of Franciscan Ministries is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We moved our VDI desktops to HPE Nimble All Flash Arrays to maintain the high performance we expect. Screen refresh times are less than 1 second and the de-dupe algorithm is superior. We run 600 desktops in just a few TB of flash.”

Challenges

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

  • Need for high performance
  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • VDI
    • Hosting / service providers
  • Uses the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • VMware
    • Microsoft SQL
    • MySQL
    • File Services
    • VDI

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: Very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: Very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: Very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: Very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between on-premises and cloud: Very valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for storage provisioning: 50% to 75%
    • Improved the time required for capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51% to 75%
    • Improved the time required for provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: 51% to 75%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): >75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 51% to 75%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: 51% to 75%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 51% to 75%
    • Improved their cost per performance: 51% to 75%

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions Case Study

Children’s Hospital Association

Introduction

This case study of Children’s Hospital Association is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have greater insight into our usage and which servers and applications impact SAN performance. Having encryption on the array has been cost-saving by reducing the number of software encryption licenses needed on our SQL servers.”

Challenges

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

  • Need for high performance
  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Email / collaboration
  • Uses the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • VMware
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Services

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: Very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: Very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: Very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: Very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between on-premises and cloud: Valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Cloud-readiness (plug and play) is better
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
    • Support engineer model helped sell us on this product. They have been phenomenal in helping us with their product as well as solve some VMware and SQL related issues tied to our Nimble SAN
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): >75%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: >75%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: >75%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): >75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: >75%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: >75%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: >75%
    • Improved their cost per performance: >75%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • Their experience with HPE since Nimble became part of HPE has been positive: Strongly agree
    • They continue to have a productive customer support experience since Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s acquisition of Nimble Storage: Strongly agree

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions Case Study

Medium Enterprise Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise insurance company is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have improved performance and reliability of our VDI environment by using HPE Nimble storage arrays. With de-duplication, our database functionality has also seen improvement.”

Challenges

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

  • Need for high performance
  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Databases
    • VDI
  • Uses the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • VMware
    • Microsoft SQL
    • VDI

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): Valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: Very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: Valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: Valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: Very valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: 51% to 75%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: 51% to 75%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26% to 50%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: 26% to 50%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): 51% to 75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 26% to 50%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: 51% to 75%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 51% to 75%
  • Agrees their experience with HPE since Nimble became part of HPE has been positive
  • Agrees that they continue to have a productive customer support experience since Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s acquisition of Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions Case Study

Forward Networks

Introduction

This case study of Forward Networks is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Prior to HPE Nimble All Flash Arrays, we had a hybrid disk/flash system that was way too slow for the current usage patterns. We put in the HPE Nimble, and in an instant, it made an incredible difference. Since then we’ve never had any kind of performance or reliability issues. We just keep throwing workloads at it and it handles them seamlessly.”

Challenges

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

  • Need for high performance
  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
  • Really good support team, and timely easy to perform upgrades

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Server virtualization
    • Email / collaboration
  • Uses the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • VMware
    • MySQL

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): Valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): Valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: Very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: Very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: Very valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: Valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability) is best in class
    • Price
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: 1% to 25%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 1% to 25%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: >75%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: >75%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): >75%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: >75%
    • Improved their cost per performance: >75%

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions Case Study

Medium Enterprise Construction Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise construction company is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Migrating from a legacy solution to HPE Nimble was a smooth transition and provided greatly increased performance and reduced complexity. Ease of management and provisioning is far easier than the previous system and has significantly reduced the administrative burden. HPE Infosight further enhances performance monitoring and capacity projections.”

Challenges

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

  • Need for high performance
  • Ease of management

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Email / collaboration
  • Uses the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • VMware
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Services

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: Valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: Very valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: Valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: Very valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability) is best in class
    • Ease of management
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: 51% to 75%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 26% to 50%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: 51% to 75%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: 51% to 75%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): >75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 26% to 50%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: >75%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 26% to 50%
    • Improved their cost per performance: 26% to 50%

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have saved a considerable amount of space in our VDI environment. The granularity of control in the replication has allowed us to replicate large amounts of data during all hours of the workday.”

Challenges

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

  • Need for high performance
  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • VDI
    • Email / collaboration
  • Uses the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Oracle
    • VMware
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Services
    • VDI

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: Very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: Valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: Valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: Valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between on-premises and cloud: Valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability) is best in class
    • Timeless storage features and benefits for better value over time
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: 1% to 25%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: 51% to 75%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 51% to 75%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: 26% to 50%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: 26% to 50%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): 1% to 25%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 26% to 50%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: 26% to 50%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 1% to 25%
    • Improved their cost per performance: 26% to 50%
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • Their experience with HPE since Nimble became part of HPE has been positive: Strongly agree
    • They continue to have a productive customer support experience since Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s acquisition of Nimble Storage: Strongly agree
    • The website and product information experience under HPE is better than what they experienced with Nimble before the acquisition of Nimble by HPE: Strongly agree

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Del Grosso Foods

Introduction

This case study of Del Grosso Foods is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[HPE SimpliVity] provided a viable solution for Disaster Recovery, that reduced our RTO 95%.”

Challenges

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

  • Mandate/desire to implement DR and/or improve backup/recovery.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Dynamics NAV
  • 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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Saw value in 3 to 6 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Metavante Technologies

Introduction

This case study of Metavante Technologies is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Since we introduced HPE SimpliVity, efficiency wise is 30:5:1 which is a great achievement for us. Backup and recovery are another enhancement, which are really awesome features to have.”

Challenges

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

  • 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
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Production applications
    • Data migration
    • 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
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s Pointnext service and support offerings: valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: highly valuable
    • Globally federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

iPerceptions

Introduction

This case study of iPerceptions is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[With HPE SimpliVity] we use a lot less rack space. Performance is improved while having a redundant DRP solution.”

Challenges

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

  • 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
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s Pointnext service and support offerings: valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
    • After using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
  • Saw value in 1 week to 1 month after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

City of Westminster

Introduction

This case study of City of Westminster is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE SimpliVity we were able to refresh our outdated Host/SAN set up with a hyper-converged system that gave us better compression ratios and increased performance in applications.”

Challenges

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

  • 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
    • Test/Dev and QA
    • 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)
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s Pointnext service and support offerings: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: extremely valuable

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by up to 25% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of greater than 300:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: highly valuable

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise energy & utilities company is based on a May 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.

“HPE SimpliVity reduced VDI storage footprint with All Flash technology, and <1ms read latency. Enabled to add compute resources dynamically with compute only hosts. It allowed for daily VDI backups.”

Challenges

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

  • New application deployment (including VDI).

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity for the following:
    • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • 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: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s Pointnext service and support offerings: highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Saw value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: highly valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: extremely valuable

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

UBS AG

Introduction

This case study of UBS AG is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Datacenter Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“Proactive problem handling, sustainable KPI, and efficiency gain, crystal-clear support ownership, and no confusion or unnecessary delay.”

Challenges

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

  • Critical IT issues not getting resolved quickly
  • Their inability to meet SLAs
  • Their lack of IT resources or access to technology expertise
  • Their multivendor environment and lack of ownership

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
    • VMware
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • ability to support a multivendor environment: very valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: very valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): very valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very valuable
    • access to technical specialists: very valuable
    • flexible support options: very valuable
    • tools and automation: very valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: very valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: very valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Allowed for more time for their resources to focus on key IT projects and innovation
    • Improved their ability to comply with regulatory compliance requirements
    • Saved cost and lost revenue due to reduced downtime and outages
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • reduction in downtime: 26-50%
    • reduction in time to resolve IT issues: 26-50%
    • reduction in time to complete new projects: 26-50%
    • reduction in operational costs: 26-50%
    • increase in # of SLAs met: 51–75%
    • increase in time to meet compliance requirements: 26-50%
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • “It is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team”
    • “Their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success”

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Nokia Corporation

Introduction

This case study of Nokia Corporation is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Datacenter Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“We get the needed pair of hands to keep our storage arrays and networks in optimal condition, which would be a very time-consuming task (if not totally impossible) without HPE Datacenter Care.”

Challenges

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

  • Keeping the infrastructure in optimal working condition

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very valuable
    • access to technical specialists: valuable
    • flexible support options: valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Improved the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Allowed for more time for their resources to focus on key IT projects and innovation

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions Case Study

Seyer Industries

Introduction

This case study of Seyer Industries is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We migrated off an aging legacy array and had compression and de-duplication for the first time. We have more space saved than what we currently have on the array now.”

Challenges

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

  • Need for high performance
  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Email / collaboration
  • Uses the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • VMware
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Services

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): Very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: Very valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Predictive Analytics with HPE InfoSight is a unique differentiator
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability) is best in class
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75% to 51%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: >75%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): >75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: >75%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: >75%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: >75%
    • Improved their cost per performance: >75%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • Their experience with HPE since Nimble became part of HPE has been positive: Agree
    • The website and product information experience under HPE is better than what they experienced with Nimble before the acquisition of Nimble by HPE: Agree

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions Case Study

Medium Enterprise Food Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise food company is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We made HPE Nimble All Flash Arrays our primary storage array as a part of a hardware refresh and long-term investment. Two years in and it has more than met our expectations. HPE’s acquisition has also given the product a long-term roadmap and added industry stability.”

Challenges

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

  • Need for high performance
  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
  • Needed reliability that solid-state storage vs. spinning disk would provide.

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
  • Uses the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • VMware
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Services

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability) is best in class
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: 75% to 51%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 75% to 51%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: 75% to 51%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: 50% to 26%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): 50% to 26%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • Their experience with HPE since Nimble became part of HPE has been positive: agree
    • They continue to have a productive customer support experience since Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s acquisition of Nimble Storage: strongly agree

HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions Case Study

Fortune 500 Transportation Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 transportation services company is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“[With HPE Nimble All Flash Arrays] we reduced costs while increasing availability of IO.”

Challenges

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

  • Need for high performance
  • Need for flexible and scalable capacity
  • Future-proofed for the cloud requirements

Use Case

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

  • Consolidates the following workloads or applications on their HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • Server virtualization
    • Email / collaboration
  • Uses the following apps or database environments in conjunction with HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Oracle
    • VMware
    • Microsoft SQL

Results

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

  • Rates the value of the following capabilities offered by HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Ability to predict and resolve problems (HPE InfoSight): Valuable
    • Prescriptive forecasts into capacity, performance, and bandwidth requirements (HPE InfoSight): Valuable
    • Replication and integration with leading backup software: Valuable
    • Holistic view across the infrastructure stack: Valuable
    • Data encryption and secure over-the-wire protection: Valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between all-flash and hybrid flash: Valuable
    • Ability to migrate data between on-premises and cloud: Valuable
  • Reports the following as strengths of HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays over other storage vendors:
    • Allows storage of more application data per TB of flash
    • Nimble Storage reliability (guaranteed 99.9999% availability) is best in class
  • Improved the following metrics since using HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays:
    • Improved the time required for Performance troubleshooting: 25% to 1%
    • Improved the time required for Storage provisioning: 25% to 1%
    • Improved the time required for Capacity planning/design (predictive analytics): 25% to 1%
    • Improved the time required for Provisioning upgrades: 25% to 1%
    • Improved the time to respond to customer requests: 50% to 26%
    • Saw an improvement in performance (IOPs): 25% to 1%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: 25% to 1%
    • Increased their managed capacity per admin: 25% to 1%
    • Reduced their unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: 25% to 1%
    • Improved their cost per performance: 50% to 26%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • Their experience with HPE since Nimble became part of HPE has been positive: Agree
    • They continue to have a productive customer support experience since Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s acquisition of Nimble Storage: Strongly agree
    • The website and product information experience under HPE is better than what they experienced with Nimble before the acquisition of Nimble by HPE: Agree

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

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

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“It has allowed us to maintain our levels of service to the business by providing practical, proactive and safe solutions which give peace of mind about the stability and continuity of operations.”

Challenges

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

  • Used HPE Datacenter Care to overcome the following IT challenges:
    • Critical IT issues not getting resolved quickly
    • Unplanned downtime
    • Their lack of IT resources or access to technology expertise

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
    • VMware
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • ability to support a multivendor environment: valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: very valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: very valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): very valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very valuable
    • access to technical specialists: very valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Improved the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Are better prepared for the future
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • a reduction in downtime: 51–75%
    • a reduction in time to resolve IT issues: 51–75%
    • a reduction in time to complete new projects: 26-50%
    • a reduction in operational costs: 1-25%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • it is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: agree

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Volkswagen Business Services

Introduction

This case study of Volkswagen Business Services is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE Datacenter Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“Every time that we need the support of the HPE team, we receive even better support response, and the professionals engage in delivering the best solutions.”

Challenges

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

  • Used HPE Datacenter Care to overcome the following IT challenges:
    • Critical IT issues not getting resolved quickly

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
    • IBM
    • VMware
    • Linux
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • ability to support a multivendor environment: valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): very valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very valuable
    • access to technical specialists: very valuable
    • flexible support options: valuable
    • tools and automation: valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: very valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Saved cost and lost revenue due to reduced downtime and outages
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • a reduction in downtime: 26-50%
    • a reduction in time to resolve IT issues: 26-50%
    • a reduction in time to complete new projects: 26-50%
    • an increase in time to meet compliance requirements: 1-25%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • it is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: strongly agree

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Iron Mountain Do Brasil

Introduction

This case study of Iron Mountain Do Brasil is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE Datacenter Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“We improve the response time for data center incidents and planned maintenance windows. We now focus on the core business related projects by using HPE expertise for multivendor support as a partner that cares for our data center.”

Challenges

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

  • Used HPE Datacenter Care to overcome the following IT challenges:
    • Critical IT issues not getting resolved quickly
    • Unplanned downtime
    • Their lack of IT resources or access to technology expertise
    • Their multivendor environment and lack of ownership

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
    • IBM
    • Dell/EMC
    • Cisco
    • NetApp
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: valuable
    • ability to support a multivendor environment: very valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: very valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: very valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): very valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: valuable
    • access to technical specialists: valuable
    • flexible support options: valuable
    • tools and automation: valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: very valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: very valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Improved the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Allowed for more time for their resources to focus on key IT projects and innovation
    • Improved their ability to comply with regulatory compliance requirements
    • Saved cost and lost revenue due to reduced downtime and outages
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • a reduction in downtime: 51–75%
    • a reduction in time to resolve IT issues: 51–75%
    • a reduction in time to complete new projects: 26-50%
    • a reduction in operational costs: >75%
    • an increase in # of SLAs met: >75%
    • an increase in time to meet compliance requirements: >75%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • it is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: strongly agree

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on an April 2018 survey of HPE Datacenter Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“It delivers: Staff very well trained, strong and prepared. Staff very close to the customer. Fast and efficient service. Search and indications of improvements.”

Challenges

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

  • Used HPE Datacenter Care to overcome the following IT challenges:
    • Critical IT issues not getting resolved quickly
    • Their inability to meet SLAs
    • Unplanned downtime

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
    • Linux
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • ability to support a multivendor environment: very valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: very valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: very valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): very valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: valuable
    • access to technical specialists: very valuable
    • flexible support options: very valuable
    • tools and automation: valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: very valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Improved the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Gained access to HPE’s IT best practice
    • Are better prepared for the future
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • a reduction in downtime: >75%
    • a reduction in time to resolve IT issues: >75%
    • a reduction in time to complete new projects: 51–75%
    • a reduction in operational costs: 51–75%
    • an increase in # of SLAs met: >75%
    • an increase in time to meet compliance requirements: >75%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • it is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: strongly agree

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on a May 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 have aged equipment (servers, storage, and backup) at over 170 sites. We are seeing over 50% of savings by switching these to HPE SimpliVity. Plus, a lot less complicated to implement.”

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
    • Production applications
    • Test/Dev and QA
    • Remote/branch offices (ROBO)
    • Backup, recovery, and disaster recovery
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Industry-specific application (911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM)
    • Oracle
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: not influential

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 SimpliVity: more than 1 month
    • after using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value within 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: extremely valuable
    • globally federated management: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Metalfrio Solutions

Introduction

This case study of Metalfrio Solutions is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[With HPE SimpliVity] we were able to solve our DR, storage, and backup problems all at once. We also had application performance gains in excess of 70%, energy costs were cut down on almost 80% and now we only need 6U from a single rack instead of 2 entire 48U racks to host our entire environment.

Now, our next steps are buying some more systems to renew the rest of our datacenters and, if we need to grow and/or scale our environment, we just need to buy and add more systems."

Challenges

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

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by >75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • before using SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
    • after using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value in 6+ months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • inline dedupe/compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: valuable
    • globally federated management: extremely valuable

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Making Waves

Introduction

This case study of Making Waves is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE SimpliVity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE SimpliVity, we were able to increase the availability of our infrastructure and application, delivering better service for our internal end-users. We have also reduced workload for our data center and increased performance, all with less equipment to maintain. That allowed us to focus on different aspects of our business. Also, our backup window is now significantly shorter.”

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
  • Runs the following application types on HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • IIS, Active Directory, Postfix, DNS, File Services
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: Extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: Extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: Extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s pointnext service and support offerings: Extremely valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s flexible consumption and financing: Extremely valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by >75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of up to 50:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates on how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value within 1 week after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity features were in the selection process:
    • Integrated data protection: Extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe/compression: Valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: Extremely valuable
    • Globally federated management: Valuable

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

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

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“We think this is the best possible support for our environment.”

Challenges

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

  • Used HPE Datacenter Care to overcome the following IT challenges:
    • Unplanned downtime

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • ability to support a multivendor environment: valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: very valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very valuable
    • access to technical specialists: very valuable
    • flexible support options: valuable
    • tools and automation: valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: very valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Improved the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Improved their ability to comply with regulatory compliance requirements
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • a reduction in downtime: 51–75%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • it is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: strongly agree

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Large Enterprise Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise automotive & transport company is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Datacenter Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“We greatly rely on HPE Datacenter Care in terms of fixing hardware issues in our offices around the world as quickly as possible.”

Challenges

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

  • Used HPE Datacenter Care to overcome the following IT challenges:
    • Critical IT issues not getting resolved quickly
    • Unplanned downtime

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • ability to support a multivendor environment: valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: very valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: very valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): very valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very valuable
    • access to technical specialists: very valuable
    • flexible support options: very valuable
    • tools and automation: very valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: very valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: very valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Improved the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Saved cost and lost revenue due to reduced downtime and outages
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • a reduction in downtime: 1-25%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • it is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: strongly agree

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Large Enterprise Transportation Services Company

Introduction

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

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“HPE Datacenter Care team was able to help us mitigate risk, get ahead of issues and, when unavoidable issues happen, be able to respond to it rapidly.”

Challenges

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

  • Used HPE Datacenter Care to overcome the following IT challenges:
    • Critical IT issues not getting resolved quickly
    • Their inability to meet SLAs
    • Unplanned downtime
    • Their lack of IT resources or access to technology expertise

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
    • VMware
    • Citrix
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • ability to support a multivendor environment: very valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: very valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: very valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): very valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very valuable
    • access to technical specialists: very valuable
    • flexible support options: very valuable
    • tools and automation: very valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: very valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: very valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Improved the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Gained access to HPE’s IT best practice
    • Allowed for more time for their resources to focus on key IT projects and innovation
    • Are better prepared for the future
    • Saved cost and lost revenue due to reduced downtime and outages
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • a reduction in downtime: >75%
    • a reduction in time to resolve IT issues: >75%
    • a reduction in time to complete new projects: >75%
    • a reduction in operational costs: 26-50%
    • an increase in # of SLAs met: >75%
    • an increase in time to meet compliance requirements: >75%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • it is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: strongly agree

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

DAA [Dublin Airport Authority]

Introduction

This case study of DAA is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Datacenter Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“HPE Datacenter care has proven to encompass all our requirements in running mission-critical systems, allowing us to be confident in the HPE underlying technology by ensuring that we receive the best-in-class support in both proactive and reactive scenarios.”

Challenges

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

  • Used HPE Datacenter Care to overcome the following IT challenges:
    • Critical IT issues not getting resolved quickly
    • Their inability to keep IT aligned to the business
    • Unplanned downtime
    • Their lack of IT resources or access to technology expertise
    • Their multivendor environment and lack of ownership

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
    • Dell/EMC
    • VMware
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • ability to support a multivendor environment: very valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: very valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: very valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): very valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very valuable
    • access to technical specialists: very valuable
    • flexible support options: very valuable
    • tools and automation: valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: very valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: very valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Improved the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Gained access to HPE’s IT best practice
    • Allowed for more time for their resources to focus on key IT projects and innovation
    • Are better prepared for the future
    • Improved their ability to comply with regulatory compliance requirements
    • Saved cost and lost revenue due to reduced downtime and outages
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • a reduction in downtime: >75%
    • a reduction in time to resolve IT issues: >75%
    • a reduction in time to complete new projects: >75%
    • a reduction in operational costs: 51–75%
    • an increase in # of SLAs met: >75%
    • an increase in time to meet compliance requirements: >75%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • it is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: strongly agree

HPE Datacenter Care Case Study

Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Introduction

This case study of Tata Consultancy Services Limited is based on a May 2018 survey of HPE Datacenter Care customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE Datacenter Care helps us focus better on our IT and business priorities.”

“We are delighted by using HPE Datacentre Care services. We are very happy with the support we are getting from the support team. Proactive, dedicated and committed towards our goal.”

Challenges

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

  • Used HPE Datacenter Care to overcome the following IT challenges:
    • Unplanned downtime

Use Case

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

  • Following list of vendors (hardware or software) are covered by HPE Datacenter Care:
    • HPE
  • Rates the value of the following HPE Datacenter Care service features:
    • access to HPE expertise: very valuable
    • assigned HPE support team who understands their environment: very valuable
    • incident management process including 24*7 coverage: very valuable
    • flexibility to add other deliverables as needed: very valuable
    • IT environment support (all covered in one contract): very valuable
  • Rates the effectiveness of the following HPE Datacenter Care services with respect to supporting their IT in mitigating risks:
    • proactive issue identification and prevention: very valuable
    • access to technical specialists: very valuable
    • tools and automation: valuable
    • focused delivery of agreed action plans: very valuable
    • access to HPE IT Service Management (ITSM) expertise: valuable

Results

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

  • HPE Datacenter Care helped in the following ways:
    • Improved the operational efficiency of their IT
    • Gained access to HPE’s IT best practice
    • Saved cost and lost revenue due to reduced downtime and outages
  • Improved the following metrics since deploying HPE Datacenter Care:
    • a reduction in downtime: >75%
    • a reduction in time to resolve IT issues: >75%
    • a reduction in time to complete new projects: >75%
    • a reduction in operational costs: 51–75%
    • an increase in # of SLAs met: >75%
    • an increase in time to meet compliance requirements: >75%
  • Agrees with the following statement:
    • it is easy to work with their HPE Datacenter Care team: strongly agree
    • their HPE Datacenter Care support team cares about their success: strongly agree

Caso de Estudio de HPE SimpliVity

Productos Metalurgicos

Introducción

Este caso de estudio de Productos Metalúrgicos se basa en una encuesta realizada en Abril del 2018 a clientes de HPE SimpliVity por TechValidate, un servicio de investigación de terceros.

“[HPE SimpliVity] Es una solución completamente integrada que optimiza los recursos de infraestructura. Proveyendo una gran cantidad de herramientas para su administración.”

Desafíos

El desafío de negocio que llevó a la compañía a evaluar y finalmente seleccionar a HPE SimpliVity es:

  • Una sola compra / actualización de la capacidad de la infraestructura existente condujo a una revisión general de la plataforma

Caso de Uso

Las características y funcionalidades de HPE SimpliVity que la compañía encuestada utiliza son:

  • Utiliza HPE SimpliVity para lo siguiente:
    • Modernización de la infraestructura / actualización tecnológica
    • Consolidación del centro de datos / nube privada
    • Aplicaciones de producción
    • Migración de datos
    • Copia de seguridad, recuperación y recuperación de desastres
  • Ejecuta los siguientes tipos de aplicaciones en HPE SimpliVity:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint

Resultados

La compañía encuestada ha logrado los resultados siguientes con HPE SimpliVity:

  • Rendimiento mejorado por 50% to 75% después de implementar HPE SimpliVity.
  • Obtuvo beneficios de eficiencia en relación al ahorro de capacidad de hasta 50:1 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 – 1 mes
    • después de usar HPE SimpliVity: hasta 1 día
  • Obtuvo valor en 1 semana después de implementar HPE SimpliVity.
  • Calificó el valor de las siguientes capacidades de HPE SimpliVity en el proceso de selección:
    • tener un único proveedor de confianza para soporte global para toda su pila: extremadamente valioso
    • la confiabilidad, capacidad de servicio y disponibilidad de HPE SimpliVity, respaldada por una garantía integral: extremadamente valioso
    • diseño a prueba de futuro de HPE SimpliVity: extremadamente valioso
    • las ofertas de soporte y servicio de Pointnext de HPE SimpliVity: valioso
    • el consumo y la financiación flexibles de HPE SimpliVity: valioso
  • Calificó el valor de las siguientes características de HPE SimpliVity en el proceso de selección:
    • protección de datos integrada: 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: extremadamente valioso
    • administración Global Federada: muy valioso

HPE SimpliVity Case Study

Small Business Transportation Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business transportation services company is based on an April 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.

“Having been brought in to replace the previous IT Manager, it has simplified the hand over having a single pane of glass for management and greatly reducing the complexity of the infrastructure.”

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 migration
    • 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
  • Rates how valuable the following HPE SimpliVity capabilities were in the selection process:
    • HPE SimpliVity being a single trusted vendor for global support for their entire stack: Highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s reliability, serviceability, and availability, backed by a comprehensive warranty: Highly valuable
    • HPE SimpliVity’s future-proof design: Highly valuable

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE SimpliVity:

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized efficiency benefits for capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 since deploying HPE SimpliVity.
  • Estimates how long it takes to deploy new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies:
    • Before using SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • After using SimpliVity: up to 1 day
  • Saw value 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: Highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure with HPE ProLiant DL380: Highly valuable
    • Globally federated management: Highly valuable



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