Case Study: State & Local Government


This case study of a state & local government is based on a November 2012 survey of HP 3PAR Utility Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


  • Purchased HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage for the following reasons:
    • Simplified management
    • Improved storage & application (server virtualization, exchange, database) performance
    • Increased capacity utilization
    • High availability
    • Storage Federation

Use Case

  • Stores the following workloads in thinly provisioned volumes:
    • Virtualization workloads
    • Database Environments
    • Email & Sharepoint workloads
    • File workloads
  • Improved VM Density by 2x since deploying HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage in their server virtualization (VMware, Hyper-v, etc.) environment.


  • Reduced Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) on storage by 61-70% by moving to a virtualized storage environment with HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage.
  • Lowered Operating Expenditures (OPEX) costs by 71-80% by deploying virtualized HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage.
  • Reduced storage administration time by 71-80% with HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage vs legacy storage environment.
  • Saved 21-30% in up-front costs for thin provisioning volumes by only having to purchase what is needed today and grow capacity as needed by deploying the HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage Array.
  • Reduced total power and cooling costs by 61-70% vs legacy storage environment.
  • Rated their likelihood to recommend HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage to other organizations looking for an efficient and agile alternative for their most demanding virtual, cloud and IT-as-a-Service environments as a 8 out of 10.

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