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TechValidate Research on Micro Focus Business Service Automation

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199 Customers Surveyed

1,468 Data Points Collected

50 Published TechFacts

12 Published Charts

41 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Key Performance indicators supported by HP Datacenter Automation solution

Which of the following KPIs do you keep track of with the help of HP Software’s automation solutions?

Time to resolve incidents & alerts
41%
Time to identify bottlenecks, and to implement changes
33%
Time to provision custom applications, database, servers, storage & network
47%
Percent utilization (storage, server, virtual machine to server ratio)
33%
Percent of devices compliant with corporate and regulatory policies
24%
Number or resources reclaimed
14%
Headcount ratios (servers: admin, dbases:admin, network device:admin, storage capacity: admin)
26%
Other
19%

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise health care company is based on a June 2012 survey of HP Business Service Automation customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We were able to prevent application downtime because of the performance metrics Storage Essentials allowed us to put in place.”

Challenges

  • Implemented HP Storage Essentials to address the following requirements:
    • Reduce time required for performance trouble shooting

Use Case

  • Has 100- 250TB storage capacity managed by Storage Essentials in their environment.
  • Meets storage efficiency metrics including the following with Storage Essentials:
    • Performance trouble-shooting time

Results

  • Found the following Storage Essentials features were the most useful to their organization:
    • Historical performance metrics
  • Reduced time spent on performance trouble shooting by 4 to 12 man-hours per month.
  • Reduced time time spent on asset tracking, asset inventory and asset details, topology documentation and configuration monitoring, and generating consolidated reports by 4 to 12 man-hours per month.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise financial services company is based on a June 2012 survey of HP Business Service Automation customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Implemented HP Storage Essentials to address the following requirements:
    • Reduce time required for topology documentation and configuration monitoring
    • Manage year-over-year growth in capacity and complexity with the same team size
    • Increase % of capacity utilization level

Use Case

  • Has 250-500TB storage capacity managed by Storage Essentials in their environment.
  • Helps track storage efficiency metrics including the following with Storage Essentials:
    • Average capacity utilization

Results

  • Found the following Storage Essentials features were the most useful to their organization:
    • Optimizing storage in context of the volumes it supports
    • Reporting and Dashboards
  • Reduced time spent on performance trouble shooting by 4 to 12 man-hours per month.
  • Reduced time time spent on asset tracking, asset inventory and asset details, topology documentation and configuration monitoring, and generating consolidated reports by 4 to 12 man-hours per month.
  • Decreased average capacity utilization levels by 0 to 20% with Storage Essentials via reclamation of wasted capacity and optimized provisioning.

HP Business Service Automation Solution helps enterprise automate IT operations

What were your business and/or technology drivers for implementing HP’s automation solutions?

Needed to automate manual routine tasks associated with our servers, storage, and/or network
86%
Wanted to deploy a business-oriented, policy-driven automation solution
52%
Wanted to automate both tasks and business processes using standards and best practices
62%
Wanted to become more agile at delivering services to our Line of Businesses (LOBs)
57%
Needed to accommodate the new devices and applications that our LOBs were rapidly introducing
38%
Needed to maintain our current operations while preparing our data center for the cloud
33%
Needed to stay compliant with industry regulations and our company’s policies & procedures
43%
Other
10%

HP Datacenter solution minimizes errors and imrproves “first time right” metric

56% of IT organizations improved their “first time right” metric for deploying changes & updates to their servers, databases, network devices or storage by 10%-20% or more with HP Datacenter Automation software.

HP Storage Essentials cuts more than 40 hours per month spent on routine maintenance tasks

A state & local government reduced time time spent on asset tracking, asset inventory and asset details, topology documentation and configuration monitoring, and generating consolidated reports by > 40 man-hours per month.



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About Micro Focus Business Service Automation

The MicroFocus Business Service Automation (BSA) portfolio is a suite of software that automates datacenter operations from the infrastructure to applications.