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HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees

Introduction

This case study of Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is based on a January 2016 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Solved a pending SAN deployment issue, reduced hardware footprint, eased deployment of new resources, provided a disaster recovery solution, and simplified management of resources.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of a capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, this Canadian organization found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a non-issue.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Dynamics, Zimbra, Cherwell

Results

  • Improved performance by 50% to 75% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of up to 50:1 with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 day – 1 week
    • After HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 3 to 6 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable




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