HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study



This case study of BICS is based on a November 2016 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Single vendor, fast deployment where, in a small setup, we have high available data protection on a very performant system.”


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

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity as a result of the centralization of management for remote/branch office infrastructure.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a non-issue.

Use Case

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

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity in the following ways:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity:
    • VDI
    • Telco specific applications


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

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 50:1 to 100:1 with HPE SimpliVity.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • After HPE SimpliVity: 1 day – 1 week
    • Before HPE SimpliVity: 1 week -1 month
  • Realized value in 1 to 3 months after the deployment of HPE SimpliVity.
  • Ranks the value of the following HPE SimpliVity features:
    • Global federated management: highly valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Inline dedupe, compression: extremely valuable
    • Integrated data protection: valuable

About This Data

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