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HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Abba Technologies

Introduction

This case study of Abba Technologies is based on a September 2014 survey of HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[With HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure] we have significantly reduced the complexity of our IT environment and now have a much more efficient backup solution. In the next year, we will greatly reduce the maintenance costs for our IT infrastructure.”

Challenges

  • Purchased HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of a data center migration or consolidation initiative.
  • Prior to deploying HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a burden.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • VDI

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% 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 1 week 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: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable




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