HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Case Study

Coughlan Companies


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

“[HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure provides] hardware consolidation, reliable (and fast) backups, and ease of management for all OmniCube hyperconverged infrastructure and existing vSphere environments.”


  • 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, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be manageable, but not ideal.

Use Case

  • Uses HPE SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Remote / Branch Office (ROBO)
  • Runs the following types of application on HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • File servers, print servers, domain controllers, WSUS, WDS, Utility servers


  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with HPE SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of greater than 300:1 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 SimpliVity HPE Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Native data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable

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