Customer was facing the same problem all businesses who purchased the HPE C7000s face. HPE announced the C7000 end of sale beginning June, 2020. The timing coincided with their mounting data center constraints requiring consolidation and C7000 configuration limitations. Customer needed to refresh servers and storage to meet changing workload demands. Keeping their OEM options open, customer wanted to understand the benefits of various manufacturers. OnX set up labs for customer to test-drive different technologies. Eventually HPE became the vendor of choice and an executive briefing was scheduled.
OnX engaged customer in consultative services and set up a live demo in the customer’s environment. An ROI analysis was completed and proved instrumental in the decision to move forward. During the EBC briefing, customer decided on HPE Synergy to leverage the software-defined infrastructure for physical, virtual and containerized workloads and OneView for ease of management.
Customer participated in HPE buy-back program, freeing budget to refresh their data center, update their storage, implement new email servers, and include all licensing, services and training. The Synergy implementation achieved their target of 90% virtualized workloads with an exponential increase in memory and processing speed increasing application deployment and performance. By implementing HPE OneView with workflow orchestration and management, their IT resources are now able to focus on strategic initiatives.