HPE Synergy Primary Use Case

Director2039
Director at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case would be our virtualization platforms, ranging from our presentation layers to just commodity workloads. I don't know that we're too much focused on hybrid cloud just yet, since we're a service provider. A lot of our clients are paying us to host their workloads. It's not like we're running our own IT and putting it in the cloud, as well. However, as we do move things there, these workloads are probably the ones that are most opportune to move to the public cloud. So, it would generate a hybrid scenario, as these are Citrix presentation systems, and also Windows and Linux VMs, which can move back and forth. View full review »
Brent Beverly
VP Technology at Scalematrix
We use it for public cloud right now. It covers a plethora of workloads. We have everything from the small, mom-and-pop, five-user accounting shop running QuickBooks, all the way up to data analytics running machine-learning on it. View full review »
Wayne Holland
Services Support Supervisor at WSDOT
We use Synergy for everything: Exchange, virtualization, and SQL. Most of our stuff is still on-premise. We are not really doing anything with hybrid cloud from Synergy right now. View full review »
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Architecd2ae
Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The primary use case is really a replacement for the BladeCenter. Though, we would like our customers to see it more in the composable fashion that it has been positioned. The primary use case (as our customer see it) is they can't go further with BladeCenter, so they are choosing Synergy. Traditionally, our customers have been using their BladeCenter, and now Synergy, to run any type of mid-tier applications or virtualized platforms that, for whatever reason, don't fit in the hyper-converged area. From a hybrid cloud perspective, Synergies are more seen for the potential of integrating into orchestrated and automated deployments, so they can have cloud-like functionality on-premise. They are not quite at that yet, and in the couple cases where we have deployed it, that has certainly been the goal. View full review »
Lyle May
System Architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It is where we do most of our compute for the various different things for our homegrown software that we developed and use. We also use the product for a third-party software that we do, using cloud-based services. In a hybrid cloud environment, the solution enables us to a lot of databases, then different homegrown in-house developed stuff that we use for media servers and compression servers. We can also do management for workforces and optimization for workforces, in terms of the products that we provide. View full review »
ManagerI379a
Manager IT Infrastructure at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
* Graphical workstations * Replacing the c7000 systems * Analytics * DevOps, using containers. View full review »
Jarom Petrich
Storage Engineer at Brigham Young University
We were evaluating it to replace some of our older infrastructure. We have Dell M1000e Blade chassis. We were doing a proof of concept for the last three months with it. It would cover all kinds of workloads. We have Oracle Databases, we have SQL databases, we have web servers. There's a VMware environment with VMs that manage all sorts of workloads. View full review »
Vince DiStasi
CIO at GCC
Our primary use case is virtual desktop infrastructure. We use them to run VMware Horizon View for engineering applications and higher-end desktop users. The primary workload is workstations using NVIDIA Tesla cards. It helps our engineering students to run CAD applications no matter where they are on campus, instead of having to go to a lab to do it. View full review »
SeniorSe5ba7
Senior Server Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use it primarily for hypervisors at the moment. We're looking at expanding into VDI, but it's primarily for hypervisors. View full review »
ITInfras54a9
IT Infrastructure Manager at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're using it for our production server loads and for disaster recovery purposes. In terms of a hybrid-cloud environment, we use it for our database workloads. We have records management systems and dispatch systems which have critical databases which we run on these platforms. View full review »
Michael Rohde
Network Specialist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
The primary use case is VMware hosts. Since most of our environment is virtualized, it is our primary compute. View full review »
Matthew Ingram
System Engineer at Blue Shield of California
VMware is our primary use case for this solution. We run all of our production servers and non-production servers. That's what our cloud delivers virtual workloads to. View full review »
Technica84fe
Technical Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary use case is virtual machines. We run VMware on them and virtual servers, so applications, web servers, and things of that nature. The solution enables us to run VDI, backups, and web platforms for our organization in a hybrid cloud environment. View full review »
Patrick Long
Advisor System Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We're using Synergy primarily as a replacement for our C7000 Blade servers, which are going out-of-life. We use VMware ESX across all of our Synergy nodes. On top of that, we have a mixture of workloads from web servers, application servers, and Microsoft SQL databases. View full review »
Roger Crane
Systems Engineer at Scientific Games
We use it as a VMware host. We're a highly virtualized environment, so we run several VMs per blade. View full review »
CEO1c1e
CEO at a tech company with 1-10 employees
We give out certification training on HPE product lines. Synergy is one of the product lines. It's part of our composable infrastructure in our hybrid IT training. We use Synergy for giving customers and partners hands-on experience. View full review »
Varun Lenkala
Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Virtualization is our primary use case. View full review »
Manager7a60
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
For us, it is a server refresh. We moved away from c7000 Enclosures. View full review »
ITInfras8f24
IT Infrastructure Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Right now, we are mostly using it for building out data center services. The biggest things that we are using it for are large scale virtual farms. We have recently even started using it to have large shared database resources for shared platforms, like Informatica. View full review »
J-J Seely
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
We do a lot with ESX and virtualization of workloads. View full review »
Dan Loftus
Architect at Argos
The primary use case is virtualized workloads. The workload are typically packages and things that run on Linux. They are just general-purpose, virtualized workloads. View full review »
Mohammad Alotaibi
IT Director at Kdipa
We use it for our infrastructure. We have multiple servers, therefore we use it as our main infrastructure for applications to host our servers. We don't have a hybrid cloud environment. We use on-premise. It has made our IT infrastructure teams more efficient. Previously, we had a standard infrastructure, which was compute, power, and storage. They had to run from one place to another to create a virtual machine. Now they can do everything in one shot. View full review »
Lee Commins
VMware Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for mission-critical applications and mission-critical databases. An example is that we host development servers on it. View full review »
SystemEnd3d1
System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution to run both our production and non-production environments. We currently do not have any cloud initiatives, but we bought it so that we can be future protected for the cloud. View full review »
Willam Adam
SVP Data Technology at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
The primary use case is for processing our analytics platform. The solution enables us to do all of our analytic workflows in a hybrid cloud environment. View full review »
Adam Barthel
Cloud Architecht at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is data center and tech refresh/cloud. This product is basically a step in our transformation to be more hybrid. View full review »
St. Claire Mclean
Director of Infrastructure at Alliant Cooperative Data Solutions
We use it for our analytics platform. View full review »
JasonWilliams
Manager Engineering Services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is primary compute. View full review »
SeniorInb5e9
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Synergy for VMware and some physical servers. View full review »
ServerAr942f
Server Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case for this solution is virtualization. View full review »
Informat2839
Information Specialist at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Moving virtual machines over to Synergy. In a hybrid cloud environment, the solution enables us to do SQL. We are able to move it up and take it down. View full review »
Rami Chiha
Operational database administrator at American University of Beirut Medical Center
We use the Synergy Frame to host the main infrastructure for a big project. We have multiple Synergy Frames that are all managed by a single OneView interface. The uptime and the performance meet our expectations, plus the integration with 3PAR is very good. View full review »
ITInfras9484
IT Infrastructure Manager at a import and exporter with 10,001+ employees
It's our day-to-day production device. We deploy our workloads and VMs in clusters on it. View full review »
Victor-Hernandez
CIO at La Huerta
We are using it for SQL servers on HPE servers. We use the service across the company. We are in three countries. It serves all our users. View full review »
Marina Landeiro
Service Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use it for ESXi installations. It is for private clouds with application servers. View full review »
SeniorSy4b5d
Senior Systems Engenier at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
We use it for converged infrastructure (compute). We are using it for Hyper-V and our SQL environments right now. We are doing some DevOps on it, as well. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about HPE Synergy. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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