HPE Synergy ROI

Director2039
Director at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
We have definitely seen performance increases in the platform. A lot of that was related to just the componentry that is in it. We have sort of bought into the vision of where the platform is going to go and are hoping to see additional performance gains there. Synergy feels a little heavy still on the day to upgrade operations, etc. However, we have gained some efficiencies on the provisioning front-end side. View full review »
Brent Beverly
VP Technology at Scalematrix
We have seen ROI. Building it to be so powerful, we had six racks of 1 to 2U servers of Dell EMC equipment spread out throughout the data center - six racks of gear. We were able to condense down into four blades, because they are so powerful. That's a huge ROI and savings for us. It has also reduced our cost of operations. We have fewer teams focusing on the overall solution. We have a team of two right now, compared to the team of six or seven people assigned to the whole cloud solution in the past. From an operations perspective, we're probably saving a good $150,000 a year. The solution has reduced our IT infrastructure costs, cutting out those racks. A rack costs me the square footage. Also, if I'm using a rack for my cloud, I can't sell it to a client. Moving six racks into one has saved me a ton of overhead on the infrastructure side. In terms of TCO, I think we'll get there faster. While the blade is more expensive than a 1U-server - I'm going to buy a 1U server for $10,000 and it's going to support X number of clients - ultimately we get to the TCO faster because we're able to pack more into the density. That means our price per gig can be lower, but we make more margin on it, overall. We're able to get to that TCO faster because of the density that Synergy provides. View full review »
Wayne Holland
Services Support Supervisor at WSDOT
It has decreased our deployment time by about half, maybe a bit more. We used Altiris Rapid Deployment before on the c7000s, but as time went on, that platform didn't work very well anymore. Then, we were doing a lot of things manually. Even though, we were really good at doing that, it is a lot easier again to deal with a server profile or image. So, we easily cut that time down in half. From the replacement costs versus the cost of the previous equipment, it has been much cheaper than previous gear. The performance and speed has enabled us to do more things that we weren't able to do before: Faster video streams, being able to have more hosts on a compute module, and have more efficiency all around, which has definitely paid for itself. It is a more condensed physical footprint than our previous hardware. So, we're saving money on power and cooling. We have three power distribution panels. We have the utilization measure. We were at more than 90 percent utilization on our three panels. When we virtualized, including Synergy, that utilization went down to about 60 percent, which was pretty big. While it may not be fair to say that it was all Synergy, because there were other things involved too. We had all these individual fan units from another company, when we migrated to 3PAR, that took less power, which was also huge. There was a bunch of stuff going on during that power reduction, but Synergy was a big part of it. Synergy has lowered our total cost of ownership significantly. I would say ballpark around 25 percent, maybe more. View full review »
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Architecd2ae
Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
For temporal use, when you throw on the fact that you're essentially doubling your capacity, right there you could claim a 50 percent TCO reduction. As far as ROI, that becomes a lot harder because it is dependent on the level of automation that you have built into that reallocation as you are introducing a step that wasn't there before either, where as you would have just built two different infrastructures and the cost would have been upfront. So, the ROI is really in the reduction of total costs. View full review »
ManagerI379a
Manager IT Infrastructure at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
We have seen ROI. We have the ability to quickly compute. Instead of in the traditional way, one of the nice things that Synergy brings is that it is a big enough platform. We are putting a hypervisor on the system and carving off a portion of that to attach it to the graphics card, then the remainder of the CPU and memory are available for virtual compute. View full review »
Vince DiStasi
CIO at GCC
We have seen a huge ROI. Instead of having to buy 50 workstations - and we didn't have room for them, where we would need another classroom or another area - we didn't have to invest in any of that. Air conditioning was already taken care of. Power was already taken care of because it's in the data center, so we didn't need to worry about outfitting a classroom with furniture, new workstations, and everything else. View full review »
SeniorSe5ba7
Senior Server Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We haven't really computed ROI. It was more of a lifecycle replacement that we came across. View full review »
Michael Rohde
Network Specialist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
It makes our deployment time go faster, decreasing the process time by half. The big time savings are on the upgrade process. That is much faster. For example, last time that we upgraded the c7000 enclosure's firmware levels for the OAs and interconnects, it was effectively 40 man-hours worth of effort. With Synergy in OneView, it was easily a quarter of that. It was such a better experience. We stood up 11 Gen 10 Synergy blades, which ended up replacing approximately 25 Gen 7 c7000 blades. So, you're looking at a 2:1 consolidation in hardware. We're expecting that as the Gen 8s age out, we're going to do the exact same thing, and we will be more aggressive there, where we are looking at a 3:1 consolidation. Managing fewer servers will save a lot of time and effort, along with having everything in OneView. View full review »
Matthew Ingram
System Engineer at Blue Shield of California
I'm not involved with the financials, but from a labor perspective we have definitely seen ROI by reducing the time it takes for us to deploy. We're reducing the man-hours we're spending on deploying new systems as well as on maintaining the existing ones. View full review »
Technica84fe
Technical Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If I look back at the days when we were deploying physical equipment or just rack mount equipment, as needed, the product has saved us weeks. It's a relatively new investment. If anything, it has increased our costs at this point. View full review »
Patrick Long
Advisor System Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We have seen ROI, although I do not have datapoints that I can share. View full review »
Roger Crane
Systems Engineer at Scientific Games
Our maintenance and production times have been cut in half over our previous solutions. We don't have a lot of bodies, so saving engineer time is a valuable resource. We don't have to spend as much time managing it, so there is a savings of 50 percent over our older existing solutions. View full review »
Varun Lenkala
Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
ROI has been pretty good, although we're still investing a lot. View full review »
Manager7a60
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are not there yet. We are still in implementation. There are savings but we haven't measured them yet. We know we will see ROI. In terms of TCO, it's still too early to know because we're building all the processes and everything needed to manage the environment. View full review »
ITInfras8f24
IT Infrastructure Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
We have not yet seen ROI. It has not yet reduced our cost of operations. It has not yet reduced our IT infrastructure cost. View full review »
Dan Loftus
Architect at Argos
Our investment should return fairly swiftly. View full review »
Mohammad Alotaibi
IT Director at Kdipa
We haven't seen any ROI, and it hasn't reduced our cost of operations. The solution has decreased our deployment time by 70 percent. View full review »
Lee Commins
VMware Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We can put a bigger workload on there because the systems can produce a lot more resources now. I would say it has reduced our cost of operations; I couldn't imagine it doesn't. It has also reduced our IT infrastructure costs, although I don't deal much with the cost side of things. View full review »
SystemEnd3d1
System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would say that we haven't seen ROI yet, but it was a way to get off of our old chassis and we had to start fresh. I would say that we will have our savings by year five. View full review »
Willam Adam
SVP Data Technology at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
We have absolutely seen ROI: The number of jobs processed and being able to process jobs within the allotted time frame, so we have not lost any jobs. Thus, the solution has certainly paid for itself. The solution decreased our deployment time. It only took 10 percent of the time. View full review »
Adam Barthel
Cloud Architecht at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution has reduced our cost of operations by at least 15 to 20 percent. The solution has reduced our IT infrastructure costs by at least 30 percent, mainly because of the density compared to our former infrastructure. View full review »
St. Claire Mclean
Director of Infrastructure at Alliant Cooperative Data Solutions
We were able to reduce our turnaround time on some of our projects, from upwards of three or four days down to a couple of hours. The solution hasn't reduced our cost of operations or IT infrastructure cost. Our TCO is about the same. View full review »
JasonWilliams
Manager Engineering Services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
As we move more workloads to the Synergy, then we will see more of a return on investment. It has reduced our cost of operations by a headcount of 33 percent. The solution has reduced our IT infrastructure costs by 5 percent due to headcount. View full review »
Informat2839
Information Specialist at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have not seen ROI. The solution has reduced our cost of operations. It has also reduced our IT infrastructure costs. View full review »
ITInfras9484
IT Infrastructure Manager at a import and exporter with 10,001+ employees
We've seen ROI through density and capacity into it. Where I had four c7000 chassis running a lot of standalone stuff, I was able to consolidate a lot of that and virtualize it. It has reduced our cost of operations and IT infrastructure costs, the latter by about 50 percent. With aging gear that needed long-term maintenance, consolidating into a chassis or two reduced maintenance costs. View full review »
Victor-Hernandez
CIO at La Huerta
The solution has decreased our deployment time by 10 to 20 percent. View full review »
Marina Landeiro
Service Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It has kept our cost of operations stable. The solution has reduced our IT infrastructure costs because we have had to buy less services than we used to. View full review »
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