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Most of our use cases are under NDA. I can't speak to how specific clients use it. Use cases can vary by quite a bit. Generally, companies can use it as a computing system, as a database, or for virtualization. There are very different use cases that can be covered by this product.
We are primarily using this product to build a private cloud infrastructure.
We primarily use the solution in order to deploy an on-prem client.
We are resellers of HPE Synergy and I'm the CTO.
We have built our on-premises private cloud on top of HPE Synergy connected to 3PAR SAN storage. Our cloud was built above Hyper-V hypervisor, and that's the computing node of it.
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.
We use it for mission-critical applications and mission-critical databases. An example is that we host development servers on it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We use Synergy for VMware and some physical servers.
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.
We use it for our analytics platform.
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.
It's our day-to-day production device. We deploy our workloads and VMs in clusters on it.
Virtualization is our primary use case.
We do a lot with ESX and virtualization of workloads.
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.
Our primary use case for this solution is virtualization.
Our primary use case is primary compute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our primary use case is data center and tech refresh/cloud. This product is basically a step in our transformation to be more hybrid.
* Graphical workstations * Replacing the c7000 systems * Analytics * DevOps, using containers.
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.
We use it for ESXi installations. It is for private clouds with application servers.
The primary use case is VMware hosts. Since most of our environment is virtualized, it is our primary compute.
We use it as a VMware host. We're a highly virtualized environment, so we run several VMs per blade.
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.
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.
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.
For us, it is a server refresh. We moved away from c7000 Enclosures.
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.
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.
We use it primarily for hypervisors at the moment. We're looking at expanding into VDI, but it's primarily for hypervisors.
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