2019-06-25T06:38:00Z

What is your primary use case for HPE Synergy?


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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-08-21T11:31:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

We use it for mission-critical applications and mission-critical databases. An example is that we host development servers on it.

2019-06-25T07:35:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

Our primary use case is primary compute.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

We use Synergy for VMware and some physical servers.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

We use it for our analytics platform.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

It's our day-to-day production device. We deploy our workloads and VMs in clusters on it.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

Virtualization is our primary use case.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

We do a lot with ESX and virtualization of workloads.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case for this solution is virtualization.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Vendor

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

Our primary use case is data center and tech refresh/cloud. This product is basically a step in our transformation to be more hybrid.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

* Graphical workstations * Replacing the c7000 systems * Analytics * DevOps, using containers.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

We use it for ESXi installations. It is for private clouds with application servers.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

The primary use case is VMware hosts. Since most of our environment is virtualized, it is our primary compute.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

We use it as a VMware host. We're a highly virtualized environment, so we run several VMs per blade.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

For us, it is a server refresh. We moved away from c7000 Enclosures.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

We use it primarily for hypervisors at the moment. We're looking at expanding into VDI, but it's primarily for hypervisors.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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