This case study of Random is based on a February 2021 survey of HPE ProLiant Server solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE ProLiant server solutions have provided us with a really stable and reliable infrastructure to support our business processes. In addition, the quality of the hardware has enabled us to extend the servers working life considerably.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

  • Driver for adding-on, replacing, or upgrading your existing infrastructure with an HPE ProLiant Server solution:
    • The need for greater capabilities and support for VMware
  • Reports that HPE ProLiant Server solutions were chosen over or have replaced the following solutions:
    • No other solutions – HPE was their first choice

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following applications on their HPE ProLiant Server solution:
    • Virtualization
    • Storage and backup
    • Multi-function business applications (Ex. SQL Database, Storage, Virtualization, etc)
  • Rates the value of the following capabilities of HPE ProLiant Server solutions compared to similar solutions in the market:
    • Performance: valuable
    • Reliability: very valuable
    • Availability: valuable
    • Affordability: valuable
    • Security: very valuable
    • Support: very valuable
    • Manageability (including integration with HPE iLO): very valuable
    • Access to HPE Financial Service: not valuable
  • Rates the value of the HPE Pointnext services offered:
    • Foundation Care: very valuable
    • Proactive Care: very valuable
    • Education Services: valuable
    • Advisory Services: valuable


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE ProLiant Server solutions:

  • Reduced time to perform the following administrative tasks with HPE ProLiant Servers:
    • Setting-up servers: 26 – 50%
    • Performance Troubleshooting: 51% – 75%
    • Managing & maintaining: 51% – 75%
    • Performing upgrades: 26 – 50%
    • Responding to customer requests: 51% – 75%
  • Made improvements in the following areas after using HPE ProLiant Servers:
    • Reduced server operating expenses: 51% – 75%
    • Reduced total cost of ownership: 51% – 75%
    • Reduced downtime: 75%+
    • Increased the number of clients supported: 26-50%
    • Reduced the number of help desk calls: 51% – 75%
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