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2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for HPE Synergy?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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System Integration Engineer at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-02T06:35:06Z
02 March 21

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.

MK
CEO at DUKSCO SARL
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-27T14:03:00Z
27 February 21

We are primarily using this product to build a private cloud infrastructure.

AJ
CEO with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-02-22T19:35:00Z
22 February 21

We primarily use the solution in order to deploy an on-prem client.

MohammadSoltani - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technical Officer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2021-02-03T23:44:00Z
03 February 21

We are resellers of HPE Synergy and I'm the CTO.

RA
Storage & Backup Engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-01-23T06:09:58Z
23 January 21

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.

PeerSpot user
Operational database administrator at American University of Beirut Medical Center
Real User
Top 10
2019-08-21T11:31:00Z
21 August 19

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.

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LC
VMware Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T07:35:00Z
25 June 19

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

JasonWilliams - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Engineering Services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

Our primary use case is primary compute.

LL
System Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

Patrick Long - PeerSpot reviewer
Advisor System Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

NW
IT Infrastructure Manager at a security firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

JP
Storage Engineer at Brigham Young University
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

Dan Loftus - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect at Argos
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

PB
Director at Cerner Corporation
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

HB
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

We use Synergy for VMware and some physical servers.

BB
VP Technology at Scalematrix
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

St. Claire Mclean - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Infrastructure at Alliant Cooperative Data Solutions
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

We use it for our analytics platform.

Willam Adam - PeerSpot reviewer
SVP Data Technology at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

DK
IT Infrastructure Manager at a import and exporter with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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

VL
Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

Virtualization is our primary use case.

JS
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

We do a lot with ESX and virtualization of workloads.

Victor-Hernandez - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO at La Huerta
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

MS
Server Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

Our primary use case for this solution is virtualization.

LM
System Architect at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

DH
Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

MH
IT Infrastructure Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Vendor
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

Wayne Holland - PeerSpot reviewer
Services Support Supervisor at WSDOT
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
25 June 19

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.

TN
Information Specialist at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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.

Adam Barthel - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architecht at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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

RC
Manager IT Infrastructure at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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

CS
Technical Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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.

Marina Landeiro - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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

Michael Rohde - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Specialist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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

RC
Systems Engineer at Scientific Games
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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

BF
Senior Systems Engenier at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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.

Mohammad Alotaibi - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Kdipa
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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.

VD
CIO at GCC
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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.

KI
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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

KR
CEO at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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.

MI
System Engineer at Blue Shield of California
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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.

JN
Senior Server Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
25 June 19

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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For me, choosing between HPE’s Bladesystem and Synergy came down to which solution was more powerful, reliable, and stable. It turns out Bladesystem was the winner. Bladesystem is excellent because it uses little energy, and it also doesn’t take up a lot of space, which is a huge advantage. Setup is fairly easy and the hardware is easy to manage, which I consider to be a valuable feature. The only thing I don’t like about Bladesystem is that there is no adaptable support. Other than that, the product is great. The main benefit of Synergy is the deployment time. With deployment time decreased, there are fewer things to configure, which frees up your time to work on other priorities. However, ultimately I chose HPE’s Bladesystem instead because I didn’t like that with Synergy I would be forced to rely on an external product for firmware updates. For the initial setup of Synergy, training is also needed, whereas Bladesystem provides support Conclusion I would choose the product that provides the biggest ROI. In my case that was Bladesystem, which I found to be easy to set up and manage, and provides great support. No matter which solution you ultimately choose, you will want to make sure it is stable, reliable, scalable, and can grow with your organization as needed.
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