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What is Modular SAN?

When evaluating modular storage area networks, the IT Central Station users emphasized several key components. First and foremost, the SAN must be easy to integrate into the existing infrastructure and include interoperability with the different platforms it will be connecting with. In the same vein, quality modular SANs must be easy to use and manage for admins and users, and should be built with a basic interface that anyone can operate. Secondly, reliability is important, along with IOPS capacity, throughput, and flexibility to allow for spinners and flash storage capacity. Finally, good pricing was a strong concern for many of the users.


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Nutanix
Nutanix
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Real User
Manager Enterprise Cloud System Engineering at Amanox Solutions (S&T Group)
Jan 03 2018

What is most valuable?

Some years ago when we started working with Nutanix the solution was essentially a stable, user friendly hyper converged solution offering a less future rich version of what is now called the distributed storage fabric. This is what competing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a system integrators Nutanix offers a solution which is highly standardized that can be deployed in very timely fashion compared to legacy three tier-, converged generation one- and even most competing hyper converged solutions. This... more»

What needs improvement?

Nutanix has the potential to replace most of today's traditional storage solutions. These are classic hybrid SAN arrays Filers, newer All-Flash Arrays
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Vendor
Sr. SAN Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The ease of moving data around is very beneficial and will become more beneficial as we get to the next level, in regards to federation. Other things that are beneficial, for one thing, the speed of it is very good for us. We are specifically... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Again, moving data around. Speed and the fact that, once we start getting into full SSD arrays, we don't really have to worry about performance issues anymore. So, to the end consumer, which in our line of work is going to be hospitals,... more»

What needs improvement?

The one thing I don't like so much about it is, one thing that I'm dealing with quite a bit lately is, the fact that GA releases of the code, General Availability releases, they don't feel like they're as proven as some of the other arrays... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Systems Architect at a university with 10,001+ employees
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

We went through a whole data center refresh cycle and one of the things is that we needed to look at our disk system. Everything was for spinning disks, so we decided to make the leap to an all SSD data center. We brought in all the competitors, went through an RFP process and 3PAR came ahead. Some of the main things, for us, that we were looking for was the... more»

What needs improvement?

The one thing that we've always struggled with are the file sizes. With our competitor, we have had issues with the file sizes (I'm talking about the VMDK sizes) and how big a drive can be. HPE 3PAR, still, has a limit of 16 terabytes for VMDK limit and I think there is more to do in this aspect. There are ways to go around it but we still want DDUP and the... more»
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Dell EMC
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Real User
Storage Solutions Architect IV at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The VNX 5700 provides a large number of features including the ability to work for both file and block as a unified array. The ability to run a unified array is a great advantage when the company economics would not allow you to have separate... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our company saved money in maintaining the unified platform in most of our locations and has the ability to perform backups and replication of the unit with similar arrays.

What needs improvement?

Once you establish a replication job, when the file system is synchronizing its data to the target file system, it tends to create a balloon effect where it creates a file system that grows as the new data is synchronizing. It would be very... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Real User
Connect Germany at Westfälische Wilhelms-University

How has it helped my organization?

The great value is the integration with the hardware and the software which really has great features that they develop over time. The system we bought back in 2012/13 and installed in 2013 is no longer in the system we are using now in 2016. This is because the software evolved so much and features were added to the system we purchased three years ago. It still... more»

What needs improvement?

The things I keep asking for are certain features which are now available but not to all the systems that are on the market. Sometimes they say we don't think the hardware you have can sustain this feature. We don't let you try it if it probably can't sustain the feature. There are other features where they say they don't support it on this type of spinning... more»
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Real User
Sr. Systems Programmer at Sharp

What is most valuable?

For us, the XIV is pretty much set-it-and-forget-it storage. We use it behind the SAN volume controller. Having presented that storage to the SAN, we find that the latency is very predictable, the capacity is excellent and the reliability is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It saved a lot of time. We haven't had any outages and outages in the healthcare industry are terrible. They're like earthquakes that have repercussions for years afterwards.

What needs improvement?

It could be cheaper, but considering they give you a rack of 325 TB usable, if you buy a fully loaded system, it's really not that expensive. As part of the base package, it comes with a lot of value-add (snapshots,etc...) too, so those... more»
Nutanix
Nutanix
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Real User
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

The level of statistical performance data it is able to report in real time is extremely useful. I can see what my VM’s hosts and guests are doing form a single pane of glass and identify issues before they would otherwise become apparent.

How has it helped my organization?

The simplicity Prism/AHV delivers over other hypervisor solutions has dramatically alleviated the workload of our IT department without taking away granular features.

What needs improvement?

Site-to-site replication needs some work. It’s not as feature rich for a disaster recovery implementation as I would like to see, but my understanding is that it is slated for improvement in near-future releases. DRS-like functionality is... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Product Engineer
Dec 26 2017

What is most valuable?

I like the speed capabilities that it provides. The deduplication features definitely have some huge potential. The latest firmware, where they've enabled compression for workloads that aren't very good for deduplication, I can definitely see... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The hope is right now it's going to empower us to lower mean time to resolutions. Since it's being used to support a virtual infrastructure, that gives us access to all of the benefits of a virtual infrastructure. So, instead of spending... more»

What needs improvement?

Automated reporting, real-time reporting would be excellent. Right now, most of the reports are ad hoc, so I have to say, "I want this report." I believe you can schedule them and have them go out to an email address, but it would be nice to... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Real User
Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.

What is most valuable?

In a word, performance. It was primarily brought in to replace our EVA with something that was more capable from a performance perspective. We did not order solid state in our original configuration and we were looking for something which could grow with us, that could handle unpredictable VMware workloads better, and that didn't have the bottlenecks of a... more»

What needs improvement?

My 3PAR array is too old to support File Persona, and I would love to be able to do that, but that's something that we would need more powerful controllers. We've got the first generation, so at some point we will get it, but we've got to wait for a refresh cycle.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Real User
Technical Project Manager at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its tiered approach to data structuring. We can quickly move data that's stored on slow disks to faster disks if the demand arises. That's good value for our company.

How has it helped my organization?

We've recently embarked on a large-scale convergence project where we've consolidated about 250 physical servers to virtual servers. Those virtual servers are hosted onto 3PARs 7400 systems, which are located in two data centers. They give us... more»

What needs improvement?

Data de-duplication is something that's lacking in 3PAR. We use HPE StoreOnce systems as part of a backup solution. StoreOnce systems, they use a SAS disks, which are spin disks. They have about 80% de-duplication ratio, which from a backup... more»
Nutanix
Nutanix
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
IT Admin at Felda Prodata Systems Sdn Bhd

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are Prism and Acropolis, as they simplified our jobs and give us the opportunity to lower operational costs without reducing the current day-to-day operation performance. We are using VMware 3-TIER architecture... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As opposed to before, the Nutanix platform allows us to pay as we grow instead starting with a large scale. Management seems to like this idea, as it will save us from overspending the budget. We can improve IT utilization and reduce costs by... more»

What needs improvement?

We're thinking about hosting SAP HANA on the Nutanix platform, but we are still unsure about the path as SAP still has not certified Nutanix to host SAP HANA yet. Nutanix should make SAP a close partner and certify their product with SAP so... more»
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Real User
Senior System Administrator at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the snapshots, the flash pool that we’re using, and cluster mode. When we are doing an upgrade, there is less of an impact on the customer when you use cluster mode. It still has some with CIFS, but at least it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Compared to the previous solution, I would not say that it has really improved anything. We were with the HPE EVA before the NetApp. It takes more of my time to manage them, as opposed to HPE EVA, with which I created LUNs and it's done. I... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see antivirus that works, and generally a working solution. They just provided Vserver DR, which is good. Now we need to have a way to do some tests only because to do testing we really need to failover to the second site,... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Technical Support at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 21 2017

What is most valuable?

The number one feature is speed. We're serving almost 3.2 million people, we're running an eligibility system, we are on about 80 terabytes of data that need to be churned and processed. In addition, the standard Oracle features like the compression. Right now, all of our development to pre-production, everything is in one single rack, which is easier for us to... more»

What needs improvement?

Pretty much whatever we need from the database side, it is there. There are specific things from the application side; I don't have a list, they do have a list of what you can see from the database side. Most of the developers are used to Microsoft .NET and SQL server. They are cutting out Oracle, so there is a shift within the developer's mind. "How am I going... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Director - Data Centre Operations at MCAP

What is most valuable?

What's relatively common in most SAN environments is consolidation of storage under a single management interface or pool. The ability to quickly scale and expand storage as required, and to accommodate whatever deliverables you're putting out there. I think one of the advantages of 3PAR obviously is its tiered storage, as well as its visibility, deduplication... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Although there's been a lot of technical advancement, one of my biggest beefs with HP's drive towards OneView as a management platform for this point is really around their licensing. It's been somewhat cost prohibitive. Obviously with the new release of OneView in the near future, the licensing model is going to change, but for customers who may already have a... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Real User
Storage Engineer Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The main features are good pricing, very good options, and ease of use. From a management point of view, the reports provided by the management console are very good.

What needs improvement?

We are pretty happy with what we have. One small disappointment was when we invested in an HPE 3PAR 7440c two years ago. We had heard that it was supposed to be a long-term system. Around a year later, when they answered our RFP, it was for an HPE 3PAR 8400c, which was already on the market. The HPE 3PAR 7440c system was a bit old. I would appreciate if they... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Real User
Managing Director at Lanware

What is most valuable?

The service and the support, as well as the technology. Yes, there are plenty of technical features that it offers, which we would expect from HPE. One of the reasons that we use HPE is because they tend to provide a quality product with all... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's a very critical technology component within our service offering. The storage sits central to everything else, such that it needs to be really robust. It needs to be highly available and it needs to be secure as well. All those things... more»

What needs improvement?

I suppose I’d like to see more security in terms of encryption on the device without it impacting performance. For all I know, that might exist. It’s something occasionally we get asked for. Our understanding has been that there are... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Real User
Head Of IT Data Center at a Consumer Goods with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 26 2017

What do you think of HPE 3PAR Flash Storage?

Primary Use Case It's our primary storage and we are using it within two of our datacenters with replication between them. Actually, that part is currently being implemented. Overall, performance is great. Personally, I'm fully satisfied, even when we had some problems, failed disks or some bug in a software version, HPE would always be fully proactive. They would actually tell us of the problem, even before we were aware of it. • Improvements to My Organization For me, personally, I think the most important value is really the way HPE is treating us as a customer. • Valuable Features I would say that now that we even have flash storage on the 8200 models, it would be the deduplication. We were hoping to use the automated tiering much more, but it's not a good fit for...
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

All Flash Only * Designed as only flash with the xx50 designation. This array was never intended for spinning disk or hybrid use. * We have never seen a disk or other hardware failure in over two years. * Average latency is less than one... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were quite hesitant on the array size when it was pitched as our replacement of an aged SAN. We were guaranteed we would get much more space than the physical capacity. (Make sure you get it in writing.) In reality, their safe numbers were... more»

What needs improvement?

I would really love to see HPE add some cloud analytics. So many other Tier 1 SAN vendors have enhanced cloud analytics and flashy visuals. While HPE has the StoreFront and it is better than nothing whatsoever, other competition offered... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Network Admin at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Jun 16 2017

What is most valuable?

We use a lot of different products by HPE, with 3PAR being one of the biggest. When we look at Synergy, we see how we can integrate. We have our 3PAR SAN. We see how we have our physical servers and how we can remove them and bring everything... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is easy to use. The OS and the UI are straightforward. It's all manageable inside HPE OneView and it is attached to HPE Synergy. It's a unified experience. It really sucks going through 10 different systems and trying to fit all of them... more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see more Nimble integration, now that HPE owns Nimble. We would like to see how they come up with solutions to integrate Nimble storage and all-flash storage into our existing 3PAR traditional spinning disk. We would like to... more»
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Real User
System Administrator - Backup & Storage Specialist at METRO SYSTEMS Romania

What is most valuable?

What impressed me the most about these systems are their excellent reliability, ease of administering (both in GUI and command line), and their very good documentation that is easy to access and understand. It provides very good storage, High... more»

How has it helped my organization?

NetApp systems are a good choice if you want a versatile unified system that's also capable of delivering performance. Our company has been using NetApp filers both as file sharing solutions (CIFS over LAN) and also as block storage (LUNs)... more»

What needs improvement?

The thing we'd like to see the most is the possibility of pairing LAN/SAN ports from different nodes. Currently, the systems only provide pairing (and thus redundancy) only at same-node level. Also, it wouldn't hurt having this sort of... more»
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