HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review

It's a scalabe solution. We're planning on implementing the AFA in the future.

Valuable Features

  • Wide striping
  • Ease of use
  • Dedicated ASIC
  • Thin Provisioning
  • AO and DO
  • Adaptive Flash Cache
  • Persistent Ports
  • Tiered storage
  • AFA
  • Funcitonality

Improvements to My Organization

It enables growth from the existing array due to the thin provisioning suite.

Room for Improvement

Ease of updating.

Use of Solution

I've used it for three years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


Previous Solutions

We previously used EVA, but as we are an HP house, we migrated to the latest HP offering due to the benefits.

Initial Setup

Out of the box deployment is easy.

Implementation Team

We implemented it ourselves.


It's an excellent, scalable solution.

Other Solutions Considered

We also looked at EMC and PURE.

Other Advice

Do it, you will never look back. We're not currently using 3PAR flash storage, but definitely plan to in the future. 3PAR AFA is the class leader.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are an HP Gold Partner
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Calvin Zito, HPEStorageGuyVendor

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. HP 3PAR is racking up industry recognition as well! It was named best-in-class midrange array by DCIG. Here's a blog about that: http://hpstorage.me/17hnng2. Also, HP 3PAR All-Flash won the All-Flash Product of the Year Award from TechTarget. I have a blog that talks about that as well. http://hpstorage.me/19Cw9a8

11 March 15
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