HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review

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


What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

Ease of updating.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Excellent.

Technical Support:

Good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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

How was the initial setup?

Out of the box deployment is easy.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it ourselves.

What was our ROI?

It's an excellent, scalable solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at EMC and PURE.

What other advice do I have?

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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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