HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review

We switched from our previous solution because the performance and cost of 3PAR was better.


What is most valuable?

  • ASIC assisted RAID Calculations
  • Performance
  • Flash

How has it helped my organization?

  • Incredible performance
  • Automation
  • Ease of use

What needs improvement?

  • Host Integration
  • Support for new platforms

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There were some minor issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues if you plan properly.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No scalability issues at all.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's the best.

Technical Support:

It's the best.

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

We switched because of the performance and cost of 3PAR was better than our previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

It depends on what aspects you need to configure.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it in-house.

What was our ROI?

It was two to three years.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

  • EMC
  • NetApp

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to do the following:

  • Plan it properly
  • Implement it
  • Check it's working as it should be
  • Monitor it regularly
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: The company I work for is partners with HP and numerous other tech vendors.
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author avatarCalvin Zito, HPEStorageGuy
Vendor

Thanks for the review. For anyone that wants to read more about HP 3PAR, here's a link to the hp.com product page: http://hpstorage.me/1IW1V0t. And if you want a more technical view, here's a link to 3PAR articles on my blog: http://bit.ly/XJjczN

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