HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review

We were looking for a way to simplify our storage management.

Valuable Features

  • Virtual volume sets
  • Hosts sets
  • Remote copy
  • Snapshots
  • Storage tiering
  • We currently use SSD for a few databases

Improvements to My Organization

Our storage management has been simplified and the performance has improved.

Room for Improvement

We have a need for a LUNS larger than 16TB but this unit does not support it.

Use of Solution

I've used it for two years.

Deployment Issues

We had HP installers help with the setup and deployment.

Stability Issues

We haven't had an issue yet.

Scalability Issues

Not so far.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Customer service is excellent.

Technical Support:

It's excellent.

Previous Solutions

An EMR upgrade forced us to do a hardware refresh and HP was chosen for several reasons including cost, performance, and ease of use.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward as HP did most of the setup.

Implementation Team

We a had a team from HP help with the installation and they were great.

Other Solutions Considered

We also looked at EMC storage.

Other Advice

I would highly recommend working with HP directly during the installation process. We had the system up and running with production data one week after the equipment arrived.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Calvin Zito, HPEStorageGuyVendor

Thanks for the review. For anyone that wants to dive deeper, here's a link to many, many 3PAR articles on my blog: http://hpstorage.me/1IAQhqU.

03 May 15
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