HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review

Scalability is the most valuable feature for us.

Valuable Features

Scalability is the most valuable feature for us. It also has a great price point for cutting edge technology.

Room for Improvement

Because we buy so much storage, we have a lot of headroom that we may not use for six-12 months. So what we'd like to see is the booked-capacity piece which has recently been introduced at HP Discovery London.

We'd also want tighter integration between NetApp and HP.

We also had stability issues with older versions.

Deployment Issues

It has deployed without issue for us.

Stability Issues

We've had no issues with instability.

Scalability Issues

It scales just fine.

Customer Service and Technical Support

We get great support with self-logging directly so that HP contacts us for quick fixes. But we get disc failures frequently, although there's no interruption to business because that's the way storage arrays are designed to work.

Previous Solutions

At my prior employer, we used EMC and NetApp, which were stable platforms and environments. A lot of it comes down to how you deploy. 3PAR is also a great product, but you can still deploy it incorrectly.

Initial Setup

We used HP best practice and we consulted HP. We got it right and it works well for us because of that.

Other Solutions Considered

  • EMC
  • NetApp
  • Whiptail

The storage team tech lead chose HP over these.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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