HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review

We're able to tailor it to our needs, including the GUI, which makes it easy to use.


What is most valuable?

The compression it offers is probably the most valuable feature for us. We're able to reduce 16 terabytes of data by a 2:1 ratio, giving us the ability to put a lot more onto the 3PAR than our previous solution. Our files include a lot of large videos.

How has it helped my organization?

We have about 250 users on it and it's not messy. We're able to tailor it to our needs, including the GUI, which makes it easy to use.

What needs improvement?

IT is always evolving, but there are no improvements that I see right now. There will be a lot of new stuff, I'm sure. I'm interested to see what happens in the future.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's highly stable and has 99.9999% uptime.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We just got up as much as we need. We had no issues with scalability.

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

Our prior solution was end-of-life, and this was about six or seven years ago.

How was the initial setup?

It wasn't the most straightforward setup. It would be better with an easier setup.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at EMC, Nimble, and Pure Storage, but 3PAR is the market leader.


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

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