HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review

Scalable image storage tool that is easy to manage.


What is most valuable?

It's dynamic and easy to manage. It really meets our requirements.

How has it helped my organization?

We are in healthcare and we do a lot of imaging with huge amounts of data. If and when we need more storage space, extending 3PAR is easy. It has made everything more simple.

What needs improvement?

There aren’t many things to improve, but better monitoring would help us get a better look at everything we are doing. I would like to see more monitoring and graphs. It's not easy to pick up the correct numbers. Graphs would make it easier to measure performance. It could be that we don't know everything yet. There is a learning curve. I don't think we have seen the whole potential yet. Maybe I would give it a 10 rating soon.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have had the solution for approximately 5 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable. There haven’t been any problems. If something goes wrong, HPE support helps us.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is easily 9 out of 10. It's really good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We weren’t using a previous solution, but we did upgrade from HP EVA. Once we starting using this solution, there were some problems with the performance. We tried to see what the reason was. The system was slow. It has been fixed, but at the time, it was difficult to get an idea of where the problem was. This problem was resolved.

How was the initial setup?

I was involved with the installation, but I didn’t do too much. We had HP EVA and we upgraded to 3PAR. It went smoothly. There was a lot of old data that had to be moved to the new tool, and there were no problems at all.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our shortlist of vendors including Fujitsu. We have something from them. However, I think it benefits us the most when we stick with one vendor, which is HPE. We try to stick with HPE and HPE tools.

What other advice do I have?

All of the products with every vendor have their strong points. The strong point for HPE was that we had used HPE before. We were able to transform from the old system (EVA) to 3PAR, and that was the main reason at that time we switched. Now that we've been using it, we know a lot more.

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