HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review
The scalability and the support are the most valuable features.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the scalability and the support, because you need to keep the business running.

How has it helped my organization?

I am not sure that there are benefits over other solutions. It's just that we've always used HPE. I think it comes down again to be more about support and the scalability.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a lot more monitoring and reporting out of the box.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've scaled it up quite a bit. It doesn’t have any problems.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is getting better.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used to use HPE EVA. We needed to switch because we couldn't expand anymore.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex. I was one of the first customers to get their StoreServ 7400. It wasn't a good experience at all. The guy who set it up didn't really understand the technology that he was building. He didn't have build documents. The solution that I was initially sold wasn't correct so the workloads failed. It was a nightmare.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I looked at things like Tintri and another company that I forget the name of now. They didn't have the support model that I needed at the time.

What other advice do I have?

I think that it's a more mature product now, so you’ll probably have a better experience; but certainly do your homework on your actual workloads and what you need. We initially got a solution which died all the time because we were trying to get too much output.

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

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