HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review

We use a virtual domain to create pools for our clients to manage their own storage


How has it helped my organization?

It's advantageous in terms of the cost, in terms of the performance, and taking up less space. We are exploring more with this storage.

What is most valuable?

It has features which are really giving advantages to our company, because we as a service provider are providing the services, infrastructure, and applications - or software as a service - to other entities. In that case, a virtual domain has been introduced in 3PAR and we can create their own pool where they are able to manage their own resources, instead of we, as storage admin, getting involved in that.

What needs improvement?

The features we need to provide to the different entities, it's meeting our criteria. That is the reason we went ahead with 3PAR, and we implemented it in the environment. So far, so good. People are asking for the services and, yes, we do provide the services through the 3PAR. 

And IOPs which has been gravely needed in terms of the back end and in terms of the front end, to meet application needs, I'm glad it's meeting up. So we are not encountering any risk at all.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far, no disaster has happened, so I can't comment any more than that on the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Since it's going to expand to a 240 disk maximum, in terms of scalability I have to go for another controller with the nodes and stuff. But based on the model, if you go ahead with a good different model, it supports more disk space in your enclosure areas.

How is customer service and technical support?

So far I've only opened one case, in the beginning when I implemented a 3PAR in my environment, and I can say I'm satisfied.

How was the initial setup?

It is straightforward. It's user friendly.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did an evaluation comparing it with the EMC, and we determined that it's better to go ahead with this.

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