HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review
High resiliency with four controllers, no performance impact on single controller failure


What is most valuable?

  • High resiliency with four controllers, no performance impact on single controller failure
  • Cage protection
  • Performance
  • Easy to use and maintain

What needs improvement?

Failover times.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Yes, we have had a few issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No, we haven't had any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Very good but not perfect.

How was the initial setup?

HPE does the initial setup (hardware and initialization) which makes things much easier. Using 3PAR is simple and straightforward, unlike its competitors such as EMC.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Current licensing model is good. Future users can optimize by buying the best suited model for their needs and future growth plans.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I wasn't part of that effort at the time, so I can't comment.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it, it's a good choice, unless it's too big/expensive for your needs.

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

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