HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Review
When you add drives into it, it automatically recognizes them and spins them up

What is our primary use case?

We using it for our core compute (storage).

We have had it for about two years and had zero problems with it.

How has it helped my organization?

Less management.

What is most valuable?

  • Dynamic disk pulling
  • Ease of storage creation

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In two years, I have had no downtime.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is excellent. It is easy to add drives. When you add drives into it, it automatically recognizes them and spins them up. 

How is customer service and technical support?

One my engineers used the technical support, and they walked him right through the upgrades on the controllers.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously did not use another solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple. It took me a single day to set it up.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We considered NetApp, EMC, and Dell. 3PAR came out on top.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this system to everybody because it doesn't fail. I am just installing another one now.

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor:

  • Good customer support
  • Good technical support
  • Price of the product
  • Advanced features of the system.

These were all deciding factors.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.

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