What is our primary use case?
Low latency storage for production trading systems.
We have multiple trading platforms which are trading different products regionally. The complexity comes when we are applying those trading algorithms globally. It has to be efficient in executing those trades, getting the right prices for the customers with the right spreads for the customer. You have every global FX currency that is present plus equities and future options. If you put all these things together, it gets quite complex.
We have been extremely happy with 3PAR so far.
How has it helped my organization?
We have more uptime, better trade times, and less hassle opening tickets with HPE.
What is most valuable?
- Remote Copy Groups
- Peer Persistence
- Fairly easy user interface
For how long have I used the solution?
Three to five years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
It's a very stable platform. It has been running pretty smoothly. It's one of those things where you set it and forget it. We tweak it here and there and we add things to it a little bit, but nothing crazy.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
We haven't really had to add anything to it recently.
How is customer service and technical support?
Technical support is very good. They're very prompt. They know about stuff before we do sometimes.
Last night was a perfect example. We had a problem last night and before we knew it, there was an email and then, about 15 minutes, later HPE Support sent another email saying don't worry about it, it corrected itself, nothing to worry about.
What was our ROI?
I would think we are seeing return on investment. I'm not sure of the exact numbers.
What other advice do I have?
I've had a great experience with it and I would recommend it to a colleague.
I rate it at nine out of 10. It's a very stable platform, it's very easy to learn how to use, has an easy user interface, tasks are very simple for an admin. As I said before, you set it up and you don't have to worry about it after that. With HPE you're in good hands.