HPE 3PAR StoreServ Review

Easy tiering did a good job in a large scale environment of 1000 VMs, however, the price is outrageous

What is our primary use case?

Our primary cases for HPE 3PAR Flash Storage 7000 are: 

  • Transport sector
  • Four nodes, 1000 virtual machines
  • Entire rack solution
  • Partially flash
  • 350TB (dense IO).

How has it helped my organization?

The bad news: In its initial firmware, both four-node clusters were locked down. The downtime was 17hrs, and once patched, it worked like a charm — no outage for two years. Whereas, IBM SVC had three outages (node crashes) with impact in the 2 yrs before

What is most valuable?

  • Four-node performance
  • No split IO groups as on IBM SVC clusters.
  • Easy tiering (with a small % of cache) did a good job in a large scale environment of 1000 VMs on 350TB external Monitoring, giving a detailed dashboard. A nicely virtual appliance for remote callout support to HPE services.

What needs improvement?

  • Made on three times a price comparison, and only on one occurrence, the largest enterprise infrastructure of all three was HPE able to compete with its competitors.
  • It's way too expensive for the SMB market.
  • HPE care packs like datacenter/enterprise provide highly automated reports and reviews.
  • I liked the periodic SAN performance reviews which are highly detailed reports in about 100 pages and provide recommendations and a final score. However, the price is outrageous!
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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