HPE 3PAR StoreServ Review

Positions our organization for growth by making things faster and easier

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is production data. The mission-critical app that we run on this solution is SQL.

How has it helped my organization?

  1. Performance that it gives me.
  2. The speed of how we process data on the manufacturing floor.

What is most valuable?

  • Ease of use
  • The speed of the performance of the unit.

What needs improvement?

The solution should have better integration with legacy systems.

We would like memory-driven performance on the storage.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have had the solution for less than six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far, the stability has been good. We have not had any outages.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In theory, the scalability is supposed to be fast, but we don't know until we try.

It does position our organization for growth by making things faster and easier.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were previously using NetApp.

We needed a new solution because:

  1. Our old unit was very old.
  2. We had requirements from our production.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex, due to calculating the amount of performance that we needed for the floor.

What about the implementation team?

We used Compucare for the deployment, which was rocky at the start. Now, it's very stable.

What was our ROI?

We have not seen ROI yet.

The solutions has increased our performance. We went from 24,000 IOPS to around 70,000 IOPS.

The solution has improved our throughput. We have less downtime.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't have a shortlist. We worked directly with HPE.

The reasons for switching to HPE were:

  1. The performance. 
  2. The technology that HPE uses had more integration with our servers.

What other advice do I have?

Never go with your first impression regarding 3PAR. They say that hybrid is the best thing anytime, but if you read the small print, it depends on how you use it, etc. So, we went with an all-flash for that reason. So, don't go with your first feeling. Investigate and try it out. Try to get a demo to make sure it works.

I like that the solution's availability gives me: 

  • Ease of use
  • Performance
  • Good support from HPE.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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