HPE 3PAR StoreServ Review

Straightforward with good duplication but the replication is a bit complicated


What is our primary use case?

We are using it for Oracle Databases. We're are also using it for VMware and NetBackup. It's one of the storage solutions for NetBackup.

What is most valuable?

The primary system comes with not too much software and is pretty simple and straightforward. You're not really using too much. The solution doesn't make things that are too complicated.

The replicating software is very good and the duplication part of it is very efficient.

Technical support is pretty good.

The solution offers good stability.

It has a good ability to scale.

What needs improvement?

The replicating software is pretty complicated. I probably would have put it on a sequence.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about a year now. It hasn't been too long.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is pretty good. We haven't had issues with bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In general, the solution can scale. That shouldn't be a problem.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support on offer is very nice. They are knowledgeable and responsive. We're very satisfied with their level of service so far.

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

We were using Synergy. The company wanted to go to an all-flash drive. At the time, HPE was one of the biggest manufacturers of all-flash drive. Therefore, it made sense to switch.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was pretty straightforward. It was easy to go back and look at it. It wasn't too complex at all.

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

The solution is moderately priced. It's not the cheapest, nor is it the most expensive option.

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with HPE.

Anyone interested in any solution should probably research the software that comes with their own system a little bit better. If you do that, there's a chance that you might not buy some of the things that we bought and that were defaulted on setup. That was not good. Knowing what works together well will help in the long run. Don't be afraid if a third-party asks you questions. They're probably just trying to get to the bottom of how your setup looks.

I'd rate the solution six out of ten overall.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

MMU 502
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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