HPE 3PAR StoreServ Review

Good speed, stable, and easy to scale

What is our primary use case?

I want to build a MetroCluester in VMware.

What is most valuable?

The speed is very good.

What needs improvement?

This solution only provides active-passive replication, as opposed to active-active. Competing products also provide active-active replication.

Adding support for Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) would be an improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE 3PAR StoreServ for more than seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

3PAR is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is easy to scale. It is done online.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have been in contact with technical support and I would rate them an eight or nine out of ten. They are very good.

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

I am also using HPE Nimble.

I also have experience with HPE Primera, which is a better product. It's a merge of 3PAR and Nimble and it's a more stable storage solution.

If I were comparing a group of products then I would rate StorageWorks MSA a five, Nimble a seven, 3PAR an eight, Primera a nine, and StorageWorks XP a ten.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very simple.

The installation and configuration are quick. You can complete them in one or two hours, which is fast.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment and maintenance are done in-house.

We are always using the latest version because I upgrade every year.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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