HPE 3PAR StoreServ Review

A tier-1 storage system that offers rapid and automated provisioning


What is our primary use case?

This solution hosts our core banking system. Mostly everyone in the bank uses it — about 1,000 users.

What is most valuable?

The features which are most valuable are the availability of the system and the management.

What needs improvement?

We do see room for improvement, especially in regard to expanding the defined storage areas.

The alerting system could also be improved. If there are issues with the system, it's supposed to send emails and SMS alerts — this could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this product since 2017 — about five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable. It has never broken down.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable. Only now it has reached end-of-life.

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 working with an HPE storage called HPE EVA. We switched over to HPE 3PAR StoreServ because EVA's technology was end-of-life.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex because we didn't have experience with it. 

What about the implementation team?

We had a consultant set it up for us. It took about a month.

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

This solution is expensive. We pay every year for support. It's a lump sum because we pay for data center support services, and everything is included in one. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Currently, we're looking at HPE Primera and Nimble Storage

What other advice do I have?

It's a very good system, especially the All-Flash system. That's quite good. The only downside is the price — otherwise, the product is perfect. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

7200c
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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