HPE 3PAR StoreServ Review

Convergence with the HPE/VMware ecosystem​ is a feature we've found valuable.

Valuable Features:

  • High granularity
  • Easy to use
  • Convergence with the HPE/VMware ecosystem

Improvements to My Organization:

3PAR's ease-of-use has really improved our functioning because it requires less administration and less tuning. It really just works.

Room for Improvement:

We need something with less performance and lower cost to fill a gap in our customer solution offerings. We'd like to be able to have something like branch office storage, which is still capable of interacting with enterprise systems like 3PAR 8400, for example, in terms of replication, backup capability, peer motion, etc. Specifically, we need lower end 3PAR devices. Sometimes, we need 3PAR for the same cost of an MSA2040 to replace it.

Deployment Issues:

There have been no issues with deploying it.

Stability Issues:

We had some issues with power down recovery and boot disk issues. Other than that, it's a stable solution.

Scalability Issues:

We had no issues scaling it for our needs.

Other Advice:

3PAR made its success by scaling down enterprise systems to the mid-range level, which was not typical for the storage market. Although no one cares about inventing something cheap, HP did it with 3PAR and succeeded.

But my advice would to try it! It's cool.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are both customer and partner. We are integrators with pretty advanced internal architecture.
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author avatarit_user467586 (Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company)

So are you doing remote location Disk to Disk replication? If so, how was the setup experience?