HPE 3PAR StoreServ Review

Provides ease of setup and connectivity to our server environment.

What is most valuable?

Ease of setup and connectivity to our server environment.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it for our VND environment. It’s made it easy to make sure we have the highest throughput capable. It has helped with our connectivity to our DL servers. It’s made functionality a lot easier, doing that.

What needs improvement?

As far as what I do with it, I don't have any additional needs from the system. It is doing exactly what we need it to do. To make it even better, it could be faster.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. The only issue that we've had with our 3PAR system was caused by a firmware update and it caused an outage. It was actually a human issue.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It’s very scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support was actually really good. Once we got the right person on the call, then it was actually resolved pretty quick.

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

We changed to the 3PAR solution to do a direct connect to 3PAR. Before that, we had a VND environment and we were connected to a larger SAN array. We actually had HPE come on-site. They drew up the solution and the architecture that we wanted to do and they actually were able to implement it based upon what our needs were. When selecting a vendor, we look for support, which is one of the biggest things. Other elements are up-time and hardware reliability.

How was the initial setup?

I was involved with initial setup. HPE came on site for the configuration and they were really good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have IBM solutions on the docket. We are really big. Our storage team has everything, so we actually brought in 3PAR to get it in-house.

What other advice do I have?

Work with HPE and the sales team. The HPE sales team has been great to work with. They offered a great solution to us.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are Summit partners.
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