HPE 3PAR StoreServ Review

It is fast and stable. It is really helping us a lot in terms of data store.

What is our primary use case?

It is performing great. We are using it for our data store and everything, so that is 3PAR mainly using it. It is a school, so we use the management system and all the virtual machines on the 3PAR.

How has it helped my organization?

It is fast and stable. It is really helping us a lot in terms of data store, etc.

What is most valuable?

The Call Home feature is really a great feature, so I do not need to monitor the 3PAR. The 3PAR team is monitoring it and letting me know if there are any problems.

What needs improvement?

I am not sure because I am not an expert in 3PAR solutions. I do not know what the new features are. Already what we have, it is huge for us.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have been using it for more than two year with no issues at all. I think it is really stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Right now, we have only one. If I need one more, then I buy one more box and attach it to it. I can scale up to whatever I want. I am not nervous about scaling up at all.

How are customer service and technical support?

I hardly need to call their support. 

I did for when we were going to upgrade our 3PAR, because initially the 3PAR has some blank space for hard drives. So, we ordered additional hard drives over there, so that was a time they need to come up and update all the framers and everything before we were doing it. So, it was already taken care by the 3PAR team, and it was excellent support, too.

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

We were using a different HP storage. I think it was MSA 7000 series storage that we were using. Right now, it is 3PAR.

How was the initial setup?

It was pretty much straightforward, because our network is not that complex.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were looking at competitive product just from a financial point of view to have multiple quotations. So, that is why we looked at a different vendor, but as an IT team, we had 3PAR and HPE on the mind already.

What other advice do I have?

Go for 3PAR, straight away as I am very happy with this product.

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: As a school, we always have low budgets. We are a nonprofit organization. We do not have too much budget, so we care about prices, discounts, and especially about the product quality. The last 16 years, we have been an HPE customer. We are very much happy with HPE products.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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