HPE 3PAR StoreServ Review

Fast, reliable, and provides disaster recovery for our database-related storage

What is our primary use case?

We have deployed HPE 3PAR systems on all database-related storage including MSSQL and Oracle. All of the SQL databases are running on VMware, and the database-related storage is mounted as RDM. The Oracle database is mounted directly to HPE 3PAR with remote-copy enabled.

How has it helped my organization?

HPE 3PAR provides fast and reliable storage for our critical systems like the database (MSSQL and Oracle). It also improved the availability of the system and at the same time provides a Disaster Recovery solution by using the remote-copy feature.

The adaptive optimization is also a factor in maximizing the capability of the system.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are Remote-copy and Adaptive Optimization. 

Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients.

The Adaptive Optimization provides tiering and optimizes the storage requirement of the client based on its load from time to time.

What needs improvement?

The cloud-based monitoring Infosight would be better if users are automatically enrolled in the cloud/group based on the configuration or information gathered or uploaded on the internet.

The auto-discovery of the system is not easy for first-time users.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is one of the best solutions if you want to have a stable and highly reliable system.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a highly scalable system.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support assisted us with a smooth and fast installation.

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

Previously we were using HP EVA but since this is an old solution, we wanted to upgrade. We wanted to try a newer solution with almost the same features, like HPE 3PAR.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup for this solution is indeed straightforward, although HP will not allow non-HP engineers to do the initial setup.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation was completed by an HP engineer through the vendor.

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

The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing this solution.

What other advice do I have?

The setup is pretty straightforward but HP only allows their engineers to do the setup. This gives us peace of mind for the setup.

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