What is our primary use case?
The main use for this solution is for storing large data in the backend. It is used in many companies, such as financial institutions. Unfortunately, it has come to the end of service life, companies are going to other solutions because there are cheaper products, it cost too much to maintain the 3PAR.
What needs improvement?
HPE could improve by making an old flash system in order to compete with the current market. For the solution to be more competitive in the mid-range market they could increase the performance.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have been using HPE 3PAR StoreServ for approximately 10 years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
The solution is very stable.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
The solution is scalable and we have approximately 10 customers using this solution.
How are customer service and technical support?
The technical support is very good.
How was the initial setup?
The time it takes for the installation depends on the number of enclosures. However, the average time is approximately six hours. The most time-consuming part is doing the scaling.
What about the implementation team?
Most of the installation is done by the HPE because at the time of the installation there were not any engineers trained. We had approximately two engineers that were new to the product and we did the installation with the help of the HPE engineers remotely.
We have three engineers doing the maintenance of the solution.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
If HPE reduced the price of 3PAR StoreServ they would be more attractive to mid-range companies.
What other advice do I have?
At this time I would not recommend this solution because it is at the end of its service life.
I rate HPE 3PAR StoreServ a nine out of ten.
Which deployment model are you using for this solution?