Compellent vs. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage

Compellent is ranked 7th in Modular SAN with 2 reviews vs HPE 3PAR Flash Storage which is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN with 134 reviews. The top reviewer of Compellent writes "You can create volumes and easily assign them to VMware clusters, increasing their size". The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR Flash Storage writes "The flexibility and ability to adjust to business needs is where its robustness is". Compellent is most compared with Dell EqualLogic PS series, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, NetApp All Flash FAS and Nimble Storage. See our Compellent vs. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage report.
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Pros
Easy management of volumes: You can create volumes and easily assign them to VMware clusters, increasing their size.The process of reallocating data from fast disks (SSD or SAS) to slow disks (SATA) gives you better performance and better use of resources.

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The clients that we support have a tendency to come at us with unexpected requirements, and we are able to adapt well with the 3PARs.We have used tech support for array expansion, as well as firmware updates. We have had great success with them.Scalability, because our customer is fast growing and our solution should be able to start very small and grow very quickly.The chunklet technology is the main benefit out of 3PAR. The way it subdivides. It is using more logic to subdivide the drives into smaller pieces.With our 3PARs, we have never lost data.With the new flash arrays, 3PAR has improved our performance.The new StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) tool is more user-friendly.HPE can login, fix things, alert us to things, and upgrade. We are there and aware, but we do not do the work. So, that is good.

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Snapshots in VMware. You can’t do snapshots since the storage itself does that. Therefore, some apps (Veeam, for example) don’t work well with this kind of tiering storage.

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When you run across a situation where they aren't self-encrypting drives (SEDs), and you need SEDs, then you have to rip and replace everything to get there. It would be nice if they just came by default.Security is a mandatory feature because our customer needs to protect delicate information.I would like to see a faster Ethernet connection. Right now, it is 10G. If they could do multiple hundred gigs to speed up the transfer from the array to the servers, that would be good. We are trying to get away from Fibre Channel.We need additional enhancements to InfoSight, especially from a VM standpoint. Today, we can see in the Azure VM performance stats in 3PAR, but it is so huge, we can't just drill down on each and every VM and look at its performance.We are seeing that there are some enhancements which are required in the SSMC console. There are some features that we do not see in the dashboard.There are some weird things that we can't figure out.I would like to see the ability to be able to migrate to newer versions of the 3PAR without having to take any of our data offline and be able to upgrade on the fly.We would like to see better support for iSCSI.

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Always keep in mind, this is not just a enclosure with disks is a complete SAN as a service. There is software, license, and storage in one single solution.

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The lifespan of the arrays are fantastic, so we can make them stretch for our dollar.Making the decisions to buy it can be complex.Since the prices of the flash storage has gone down tremendously, I would definitely recommend going for the all-flash storage array or 3PAR. It is a big expensive even now, but it will be the future of all industries.You can't get software maintenance from a third party. You have to do it from HPE, which is a letdown.3PAR was quite a bit less money than EMC, and that was one of the deciding factors.We had to go back and purchase iLO licenses and brocade switches for the flex fabric to have a complete solution.Cost-wise, it is a little bit on the higher side, but it is an awesome product.We are going to buy eight nodes this year and eight nodes next year. Eventually, we are not going to want to buy large storage devices and probably utilize just storage, but in a different manner going forward.

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InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
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Help extend the life of your storage investments with Compellent Storage Center solutions. Flexible, non-disruptive storage options including flash-optimized solutions that offer flash at the price of disk, enable your data center to grow seamlessly without forklift upgrades.

HP 3PAR all-flash storage accelerates business agility by boosting application performance with over 900,000 IOPS at less than 0.7 ms latency. And it does this while delivering all the enterprise-class, Tier-1 features and functionality you expect from the storage platform that powers three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.

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TelecityGroup, Wilson Sons, Service King, Fujian University of Technology, LifeChurch.tv, Cofely Germany, FinderJust Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MC
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Financial Services Firm
15%
Comms Service Provider
11%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Retailer
8%
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Financial Services Firm
21%
Healthcare Company
11%
Manufacturing Company
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Retailer
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Healthcare Company
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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