Compare Compellent vs. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage

Compellent is ranked 5th in Modular SAN with 6 reviews while HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN with 116 reviews. Compellent is rated 8.6, while HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Compellent writes "Very simple to use, it's very efficient, and a customer won't make many mistakes when using it". On the other hand, 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 IBM Storwize, whereas HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS).
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Pros
The setup and installation is much simpler now, because Dell has standardized the configure process.I think that Dell EMC is one of the best technical support services in Ukraine.It is just as stable as any other high-end solution.Technical support is very good. I do use it from time to time and it's always excellent.The solution is stable; we've had no problems at all.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is the native full mesh (multi-pathing).Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients.Any action we want to do with a Dell EMC product needs a license. But with 3PAR's converged solution, at least there is no need to purchase more licenses to get the all the features that we need. We can get basic and mid-range features without licenses.Technical support for both 3PAR and Dell EMC in my country, Iran, is very difficult because we are under sanctions.We have been able to scale faster and get our applications out in much less time. We don't need to worry about the platform's ability to manage the workload, so we are pretty happy.The InfoSight feature helps us with troubleshooting problems in our environment.We can do more, faster, whether it's spinning up more virtual machines or handling large amounts of data.The availability of the server has given us increased stability in our environment.

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Compellent comes in the form of a component that's not true of a unified storage platform.While the price is competitive, in the next release it would be better if they could reduce the fees.I don't think the solution is very scalable.The cost of the solution could be better.The lower model, the 3000, should have duplication. It doesn't right now. It's only from 5000 that this is offered, but it depends on the performance. It could be they don't offer it on lower models because the duplication is too much of a burden to the performance.

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I would like to have support for On-The-fly reallocation Data when using VVoL.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.I give it an eight because of the support, that I can't get support in my country. This is the worst part. Support cannot be sold until we are out of the sanctions.I think cloud integration would probably be the biggest part, because that's where everyone is going and the seamless integration between on-premise and cloud is an important part of any IT strategy today.This solution is becoming dated.We had a minor error when we were configuring this system, which initially detracted from its overall stability.This solution should be easier to use.I would like to see improvement in the product's scalability. As a partner, I had serious problems because of the competition from Dell EMC and Pure.

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The pricing of this solution is competitive.

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The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it.This licensing fees for this solution are merged with all of our HP annual costs, which in total are a couple hundred thousand dollars.We do not have any licensing fees.I would like it to be cheaper.The only licensing costs are around 3PAR in the form the OS itself. You pay at time of purchase. It is capacity-based, and you have annual maintenance that you pay.Our licensing cost are $32,000 annually.For the entire six node cluster and the two 7200 units plus the Brocade Fibre switches, we financed it through HPE Financial. It was $850,000. We leased that and paid it off in October of 2018.I have to renew support in October for the existing solution. That will cost me roughly $50,000 this year, which in the grand scheme of things, $50,000 is not that much compared to paying $850,000. However, it will be the last year that I'll be able to get direct support from HPE. Therefore, product has to be replaced in 2020.

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Also Known As
InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
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Overview

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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Sample Customers
TelecityGroup, Wilson Sons, Service King, Fujian University of Technology, LifeChurch.tv, Cofely Germany, FinderJust Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MC
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Healthcare Company12%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business86%
Large Enterprise14%
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise60%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise66%
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