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"The solution is extremely easy to manage. This is its most valuable feature.""The stability of the solution is good.""The single pane of glass for both IT and for the end-user is a valuable feature. On the IT side, I can actually control where things are stored, whether something is stored on solid-state drives or spinning drives... The single pane of glass makes it very easy to use and very easy to understand. We started at 100 terabytes and we moved to 250 and it still feels like the exact same system and we're able to move data as needed."

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"This solution has given us improved application uptime and performance.""The solution has improved our throughput by helping us keep up with the demand and acquisitions that we have been going through.""The solution’s deduplication functionality works great. We are getting about a 16:1 dedupe ratio on our VM workloads.""It has allowed us to set up a fully functioning disaster recovery site with replication, which we have been able to configure between our 3PAR systems.""If it runs, and you don't know about it, that is the best thing that you can have in IT infrastructure. This is what 3PAR does for us.""The all-flash positions our organization for growth. If somebody comes to us who needs an application with performance, we have that already formulated.""The remote copy group failover is very useful and has helped us.""It allows us to cohost as needed. We are able to put more systems on one data storage system and it is still able to deliver the availability and speed that we need it to deliver."

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"The solution isn't suitable for small environments or small customers.""The solution can be a bit complex for those not well versed in the technology.""There aren't many templates still coming out for it. They need to provide templates so we can copy and paste what we've done in the past to future, new things."

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"We would like to see dedupe and compression allowed on all drive types.""I would like to have more details on alerting. It is not real granular right now. What It gives you is sort of basic, and we can't do a lot of tweaking on our own. We would like to be able to tweak some of the alerts for our team.""The onsite techs have caused outages.""The GUI was a little hard to figure out how to use.""I want artificial intelligence. I don't want anybody from my team to touch it anymore. I want the AI to do everything.""I would like to have single click upgrades because the process is cumbersome right now.""We've started to see an issue with the older models that we have. We've had issues where facilities would have unscheduled power outages or scheduled power outages and the 3PARs weren't able to come up successfully. We actually had an incident recently where it wiped data that we didn't anticipate would be wiped.""Upgrades could be improved. We would like to see more upgrades."

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"It makes for less administrative overhead.""We have seen ROI. While the costs were quite high at the time of purchase for our environment, the ease of use and the fact that it hasn't failed all the time, working fine, that makes it worth buying.""We went with 3PAR because we have HP-UX systems. Since we already knew HP-UX, they offered us a significantly cheaper solution than the one that we had for storage.""We have seen ROI. We are able to see more patients now, bringing more money into the practice.""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.""Our licensing cost are $32,000 annually.""I would like it to be cheaper."

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Top Answer: I think you need rewiew more than only performance or capacity, I have installed both machines, Netapp FASS have many options Hibrid or only objects, in Netapp Objects is StorageGrid where can obtain… more »
Top Answer: The solution is extremely easy to manage. This is its most valuable feature.
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Overview

Dell EMC Isilon scale-out storage solutions are designed for enterprises that want to manage their data, not their storage. Our storage systems are simple to install, manage, and scale to virtually any size. Isilon storage includes a choice of all-flash, hybrid or archive nodes. Isilon solutions stay simple no matter how much storage capacity is added, how much performance is required, or how business needs change in the future.

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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OMRF, University of Utah, Translational Genetics Research Institute, Arcis, Geofizyka Torumn, Cyprus E&P Corporation, Colburn School, Columbia Sportswear, Harvard Medical School, University of Michigan, National Library of France,Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MC
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) vs. HPE 3PAR StoreServ and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) is ranked 4th in NAS with 3 reviews while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 1st in NAS with 32 reviews. Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) is rated 9.0, while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) writes "Allows us to see everything as one large volume, instead of having multiple volumes all over the place". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "The product's technical support is outstanding as I can reach someone right away". Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) is most compared with Qumulo, NetApp FAS Series, Huawei OceanStor 9000, HPE StoreEasy and IBM Scale-out NAS, whereas HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, IBM FlashSystem and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). See our Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) vs. HPE 3PAR StoreServ report.

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