Dell EMC XtremIO Flash vs HPE 3PAR Flash Storage

Dell EMC XtremIO Flash is ranked 7th in All-Flash Arrays with 26 reviews vs HPE 3PAR Flash Storage which is ranked 1st in All-Flash Arrays with 115 reviews. The top reviewer of Dell EMC XtremIO Flash writes "Dedupe, compression and high I/O are the most valuable features". The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR Flash Storage writes "Provides Veeam integration and the ability to set I/O limits". Dell EMC XtremIO Flash is most compared with Pure Storage, INFINIDAT InfiniBox and IBM FlashSystem. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, NetApp All Flash FAS and Nimble Storage. See our Dell EMC XtremIO Flash vs HPE 3PAR Flash Storage report.
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It has very good performance for an application which needs lower latency and a better response, for example, in microseconds.Linear performance – The XtremIO wasn’t the fastest in all tests against other all flash arrays, but even with a massive workload, the response time and user experience were absolutely predictable with no sharp drop-offs.Speed and reliability:It is great for applications like Microsoft Exchange, ERP, SQL and VDI; basically saved the VDI buy-in from users, as now performance was seamless in comparison to a physical PC.Thin storage allocationThe guaranteed sub-millisecond response time for a 4K block.The speed is extremely valuable.Performance and deduplication. This is a very robust block storage option that offers both performance and data optimization.

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It is easy to add drives. When you add drives into it, it automatically recognizes them and spins them up.We have had it for about two years and had zero problems with it.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.We went to an Active-Active data center, set it up to where both data centers are separate, but they act as one. We can have workloads at either side at any given time, and it is all based on the Peer Persistence architecture.Our customers like the analytics side of it.The most valuable features are their tight integration with VMware, their multi-node architecture, and their copy services, such as Peer Persistence.We do not have to take the whole system down to do upgrades.

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The GUI could be modified more in terms of how the different components are linked to each other.Native data replication: To replicate data between XtremIO devices, you need to use EMC’s RecoverPoint appliances to move the data.I would like hardware capacity additions to be a little more flexible. The upgrade path for the existing XTremIO units requires you to purchase 2 XBricks at a time and they need to be the same capacity as the existing XBricks.Get rid of the Java aspect of the GUI console.Management: At the time, there was no snapshot scheduler, so I had to write XSnapCourier to address it. The sad thing is that even after the newest release, which includes a native scheduler, most customers using XSnapCourier chose to stick with it due to a more feature-rich experience.In some cases where we don’t need the flexibility of the virtualization layer, we could free up resources on the VPLEX by using the storage replication.The physical architecture could use some higher levels of redundancy.Ease of use is key in the converged and hyper-converged world that requires administrators to have both hypervisor and storage skills.

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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.We have had a few issues with it. We had our virtual environment lock up a few times on storage-based things. We think we have it sorted out, but maybe it came down to a configuration issue on it.I would like to see NVMe support, not only on the disk side, but also in the NVMe over Fibre Channel.During the initial setup, it was a bit complex in the wiring of the cages.I would like to see compatibility with NVMe.The setup was complex from the perspective of the employees having to go through five days of training. If they simplified the administrative process of maintaining the unit, that would go a long way.I would like to be able to deploy and manage 3PAR within OneView Global Dashboard so we do not have to use the interface for 3PAR.In new releases, I'd really like to see it more targeted towards hyper-converged. They are working that way with Greenlake and integrating their own "build your own" expansion environment within 3PAR.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
With some workloads that benefit from compression and deduplication, costs are actually better than some tier 2 subsystems (while latency remains <1ms).It is costly but worth it.Don’t buy this array. You’re paying for loads of magic beans, since it’s mediocre at best for a platform in a rapidly growing field. Look instead at Pure Storage or something with variable block deduplication. You’ll end up spending less and getting a better product with actual support.XtremIO is pretty straightforward about pricing. However, you need to look at your data so you can estimate, with the advice of DEL EMC, what data reduction ratio you will reach. In our case, a 3:1 reduction ration gave us a positive case compared to other storage arrays.It is great when a product can deliver high-end performance capabilities while offering a very competitive price point.It's not cheap, but it absolutely gets the job done. I don't have any real comment regarding licensing specifically.This is the best flash array on the market for high-end workloads, so expect to pay for that. But the support subscription cost is fixed for seven years, which made it easier for us to plan on the maintenance costs.Pricing and licensing are in line with other products from other manufacturers. You get what you pay for.

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The lifespan of the arrays are fantastic, so we can make them stretch for our dollar.Once the project goes in, it's only a small part of the overall spend, because there's training, there's implementation, there's architecture, there's a whole bunch of other things that are hiding behind it. It's done, but you haven't captured all the ROI.For the price that we were able to acquire it, we have seen it give us the performance and stability that we require to run our enterprise.They have added features, such as the compression and duplication, which have further increased our ROI.It is fairly inexpensive to scale.Budget wise, 3PAR is a lot of money compared to other solutions, but what is in the 3PAR integration that customers are getting now from the Nimble and InfoSight acquisitions, it is worthwhile.From a comparison of bang-for-the-buck, what you get for the money, I'd have to say they are one of the market leaders. Are there solutions that do it faster? Sure, but you're going to pay for it. 3PAR isn't the cheapest, it isn't the most expensive, but in my opinion, it's the best.Making the decisions to buy it can be complex.

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Overview
OverviewBring all-flash, scale-out storage to your enterprise applications with EMC XtremIO. Purpose-built for flash, XtremIO storage arrays are amazingly fast. Delivering high IOPS at less than 1 millisecond latency is just the start. EMC XtremIO helps you harness the power of flash storage by building in innovations like content-based data placement and dual-stage metadata.

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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