Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage

As of February 2019, Dell EqualLogic PS series is ranked 5th in Modular SAN with 5 reviews vs HPE 3PAR Flash Storage which is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN with 115 reviews. The top reviewer of Dell EqualLogic PS series writes "High-availability, a lot of redundancy, good management software but it's entry-level SAN". The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR Flash Storage writes "The flexibility and ability to adjust to business needs is where its robustness is". Dell EqualLogic PS series is most compared with Compellent, HPE StorageWorks MSA and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). See our Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage report.
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Pros
Its high availability. It has a lot of redundancy and good management software as well as good alerting.We were attracted by the flexibility of being able to put in a new shelf whenever we needed to, to expand.​It has contributed to the implementation of virtualization and all its benefits.​If you have one datacenter fail, the VMs will start to run inside the other data center.

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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.3PAR is easy to keep running and does not require too much effort. It has been very reliable, which is key.The scalability is good because it is easy to add in new disks. We just add them on the fly, and they are available for use.

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Cons
The searchable online documentation is missing.​Why is it not possible for both controllers to be simultaneously active (load balancing)?6510 and 6610 have two iSCSI connections in each controller. Why do 6110xxx members have only one, and why do the same members have the possibility of having an active iSCSI interface in the passive controller? It could make a lot of noise with a failover.

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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.A lot of tasks, you have to manually set up. They need to already have them set up and working. Then, you can just go in and tweak them if you need to.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing is pretty straightforward.​It is a fair price.All features are out of the box. The license will be in the virtual, OS, or application layer.

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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.It is a little more money, but it is worth it because it does it better.

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5th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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5,767
Comparisons
3,110
Reviews
5
Followers
272
Avg. Rating
6.0
2nd
out of 42 in Modular SAN
Views
75,475
Comparisons
28,988
Reviews
113
Followers
1,988
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Also Known As
EqualLogic PS seriesInServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
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Overview
EqualLogic PS Series arrays bring a new level of performance to service more of your most demanding applications and virtualization requirements, while delivering the simplicity of the EqualLogic management experience. Featuring six array configurations, including 2U/2.5" drive options with All Flash and Hybrid Arrays, it is ideal for companies and organizations with growing data and performance needs.

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
FAW Foundry, AW Engineering, Unimat, eLongNet Information Technology, BDO Brasil, Odyssey Space ResearchJust Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MC
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm23%
Healthcare Company11%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise60%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise62%
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