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Anonymous UserStorage Manager at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is extremely reliable."
"The technical support is very good."
"The product is very stable."
"It is stable and scalable."
"The technical support for EqualLogic has been universally outstanding."
"Dell's technical support is very good."
"Technical support, when we had access to it, was very good."
"The solution can scale."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the native full mesh (multi-pathing)."
"If there is a problem then the HPE facility will detect it and immediately contact me."
"The solution offers good stability."
"The product lasts a very long time without having to be replaced. It's had a very long life."
"The initial setup was straightforward."
"This product is stable, aside from the performance problems we had."
"Its stability is the most valuable. It has soft alerts. When an alert is raised, we get a call from HP saying that there is this type of alert, and they need to do a remote session to check things. Similarly, for firmware updates, they get in touch to say that a firmware upgrade is required on your storage. They schedule a time and take control remotely to upgrade the firmware. In all such cases, there is no downtime. Everything is done when a full-fledged operation is going on. Its user interface is also quite good. We are quite accustomed to this user interface. We can easily take a look at the current usage or the amount of storage. It is quite easily understandable, and I can present those things to my seniors or other people who are not that tech-savvy, and they can easily understand what we are trying to tell them. We can easily show them that we are using around 87% of the storage, so we need to plan for another tree and things like that."
"3PAR is different from other storage solutions because it uses a chunklet when we initiate the storage. Every disk is submitted as a 1 GB chunklet. This chunklet can be RAID 1, 4, 5, or 6. This fabulous feature is very useful for me because I can distribute the RAID for any volume. The adaptive optimization is the biggest feature in 3PAR. 3PAR is very usable with thin volume because it detects zeros while writing. Every time I tell the hypervisor to make the full provisioning, it makes the volume as simple provisioning in 3PAR, not full provisioning. Other vendors take this volume as thick provisioning because of which the capacity is reached quickly. It doesn't happen in 3PAR because it detects zeros. It only writes the data, and it doesn't write zeros. There are two processors in 3PAR: the ASIC processor and the main processor. The ASIC processor detects zero writing and doesn't write it, which is a big feature in 3PAR."
"Synchronous replication uses space inefficiently."
"There is no option for mixing RAID types in one device."
"Individual file recovery would be a nice additional feature."
"The product is reaching the end-of-lifecycle."
"The replication efficiency needs to be improved."
"There is no inline deduplication capability."
"If I need to have more space or more capacity, I need to replace the product. It would be ideal if we could scale without replacing the box itself."
"We need more space and we can't get any."
"I would like to have support for On-The-fly reallocation Data when using VVoL."
"The price is a little bit high."
"The replicating software is pretty complicated. I probably would have put it on a sequence."
"As long as they can keep the solution stable, it will be good. Stability is very important to us."
"Although we experienced malfunctions where a virus was running and it failed."
"This product has come to the end of its lifecycle."
"I would like to see an automatic re-balancing system or functionality for adaptive optimization."
"Its price is a bit high for adding another tree."
"It seemed expensive at first, but the durability lowered the cost of ownership dramatically over time."
"Initial packages include all upgrades and services."
"There are annual maintenance costs beyond the original licensing period."
"We paid for five years of support when we purchased the product."
"The SSD is a little bit expensive."
"This is not an expensive product but every time you add capacity to it, you need to pay for re-balancing."
"Its price is a bit high for adding another tree, but when we purchased it, it was okay with us. We had compared it with EMC and other solutions, and it was okay at that point in time. Our storage has a lifespan of seven to eight years. When you purchase it, you need to keep a headroom of around 40% to 50%. After three to four years, you generally plan for an upgrade. The price is not so bad today for two years or so, and within a year, I might find that I have to upgrade or increase the storage. This usually happens when there is a radical change or a new application has come that is consuming a lot of data, but generally, there is a plan for the amount of data that we generate and the storage upgrade."
"It is lower in price as compared to other vendors, such as Dell. As compared to Huawei, all storage solutions are expensive, including this one."
"It is a bit more expensive. IBM is cheaper than HPE in Turkey."
"This solution is expensive. We pay every year for support. It's a lump sum because we pay for data center support services, and everything is included in one."
"The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it."
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.
Dell EqualLogic PS series is ranked 6th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 5 reviews while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 1st in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 28 reviews. Dell EqualLogic PS series is rated 8.0, while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell EqualLogic PS series writes "A workhorse that is fast and impeccably reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "Robust and easy to use with a simple setup ". Dell EqualLogic PS series is most compared with HPE StorageWorks MSA, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, whereas HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IBM FlashSystem. See our Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE 3PAR StoreServ report.
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