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"The solution has been very stable so far.""It integrates well into either Windows or Linux environments.""Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it."

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"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.""The stability is what we consider to be the best feature it provides. The stability of this solution is what conquers us, every day."

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Cons
"The latest version of the dashboard doesn't work as good as the previous version.""The support for S3 needs to be improved.""They can improve the integration with PSA systems. This functionality could be better."

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"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.""The first array that they sent us was in some type of a factory mode. We didn't find that out until we loaded a bunch of data onto it, then we had to back it all off. We had to replace the array, which was sort of painful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We use the free version of the program.""For our configuration, we pay a little bit less than €10,000 ($12,000 USD) per year.""Its price is okay. It suits our needs."

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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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it.
Top Answer: They can improve the integration with PSA systems. This functionality could be better.
Top Answer: I think that you need to meet the needs looking to the best fit to your environment. Looking into Hitachi Vantara portfolio, you will see entry level storage to enterprise. At my point of view… more »
Top Answer: This is a very robust product and it offers everything that we are looking for.
Top Answer: This product is a little bit costly, although this is because it is a high-quality product. There was a one-time cost when we procured this product and there are no monthly or yearly licensing fees.
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HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
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Overview
FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.

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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Educational Organization5%
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Manufacturing Company10%
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Midsize Enterprise23%
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Large Enterprise71%
Find out what your peers are saying about FreeNAS vs. HPE 3PAR StoreServ and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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FreeNAS is ranked 5th in NAS with 4 reviews while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 1st in NAS with 49 reviews. FreeNAS is rated 8.2, while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "Efficient, good reporting, and integrates well with both Windows and Linux systems". 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". FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, NetApp FAS Series, NETGEAR ReadyNAS, Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) and IBM FlashSystem, 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 FreeNAS vs. HPE 3PAR StoreServ report.

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