Compare HPE 3PAR Flash Storage vs. IBM XIV

HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN with 113 reviews while IBM XIV which is ranked 9th in Modular SAN with 4 reviews. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is rated 8.4, while IBM XIV is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR Flash Storage writes "The flexibility and ability to adjust to business needs is where its robustness is". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM XIV writes "This is the easiest storage platform on the market to manage". HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas IBM XIV is most compared with IBM Storwize, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series. See our HPE 3PAR Flash Storage vs. IBM XIV report.
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Pros
We have been able to scale faster and get our applications out in much less time. We don't need to worry about the platform's ability to manage the workload, so we are pretty happy.The InfoSight feature helps us with troubleshooting problems in our environment.We can do more, faster, whether it's spinning up more virtual machines or handling large amounts of data.The availability of the server has given us increased stability in our environment.Provides High-Availability, security, and high performanceThey provide very good support for our mission-critical processes.If you can handle the IOPS, throughput is a natural byproduct. Usually, IOPS is where you are capped. HPE has done a great job in making sure that our IOP-intensive EMRs stay up and running. We have really good performance on them.It runs. I don't have a problem with it. If it needs an update, I can do it in the middle of the day with nobody being the wiser. It is phenomenal in that respect. As a hospital, I get two hours every quarter to reboot things, so it is imperative that nothing goes down.

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Very easy to produce reporting data (Snaps). Very easy and fast for provisioning devices and Remote mirroring.Installation is amazingly easy.As it spreads, a chuck of 1MB across the board means using all available spindles on the backend.The performance and robustness of the systems are very good.Hands down, this is the easiest storage platform on the market to manage.

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I think cloud integration would probably be the biggest part, because that's where everyone is going and the seamless integration between on-premise and cloud is an important part of any IT strategy today.This solution is becoming dated.We had a minor error when we were configuring this system, which initially detracted from its overall stability.This solution should be easier to use.I would like to see improvement in the product's scalability. As a partner, I had serious problems because of the competition from Dell EMC and Pure.We would also like to see improvements to the ease of administration of 3PAR.We do not use Memory-Driven Flash in the old 3PAR. Perhaps we will use it in the new 3PAR. That is part of the reason why we are upgrading.We don't use the solution’s deduplication functionality because of bad code. I have friends that have used 3PAR dedupe, and have heard horror stories. We took a very much wait and see approach and never enabled the functionality. We have no desire to do so.

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The change form synchronous mirroring to asynchronous (and vice versa) without reconfiguration from scratch would be helpful.I encountered stability (performance) issues during enclosure or disk rebuild. Also some power supply issues due to malfunctions of ​circuits. Sometimes "internal" Snap sessions hang and consume pool capacity.This product was not a good fit for our organization as we have a ton of latency sensitive applications and XIV was not able to keep up with IO + latency demand.Until the drive is replaced, the pool_resizing is locked.I would rather have a web GUI served directly from the unit, and a CLI accessible directly through SSH.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This licensing fees for this solution are merged with all of our HP annual costs, which in total are a couple hundred thousand dollars.We do not have any licensing fees.I would like it to be cheaper.The only licensing costs are around 3PAR in the form the OS itself. You pay at time of purchase. It is capacity-based, and you have annual maintenance that you pay.Our licensing cost are $32,000 annually.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.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.

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Licensing is straightforward.No-license-required policy, unlike others where you need a license for everything. Just pay once and forget about licenses.If you are going to use the product behind an SVC, IBM will price the units lower, since you are likely not to use any of the advanced copy services.

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Ranking
2nd
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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84,319
Comparisons
27,107
Reviews
111
Average Words per Review
563
Avg. Rating
8.4
9th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
Views
2,102
Comparisons
829
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
353
Avg. Rating
7.3
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage XIV
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Overview

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.

IBM XIV is a high-end, grid-scale storage system that excels in tuning-free consistent performance, ease of use and exceptional data economics, including inline, and IBM Real-time Compression. IBM XIV is ideal for hybrid cloud, offering predictable service levels for dynamic workloads, simplified scale management, including in multi-tenant environments, flexible consumption models — and robust cloud automation and orchestration through OpenStack, RESTful API and VMware. It offers security and data protection through hot encryption, advanced mirroring and self-healing and investment protection with perpetual licensing.

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Sample Customers
Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MCCelero, NaviSite, Technische Universit_t Mªnchen, Netflix Inc., Muhr und Bender KG, Pelephone Communications
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company12%
Manufacturing Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm26%
Software R&D Company8%
Healthcare Company7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise60%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise66%
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