Compare HPE 3PAR Flash Storage vs. NetApp FAS Series

HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is ranked 1st in NAS with 114 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 2nd in NAS with 19 reviews. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is rated 8.4, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 9.0. 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 NetApp FAS Series writes "Double-parity RAID guarantees that our data stays intact". HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with EMC Isilon, IBM Storwize and HPE StorageWorks MSA. See our HPE 3PAR Flash Storage vs. NetApp FAS Series report.
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Pros
Any action we want to do with a Dell EMC product needs a license. But with 3PAR's converged solution, at least there is no need to purchase more licenses to get the all the features that we need. We can get basic and mid-range features without licenses.Technical support for both 3PAR and Dell EMC in my country, Iran, is very difficult because we are under sanctions.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.

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This solution provides us with easy management and great vendor support.The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.One of the most valuable features offered is double-parity RAID, which guarantees that your data will stay intact. We're also able to provision storage and monitor which ones are really consuming storage.It is good to have a unified storage where you can have block and file level protocols.The initial setup was so straightforward. It was well-documented.It is very flexible. It integrates well with the public cloud and other components, so everything can be API driven. Therefore, it is very easy to automate it.Using the built-in Snapshots and SnapMirror technology, we were able to have better working data protection locally and off-site.The storage efficiency provided a maximum savings in our storage utilization.

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I give it an eight because of the support, that I can't get support in my country. This is the worst part. Support cannot be sold until we are out of the sanctions.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.

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Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system.Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.I would like to see less latency and higher IOPS.It lacks automatic tiering, When you use data, some of it goes cold. It is not hot data, so the system should automatically move that data to the SATA, while the hot data is kept on tier-one, the SaaS or SSD drives.The only downside is in ease in management; it is not easy to use.It's not a cheap system. It is very expensive. The pricing has been ridiculous every time that we had to renew the support.We would like to have further integration with some backup products. They have some of them already, but there could be more.The AutoSupport could be improved to be more proactive in certain cases.

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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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The scalability is pretty good, but it's too expensive.The price, compared to competitors, is quite high.Cost effective storage for all performance levels (including all-flash).The only area that could be improved is to lower prices for their All Flash FAS.The price it not low, but comparing features to other vendors, the price can be balanced.There are products available in market with comparatively lower costs.Most storage vendors also have software, or licensing bundles, which may offer the required licenses considerably cheaper, but do also maybe offer licenses, which are not needed.The process for going to cluster mode is expensive.

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Also Known As
InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
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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.

NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.
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Sample Customers
Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MCChildren's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company12%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm20%
Software R&D Company16%
Manufacturing Company8%
Healthcare Company6%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Healthcare Company16%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Government6%
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Software R&D Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer12%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise66%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise67%
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