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There have been a number of platform stability issues, but we have seen a massive performance improvement
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The most valuable feature of this solution is the native full mesh (multi-pathing).
Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients.
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.
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We get storage access without the need for more human monitoring of those resources.
Not only is it high performing, but it is also more compact and fits better in our storage arrays than equipment from other storage providers.
This solution has given us reliability that is evident by the fact that it has been running for five years with virtually no hiccups.
I really like the form factor, which is nice and compact and small.
The solution's uptime is fantastic. It's 100 percent. In addition, Nimble's storage capacity efficiency is very effective.
The all-flash positions our organization for growth. It is much easier to use, and we do not have to worry about the I/O profile of the workloads that we putting on the array.
InfoSight has helped us resolved an issue where the snapshots were growing too big.
I would like to have support for On-The-fly reallocation Data when using VVoL.
The cloud-based monitoring Infosight would be better if users are automatically enrolled in the cloud/group based on the configuration or information gathered or uploaded on the internet.
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 have had some stability issues with one array which has happened twice during subsequent software updates but is due to a bad Postgres database.
The large hardware components may be difficult to fit into some standard racks.
I would like to see more advanced analytics in the next release of this solution.
An area that needs improvement is extending the life of the device after five years.
I would like to see greater integration with Microsoft's Hyper-V platform.
The way the market is going, supporting NVMe storage would be useful as a step up.
I don't think it is officially released yet, but the main reason that we chose Nimble is because of the sync rep feature. So, I would like to see that further evolve. This feature will be essential for our setups.
I would like to see more integrations.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it.
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 paid about $80,000 for our permanent site licence.
There are no licensing costs for this solution.
We buy the arrays outright, so we don't pay anything on an ongoing monthly basis for licensing.
Our hybrid solution could do with some more competitive pricing and more scaled-down deployments. Already, the smallest one is too much for us. We would flourish by having a smaller unit.
If you don't go cheap, it is eventually worth it. However, the initial investment is high.
It is a CAPEX investment. Over the anticipated lifespan, I would say the pricing is $10,000 a month.
The price has room for improvement.
Performance per dollar, when we looked at it, was the highest that we could get for what we needed.
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|InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage|
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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.
Our Predictive Flash platform closes the app-data gap, giving you the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, we radically simplify operations.
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