HPE 3PAR Flash Storage vs. Pure Storage FlashArray

As of February 2019, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 115 reviews vs Pure Storage FlashArray which is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 52 reviews. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR Flash Storage writes "The flexibility and ability to adjust to business needs is where its robustness is". The top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashArray writes "The data reduction technology part of the scalability has been impressive, like its ability to host additional workloads, volumes of data, and databases". HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC Unity and Nimble Storage. See our HPE 3PAR Flash Storage vs. Pure Storage FlashArray report.
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Scalability, because our customer is fast growing and our solution should be able to start very small and grow very quickly.The chunklet technology is the main benefit out of 3PAR. The way it subdivides. It is using more logic to subdivide the drives into smaller pieces.With our 3PARs, we have never lost data.With the new flash arrays, 3PAR has improved our performance.The new StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) tool is more user-friendly.HPE can login, fix things, alert us to things, and upgrade. We are there and aware, but we do not do the work. So, that is good.3PAR is easy to keep running and does not require too much effort. It has been very reliable, which is key.The scalability is good because it is easy to add in new disks. We just add them on the fly, and they are available for use.

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The most valuable feature is how it simplifies the management of the SAN.The most valuable feature is its data reduction.It simplifies building out the storage.The security operating system is its most valuable feature because it's very simple, easy to use, and operate. You don't have to do very serious training to operate this equipment. It's user-friendly and pretty straightforward.The deduplication and compression meet all of our system requirements.We like the speed. It's very low latency. In virtualization, you can mask lots of problems, and even in code you can mask lots of problems, with low latency. It's just pure speed and low latency.We also like the compactness, the small footprint. It takes up very little space in a data center and uses little power.Performance is the most valuable feature.

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Security is a mandatory feature because our customer needs to protect delicate information.I would like to see a faster Ethernet connection. Right now, it is 10G. If they could do multiple hundred gigs to speed up the transfer from the array to the servers, that would be good. We are trying to get away from Fibre Channel.We need additional enhancements to InfoSight, especially from a VM standpoint. Today, we can see in the Azure VM performance stats in 3PAR, but it is so huge, we can't just drill down on each and every VM and look at its performance.We are seeing that there are some enhancements which are required in the SSMC console. There are some features that we do not see in the dashboard.There are some weird things that we can't figure out.I would like to see the ability to be able to migrate to newer versions of the 3PAR without having to take any of our data offline and be able to upgrade on the fly.We would like to see better support for iSCSI.A lot of tasks, you have to manually set up. They need to already have them set up and working. Then, you can just go in and tweak them if you need to.

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It needs to improve its price.It's not so scalable. It's got moderate scaling capabilities right now. The clustering technology needs a bit of work, they need to improve that.The credentials on the iSCSI interface are only available to type in with the Chrome browser, and not with the Firefox browser.We would like to see more cloud support, which we know is coming, although it's not out yet. It's going to be released in the next versions. That would be the biggest win, if additional cloud support is built into the array.It's too early to tell if we've seen a reduction in total cost of ownership. The solution is expensive.I would like to migrate to the cloud in the future and know how that would actually work with this product.There is some confusion with pricing and support, so understanding the way the controller replacements work is important to know whether or not you can get a good return on it.The 3PAR SSD arrays that we have are still failing a lot so even though we're under warranty, we still have to get someone out and usually have someone troubleshoot so that usually adds onto the cost. With Pure, we've had a disc fail and we pop it out and you pop it in and it's good to go.

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Making the decisions to buy it can be complex.Since the prices of the flash storage has gone down tremendously, I would definitely recommend going for the all-flash storage array or 3PAR. It is a big expensive even now, but it will be the future of all industries.You can't get software maintenance from a third party. You have to do it from HPE, which is a letdown.3PAR was quite a bit less money than EMC, and that was one of the deciding factors.We had to go back and purchase iLO licenses and brocade switches for the flex fabric to have a complete solution.Cost-wise, it is a little bit on the higher side, but it is an awesome product.We are going to buy eight nodes this year and eight nodes next year. Eventually, we are not going to want to buy large storage devices and probably utilize just storage, but in a different manner going forward.It is a little more money, but it is worth it because it does it better.

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I would prefer that they lower their pricing.Because the price is a bit higher than other products, the data reduction equalizes the price with amount of the data reduction.We are finding the TCO of flash to be lower than SSD implementations.The price is too high.The price was more favorable than Dell EMC.Because of the SSD, it is cheaper because I am not purchasing so many disks.We have seen a reduction in the TCO, because Pure Storage is partnering with Belfrics. This partnership reduces our latency and space.Pure came in at a better price point than EMC and performed better than Compellent.

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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.

Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.

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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm23%
Healthcare Company11%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Healthcare Company19%
Financial Services Firm19%
Government9%
University9%
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Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company13%
Government8%
Retailer8%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise58%
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