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"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"The product stands on its own in heavy enterprise environments.""The technical support has been fantastic.""It works well and we don't have any issues with this solution.""The technical support is very good.""I like that 3PAR can remake the disk online. That's one of the best features because when we first started, that was the best. The team provisioning feature was also a good one. Those features are the best for me, provisioning and online optimization, and the tier you can have for storage.""The product lasts a very long time without having to be replaced. It's had a very long life.""The speed is very good.""The features which are most valuable are the availability of the system and the management."

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"In my opinion, HPE is making good progress and moving ahead with InfoSight, which is predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.""The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime.""The performance is very good.""The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.""Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution.""All of the capabilities of the hardware such as replication, snapshot, and the specific features are all included from the start as opposed to being on another license.""HPE Primera is scalable.""The performance of the solution is good."

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Cons
"I would like to see the management layer improved.""The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."

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"While the stability is pretty good, it could always be improved upon.""From an overall perspective, all the latest technologies can improve support and performance. This is very important for us.""The interface could be improved to match the system.""I would like to see more storage, a better interface, and to move from mechanical disks.""As long as they can keep the solution stable, it will be good. Stability is very important to us.""The solution could be improved in regard to space reclamation by adding automation.""We are using a built-in solution in 3PAR. We are using All-Flash Storage, and there are some difficulties with it. HPE has now developed a new tool system to support All-Flash, and that's why we are changing our investment. They must increase its performance. I want unlimited support, which is very important for performance. I am not interested in spinning disks. HPE is developing new storage systems called Primera, but they must be developed more.""The performance of the solution is not good anymore and the software is different from all the other types and is not compatible. There are more negative things at this moment than positive. This is why we are removing them all from our organization this year."

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"They could work to make scalability easier.""The interface needs to be more user-friendly in that sense that installation and management are still a bit on the high end.""We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""On the hardware side, you should have the ability to expand capacity to larger numbers.""The file server embedded in Pure, the GUI, and the tracking and reporting features are better with Pure Storage.""This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market.""On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities.""One of the drawbacks of the model we purchased is that it is not running NVMe drives. Even though they say that it is NVMe-ready, it is still on the SSD drives. The model that we purchased has only eight hard drives, and only the ones on the top could work on NVMe. The rest of them are still on the SSD. Its competitors, such as EMC and Pure Storage, are moving or have already moved to NVMe. HPE should improve this solution for NVMe. HPE should also improve IOs in this solution. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with.""The licensing fees are very reasonable."

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"The licensing cost for HPE 3PAR StoreServ is expensive.""It is a bit more expensive. IBM is cheaper than HPE in Turkey.""The price of the license depends. Some people expect more from the hardware. Some expect more from the licensing, and that is because you can receive several licenses nowadays, such as the terabyte license. You buy the storage, and you pay extra for the terabyte license for the software. There is a one-time purchase for the license and you pay annually for the maintenance.""We purchased the solution as CapEx and we only pay support now. I find the pricing fantastic.""We paid for five years of support when we purchased the product.""This solution is expensive. We pay every year for support. It's a lump sum because we pay for data center support services, and everything is included in one.""We don't pay for any licensing fees.""This is not an expensive product but every time you add capacity to it, you need to pay for re-balancing."

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"Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included.""It is basically in the mid-range of the price. It is not cheaper than Hitachi, but it is cheaper than Pure Storage. There are no additional costs. Everything was taken care of in the price.""From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive.""The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses.""I believe HPE Primera and Pure Storage are similar in price.""The price to capacity ratio is good.""There is only a one-time license purchase needed and no additional costs. If HP could reduce the training cost, then that would be advantageous to the seller."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: HPE 3PAR StoreServ is easy to use, fully featured and has a great graphical user interface.
Top Answer: The licensing cost for HPE 3PAR StoreServ is expensive.
Top Answer: HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.
Top Answer: We are under a perpetual license in terms of software.
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

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.

HPE introduces HPE Primera, a new storage platform designed to deliver superior simplicity, availability, and performance for mission-critical applications
HPE Primera advances the HPE Intelligent Data Platform, a portfolio of products and solutions designed to help customers transition from delivering storage to unlocking business value with intelligent data

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MC
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise81%
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Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. HPE Primera and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,586 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 2nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 30 reviews while HPE Primera is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 11 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while HPE Primera is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "Robust and easy to use with a simple setup ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Primera writes "Artificial intelligence is good for technical work required to move from manual interactive to automatic". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), IBM FlashSystem and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IBM FlashSystem. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. HPE Primera report.

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