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Pros
"This solution has given us improved application uptime and performance.""The solution has improved our throughput by helping us keep up with the demand and acquisitions that we have been going through.""The solution’s deduplication functionality works great. We are getting about a 16:1 dedupe ratio on our VM workloads.""It has allowed us to set up a fully functioning disaster recovery site with replication, which we have been able to configure between our 3PAR systems.""If it runs, and you don't know about it, that is the best thing that you can have in IT infrastructure. This is what 3PAR does for us.""The all-flash positions our organization for growth. If somebody comes to us who needs an application with performance, we have that already formulated.""The remote copy group failover is very useful and has helped us.""It allows us to cohost as needed. We are able to put more systems on one data storage system and it is still able to deliver the availability and speed that we need it to deliver."

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"The cost to performance for HPE StorageWorks MSA is good.""The most valuable features were the dual controllers and being able to expand it."

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Cons
"We would like to see dedupe and compression allowed on all drive types.""I would like to have more details on alerting. It is not real granular right now. What It gives you is sort of basic, and we can't do a lot of tweaking on our own. We would like to be able to tweak some of the alerts for our team.""The onsite techs have caused outages.""The GUI was a little hard to figure out how to use.""I want artificial intelligence. I don't want anybody from my team to touch it anymore. I want the AI to do everything.""I would like to have single click upgrades because the process is cumbersome right now.""We've started to see an issue with the older models that we have. We've had issues where facilities would have unscheduled power outages or scheduled power outages and the 3PARs weren't able to come up successfully. We actually had an incident recently where it wiped data that we didn't anticipate would be wiped.""Upgrades could be improved. We would like to see more upgrades."

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"HPE StorageWorks MSA could maybe include a pay-top of texture feature or something like job replication.""The support contract is expensive, although they are very responsive."

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"It makes for less administrative overhead.""We have seen ROI. While the costs were quite high at the time of purchase for our environment, the ease of use and the fact that it hasn't failed all the time, working fine, that makes it worth buying.""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.""We have seen ROI. We are able to see more patients now, bringing more money into the practice.""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.""Our licensing cost are $32,000 annually.""I would like it to be cheaper."

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"When we bought this solution it was very reasonably priced and they were willing to deal."

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HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage HP StorageWorks MSA
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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.

Whether you need best-in-class performance or are looking to get the most capacity for your investment, MSA has a fast, affordable solution for you. And every MSA comes with an intuitive setup and management interface anyone can master.
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Sample Customers
Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MCFemsa CSC, TTX, Rabobank
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider22%
Insurance Company7%
Real Estate/Law Firm5%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise30%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, NetApp and others in Modular SAN. Updated: October 2020.
442,517 professionals have used our research since 2012.
HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 1st in Modular SAN with 32 reviews while HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 6th in Modular SAN with 2 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.8, while HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "The product's technical support is outstanding as I can reach someone right away". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Stable, responsive support, easy to expand, and has dual controllers". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and VMware vSAN, whereas HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, Dell EqualLogic PS series, HPE EVA and Fujitsu Eternus DX400 series.

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