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"If there is a problem then the HPE facility will detect it and immediately contact me.""The solution offers good stability.""The product lasts a very long time without having to be replaced. It's had a very long life.""The initial setup was straightforward.""This product is stable, aside from the performance problems we had.""Its stability is the most valuable. It has soft alerts. When an alert is raised, we get a call from HP saying that there is this type of alert, and they need to do a remote session to check things. Similarly, for firmware updates, they get in touch to say that a firmware upgrade is required on your storage. They schedule a time and take control remotely to upgrade the firmware. In all such cases, there is no downtime. Everything is done when a full-fledged operation is going on. Its user interface is also quite good. We are quite accustomed to this user interface. We can easily take a look at the current usage or the amount of storage. It is quite easily understandable, and I can present those things to my seniors or other people who are not that tech-savvy, and they can easily understand what we are trying to tell them. We can easily show them that we are using around 87% of the storage, so we need to plan for another tree and things like that.""3PAR is different from other storage solutions because it uses a chunklet when we initiate the storage. Every disk is submitted as a 1 GB chunklet. This chunklet can be RAID 1, 4, 5, or 6. This fabulous feature is very useful for me because I can distribute the RAID for any volume. The adaptive optimization is the biggest feature in 3PAR. 3PAR is very usable with thin volume because it detects zeros while writing. Every time I tell the hypervisor to make the full provisioning, it makes the volume as simple provisioning in 3PAR, not full provisioning. Other vendors take this volume as thick provisioning because of which the capacity is reached quickly. It doesn't happen in 3PAR because it detects zeros. It only writes the data, and it doesn't write zeros. There are two processors in 3PAR: the ASIC processor and the main processor. The ASIC processor detects zero writing and doesn't write it, which is a big feature in 3PAR.""It is easy to set up, easy to use, and user-friendly. It is easier to work with HPE 3PAR than with Hitachi. Its technical support is also good."

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"The most valuable features were the dual controllers and being able to expand it.""The simple configuration feature is great. It is very simple, allowing you to set up MSA very easily.""The product is very easy to deploy.""The most valuable features are the storage levels and snapshot features.""The solution is very easy to use, it is not really complex for any user, such as non-technical individuals."

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Cons
"The price is a little bit high.""The replicating software is pretty complicated. I probably would have put it on a sequence.""As long as they can keep the solution stable, it will be good. Stability is very important to us.""Although we experienced malfunctions where a virus was running and it failed.""This product has come to the end of its lifecycle.""I would like to see an automatic re-balancing system or functionality for adaptive optimization.""Its price is a bit high for adding another tree.""File Persona can be better. I don't use File Persona because it has many problems with my environment. The antivirus that it has is not compatible with File Persona, and that's a big issue with File Persona. 3PAR is not as good as Dell when making a file in the storage. 3PAR for a block is very good, but when comparing row capacity, I get 14% capacity with 3PAR, but with Dell, I get 60% capacity."

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"The support contract is expensive, although they are very responsive.""Synchronized replication is very important for MSA; however, HPE StorageWorks MSA doesn't provide synchronized replication.""It would be ideal if there was a better management interface.""This product is getting a little bit older, so new features like deduplication are not included.""The solution could improve by adding configuration tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We paid for five years of support when we purchased the product.""The SSD is a little bit expensive.""This is not an expensive product but every time you add capacity to it, you need to pay for re-balancing.""Its price is a bit high for adding another tree, but when we purchased it, it was okay with us. We had compared it with EMC and other solutions, and it was okay at that point in time. Our storage has a lifespan of seven to eight years. When you purchase it, you need to keep a headroom of around 40% to 50%. After three to four years, you generally plan for an upgrade. The price is not so bad today for two years or so, and within a year, I might find that I have to upgrade or increase the storage. This usually happens when there is a radical change or a new application has come that is consuming a lot of data, but generally, there is a plan for the amount of data that we generate and the storage upgrade.""It is lower in price as compared to other vendors, such as Dell. As compared to Huawei, all storage solutions are expensive, including this one.""It is a bit more expensive. IBM is cheaper than HPE in Turkey.""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.""The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it."

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"When we bought this solution it was very reasonably priced and they were willing to deal.""This solution is quite expensive; they should lower the cost.""This solution involves a one-time CapEx payment, followed by warranty extensions.""The price of the solution is a little high and they should provide more competitive pricing. If you want to increases the storage size there are additional fees."

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Top Answer: The solution is easy to install.
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Top Answer: The product is very easy to deploy.
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Also Known As
HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, 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.

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 MC
Femsa CSC, TTX, Rabobank
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business36%
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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 1st in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 28 reviews while HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 4th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 5 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while HPE StorageWorks MSA 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 StorageWorks MSA writes "Easy to deploy and manage with good monitoring capabilities". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and VMware vSAN, whereas HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, HPE EVA, Fujitsu Eternus DX400 series and Dell EqualLogic PS series. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA report.

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