Anonymous UserStorage Manager at a financial services firm
Mir Gulzar AhmedManager IT at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"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."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the native full mesh (multi-pathing)."
"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."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is its scalability."
"If you buy the solution for its specific purpose it will work well."
"The most valuable feature is the performance, as well as how you manage performance on the system."
"The dashboard is such that you don't need to be a storage expert to administer it."
"The system efficiency is excellent overall."
"I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good."
"SolidFire provides seamless performance across your storage system when you need to scale up. Other storage systems do not do that."
"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."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"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 would like to have support for On-The-fly reallocation Data when using VVoL."
"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."
"This solution would be improved if it were made to be more compatible with other products."
"They could make the mNode more user-friendly. Now you need to configure and add nodes by CLI and it’s not really easy to manage. If they created a web interface to do the management of the mNode, that would be great!."
"The technical support is really bad and has to be improved."
"The inclusion of more protocols and interfaces would make it easier to integrate with other products."
"The user interface needs to be improved. Much of the client feedback involves comments such as "Oh, it's hard to navigate through.""
"You don't have business continuity with SolidFire. I think it could be a nice feature to have in the future."
"SolidFire should start from two nodes instead of the four nodes. That's the only thing. In a lot of solutions, we have to use four nodes, that's the better thing. But as a starting point, two is better. That's why their starting point is expensive."
"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."
"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."
"The price of this solution is more expensive than others."
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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.
SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.
HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 27 reviews while SolidFire is ranked 20th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while SolidFire is rated 8.0. 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 SolidFire writes "Simple to deploy and has good stability ". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IBM FlashSystem, whereas SolidFire is most compared with VMware vSAN, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. SolidFire report.
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