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Anonymous User
Real User
Unix Engineeri at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 19 2016

What is most valuable?

For me, the most valuable feature is the simplicity of being able to have a pool of storage and not worry about: How many IOPS do I need? How many disks? Or carving up aggregates. Everything can just share. I can just go with the simple... more»

What needs improvement?

The management tools with NetApp really need improvement, in general; just giving good, simple tools for evaluating performance and performance headrooms, and seeing where you're about to run into things. ONTAP 9 seems to be taking steps in... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor to work with, for whether or not we talk to them, I think we look at those things like reliability and reputation. As far as who we choose, once we've got that process started, it tends to be the vendors that are... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous User
Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

All Flash Only * Designed as only flash with the xx50 designation. This array was never intended for spinning disk or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were quite hesitant on the array size when it was pitched as our replacement of an aged SAN. We were guaranteed we... more»

What needs improvement?

I would really love to see HPE add some cloud analytics. So many other Tier 1 SAN vendors have enhanced cloud analytics... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Remember, you are charged per disk with a 3PAR array for licensing. Make note of this when considering future capacity.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Our previous solution was retired due to capacity and performance issues. HPE really addressed our issues with their... more»

What other advice do I have?

* Make sure that you are trained on the nuances of 3PAR technology if you select this Storage Area Network. * There are... more»
BobWhitcombe
Reseller
Technical Sales Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the tight VMware integration, due to the migration from bare metal to virtualized... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We took a while to jump onto VNX – largely for file with our block storage handled by EMC Symmetrix. VNX turned out to... more»

What needs improvement?

Storage is undergoing a sea change in affordable cost per bit, solid-state drives and new latency requirements for... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Time your acquisitions and license discussions around year-end close.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using EMC Symmetrix and NetApp previously but moved our midrange file to VNX due to the commonality of the tool... more»

What other advice do I have?

Be clear on what your storage applications are and what level of scale you need. For the big Kahuna in the back end, we... more»
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anonymous User
Reseller
Director, Microsoft, Storage And Backup, Recovery & Archiving Services at a tech services company
Feb 12 2017

What is most valuable?

* Nimble InfoSight: Provides deep information about not only the Nimble array, but also some insight into the data that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This provides for better decision making and forecasting of the evolution of customer data management infrastructures.... more»

What needs improvement?

This product could improve by adding support for file protocols such as CIFS or NFS, the ability to seamlessly migrate... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is a great solution if pricing and licensing is a concern.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We are a provider of solutions. We will place technologies where they fit.

What other advice do I have?

Consider other options if file protocols are required. Enable encryption at the time of setup if required, prior to... more»
WebOpsManager15
Real User
Web Operations Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
May 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The hardware is the best feature of the product. We have not seen many drive failures. The V9000 all-flash is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has not made us more efficient from a deployment standpoint. That is why we have been migrating to a hyper-converged... more»

What needs improvement?

* The overall code. * The ability to have built-in reporting to understand the health of the array. * Stability within... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not worth the money.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used EMC. We switched based on cost.

What other advice do I have?

There are far better products with better support for less cost. The hardware itself is good, but the code that runs on... more»

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