HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Benefits

Jeff Stone
Solutions Architect at Optio Data
A lot of it has to do with its ability to stretch between data centers. It has helped a lot for times when our customers do DR testing. Instead of having to spin down and spin up, I can do it live and seamless. Therefore, I do not have to schedule downtime with an organization. Especially maintenance on arrays, if I need to do some maintenance, it could potentially slow down somethings or even take things offline. With 3PAR, I can transparently sort of flap over to that other data center and do all the maintenance I need to do (even if it means forklift upgrading things). I can do this without having to take applications down. For a place like a hospital, which is open 24/7/365, it can't suffer downtime. That is why this product is one of those nice game changers. It allows me to do so much and worry about taking care of the clients, instead of how do I keep things up. View full review »
Wayne Cross
Director IT Security and Infrastructure at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
At one point, we had HPE EVAs and when we were changing them out we didn't just look at 3PAR, we looked at all the solutions. We actually started out with a V400 which is an older version of the 3PAR - they didn't have the 7400s as yet - at our data center. Eventually, when the V400 became end-of-life, we looked at all the EVAs and by that time, they had come out with the 7400 and 7200, which are a lot less expensive and a better fit for a smaller organization. We were able to throw any workload on it and not worry about performance. It certainly made my job easy and my team's job easy in terms of maintenance and management of the platform. View full review »
Dallas Widing
IT Manager at BouMatic LLC
In the deployment of virtual servers, I can have a new VM up and running in 15 minutes, run the patches, then done. I routinely fire up base images that I have for my servers: Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016. I routinely fire those base images up and do all the updates, then prep them again for cloning. With 3PAR, we definitely have the performance to do that. Those images I do keep on SSD just to have that performance to deploy a new VM. It has improved our throughput. We went from a 1G backbone on our LeftHand SAN, and also the IBM SAN was not redundant, but we put in a 10G backbone with 10G fiber which truly increased our performance. View full review »
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IT Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Before using centralized storage, we needed to make sure that we have enough physical disks installed in a server. Now, we know exactly the capacity that we need for the upcoming year, and it's much easier for us to enlarge the capacity and expose these disk volumes to the relevant servers. Again, in our case, it's mostly the databases. All-flash positions our organization for growth in a way, mostly for performance, because again, we're using all-flash for the performance that it provides, and we have critical databases running on it. It's providing day-to-day functionality, the way I see it. View full review »
Leonardo Amarello
System Engineer at NV GEBE
All-flash is positioning our company for growth. We need to improve our systems with better hardware and systems. That will happen in the next three to six months. View full review »
Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Backups were huge. We take a lot of SAN-level Snapshots and it has been phenomenal in that aspect. View full review »
Network Admin at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The product has heavily improved the way our organizations functions. Before we got the 3PAR, we were running an HPE Generation 6 server as our storage server. It was slow, and we were getting low on space, so we weren't able to expand capacity that easily. Since we went to 3PAR, it has fiber connections connecting all the cabinets together. Therefore, data access has been tremendously better, especially when we have to constantly recall, all day long everyday, patients charts or when we are doing scheduling. We see over 2000 patients on a daily basis, so we have to have speed and reliability. By implementing 3PAR over the old, regular file storage server that we had before, it has drastically improved our patient care. View full review »
Dwayne Vidi
Director of Technology at a university
Performance-wise it has been fantastic. View full review »
Tye Summerville
IT Operations Manager at ACCC Insurance
It had our organization start to think like an actual organization. A lot of stuff came out where the management of our workloads has improved dramatically. We have gotten out of the mindset of physical is better; virtualization has taken hold and is starting to take off. We are going through the process of consolidation to 100% virtual. It has been incremental growth over a short period of time. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Mark Frenette
HPC Architect at Nuance Communications
We are an R&D group, so it does not change the function. However, it improves the performance for our grids. It allows us to buy less capacity for performance. We would buy spindles just for the IOPs, so we were wasting space for the performance. Now, we don't have to. View full review »
Global manager, servers and storage at a software R&D company with 201-500 employees
Previously, we had lots of different storage vendors. We moved to a standardized platform using 3PAR and then we were able to have a consistent set of documentation through all of our sites, and we're able to replicate data between the sites really easily. The biggest benefit is the fact that it's pretty much bulletproof; we never have any issues with them. View full review »
Solutions Architect
It has improved our functions because we have a very small IT team. We have to do a lot of things. The more solutions that we can bring onboard which are easy to use and do not require too much maintenance, this is good for us. We just do not have enough bandwidth to cover everything. Therefore, we are always looking for good solutions which do their job well and are easy to use. View full review »
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company
We had a major down five years ago where we actually lost our entire data center, which caused the company to go down for over 12 days. In that time, we bought and implemented a full 3PAR product to get us up and running. We were able to buy a smaller set of storage and invest in the actual technology to get our company back up and running. Then, we were able to buy a second 3PAR to allow us to set up a secondary data center and immediately replicate over to that and succeed in designing a DR strategy without having to relearn everything. We don't use InfoSight for management. We use it to help us determine if we have our workloads in the wrong place or set up incorrectly. My users are happier because the response time is there. We haven't really analyzed the true IOPs, or anything. We are just trying to give them a solid user experience. The solution has improved our throughput. It has allowed our SQL databases and report servers to run at a much higher capacity. Reports which used to take the better part of a day can now run in under an hour. View full review »
Project Development Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It gives organizations a single point of storage and single point of backup. I would call it a "single repository" of all your data with a good archiving system. Those are the biggest benefits I see. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at Blessing Health Systems
I do not think it has changed the way that we function. When we were having problems, it actually hurt us. Before that, we did not have any problems. View full review »
Director Technology Infrastructure at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The ease of management is what changed. Where we had, in simple terms, about an hour's worth of work, it has minimized that to maybe one-tenth, or something to that effect. Instead of us having to do a lot of steps to ensure that our environment is where it needs to be from a storage perspective, because of the ease of management, the UI differences, it has allowed us to manage our environment. View full review »
Sr Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We are still transitioning to it. View full review »
Network Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
It has improved the ability of the executives to get proper insights, because our old storage was not fast enough. View full review »
Director IT at Borden Ladner
We have been able to scale faster and get our applications out in much less time. We don't need to worry about the platform's ability to manage the workload, so we are pretty happy. Our VMware platform sits on 3PAR. We also have databases, ERP applications, and websites running on it. All-Flash also positions our organization for growth. It certainly has its place. We don't use All-Flash because the performance of the existing arrays knows the job, but I certainly see where if we are doing data-intensive operations it could assist us. We deployed InfoSight predictive analytics not too long ago. It improved our management of VMs. We are now able to see a lot more using InfoSight and we have a pretty good idea of exactly what's going on in our storage array. The storage array absolutely increases performance. Compared with what we had before 3PAR, this has certainly done its job. The solution has also helped us reduce time to deployment, I would say by at least 30%. It's easier for us to deploy. We get our servers up and running quickly and that way we support our environment faster so we can be more agile. It has also significantly improved throughput, so we don't need to worry about performance for any of our platforms. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It allows us to grow. We added almost 110TB last year alone. Not a lot of product let you throw that in, resulting in the performance that we have been seeing. It has definitely reduced our time to deployment. We can call up, and say, "I need 110TB," and they configure it so my IOPS stay consistent across 3PAR, Then, I don't actually have to worry about the IOPS. HPE takes care of that for me. I need the space, and they take care of the rest. They install it, and I just provision it, which is nice. If you can handle the IOPS, throughput is a natural byproduct. Usually, IOPS is where you are capped. HPE has done a great job in making sure that our IOP-intensive EMRs stay up and running. We have really good performance on them. We run approximately half a billion IOPS every six months. This 3PAR seems to handle it just fine. View full review »
Julie Imoto
Engineering Manager at Leidos Holdings Inc.
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. All-flash also positions us for growth. We can look to simplify things while still maintaining the reliability and speed that we need to deliver quality healthcare. In addition, it has increased our performance and it has improved our throughput. The latter improvement means that we're able to ensure that the users can get to their data as quickly as they need it, and that it responds to any queries that they have. It's able to meet their daily needs. View full review »
Steve Davidek
IT Manager at City Of Sparks
We upgraded to 3PAR from an HPE EVA about seven or eight years ago and power consumption went down. View full review »
Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We went to an Active-Active data center, set it up to where both data centers are separate, but they act as one. We can have workloads at either side at any given time, and it is all based on the Peer Persistence architecture. View full review »
Server Analyst at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
The 3PAR arrays replicate offsite. Everything is safe and optimized. There's automatic promoting and demoting of blocks, moving hot ones to the flash storage and the less used ones onto Nearline storage. This optimizes everything and uses the resources to their best ability. It has increased performance since we added the flash drives. Originally, we had 2-Tier storage (the Nearline storage and SAS storage), but adding the flash storage really improved performance by maybe 30 percent. We can cut a VM quite quickly, so we can probably stand up a workload in half an hour. So, the time to deployment is quite good. We have been able to back up our data more frequently now that we have everything on flash. It responds a lot faster, so the IOPs are a lot faster. View full review »
Infrastructure Analysts at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has provided us our solution for VDIs, so it has been working very well. Any infrastructure is an enabler that provides services for the applications that you run. View full review »
Director at HCL Technologies
It is about the availability and predictably. The performance is also good. View full review »
Scott Samowitz
Director Of Information Technology at Jacobsen Construction
It has really improved performance. Before, we just had different storage devices based on different needs - so we didn't have to buy all-flash for everything. We couldn't do tiering. 3PAR was the first device that gave us that ability. It has really improved how we can streamline our storage purchases, as well as performance. It has done well. View full review »
Unix Admin at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're able to move things around with more agility. I can take it off one server and slap it on another in a couple of minutes, so we're really agile when it comes to that. If we run into server issues, it's a quick jump, we're on a new server, we're off and running again. And then I have time to look at the server. That's a really nice feature. And the speed is outstanding, it really works wonderfully. View full review »
Data center team lead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has not changed the way we function a whole lot. We were on the P9500 Array before and it had similar capabilities, just different ways of doing it. Still, it has worked well for us. View full review »
Storage Admin at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
With the new flash arrays, 3PAR has improved our performance. Also, the new StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) tool is more user-friendly. View full review »
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our applications are now at least two to four times faster. It was a night and day change. People walk up to us going, "This is just good. Thank you." It is nice for storage people to receive thanks instead of people saying, "Your stuff is slow." View full review »
Systems Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
It makes for less administrative overhead. The solution has improved our throughput by helping us keep up with the demand and acquisitions that we have been going through. View full review »
SAN and Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It propelled our desire to virtualize more quickly, to go from physical servers to more and more virtualized servers. View full review »
Systems And Storage Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We design a lot of our DR and business continuity strategy around 3PAR Peer Persistence and other copy services. View full review »
Manager, Data Center at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
It has improved uptime, as well as speed to delivery. View full review »
Sr. Engineer at a leisure / travel company
It has improved multiple things. Integration with current HPE products that we have, e.g., backups with integration within Veeam and restores of a huge file server using Veeam. Across the board, it has helped with more than just serving data, but also with recovery. View full review »
Jose Newman
IT Architect at Oncor Electric Delivery
From a management standpoint of the arrays, they work really well. They handle a lot of data and, overall, it lowers the complexity of our storage infrastructure. We've been able to consolidate down to a single platform which meets all of our demands, anywhere from our advanced meter systems to our customer information system. View full review »
Herve Garcia
Director, Systems & Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product is not for us. We deploy solutions on-premise. We use this product for one of our customers. View full review »
Director of North America at a sports company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution handles everything to do with our business. If it’s down then we can’t deliver to our customers. We can do more, faster, whether it's spinning up more virtual machines or handling large amounts of data. The All-Flash has positioned us for growth because we can do more. Going past traditional hard drives has really been fantastic for us. Our performance has increased by anywhere from fifty to one hundred percent. Moreover, our deployment time has been reduced by about fifty percent. For us, the increase in throughput translates to an increase in productivity. View full review »
HP-UX System Admin at L3 Technologies Inc
The snapshotting capability allows us to do a database replication very quickly. As a result, we have some applications which need a fresh copy of the production database everyday, and we are able to give that to them by eight o'clock in the morning. View full review »
Virtualization Systems Administrator at a university with 10,001+ employees
We do not have to take the whole system down now to do upgrades. View full review »
Ricky Santos
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
HPE 3PAR provides fast and reliable storage for our critical systems like the database (MSSQL and Oracle). It also improved the availability of the system and at the same time provides a Disaster Recovery solution by using the remote-copy feature. The adaptive optimization is also a factor in maximizing the capability of the system. View full review »
Wes Wimpey
Systems Architect at Greenville Health Systems
It is all a part of the GreenLake offering that we have, which includes monitoring, performance, and being able to accelerate delivery with the platform. This is most critical for us. View full review »
Manager Lab Operations at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Right now we are looking at automation. Based on my conversation with 3PAR, they are using Ansible to automate the provisioning, so that simplifies the day-to-day operations. View full review »
Systems Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It lets us mix a lot of drive spaces, as well as performance drives, between Fibre Channel, long-term storage, and SSD drives. It performs pretty well as far as moving the data around and not letting a lot of it go to waste. View full review »
Tech Director Data Centers with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is status quo from what we came from. We came from ViON and Hitachi. Part of that is our own problem. It is not as much HPE, as to how we are using it. We lifted and shifted, identically from one system to another. View full review »
ICT Country Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
* Performance that it gives me. * The speed of how we process data on the manufacturing floor. View full review »
Kasper Billeskov
Storage Service Architect at NNIT
For the past three years, all-flash has been the most innovative way of using storage, based on the 3PAR platform. View full review »
Computer Systems Administrator at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees
It provides us some disaster recovery capabilities. The all-flash storage gives us the performance that we need. The remote copy group failover is very useful and has helped us. We use InfoSight predictive analytics. The most useful part of it is being able to see the growth curve. View full review »
Assistance Administrator with 11-50 employees
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. The solution has helped improved our throughput. It has helped our organization with our DR site and connections to our blade systems. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We have more uptime, better trade times, and less hassle opening tickets with HPE. View full review »
David Barrientos
IT Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
The availability of the server has given us increased stability in our environment. The mission-critical apps and processes that we use are our Oracle database, VMware, and some web services. The All-flash positions us for growth because of its better performance, which means that our applications are faster. This solution has improved throughput. It has helped when we deploy non-production servers. View full review »
Educational Team Leader at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I only offer HPE exclusively, so it fits with the other pieces. The storage, the servers, the compute, the networking. They're all part of the same suite. View full review »
Director at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
We've had an overall improvement of performance in terms of actually doing transaction data, and we have a lot more capacity than we once had. View full review »
Dharmendra Gurtata
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has kept our operations robust. View full review »
Cindy Cecutti
Director IT at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
The increased throughput has allowed us to scale and maintain performance, or even have better performance. In terms of the mission-critical applications that we run on this solution, our application is benefit adjudication. View full review »
Gustavo Galicia
Architect at GTE 24/7
All-flash provides optimization through deduplication and compression and provides high performance for both databases and virtualization. It has increased IOPS by 200 percent. In addition, it has reduced deployment time by ten percent. One of our customers, using SAP, had 16 terabytes of data. When we implemented this solution for them, their storage was reduced to two terabytes. View full review »
Jay Liu
Manager Of Storage And Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Forest who actually take a back up of our databases, like snapshot, to another volume and snapchat to be melded for a different operating systems, which has helped us tremendously as far as speed and time to completion. View full review »
Assistant Manager of Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It helps our core applications run very fast. It has increased overall performance by about 60 percent. There is one process which has gone from taking seven hours to taking one hour. It's a key for storage in our organization. View full review »
Payman Maher
Storage Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
This solution has provided me with very low latency and high performance. View full review »
Raphael Gondim
Coordinator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I has helped our organization with DR and replication of our VM environment and Oracle databases. The solution has improved our throughput, which has improved our performance. View full review »
Alan Drummond
Delivery Director at Schneider Electric
It has improved our throughput in terms of workloads. View full review »
Doug Newell
Engineering Services Manager at Muckleshoot
Less management. View full review »
Eduardo Fontanella
Infrastructure Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
All our data is in 3PAR. Our application worked well after we implemented the 3PAR solution. View full review »
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Everything runs smoothly. View full review »
Senior System & Storage Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The bad news: In its initial firmware, both four-node clusters were locked down. The downtime was 17hrs, and once patched, it worked like a charm — no outage for two years. Whereas, IBM SVC had three outages (node crashes) with impact in the 2 yrs before View full review »
Hamilton Ribeiro Dos Santos
IT Manager at Maquinas Jacto
It has provided a robust technology which provides us with fast access to the data. This is one of the areas where it has improved our company. View full review »
Carsten Cimander
Senior Consultant at Computacenter
This solution has allowed for massive performance acceleration of all workloads and massively increased availability (with peer persistence/transparent failover feature). View full review »
Pnina Sharir
User at MPRest
Provides amazing performance all day in multiple workloads. We applied different usage models which showed great performance. View full review »
Bryan Jackson
Enterprise Architect at M2 Technology
This solution has given us improved application uptime and performance. View full review »
Somboon Leeputtaphan
System Specialist at True Digital Group
It has high availability, and it's flexible to tuning for system admin. View full review »
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