HPE 3PAR Flash Storage ROI

Jeff Stone
Solutions Architect at Optio Data
Even as we have upgraded the product, one client that I work with a lot has eight 3PARs. They had two of the old 10000 arrays, all three tiers of disks, and they traversed about three to three and a half racks each. Therefore, we had almost six and a half to seven racks of storage. When we went to the 8450s, we went to all-flash and were able to go down to a 16U a piece, so that is 32U total. That is almost a six rack reduction. They are out in New Hampshire, in a very green state and very green conscious. I spent an extra 30 days getting the proper numbers from the state of New Hampshire about power consumption, even the air conditioning, such as calculating BTUs an hour. The benefit was already showing that they would save over five years over $400,000 from power cooling. That does not even get into buying less racks. They were going to more of a fixed pod structure, like a service provider. This was six racks that I do not have to put PDUs into. It is less hardware to maintain. It is less likely to fail because there are less moving parts. Obviously, there are the SSDs, which was a big part of a green initiative (less waste and power being used). View full review »
Wayne Cross
Director IT Security and Infrastructure at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
As a law firm, we don't really measure ROI for 3PAR. It's difficult for us to comment. I wouldn't be able to put a number on it. What I can say, though, is that 3PAR has enabled us to bring additional services to the organization that we wouldn't have been able to bring on. The organization has been able to focus on things other than infrastructure performance. No one cares about the performance. They simply expect that a platform is going to do what it's supposed to do. A lot of us take it for granted that nothing is going to break which, with 3PAR, is probably true - we have never had that problem with 3PAR. It has given us the flexibility of just not worrying about the infrastructure. It gives the business the confidence to roll out services. The business has grown by leaps and bounds because we have a solid infrastructure and a part of that solid infrastructure is 3PAR. View full review »
Dallas Widing
IT Manager at BouMatic LLC
We have seen ROI. View full review »
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ITManagec405
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It's a much more expensive solution than just buying local disks. On the other hand, it provides us a centralized point of management for all our storage. I can't tell you the exact ROI, but the simplicity and the centralization of the storage probably provide us with some kind of a return. View full review »
Leonardo Amarello
System Engineer at NV GEBE
We have seen ROI. We have less of maintenance. Our administration has been cut down by a lot. The people who used to administrate other databases are not buy improving the system. 3PAR has increased our performance by at least 40 percent. The solution has reduced our time to deployment by at least 60 percent, because there is less maintenance and time to spend on the storage. View full review »
Infrastr6155
Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
From a comparison of bang for the buck, what you get for the money, I'd have to say they are one of the market leaders. Are there solutions that do it faster? Sure, but you're going to pay for it. 3PAR isn't the cheapest, it isn't the most expensive, but in my opinion, it's the best. View full review »
NetworkAd9ed
Network Admin at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
We have seen ROI. We are able to see more patients now, bringing more money into the practice. 3PAR has increased our performance. The product has definitely improved throughput. We are able to more efficiently see patients because all of our medical records and practice management software seems to run faster. Uploading images and charts is a lot faster. Recalling information in the exam rooms is faster. The overall throughput of data, going back and forth, is so we can more efficiently see patients, and it also helps increase our patient flow. We can see patients a lot faster, getting them in and out a lot more quickly. View full review »
Dwayne Vidi
Director of Technology at a university
We definitely see ROI. The price point for the 3PAR was actually cheaper than the other storage systems we were looking at. From just the initial cost perspective, it was already cheaper. From what I can tell working with the other storage systems we've worked with - we've had EMC, we've had EqualLogic on the Dell side, and we have even had older Dell storage over the years - there is no comparison between our 3PAR system and the rest of them. View full review »
Tye Summerville
IT Operations Manager at ACCC Insurance
We have already seen ROI. We have had it in the environment for about three months. It has been absolutely tremendous. Workloads have improved in performance. We do not have a lot of the same struggles that we used to. It is stable. It does what its supposed to. You can feed it compute and storage as you need to. Whereas with our standard DL380 and ML350 servers, once you get to a certain point, that is as big as you can get. With this product, you can throw another shelf of storage or blade at it and grow it as much as you need to. As our workloads have increased, we have been able to finesse those into a good size to where they are valuable for us. View full review »
ITInfrasbaa1
IT Infrastructure Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. 3PAR has increased your performance. At the time that we purchased 3PAR, it was much more powerful than any of our previous storage. 3PAR has helped our company reduce the time to deployment by 60 percent. It is easier than before. The solution has improved our throughput. View full review »
Mark Frenette
HPC Architect at Nuance Communications
In R&D, it is hard to put an ROI on time. We are a worldwide company with Ph.D.'s working on the system 24/7. We don't want them waiting around so everything we do to speed up their process helps. View full review »
GlobalMa4cee
Global manager, servers and storage at a software R&D company with 201-500 employees
ROI, that's a difficult one. It's expensive. When we compare that to the cost of the product that we make, and the return that we get, it's a small piece of the overall project cost. So we don't really complain about how much we initially had to pay for it. The value is that it works, and we don't have any downtime. The return on investment is pretty good. View full review »
Solution7c6e
Solutions Architect
I have seen ROI, because it has performed extremely well so far. The amount of data that we have flowing through it has worked out very well. The return on investment for me is that all of my customers are happy. That is a really good return on investment: less complaining. View full review »
ITManage04a2
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company
The solution has helped our organization reduce time to deployment by about 60 to 70 percent, because I am able to spin up new systems within four to six hours, where it used to take me two to three days. View full review »
Brian-Earnst
Enterprise Architect at Blessing Health Systems
For the amount of downtime that we have had, I do not know if it was a good option. We might have been better to spend the extra money and stay with EMC, therefore not experiencing any downtime. View full review »
Director609e
Director Technology Infrastructure at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I don't know if we've done enough analysis to gauge ROI yet. View full review »
SrEngine483a
Sr Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Clearly we see value. It is serving a specific purpose for our hardware solution. When our full solution is implemented, there is a clear return on investment, not just for the storage component but for our compute networking components that are part of the larger architecture picture that 3PAR fits into. View full review »
NetworkM17fa
Network Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We certainly have seen value and everybody is happy, including our executives. They are very glad that things are working smoothly and they can get good insights and information from Tableau. View full review »
WayneCross
Director IT at Borden Ladner
We have absolutely seen a return on our investment. I don't have numbers offhand, but the organization has certainly grown significantly as a result of the kind of platform that we have deployed. View full review »
Julie Imoto
Engineering Manager at Leidos Holdings Inc.
The fact that it's able to provide the speed and the reliability that we need means fewer outages for the hospital. That means less back-filling the data so it's worth the money that they're spending. View full review »
Steve Davidek
IT Manager at City Of Sparks
The total cost of ownership really is worth every penny. View full review »
Infrastrd82a
Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I can't really comment on it because I was not part of the whole purchase. View full review »
Infrastrb292
Infrastructure Analysts at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen ROI. View full review »
RajeshSrinivasan
Director at HCL Technologies
Not all of them see ROI, because there is definitely good competition available from NetApp and Hitachi. When you look at the ROI, those are the other two organizations who are making inroads. In terms of product performance, 3PAR is really good. View full review »
Scott Samowitz
Director Of Information Technology at Jacobsen Construction
The biggest thing is we haven't had to buy multiple, different storage devices. That has reduced our costs significantly. View full review »
DataCentc0ab
Data center team lead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I see the value in investing in 3PAR. I think HPE, overall, is a good partner for us and we're happy. It's just the support that is the only issue that we've had with them. But overall, I'd say we're happy with HPE as a company. View full review »
StorageA404a
Storage Admin at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
As a storage admin, my return on investment is having the system up at all times functioning properly and seeing no performance issues. This is what we are seeing after we recently migrated to our new flash arrays. View full review »
Principa0182
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Performance is at least two times, if not three times, what we had previously. Even now, it is still two to three times in performance what everything else is by price comparison. The value is not just in price, there is the time that the administrators administer the array: It is two times, if not four times the difference. Something that they would take task-wise an hour, it will take (at the most) 15 minutes with a 3PAR. It goes the same way with the Nimble. View full review »
SystemsE65a1
Systems Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
The solution has increased our performance. It has reduced time to deployment by about 30 percent, mainly from the virtualization server standpoint. View full review »
SanAndStd11c
SAN and Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
HPE has been a long-standing partner with us in terms of block storage, so it's been a continuous investment. View full review »
SrStorag7e72
Sr. Storage Architect at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our ROI has been pretty good. I can't share how much we invested, but it has been almost five years and we migrated something like 40 or 50 HPE EVAs to two 3PARs. We consolidated it quite a bit. View full review »
SeniorSycb53
Senior Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
We absolutely see the ROI. Sometimes when you purchase large pieces of equipment like this, uptiming is a huge thing that we need. Also, the stability of the system along with the fact that we have had to put very little time into the product once it was up, established, and running has reduced our costs. It allows us to focus on other important projects, rather than having to constantly restructure the infrastructure. View full review »
SystemsAd3f7
Systems And Storage Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For the price that we were able to acquire it, we have seen it give us the performance and stability that we require to run our enterprise. They have also added features, such as the compression and duplication, which have further increased our ROI. View full review »
ManagerD1d2a
Manager, Data Center at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
We have seen ROI with the product. Overall, the 3PAR has been performing very well. View full review »
SrEngine62c7
Sr. Engineer at a leisure / travel company
I do not know if I can put a number on it. When we buy products, we do not put ROI on it. It is more performance, and does it meet our business needs? This product has been exceeding anything else that we have had in the environment firsthand. View full review »
Herve Garcia
Director, Systems & Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not seen any ROI so far. View full review »
Directora818
Director of North America at a sports company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We get about twenty percent more productivity out of our people because we use this solution. View full review »
Marty Riedling
Systems Engineer Manager at Ingles Markets, Incorporated
The solution has increased our performance. The solution has improved our throughput, as jobs and servers run faster. View full review »
MarioSolano
VP Infrastructure at a marketing services firm with 10,001+ employees
There has definitely been a return on investment. Usually what we do is lease equipment. We are leasing the 3PAR for three years, but after the three years I know we are going to use it for longer. I don't think that we are going to use it for less than five years, so at the time I bought the support for five years, knowing that after the three years with the lease, we were going to buy it out. We are probably going to keep it for five to seven years. View full review »
Wes Wimpey
Systems Architect at Greenville Health Systems
With our electronical health record, we are one of the few customers who are able to offer it as a service to other hospital systems. We are able to deliver these services to our customers, not just within our current business, but future businesses. View full review »
ManagerL4e9d
Manager Lab Operations at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are using the same area for multiple product groups and multiple setups. It's a shared environment, so we see a lot of benefits with that model. View full review »
SystemsM2aeb
Systems Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I believe it is paying off at this point, but I don't have any numbers for ROI. View full review »
IctCounte381
ICT Country Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We have not seen ROI yet. The solutions has increased our performance. We went from 24,000 IOPS to around 70,000 IOPS. The solution has improved our throughput. We have less downtime. View full review »
Kasper Billeskov
Storage Service Architect at NNIT
The performance compared to other products. Over time having the product and using it for six years, the performance has been a tremendous and bought about positive things. View full review »
Computerd47b
Computer Systems Administrator at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution has increased our performance. The solution helped our organization reduce our time to deployment. View full review »
Assistan151c
Assistance Administrator with 11-50 employees
The solution has helped our organization reduce time to deployment. View full review »
SystemsEfd16
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I would think we are seeing return on investment. I'm not sure of the exact numbers. View full review »
Educatio154c
Educational Team Leader at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In scenarios where my clients have an existing 3PAR, its a perfect fit. It will give them redundancy and they can buy more SSDs. View full review »
Director9019
Director at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
We have seen value when it comes to ROI but I can't elaborate. View full review »
Dharmendra Gurtata
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We actually bought the most recent model six months ago. We bought two units, and that was based on our ROI analysis. View full review »
Cindy Cecutti
Director IT at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
We have not seen ROI with this solution. View full review »
Gustavo Galicia
Architect at GTE 24/7
We see ROI after six to eight months, by using all the capacities of all-flash, including deduplication and compression. View full review »
Jay Liu
Manager Of Storage And Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
It has greatly reduced my management overhead time. Therefore, it has been good. View full review »
Raphael Gondim
Coordinator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We have seen ROI. The solution has increased our performance by about 40 percent. This solution has helped our organization reduce time to deployment by 50 percent. View full review »
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