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HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Improvements to My Organization

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Network Analyst at Central CUSD #301
We have a HP 3PAR C7200 storage array with a small portion of it being Flash. Even though it's a small percentage of our total SANs usable capacity, the applications that we run off it have greatly exceeded our expectations. I can't even fathom the performance increase of having an all-Flash array. Using HP's Adaptive Optimization including the Flash storage, it's great to see if one of our applications is under heavy stress to see it move to the Flash to increase performance for the end users. This, compared to our last standard SAN setup, has easily increased the performance and accessibility of our on-site applications ten-fold. For the end users: This allows us to deliver content to them faster, access their files faster, load apps quicker, and increase stability of them, all to boot! This was a very imperative piece as we have an extraordinary first year of full 1-to-1. For us (IT): Having the access to this technology has been amazing! This allows us to do so much with our virtual infrastructure. We can monitor things more accurately, move things around with no performance decrease, and, let's be honest, seeing all those IOPs is just fun! Overall, having the Flash availability with a HP 3PAR Storage setup has been night and day from our last solution, and I can't wait to really start pushing it to it's true limits. view full review »
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Sr. Manager Enterprise Services at a venture capital & private equity firm with 501-1,000 employees
The reliability. We're able to replicate our array to our DR site with minimal work. It's just turn it on and we're ready to go. It reduces risk for the business. We're almost entirely HPE outside of the network stack, so it's nice to have one place to call for support. When comparing the cost to the comparable EMC solution at the time that we purchased it, 3PAR was significantly cheaper. It was almost 100% financial decision. They had similar performance, similar build specs, but the business relationship with HPE was much greater. EMC didn't put their best quote forward when we did our bake off, they came in and put in a really high bid. When they found out we were going to go with 3PAR based almost 100% on the cost, they came back and gave us a better bid, but it was a little bit late at that point. The technical aspect really were comparable. The difference with the EMC product was in the way that they cashed to their flash. HP's is strictly tiered based on a optimization. The EMC product, could cash reads for any tier into the flash. There was a performance advantage there the I don't know that we would have gotten. However, it was enough to make the decision easy. view full review »
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Connect Germany at Westfälische Wilhelms-University
The great value is the integration with the hardware and the software which really has great features that they develop over time. The system we bought back in 2012/13 and installed in 2013 is no longer in the system we are using now in 2016. This is because the software evolved so much and features were added to the system we purchased three years ago. It still adds new features that which we can leverage on the day-to-day use and make the storage investment more profitable and the storage resources more efficient. view full review »
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Senior Datacenter Specialist at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's consistency. And again, it's going through to HPE ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/vendors/hewlett-packard-enterprise ) for everything. And I know that my blade, my DL and my 3PAR are all going to work seamlessly together. view full review »
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ICT Infrastructure Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use all of HP's services, so HP is a big partner of ours. Staying with HP for storage means we don't need to switch partners. view full review »
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Head - IT, Product Engineering & Service Delivery
We started our cloud journey based on this storage solution and upgraded later on to achieve the desired IOPS. view full review »
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Storage specialist, Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Always online * Easy to service * Easy to manage * Really provides powerful advanced management and troubleshooting view full review »
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Senior Technical Services Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
System response time. view full review »
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Project Manager at a government with 11-50 employees
Automation of the failover allows the IT department of the hospital to improve the availability of systems. view full review »
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Operations Manager
The availability of the 3PAR array is the greatest benefit. The ability to perform upgrades to the machine while it remains online is very valuable. It saved us from making our systems unavailable. In addition, the tools that are built into the 3PAR array are a significant improvement and give us great visibility into what's actually being used and how it's being used. It has simplified the management of the array. view full review »
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Storage Engineer at Syniverse
It's just something that we added because of its price-point, speed and performance. view full review »
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Consulting Manager
The team provisions and it has been wonderful for our environment. We manage hundreds of terabytes. It allows us to deliver more storage than other solutions. It allows us to have many files so we can provide better service for our customers. view full review »
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System Admin at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We're using Peer-to-Peer for two data centers and having that fill over instantaneous is what we really needed for disaster recovery. view full review »
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Engineer at CT Internacional
I had a lot of problems with storage before. When I implemented this solution, the storage was faster. There is very little down time. view full review »
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Network Server Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It runs all the time. I've never had a problem with it. Upgrades have been flawless. We've had controllers die in the middle of the day, and it was no big deal. We've had shelves die in the middle of the day with no impact to our end users whatsoever. view full review »
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Senior Tech Engineer at St Charles health
It allowed us to put storage in remote facilities without purchasing a complete SAN solution. view full review »
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Director of Network Services at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Performance. We used to be with NetApp. The overall performance is much better with this solution. view full review »
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Senior Systems Admin at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The benefit to the company is less down time. I can put my time towards other things, such as finding ways to increase performance or doing more proactive tasks. view full review »
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Sales Channel Manager at Portenntum
It has helped us work much better. view full review »
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Senior system administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for our VND environment. It’s made it easy to make sure we have the highest throughput capable. It has helped with our connectivity to our DL servers. It’s made functionality a lot easier, doing that. view full review »
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Systems administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It has been easier to provision storage and it has been faster using it. view full review »
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Network Admin at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
It is easy to use. The OS and the UI are straightforward. It's all manageable inside HPE OneView and it is attached to HPE Synergy. It's a unified experience. It really sucks going through 10 different systems and trying to fit all of them in. It takes too long and it is confusing. In fact, being unified is what it is all about. Being unified is the biggest win and the biggest draw. view full review »
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Solutions Architect at Derive
This product is scalable, i.e., when you have a need for the performance and to grow online, without having any downtime. It's really optimized for any application. view full review »
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IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The benefit is that it doesn't crash. view full review »
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Senior Network Engineer at Colonial Savings
We did not lose connectivity, as we did with the other units. We've had no failed drives. The system has been up and running for almost four years now and there has not been an issue anywhere. view full review »
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Global Head of Server and Storage Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The greatest benefit is its uptime. Also, performance and flexibility are very good. It runs both virtual workloads, as well as, native presentation workloads for both Windows and Unix environments. That's the main benefit. One of the other benefits is the way that it does consolidation and deduplication inline with the flash arrays. view full review »
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Owner at Serit IT Partner
We have approximately 100 companies renting servers and storage from us. We are using HPE 3PAR to achieve a hybrid IT solution, combined with Asher. It helps us earn money. view full review »
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Senior Infrastructure Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I am not sure that there are benefits over other solutions. It's just that we've always used HPE. I think it comes down again to be more about support and the scalability. view full review »
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Category Manager at a government with 501-1,000 employees
It's easy to manage. There is less need to manage the storage and we are more able to focus on the business. view full review »
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IT Systems Manager at City Electrical Factors
The benefit of HPE 3PAR flash storage is the scalability. It generally has good reliability. view full review »
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IT Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Now we have a reliable solution, divided over two data centers. The peer persistence solution provides us with a viable disaster recovery solution. We can do failover to the other site without interruption; and we can also do upgrades without interruption. view full review »
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Department head Data AOS at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a very responsive system with no latencies and high performance. view full review »
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IT Architect at Bolagsverket
* We removed a lot of the restrictions of our old storage solution so we would have better performing applications. * We didn’t have to worry about storage anymore. view full review »
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Bankprokurist at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The solution hasn’t benefited the entire company. It's a special solution that has provided benefit for part of the company. We have global data instruments around the world. This tool has allowed us to decrease the data import time from nine hours to just one hour. view full review »
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Systems Analyst at Turku PET Centre
We are in healthcare and we do a lot of imaging with huge amounts of data. If and when we need more storage space, extending 3PAR is easy. It has made everything more simple. view full review »
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IT Manager at Turku PET Centre
We count on that it works and it's always on; at a quarter of the price. The price and the reliability are key for us. view full review »
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Technical Project Manager at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've recently embarked on a large-scale convergence project where we've consolidated about 250 physical servers to virtual servers. Those virtual servers are hosted onto 3PARs 7400 systems, which are located in two data centers. They give us high availability and real-time access to data in both locations. In terms of the value for business and the value for us, it's given us the facility to have a business continuity plan, which we never had before. view full review »
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Storage and Virtualisation Analyst at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Since 3PAR is self tuning and it optimizes itself to a better level of performance, then that translates to the application level and the business users can get their functions done quicker and more efficiently. view full review »
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CIO at Equra Health
Besides from being cost effective, it's got a low-cost disk, upon which you can load any of your imaging stuff. Then, there are also the higher-cost disks, and the SSDs, which are phenomenally fast. SSDs make our systems work significantly faster. I've used SSDs before when I was a customer. Previous to this job, I was the infrastructure executive for a much larger company and we invested quite heavily in HPE 3PAR. view full review »
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Broadcasting Technologist at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability has improved our organization. We can add to it, and we can future-proof it in that regard. It's flexible in that we can grow it or shrink it as our business demands require. It allows us to be flexible. Since we do have peaks and troughs in our data storage, we need to be able to either add, take stuff away, move things around for projects, and that's just what they can provide. view full review »
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CIO at Vanheede Environment Group
This has helped our organization with fast storage and the whole administration which is handled quite automatically. In this way, I can save one full time equivalent (FTE) a year in my team, so that alone is a great benefit. view full review »
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ICT System Engineer at Universitätsspital Zürich
I can play with it real time, all day. There's no need for a very dedicated planning for the future because I always can change it. view full review »
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CIO at Bruggs Cable
In our case, 3PARs were easier to implement into our existing environment. Also, we had problem with storage space so it was the easiest way to expand. view full review »
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IT Manager at Rádio Renascença
It's a better solution because we can operate faster than before. view full review »
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Section Manager at a government with 501-1,000 employees
The benefit is that it's one big solution and then we have all of the flash functions. view full review »
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Managing Director at Lanware
It's a very critical technology component within our service offering. The storage sits central to everything else, such that it needs to be really robust. It needs to be highly available and it needs to be secure as well. All those things are very important. Because we're a service provider and we offer multitenancy, we need to be available to do that in a way such that we can host multiple clients’ data on the same storage system and in a secure fashion. view full review »
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Network Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This has not improved my organization at all. It has had a direct effect on how we see our storage solution and how critical it really is and how availability is a priority. This product ran great for 6 months until we had our 1st drive failure. After that, it started falling apart and we have had nothing but issues ever since. We did oversubscribe our drives in regards to IOPS capacity with no alerts of such. This caused us to lose another drive a couple months later, which brought a HUGE performance hit to our business until the drive was rebuilt. Shortly after it was replaced and rebuilt, another drive failed, which completely crippled our business until it was resolved. We were down most of a day because of this. Since then, I have had too many tickets open to count. I still currently have a ticket open with them that they do not have a resolution. They know the issue. It is 3rd-party firmware on the HBA card in the controllers, which is going to be released in some unknown future release. We have just received another unit as a PoC to set up Peer Motion so that we can try and update our current production array for a completely different reason, which we have been waiting several months for. We have no confidence in HPE technical support or engineering to update our current production array without any type of outage. We have replaced FC drives, NL drives, SSD drives, HBAs in controller nodes, and SFP connectors. The onsite CE’s that came out to service the unit have been great, but I find it ridiculous that I can’t run for 1 year without an issue. view full review »
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Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were quite hesitant on the array size when it was pitched as our replacement of an aged SAN. We were guaranteed we would get much more space than the physical capacity. (Make sure you get it in writing.) In reality, their safe numbers were extremely safe. We were expecting 2:1 as a rule of thumb, but in reality, we ended up sitting at greater than 8:1 across the entire array with all compaction/reduction features factored in. view full review »
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Systems Engineering Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
HPE has been our de facto standard, and the benefits are the integration with the rest of our system, including solutions for system administration of having one interface with OneView and being able to use 3PAR with your storage and manage everything. The integration with virtualization as all that just brings down cost with administration, and to me that's one of the biggest things it brings. view full review »
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Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
With 3PAR, we got more insights. We could see where data is going; overall better performance as well from that standpoint. For the ProLiant servers, I don't know what to say about the series. I rack them and throw them in there. Once you put them on a rack, as long as you don't mess with it, they just run. view full review »
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IT Manager at Continental Currency Services
It's more about the redundancy. Their uptime has to be pretty much all the time. They can't really afford to have any down time. The reliability that HPE offers, the 3PARs ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hpe-3par-flash-storage ) are just a perfect fit for the company. They're easily deployable and it's easy to provision storage to the blade server when we need to. It just works, it's a perfect fit. view full review »
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Sr. SAN Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Again, moving data around. Speed and the fact that, once we start getting into full SSD arrays, we don't really have to worry about performance issues anymore. So, to the end consumer, which in our line of work is going to be hospitals, they're getting patient data a lot faster, so we don't have to worry about that so much. Of course cost is another benefit of it. It is cheaper for us to go with a 3PAR rather than the XP line. That was a huge reason why we went to 3PAR. Just the other benefits that we found from there, I think have really provided us very good confirmation that we made the right decision on that. view full review »
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Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Ease of management at the device level. Having the volume sets is a lot more efficient than we do on some other systems, so it's easier to group by host. That was definitely better than the other systems. view full review »
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Director - Data Centre Operations at MCAP
Although there's been a lot of technical advancement, one of my biggest beefs with HP's drive towards OneView ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hpe-oneview ) as a management platform for this point is really around their licensing. It's been somewhat cost prohibitive. Obviously with the new release of OneView in the near future, the licensing model is going to change, but for customers who may already have a heavy investment in hardware infrastructure, who were not previously licensed with ILO Enterprise, for example, and did not have those rights for utilizing OneView, having to backtrack and buy all new licensing in order to be able accommodate that, in order to be able to manage their infrastructure, it kind of takes away from the whole simplification of having everything under a single pane of glass if you're now forced to have to go back and relicense initial investments to be able to take advantage of that technology. That being said, I will state that it does look like HP understands and has recognized that, and I think that's really why they're trying to make the advancements and the changes that they are in terms of having that. They're pushing it to be that kind of single unified management infrastructure component, and knowing that they want to push customers towards that, I think they also recognize that in order to do that, they have to put some incentive there to make it worthwhile for customers to make that investment and change in their management strategy. view full review »
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Technical Advisor - IT Service Management (ITSM) at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our particular function works to coordinate with our capacity teams to define the requirements and then they come to us and say they need this amount of storage attached and so forth. From a technical standpoint, I'm not really well versed in that particularly. Internally in our company it's more about defining how we need the storage set up so that the teams that implement the storage necessary for applications meets the customer's expectation, or internal customer expectation. view full review »
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Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're using deduplication a lot so getting a return on our investment there is a great. We're getting a lot of performance through that, so we're running probably a 1000 VMs on a 7440 that has done pretty well for us. view full review »
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IT Director of Technology at Resorts World Las Vegas
It's a good performer. There's a lot of options coming out with the 3PAR and I'm very interested in looking at the old Flash systems too. In fact, I'm actually thinking of converting the 3PAR StoreServe that we have over to an old Flash system. view full review »
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Chief Digital Officer, Director at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It's really taken away a few headaches that we had. It's one of those things you know it's there until you get something that's built for what we want to do, it was matched to what our requirements were. It's provided huge turnaround for us. view full review »
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Senior PreSale Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
3PAR's ease-of-use has really improved our functioning because it requires less administration and less tuning. It really just works. view full review »
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Head of IT Architecture at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We built our data warehouse around it, which now operates much more efficiently. We have a smaller footprint, thus saving us physical space and costs associated with larger structures. view full review »
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Head of Global Engineering Computing at Siemens
It makes us more flexible because we can extend our storage size easily. But the most important advantage, again, is our flexible contract with HP. It's a technically wonderful product, but it's also wonderful because of the contract. We have no CapEx and no long-term investment on the contract because we're paying just a monthly rate. view full review »
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Storage Admin at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have zero downtime with 3PAR. This saves us a lot of money as the business stays up and running. view full review »
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Integrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Our cost savings are significant because it performs much better with greater efficiency. We can now virtualize our environments and bring in all storage into those environments. view full review »
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Director (business) at Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications
We've had faster internet connectivity and improved communications between various groups in our organization. And of course, this means that we are more efficient and can use resources more cost-effectively. view full review »
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Head of IT Infrastructure at Amey
It provides us with on-demand service. For example, if we win a contract but don't have access to a service facility until midnight, we have to be able to "flood in" suddenly to keep the services running without any downtime. We have to be able to keep the systems running instantaneously and don't have the luxury of, say, a three-month provisioning or a new-chassis swap. So with 3PAR, we're able to provide on-demand service. view full review »
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Director of ICT at a government with 501-1,000 employees
It's a lot more automated and a lot easier, which provides us with a better business continuity solution. view full review »
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Senior IT Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have about 250 users on it and it's not messy. We're able to tailor it to our needs, including the GUI, which makes it easy to use. view full review »
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Senior IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It's helped us with data redundancy, which makes our system run more efficiently. Also, the interface is user friendly, but it requires a little training to know all the different functionalities and options. view full review »
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Senior Server Engineer/Service Owner at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
I think it leverages our investments of using this multi-tiered storage approach. We have SSDs, we have SAS, and we have inline SAS, so we're able to have a lot more teams running in one environment rather than having to build separate environments, and understand which applications need high performance and which don't need high performance. 3PAR does that thinking for us using it's adaptive optimization. It's been successful for us. The technology is sound, they used 3PAR quite heavily in our organization. It's been a quite good experience. view full review »
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Server and telecoms services team manager/ITSM Expert at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's simplified our management and increased the speed of our applications. We're able to use different solutions on 3PAR. It's become easier and faster to do. view full review »
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Sr. Unix Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Probably the most beneficial aspect from my viewpoint is that it has reduced the amount of time that I spend administering storage requests by at least 50%. This allows us to keep pace with the ever growing amount of storage that our users require. view full review »
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Storage and Backup Engineer at Fidelity Investments
I cannot share the information on how it improved our storage estates, but in general, it has very good SAN performance compared to EMC Clariion, IBM XIV, IBM Storwize V7000 and its other competitors. view full review »
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System Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
Data security was greater and the system worked faster. view full review »
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Database & Hosting Team leader at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Previously, we were with another vendor, and we suffered performance issues due to architecture limitation. With 3PAR, we were able to provide the business an acceptance level of performance which directly has an impact on user experience. We are able to keep up with application and user demands as response times are vital for the business to function competitively. view full review »
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Storage Team Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The 3PAR arrays provide excellent performance for a very reasonable price point. view full review »

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