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HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Previous Solutions

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Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.
We were using HP EVA, and before that we were HP HSG. So when I first started we had two small HSG arrays that were primarily behind DMS and maybe a couple of other systems, but we had a very small amount of data on a san. VMware changed all of that. So we had all of this data running on EVA and we were staring to hit some limits, and the EVA didn't have good telemetry to let us know where the edge of the cliff actually was, so we were teetering right on the edge and about to fall off when we got the 3PARs in. So that kind of saved our bacon. When we were evaluating potential replacements for our HP EVA storage array, we looked at Tintri and Tegile. We ended up doing evaluations for both of them. Our company purchased Tegile for another project. Internally, my security officer didn't like the NFS of Tegile. That was kind of a no-go for internal use. Otherwise it has really great features for virtualization. That was really appealing to me as a VMWare administrator. We talked with them after a VMUG meeting and brought it in, did a proof of concept on it. It didn't perform as expected in our environment and we found out after the fact why. We would have needed a second active controller and a second disk shelf to get the full IOPS we were expecting out of it. That kind of killed our evaluation. It had good features, it had good reporting, which was one of our big criteria moving from the EVA. We wanted something that was going to let us know how it was performing. That was really strong, in Tintri. It's also been three and a half years since then, so that product has changed a lot also. view full review »
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Server and Storage Practice Lead at a tech services company with 1-100 employees
Prior to the 7200, we had a HP P2000 storage array, and this proved not able to cope with the workload (it was designed/implemented and used to be managed by another company) since the 7200 has been installed, there haven't been any issues. The 7400, replaced four EVAs (two 6500s and two 8400s) and we switched these because they becoming instable causing various issues. They also lacked the failover ability for our virtual environment (without having to buy SRM). view full review »
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ICT Infrastructure Architect at a comms service provider with 1000+ employees
We switched because HP is stable and reliable. view full review »
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Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1-100 employees
We previously used EVA, but as we are an HP house, we migrated to the latest HP offering due to the benefits. view full review »
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Director, IT Infrastructure & Architecture at SOCAN
We were previously using EMC. We looked at EMC, obviously, with the XtremIO product. We looked a little bit at NetApp. We haven't had a previous relationship with them, so we didn't look too deeply into it. And then we also obviously looked at HP 3PAR. view full review »
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Enterprise Architect at Alliance Resource Partners
So originally, we were actually running on EMC CX700 and VNX 5300s. The back end was front ended actually with AIXP5P6 series systems. We were needing to realistically bring our ERP system forward. Poor performance dictated that, you know, we can no longer really continue to do business the way we were doing business on that platform, so we looked at others, including EMC, Hitachi, IBM, and actually HP 3PAR was late to the game and came knocking. view full review »
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Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1000+ employees
It was before my time, but they wanted to diversify from EMC. We are slowly migrating entirely to HP. view full review »
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Enterprise Systems Administrator at a agriculture with 1000+ employees
Well, we had an EVA, which is another HP product, and our storage usage was growing so fast that we weren’t going to be able to expand that to cover what we needed. view full review »
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Manager Information Technology I at a insurance company with 1000+ employees
We didn’t have a solution in place, so we went through an integrator and got a recommendation. view full review »
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Senior Network Engineer at Colonial Savings
We chose HP to improve on the latency because we knew we needed something that could solve our new needs. Our last system, Dell Ecologic, was very bad and was down a lot. view full review »
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Senior Systems Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 1000+ employees
We were using HP EVA and direct attached storage. Our EVA’s were getting old and needed to be replaced within a year or two. The push to replace them sooner came after our main production array crashed due to LUN ownership issues between the controllers. A lot of I/O was coming into the non-owning controller and so it would switch ownership. Since ownership was set to fail-over/fail-back it would just keep hoping back and forth. It was a problem with VMWare losing its MPIO configuration but that caused major issues with the array. True Active-Active controller design really became an important criteria after this incident. view full review »
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Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1-100 employees
We used an EMC solution before. The price, performance and features swayed us to HP 3PAR. view full review »
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Sr. San and Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 1-100 employees
No previous solution was in place be 3PAR. view full review »
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Network Systems & Security Admin at a legal firm with 100-1000 employees
We also previously used NetApp and Xiotech, and switched to 3PAR as HP presented a solution that addressed performance, scalability, and, I'm told, it was cost effective. view full review »
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Systems Integrator - VMWare, Cisco, EMC & HP. at a tech services company with 100-1000 employees
We switched because of the performance and cost of 3PAR was better than our previous solution. view full review »
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Global Head of Server and Storage Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1000+ employees
We were using a legacy EVA system. It was just a natural choice. We needed to maintain the CLX packages that were also available for the EVAs. So when we wanted to refresh, it was the natural solution because it supported that and it was more up-to-date technology. view full review »
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Owner at Serit IT Partner
We have three EVAs that we were using before we took 3PAR. view full review »
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Senior Infrastructure Lead at a tech services company with 1-100 employees
I used to use HPE EVA. We needed to switch because we couldn't expand anymore. view full review »
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Category Manager at a government with 100-1000 employees
We did use previous solutions, but it's a matter of quality and it's a matter of economics and that was the choice. view full review »
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IT Systems Manager at City Electrical Factors
We were previously using HPE SAN, but we then went to the P4000, and now we're looking to upgrade our data centre again. So we're quite happy with their solutions and the help. We think it's one of the best ones out there. view full review »
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Storage Engineer Architect at a healthcare company with 1000+ employees
When I arrived two and a half years ago, they were using multiple Windows solutions. They were using NetApp for all of the file services and we decided to separate. We decided to keep NetApp for all these file services, but I suggested that we use FlexArray in order to virtualize our NetApp tool with a disk from HPE 3PAR. They also had a lot of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS). They were customers of Hitachi for 10-15 years. They had multiple systems. My goal was to consolidate everything on those boxes. Currently, we have one storage box per site. There are almost 2 PBs for each site and we have storage arrays to perform the deduplications and backups. Since I already had experience with storage solutions for almost 15 years with IBM and Hitachi solutions, I did an RFP to find our next provider of a storage solution. I made a request for features. As a public institution, we are primarily focused on price, and the competitive price was one of things I really appreciated about HPE. view full review »
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IT Engineer at a healthcare company with 1000+ employees
We had the HPE EVA solution. We had performance issues with it. We needed another BI solution. Now, we are very happy with the performance. Also, when we needed to upgrade our storage system, we had downtime with EVA. Now with the 3PAR solution, there is no downtime. It goes very smoothly. view full review »
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Department head Data AOS at a tech services company with 1000+ employees
We have many different types of solutions. Since HPE is one of our partners, it was natural to evaluate their products and buy from them. view full review »
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IT Architect at Bolagsverket
The previous solution was getting old. It was getting harder to replace with lifecycle handling, so we knew that we needed a new storage system. view full review »
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Bankprokurist at a financial services firm with 100-1000 employees
We did not have a previous solution. We had a service provider, which had IBM solutions. I needed a solution for a particular application, and HPE 3PAR was one part of the solution. view full review »
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Head of Infrastructure and Security at a financial services firm with 1-100 employees
We were using direct attached storage. We moved to Sun; and then we decided to implement 3PAR. view full review »
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Systems Analyst at Turku PET Centre
We weren’t using a previous solution, but we did upgrade from HP EVA ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hpe-eva ). Once we starting using this solution, there were some problems with the performance. We tried to see what the reason was. The system was slow. It has been fixed, but at the time, it was difficult to get an idea of where the problem was. This problem was resolved. view full review »
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IT Manager at Turku PET Centre
Actually, it was HPE old technology. We really didn't switch anything. It's HPE already just old hardware, so we just upgraded. view full review »
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Technical Project Manager at a engineering company with 1000+ employees
We're a large company of many, many small companies and we've realized through global projects that have an autonomous approach to IT departments, for example, where it doesn't work. That's exactly the same when it comes to the architecture behind your IT environment. We had to look at centralizing all of our systems, all of our platforms, so that we could offer a meaningful level of service to business. Without centralization, we couldn't guarantee the service of any of our platforms around the key business applications that the business expected us to deploy. That's how we knew to centralize all of our systems and platforms and host them on converged systems. view full review »
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IT System admin at Imeldaziekenhuis vzw
We were using a slower solution, and then it went down a few times. So we were looking for something more stable. view full review »
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CIO at Equra Health
Before this solution, we were in a situation where the disk capacity we had continued to grow. When I joined the company three years ago, each system had their own stuff so we invested in 3PAR. We were just using all internal disks. I've used one or two other disk systems, but I don’t recall the names. We also used HPE's EVA, which I don't think was necessarily the best environment. We also used their XP environment which was very good. EVA was not as fast as it should have been. I think it was too costly. When we chose this solution, we were looking for the most value for our money. We had a short list of other vendors, but I've been buying HPE since 1982, I think, so it didn't take long for me to think about HPE. view full review »
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Broadcasting Technologist at a media company with 1000+ employees
We were using an HPE product, and that basically folded, as it got quite old. We went and looked around in the market for what is current, and HPE came along and said, "We can do that. Our replacement for this unit is now the HPE one, and this is what we recommend." We got some consultancy from them just to go through our requirements and our needs. They did lot of graphs and showed that it was right for us. It was recommended to us by them. view full review »
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CIO at Vanheede Environment Group
Before we were using the EVA solution and HPE LeftHand. We had a large IOPS problems with our ERP system. They weren’t stable enough and they did not have a proven record for us. Our ERP system has a large database, lots of IOPS, and these solutions couldn’t handle it. That was why we changed to HPE 3PAR that has a full SSD solution that could handle the IOPS. The main competitor was NetApp. We chose HPE because of the stability. We know HPE, we have a multi-year contract with them. We looked at several reference cases and those convinced us to choose this solution. view full review »
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ICT System Engineer at Universitätsspital Zürich
There were HPE EVAs before and they were at the end of their life. When looking at vendors, the most important aspect is openness; that they really talk open and are not just marketing. view full review »
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CIO at Bruggs Cable
We used EMC before but it was quite old, about 7 years, and it was time to change. There wasn't a good solution from them at that time. The ability to scale to size was important to us when choosing a vendor, as well as the speed. We want our solution to be future-proof to an extent. view full review »
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Section Manager at a government with 100-1000 employees
We knew we needed to invest in a new solution because of lifecycle management. It was time to lifecycle the product. view full review »
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Managing Director at Lanware
Before 3PAR, we used the HPE EVA technology. We’ve always used HPE. view full review »
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Network Administrator at a transportation company with 1000+ employees
Previously, we used Dell EqualLogic and switched because of some minor instability issues that we had, which, looking back now, were pretty petty. We actually pulled them from storage and powered them up to resolve stability issues with the 3PAR array. view full review »
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Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 1000+ employees
We're a pretty big data center, so we have a lot of EMC and IBM products. We're kind of starting to spread out though. I like 3PAR, that's what I'm in charge of. EMC ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/emc-vnx ) definitely has a better support structure. HP is not bad, it's just that with EMC, the their relationship with the customer is a little different than HP's. That's really the only thing that separates it. Performance is performance. 3PAR gets the job done. view full review »
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Director - Data Centre Operations at MCAP
We didn't switch in terms of the technology. We switched to the latest 3PAR technology. We previously used 7400s. We wanted to move from a managed services to self-managing, and the contract was coming up for renewal, so that was a golden opportunity to swing off and do our own thing. view full review »
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CIO at a tech services company with 1000+ employees
We switched from a really old legacy platform storage solution that was just into life. We were running it on Data Vault which was an HPE product. view full review »
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Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 1000+ employees
We came from using Hitachi, so provisioning and that sort of thing is way easier with a small team. It's a lot easier to use, the SSMC and management tools for 3PAR than it was for any of the Hitachi tools that we used. view full review »
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Head of Global Engineering Computing at Siemens
3PAR is less costly than our previous solution. We were able to migrate from EVA to 3PAR. view full review »
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Senior IT Engineer at a insurance company with 1000+ employees
Our prior solution was end-of-life, and this was about six or seven years ago. view full review »
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Infrastructure Specialist VMware/Server at a insurance company with 1000+ employees
At my prior employer, we used EMC and NetApp, which were stable platforms and environments. A lot of it comes down to how you deploy. 3PAR is also a great product, but you can still deploy it incorrectly. view full review »
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Sr. Unix Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1000+ employees
My company has used HP storage arrays since before I joined. view full review »
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Storage and Backup Engineer at Fidelity Investments
We chose 3PAR because it has the best price compared to its competitors, and delivers the performance expected. view full review »
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System Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 1-100 employees
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Storage Team Lead at a tech services company with 100-1000 employees
I have used other HP arrays, EMC, Netapp, and Fujitsu. HP 3PAR by far has the best combination of great equipment, very good support, and good implementation staff. We have standardized on HP 3PAR for this reason. view full review »
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Sr. Director, R&D Labs at Nuance Communications
The problem we had was scalability, and we tried a numerous amount of vendors, and HP, with its product portfolio, did a great job being cost effective and allowed us to scale to the point where we could run our business more effectively. As a high performance computing environment, we needed storage and servers, and we're using 3PAR and the DL server family from HP. We double capacity every year, so we are looking always for scalable solutions that are cost effective, and HP has been a great partner so far for us. view full review »
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Group CEO at LayerX Group
So before we went down the road of looking at the HP 3PAR, we were using another HP product, LeftHand, which was doing the job fine, but as we started to scale and started to see the demands of the client base that we were attracting, we knew we needed to make a change. So prior to the HP 3PAR, we were using LeftHand products. That was really local disc in the servers themselves, which doesn't scale particularly well, certainly not back when we started, there was not a concept of a virtual SAN. view full review »
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Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 100-1000 employees
This was actually a revolution of getting us into the cloud because one of our clients demanded that we start offering a cloud-based solution. This is when we went out and started really looking for solutions that would empower a cloud level enterprise. view full review »
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Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure & Operations at a retailer with 1000+ employees
We still have it. We have a Legacy Dell Compellent Array, it does great for file storage. It just really wasn’t meeting the mark for our infrastructure and once we put this 3PAR on our SAAS implementation things really stabilized, and performance really didn’t become an issue anymore. We have a somewhat weird fiscal week in that on Wednesdays it’s the beginning of the fiscal week. All of the finance department needs to get their data, all of our stores and our retail customers out in the field come in and they’re really mining through the sales, the labors, the costs, try to figure out how did they do the week before. So on this day it’s like a perfect storm for our implementation in that everybody’s getting a big bulk of data at the same time. Using the 3PAR flash array we were able to stabilize that environment so that I really can get their data on demand. view full review »
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Director, IT Services at University of Auckland
We knew we needed to invest in a new solution because we had a lot of issues in our data centers. We needed to increase our resilience and make sure that we could have our teaching and learning and research continue while we might have data center outages or if there was any problems. view full review »
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Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 1000+ employees
We were previously using a different solution. We did a detailed paper analysis. We flew out to the guys in San Francisco, to their labs. We had a look at their storage and what they were doing, their software stack. We were really impressed with that. view full review »
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Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 100-1000 employees
I utilized HP Lefthand devices and EVA SAN’s (Models 5000 and 4400) view full review »
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Senior Storage, Virtualization, and DR Engineer at a legal firm with 1000+ employees
We were using NetApp. We were seeing overall poor performance. view full review »
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IT-Consultant at a tech services company with 1000+ employees
9/10. view full review »
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Infrastructure Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1000+ employees
We had aging equipment with capacity limitations. view full review »
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Senior Systems Engineer - Storage and Virtualization at a legal firm with 1000+ employees
We ran on NetApp and had maintenance, performance, and troubleshooting issues. view full review »
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Sr. Solutions Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1000+ employees
It was mostly just aging storage. We used HP AVA before, and so we just switched over to a new product. view full review »
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Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 100-1000 employees
We used a NetApp N6040n, and we switched in order to have more flexibility on our storage array as CPG moved LUNs between different RAID arrays. view full review »
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System Administrator at ProCredit Bank
As I mentioned earlier, we were using an HP EVA storage device, and it was not giving the right speed or IOPS we needed. We started to look at different solutions, starting with NetAPP and EMC, to HP and IBM. As the price and technologies of HP offered was better than the others, we decided to buy HP. And now, we are very happy with this solution and it is a great product! view full review »
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Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 100-1000 employees
An EMR upgrade forced us to do a hardware refresh and HP was chosen for several reasons including cost, performance, and ease of use. view full review »
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Solutions Architect - EMC at a reseller with 100-1000 employees
We previously used an older HP model and switches, and we upgraded as it was a storage refresh. view full review »
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Senior Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1-100 employees
We migrated pieces from various storage technologies - EVA, Nexsan, and an old EMC Clarion. They were all EOL and 3PAR appeared to have the performance to consolidate all the workloads at the right price. view full review »

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