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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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ICT Infrastructure Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We switched because HP is stable and reliable. view full review »
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Storage specialist, Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using an end-of-life, old product before. It couldn’t keep up with new technologies. view full review »
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Project Manager at a government with 11-50 employees
We used HP EVA previously. view full review »
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Storage Engineer at Syniverse
We are a large EMC shop and have a lot of EMC products. The most important criteria while selecting a vendor are the cost and support. view full review »
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Consulting Manager
We were using another solution before. We were spread over different locations so it was the most affordable solution we found. We needed a new solution. We were working with a partner and they showed us options. We discussed price and we got the point between stability, reliability, and price. These were the main factors in choosing this solution. view full review »
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System Admin at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We needed a faster storage and more capacity, so that's why we upgraded and switched from EMC to HPE. view full review »
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Engineer at CT Internacional
I used Dell. When I changed to 3PAR, it was easier. Dell has delays and didn’t always have equipment. HPE has better service. When selecting a vendor, I look for support and price. view full review »
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Network Server Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We knew that we needed a new solution. We had to move from some old EMC equipment. We had looked at what they had, their price offering versus what we could get at HPE for the same dollar, and this solution was exponentially better. view full review »
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Senior Tech Engineer at St Charles health
This was a net new solution for our remote facilities so we had nothing in place. This was something that we purchased and built out ourselves. view full review »
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Wintel Engineer at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We were using a different solution previously, we were using EMC. Since we were hitting the ceiling of the hardware, we decided to switch over to HPE. Cost was the main reason why we moved over to HPE. view full review »
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Director of Network Services at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The old system was outdated. We were having performance issues with it and the support wasn't great. It was just time to shop for a new the solution. When selecting a vendor, I look for support, performance, and customization. view full review »
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Senior Systems Admin at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Initially, we were using another HPE DBA product and we were hitting its limits. So this was a great fit for us. We bought it just before HPE acquired it and the solution has been great ever since. This solution replaced a product that wasn't scaling well for us. Now we have a nice, scalable solution. When we are looking for a vendor, we want somebody who can be a true partner with us and not just somebody trying to sell us something. view full review »
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Senior system administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We changed to the 3PAR solution to do a direct connect to 3PAR. Before that, we had a VND environment and we were connected to a larger SAN array. We actually had HPE come on-site. They drew up the solution and the architecture that we wanted to do and they actually were able to implement it based upon what our needs were. When selecting a vendor, we look for support, which is one of the biggest things. Other elements are up-time and hardware reliability. view full review »
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Systems administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our SAN was outdated, so we needed to get something new. We evaluated some different vendors instead of sticking with our typical one. We ended up switching over to 3PAR. We were using EMC VNX. This decision took place before I came on-board, but I believe the short list was HPE was EMC. When selecting a vendor I look for support. That is ironic, given my previous answer that indicated otherwise. Support is a big deal. If you need help, you want to be able to get it. view full review »
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Network Admin at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
We were using BlueArc. It is not as resilient and not as robust. It is not as enterprise-grade as an actual HPE 3PAR system is. When selecting a vendor, you want name recognition. You want to know that you're getting the best of breed. You want hardware services because it's not just about the hardware. The hardware can be awesome, but if you don't have the service to support it, manage it, and maintain it, then it's kind of pointless. HPE brings all of that together: Hardware, service, and support. It's all there. view full review »
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IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We knew we needed a new solution because of our growth. view full review »
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Senior Network Engineer at Colonial Savings
The system we had prior to 3PAR had a lot of drives. We didn't lose any data, but it was just not reliable. 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
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 51-200 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 501-1,000 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 1,001-5,000 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 1,001-5,000 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 1,001-5,000 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 501-1,000 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 51-200 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 1,001-5,000 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 1,001-5,000 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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IT Manager at Rádio Renascença
We knew that we needed a new solution because we couldn't do what was needed for the business, so we needed a new and better solution. Beforehand, we were using the HPE EVA solution. view full review »
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Section Manager at a government with 501-1,000 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 1,001-5,000 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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Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our previous solution was retired due to capacity and performance issues. HPE really addressed our issues with their recommendation of the 3PAR 7450 for our specific needs. It’s actually less expensive per Gigabyte than a conventional array when looking at the true cost of ownership. Not to mention the performance is six times greater than the competitor’s device. view full review »
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Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 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 1,001-5,000 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 1,001-5,000 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 1,001-5,000 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 1,001-5,000 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 1,001-5,000 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 51-200 employees
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Storage Team Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 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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