HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Room for Improvement

Anonymous avatar x60
Sr. SAN Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The one thing I don't like so much about it is, one thing that I'm dealing with quite a bit lately is, the fact that GA releases of the code, General Availability releases, they don't feel like they're as proven as some of the other arrays that we've dealt with. When we get a GA release from another array, whether it be the XP array or the VMAX or something like that, they seem more stable. The 3PARs, when you're dealing with a GA release, they feel like they have a lot of bugs in them. We've run into those and they say that we need an upgrade, but doesn't answer my question so much because I'm sitting there going, "OK, I can upgrade but I do a major upgrade once a year." I have many, many arrays and I can't just go, "Oh yeah, we'll just upgrade this here, this here." It doesn't really work that way because I have to go through certain change control processes, I have to go and plan everything out and then I start getting into it. That's what we're about to start here next month, our annual firmware upgrades on all the arrays. I'm hitting bugs in the current firmware and it's like things become unresponsive. I haven't had a problem with an array going down, but I have had problems with getting management to that. The GA releases just don't seem to be well proven out and that's the one thing that I really wish they would improve at some point. I know I'm not the only customer that has run into that. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems Architect at a university with 10,001+ employees
The one thing that we've always struggled with are the file sizes. With our competitor, we have had issues with the file sizes (I'm talking about the VMDK sizes) and how big a drive can be. HPE 3PAR, still, has a limit of 16 terabytes for VMDK limit and I think there is more to do in this aspect. There are ways to go around it but we still want DDUP and the compression functionality, if we want to turn those on we have to stay at 16TB. We're working with them on that and it is our biggest hurdle right now. Five years ago, 16 terabytes was big, but not anymore, i.e., not with current file servers. We don't know what the users are doing on the other end, because it's the Infrastructure as a service so we just get the feedback. I want to make a 64 terabyte drive and we need to work through this right. view full review »
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Connect Germany at Westfälische Wilhelms-University
The things I keep asking for are certain features which are now available but not to all the systems that are on the market. Sometimes they say we don't think the hardware you have can sustain this feature. We don't let you try it if it probably can't sustain the feature. There are other features where they say they don't support it on this type of spinning media, we only do that on flash. We don't have flash on our RA, so we are out of that. We get so many other features just by a software update, like transparent frame level between sites which is a huge thing. There's nothing really to complain about. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Product Engineer
Automated reporting, real-time reporting would be excellent. Right now, most of the reports are ad hoc, so I have to say, "I want this report." I believe you can schedule them and have them go out to an email address, but it would be nice to have an actual dashboard where I can see in real time, "Ok, this is what everything looks like." It may be there and we haven't seen it yet. It hasn't been the primary focus. We're still in the process of engineering a solution. view full review »
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Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.
My 3PAR array is too old to support File Persona, and I would love to be able to do that, but that's something that we would need more powerful controllers. We've got the first generation, so at some point we will get it, but we've got to wait for a refresh cycle. view full review »
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Technical Project Manager at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Data de-duplication is something that's lacking in 3PAR. We use HPE StoreOnce systems as part of a backup solution. StoreOnce systems, they use a SAS disks, which are spin disks. They have about 80% de-duplication ratio, which from a backup perspective, that gives us tremendous capacity to back up to disk; not to take to disk for 12, 24 months. When you compare that to 3PAR, 3PAR doesn't have de-duplication and this causes storage issues. Technically that's not true. 3PAR has de-duplication on the SSD drives, but because it's a mixed drive chassis, the large proportion of data that we have comes in the first class of the SAS disks, which will equate to maybe about 70 or 80% for top data. They're not de-duplicated. I think that's a feature that HPE need to work on quickly. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Technical Support at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pretty much whatever we need from the database side, it is there. There are specific things from the application side; I don't have a list, they do have a list of what you can see from the database side. Most of the developers are used to Microsoft .NET and SQL server. They are cutting out Oracle, so there is a shift within the developer's mind. "How am I going to, starting from the modelling, use it?" Key items, like there's a 90-degree column in SQL that automatically fills in. It used to have triggers, but 12c is coming. There are some good features coming that I'm looking for. I was part of the session for what is new in 12c. I'm really excited about that. We're doing real-time analytics, so another thing is whether noSQL may be the best fit or not. We need to evaluate, not done yet. We are thinking, we have Exadata, we have Endeca, so we want to use the product. view full review »
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Storage Engineer Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are pretty happy with what we have. One small disappointment was when we invested in an HPE 3PAR 7440c two years ago. We had heard that it was supposed to be a long-term system. Around a year later, when they answered our RFP, it was for an HPE 3PAR 8400c, which was already on the market. The HPE 3PAR 7440c system was a bit old. I would appreciate if they made more of an investment in the “c” series. We are wondering what we should do for the next purchase, because we want to invest for five years going forward to protect our investment. I know that we have the support for new, huge capacity, so on the technical side, there is no pressure. I would like to see a bit of improvement from the new managed interface because they have this Windows client which was used in the past. I don't remember the exact name of it, but it worked fine. The new web-based interface for reports is great for some parts of the monitoring. But for day-to-day usage, it’s not very user-friendly. view full review »
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Managing Director at Lanware
I suppose I’d like to see more security in terms of encryption on the device without it impacting performance. For all I know, that might exist. It’s something occasionally we get asked for. Our understanding has been that there are challenges around introducing inline encryption to a storage system because it increases the performance overhead. Initially, some years ago, it missed a few important features. Until reasonably recently, one feature that was missing was the asynchronous real-time replication. In the last year or so, that's been introduced. I think that's taken too long. That was a little bit of a step back. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would really love to see HPE add some cloud analytics. So many other Tier 1 SAN vendors have enhanced cloud analytics and flashy visuals. While HPE has the StoreFront and it is better than nothing whatsoever, other competition offered “shiny” reporting and analytics engines. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Network Admin at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
We would like to see more Nimble integration, now that HPE owns Nimble. We would like to see how they come up with solutions to integrate Nimble storage and all-flash storage into our existing 3PAR traditional spinning disk. We would like to see what kinds of benefits that would give us. Perhaps we could add more cache. view full review »
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Network Analyst at Central CUSD #301
The management console could use some work. All the functionality is there, of course, but it can be hard to find some features or do certain tasks. I feel like to get to some features, I need to dig through many sub-menus then tabs in those sub-menus to change a simple thing. Their StoreServ Console (optional) Makes this better, but it still isn't perfect. I would love to see some better help documentation on the StoreServ console other than just writing out the tooltips in a document. I would also like an easier way to re-assign the shelf numbers as they cannot be set statically at least in the build I'm using. I would like to see more integration with VMware as the plugin currently is good, but I would love to see a ton more functionality with it such as adaptive monitoring. I haven't used HP's OneView software, but I would really like to see something like that built-in with the base product other than purchasing this at an additional cost just to manage all my HP products in one place. I'd also love it if HP started branching out and integrating some of the more well-known solutions into their products by default, such as Veeam and SRM. I know that from a sales point, that might not be the most revenue-generating mood, but it would definitely make a lot of SysAdmins happy. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
For performance it's all okay, but we are also hoping for the compression feature, hoping that we can have not only good performance but also more gain in our capacity; we are still waiting for it to be deployed. We have had a painful migration to transform from the old way of doing dedupe, in version 2, to the new way of doing dedupe; and also getting rid of the old CPGs with the old way of storing the data. So it's a bit painful, cost a lot of manpower to do it. One big thing that we really need - it's a simple thing - is longer names for our volumes. Now they're only 28 characters and we try to have the same name convention as our VMware guys, the datastore names. We want the same name, but if we want to create a SnapShot, and we want to add something - an underscore or something like that and maybe another number - then we have issues. It's only 28 characters and we then hit our limit. Twenty-eight is too low nowadays. I will ask our Technical Account Manager to do an enhancement on that. It should be 64, or at least more than 32 characters. It sounds simple but, somehow, I think it's a deeper integration issue and it's not so easy to change. But I need to ask for it because now we are trying to use SnapShots for copying production data to servers and we need those extras, a space, character spaces, to create a longer name. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Broadcasting Technologist at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see, obviously, regular disks and more storage on them. I would like to be able to fit more data into the same amount of space or smaller. That's always where disk storage is going to go. They continue to innovate on the disks, bigger capacity disks in the same amount of space so we can get more storage for the same amount of room of physical space. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Network Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Only room for improvement would be to just abandon this product line and start with another. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Operations Manager
We're going to start to explore integration with public clouds, and I know that that's something that's very hot in the storage space at the moment. That's something we're looking at. Apart from that, we're looking forward to going to the next firmware major release 331. And also the InfoSight stuff that's coming along the pipeline. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
Just generally the management - which I know, they introduced a few new tools yesterday, here at the HPE Discover conference. Generally, the management of the multiple systems that we have. That's really the only problem, always having to go to all these separate tools to manage everything. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Systems Analyst
HPE has a product that I am very interested in, but it lacks of integration with 3PAR - HPE SimpliVity. If it could be integrate with 3PAR, it would be amazing. This is what I am looking for going forward. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Operations Manager
If you're familiar with 3PAR, there are multiple GUIs that have been available over a course of time and the new SSMC GUI is excellent. It has great consistency against the HPE line, so that an operator is immediately familiar with it. However, there are a few features that were included in the previous GUI that haven't been brought forward, or maybe are not quite as obvious. I would like to see some of those previous resources brought forward, or at least an option to see an emulation of that previous GUI. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Head of Infrastructure and Security at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Small companies are interested in simplicity and a very granular licensing model is something that poses a number of challenges. From the cost perspective, (usually this licensing model is geared towards revenue generating…) it makes it expensive but also from the admin point of view it ends up being cumbersome and difficult to manage. We had a number of issues when ordering an upgrade to existing array due to this licensing model. Using a small number of bundles or just a single licensing model (like Nimble for example) will make the product more appealing and simplify the process of organizing an upgrade. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Consulting Manager
Right now, we don't use a solid-state disk. We use a historical monitoring platform for a Telco. For the long-term storage, we don't need so much speed. However, now that we are dealing with the main BI and doing big data with that information, we will need to speed up really fast. Right now, we are thinking of adding some solid-state capacity, or even better, get a new, solid-state controller. That is the new initiative that we have been looking into. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Chief Digital Officer, Director at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I'd like it to be quicker. view full review »
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Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be nice to see reporting around percent of utilization on the performance side. It tells you what you're doing in the reporting but I would like to know what my array's capable of, versus what I'm using. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Sr. Manager Enterprise Services at a venture capital & private equity firm with 501-1,000 employees
Support in the European region. These are things we are addressing with HPE and they're fixing already, but that's been the biggest problem - getting support engineers scheduled for maintenance, replacing a drive, doing an upgrade. We've had scheduling problems with them. We had one instance where the engineer just didn't show up with no excuse. Our support in the US has been phenomenal, no issues at all. But the European support was poor initially. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager
As a management tool, it would help us to have more customer reports. Even though, we use it for other things, if can improve more things in the supporting, like the reporting tool, it would make it easier for the customers. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems Architect
For me, the main issue with 3PAR right now is its cost problem. Right now, there are some other storage cabinets that can do what 3PAR can do; what 3PAR used to do a long time ago. Now, they can do it as well with a more revised budget. So, the main problem for 3PAR right now is cost. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Specialist
I am not sure because I am not an expert in 3PAR solutions. I do not know what the new features are. Already what we have, it is huge for us. view full review »
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CIO at Vanheede Environment Group
I would like to see a more stable deduplication because with the deduplication we have right now, the percentage that we can save is not as high as we hoped for. The second thing I’d like to see is a more scalable and faster storage possibility without the main licenses increasing in cost. Now that we are in a full flash set-up, we want to go to a set-up where we can use flash and slower disks. While that set-up possibility exists, there is a whole license step-up that has to be done. It takes too long to do all the licenses. The license and the flexibility towards licensing needs improvement. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Network Server Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think they just released Flash Cache. It is the new SSD where you write all your caching information to flash disk, and then it writes it down to your nearline or your flash disk. We just bought all new flash cache for that purpose. So that was one of the features we were looking for. I don't know that you could improve on the 3PAR very much, other than maybe the 3PAR management console. It's kind of an old school console, it's not web- based. It's a fat client that you have to install. It would be nice to have a web- based version that I could go anywhere to, versus having to go back to the 3PAR management console. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Manager IT Infrastructure at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
At the present time, there is nothing we see that we are lacking. view full review »
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CIO at Equra Health
In the next release, I think I would like to see lower-cost SSD features. I would prefer to spend a little bit less there so I can afford to actually move my entire 3PAR system into SSDs. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
CIO at Bruggs Cable
I'm happy for the moment. But I would like to see them implement the new types of RAM; the NVRAM that is being used in the server environment. This would make storage quite a bit faster. It's not slow, but it could always be faster. Maybe this can also be available partially in a storage environment. For example, if you have a DSQL server or something similar. Most companies have the lock database on the local server. In our case, we have everything on the 3PAR and it would make sense to have faster storage. We would like to see some innovation. There's room for improvement. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Global Head of Server and Storage Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We rely on WORM, so some sort of WORM feature would be good. We have to use other platforms for that. It would be nice to have that on the table right here. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Operations Department Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see more virtualization: storage virtualization, data virtualization would be very nice. Also, the features that we are seeing in Simplivity, if integrated with the 3PAR, would be much better. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One big thing I would like to see is to be able to promote a virtual volume while it's still exporting. That's something a lot of the arrays are doing, other vendors, and 3PAR is kind of the only one that's not doing it. It's kind of the only thing that is not there. Everything else is great. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Systems Admin at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Support has gone down a little bit in the past few years. It's hard to get the right person initially and sometimes you have to wait for a call back. It was better when it was 3PAR. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see compression and deduplication. I know that future versions of the software will have compression. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems Analyst at Turku PET Centre
There aren’t many things to improve, but better monitoring would help us get a better look at everything we are doing. I would like to see more monitoring and graphs. It's not easy to pick up the correct numbers. Graphs would make it easier to measure performance. It could be that we don't know everything yet. There is a learning curve. I don't think we have seen the whole potential yet. Maybe I would give it a 10 rating soon. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Architect at Bolagsverket
We are waiting for the compression to use on a daily basis. We have some deep ticket issues that I know about related to this. Otherwise, we are fairly happy with the solution. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Bankprokurist at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to see fewer licenses. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
System Admin at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The thing that we're a little bit bummed about is they're not so quick to get it with the latest version of VMware and we're also using an older version of OneView; so to get to the newer/later releases, it seems like it's a two week process for two different data centers. If they could streamline that process, make it a little quicker, maybe so that the customer can do it, instead of hiring somebody else, then it would be helpful. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Storage and Virtualisation Analyst at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think it needs to become even more automated, especially with all this new hyper-converged functionality, which is really easy to upgrade. It should also be self-healing. The upgrade process is still quite clunky for 3PAR. It receives an alert from itself and then tells you what to do. At the moment it's not that intuitive. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at a government with 501-1,000 employees
All of a sudden something didn't work. We've never had downtime where data wasn't available, because it's got multiple ways of staying up. It doesn't usually go down. But we've had some issues when we were trying to upgrade, doing some firmware upgrades. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Systems Manager at City Electrical Factors
The SSD disks mainly did well performance-wise. Now that the cost of the system is reduced, it's more financially viable as well. We did have firmware problems with them over the years, but generally we're fairly happy with it. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems Engineer at Ajman
The features we need to provide to the different entities, it's meeting our criteria. That is the reason we went ahead with 3PAR, and we implemented it in the environment. So far, so good. People are asking for the services and, yes, we do provide the services through the 3PAR. And IOPs which has been gravely needed in terms of the back end and in terms of the front end, to meet application needs, I'm glad it's meeting up. So we are not encountering any risk at all. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Tech Engineer at St Charles health
There is a need for just cleaning up the administration page a little more and making it a little faster. We'd like to see a little more preemptive alerts for the usage and spikes. view full review »
* OS/patch/firmware installation can only be done by a division of HPE Support, which must be coordinated. * Error reporting and alarming needs additional VMs per node (SPOCK) and cannot be integrated in HPE Remote Support, which is used for all the other HPE devices (FC Switches, Proliant Servers, etc.). view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior system administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
As far as what I do with it, I don't have any additional needs from the system. It is doing exactly what we need it to do. To make it even better, it could be faster. view full review »
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Storage specialist, Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Customer facing management should be easier and simpler for those who do not work with it too often. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Procurement Management at Mubadala
At this stage I can't give you any feedback on that. It's too early. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have only had it for one year. At the moment, I don’t know about areas for improvement. Everything we need is included. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
System Administrator Team Lead at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
More flexibility and expansion, and also relocation, a cloud solution. view full review »
Anything that will make the datacenter more scalable, more available, that would be great. Also, easier to operate or monitor, that would be good. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at Turku PET Centre
We need faster disks, but their solid-state disk takes care of that. But they are expensive. I think the solution is to spend more money. view full review »
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IT Director of Technology at Resorts World Las Vegas
It needs to be cheaper. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
CIO at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a mature product. It's been working fine. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at Continental Currency Services
There's a lot of stuff you can do with the 3PAR. Right now, we're using it for what it's mainly designed for - the provision storage. I'm still looking into all the other features like Deduplication and Flash Cache. If we see that deduplication can fit into our infrastructure, and if it will benefit the company, then we'd definitely look into that option. It would be nice to have it as a core feature included in the product initially at no extra cost. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Manager
There's nothing at the moment. Everyone is pretty happy. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Datacenter Specialist at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Upgrades on them are a bit tricky. For us to do a head swap on one is a full outer joiner storage frame, which is obviously not that easy to do in a production environment. view full review »
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Senior Infrastructure Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see a lot more monitoring and reporting out of the box. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems Engineer
Nothing comes to mind. Most of these products usually come with more features than you need. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Manager Of Infrastructure at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I saw recently saw that they will integrate the predictive software from Nimble with 3PAR, and I think that's a good move. With the next firmware release, software release, we will really profit from this integration. I think it's a really good idea that HPE is now integrating this as a possibility on 3PAR. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is difficult for me to say where the areas of improvement are because we haven’t been able to test all the features yet. At the moment, it’s OK for us. I would like to see it cheaper to increase the cost effectiveness. view full review »
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Category Manager at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Product improvement is a matter of the orientation of storage solutions in the market. Product improvement will follow the market trend and HPE will follow market trend about storage solutions. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Director of Network Services at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Maybe they could have better alerting. We've had an issue where we had a flapping network link, and it didn't tell us that was happening. We only saw symptoms of the issue. I'd like to see better reporting for those types of issues. Even though the support is better than NetApp was, there are still some improvements they could make in their support. view full review »
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Infrastructure SME at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The ability to not only be integrated with hybrid IT, but on-prem. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Data Center Manager
Maybe someone can add the suite of features into the Synergy enclosures. That would be a great feature for us. I would like them to improve it so I can do firmware upgrades without downtime. view full review »
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IT Architect
We are waiting for compression. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Technical Advisor - IT Service Management (ITSM) at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was trying to get into the StoreServe this morning; couldn't get into the basic hands-on lab. Technically, I can't address anything as far as features, support, or anything like that which might be helpful. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
HPE Alliance Manager
The backup batteries, the WPS, could be better. We have two different vendors that provide the WPS, and HPE is one of them. When we had the outage we shut down the entire thing and tried the backup generators. The electricity was out for 20 minutes and the HPE battery didn't last 10 minutes. view full review »
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Project Manager at a government with 11-50 employees
From a personal point of view, what would interest me is a mechanism that detects file-rot, i.e. that detects whether a file or sector has become corrupt; for example, as a result of copying the sector to other locations from the original location. On a file basis, this is implemented in ZFS, where for each file, some error-check is calculated and stored. Periodically, the file system can be scrubbed to detect corruption early, so that a corrupt file can be restored from backups. 3PAR is based on block-storage, so this feature would have to be implemented at block-level. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Storage Engineer at Syniverse
There is need to have pre-defined setups for your clients so that you know that the configuration at the LS is correct. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT System Engineer
Some management functions through a web interface. view full review »
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IT Manager at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
No complaints. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
CTO at Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd
There is a caching solution, I know it's in development, to increase the performance further. view full review »
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Senior PreSale Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We need something with less performance and lower cost to fill a gap in our customer solution offerings. We'd like to be able to have something like branch office storage, which is still capable of interacting with enterprise systems like 3PAR 8400, for example, in terms of replication, backup capability, peer motion, etc. Specifically, we need lower end 3PAR devices. Sometimes, we need 3PAR for the same cost of an MSA2040 to replace it. view full review »
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Sales Channel Manager at Portenntum
HPE Mexico takes a lot of time to register and deliver. After we negotiated the final price, HPE releases it and then it takes 48 to 72 hours to deliver it. This is not the best deal. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Sales Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I do a lot of research when I'm trying to find an answer to something, and I want the documentation to be clear. Tell me what's supported. Case and point, we just announced Direct Connect with 3PAR 8000, which we didn't have before. If you look at SPOCK, the information there was not clear and it looked like we actually had a big debate going. The support on it is very limited for Direct Connect, and it just wasn't clear. The feedback got sent and I think they cleaned it up, but I haven't checked. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Technical Services Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Cost, it is still fairly expensive, cost could go down to make this technology more popular in the market. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Wintel Engineer at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Maybe, there is a need to have an easier interface. They could improve the storage platforms. There are some things that are missing. We had some initial hardware problems that gave us a bad taste. We did, eventually, fix them but it did take a little bit of time to resolve them. These were either hardware issues, disk drive issues or connectivity issues, we just couldn't figure it out. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Integrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The biggest area of improvement would be the cost. It's an expensive solution and the initial cost of ownership is high. Another area of improvement is the loss in performance when bringing in different types of storage. You can get very high performance when you have all new storage in the same virtualized environment, but if you have legacy storage, the configurations have to be different and the performance will suffer. You end up losing a lot of the efficiency of the whole storage system. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Systems Engineer - Storage and Virtualization at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
They are constantly moving and will address an issue instantaneously. If somebody has an issue, HPE is very responsive because the 3PAR is one of the flagship products. I haven’t had any issues and they’re very on top of making sure that we follow through with code upgrades. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at Rádio Renascença
If we could do more things online for the business, it would be great. view full review »
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Owner at Serit IT Partner
I want an easier solution for provisioning new servers. Currently we need to go in, set up a server, give the server names and functions, declare the number of gigabytes the server has for storage, and so on. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Section Manager at a government with 501-1,000 employees
I would you like to see compression included in a future release. That’s what we are missing. view full review »
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Enterprise Infrastructure Architect at loanDepot
This solution should have better reporting and alerting. Deduplication and compression should function without a performance hit. The 16TB LUN limitations should be fixed. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Head - IT, Product Engineering & Service Delivery
Since the world is moving from enterprise storage to the software-defined storage, I believe that they also need to work in the same direction and that it should be hardware independent. view full review »
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Engineer at CT Internacional
I would like to see better implementation with Veeam. view full review »
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System Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
There were no areas for improvement a that time. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see more fast storage and more inside support. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT System admin at Imeldaziekenhuis vzw
Everything I need is in already, but we could maybe use a bit more monitoring to get more insight into performance and where the bottlenecks are. view full review »
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Team Lead for Infrastructure at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Failover times. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Director (business) at Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications
It's an expensive solution, so lowering the entry point for owning this solution would be a great improvement. Also, it should include an SSD for big data, something we could really use. view full review »
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IT Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
I don't have any complaints. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Department head Data AOS at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would really like to see it be more efficient at reclaiming storage when deleting something, instead of just being thin at the start. view full review »
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Storage Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It needs more host ports. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Technology Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
On certain of their features that we have to use to migrate data, it tends to go off for about 60 or 90 seconds toward the end of the work. view full review »

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