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HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Room for Improvement

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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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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 »
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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 »
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ICT Infrastructure Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'd like to see just a little bit more virtualization so that as I work on the front end, I can make any necessary disc switches. I'd also like to see expanded correspondence systems. 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
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 ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/vendors/hewlett-packard-enterprise ) is very responsive because the 3PAR ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hpe-3par-flash-storage ) 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
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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Director, IT Infrastructure & Architecture at SOCAN
I would like to see a little bit more of automated reporting. As an IT director, I would like to get a better view, high level view of how the environment is performing instead of having to go and ask my guys. That would be my only future request. view full review »
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Enterprise Architect at Alliance Resource Partners
Actually, during our migration we had a very choreographed timed execution of needing to transform virtual volumes from one level, from one tier to the next. AO wasn't necessarily getting us there. It would need to see and predict, and these were ad hoc, one off, it's going to happen this one time workload, and never happen again. And so one of the things that's been thrown out is, hey, could you all give us some ability to actually choreograph that, to actually be able to lay it out and then trigger it fly by wire in a way, but have it pre-laid out. view full review »
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Enterprise Systems Administrator at a agriculture with 1,001-5,000 employees
In future versions, I would like to see Peer Motion become bi-directional, and also able to function over the normal data ports and not require extra ports. I thought I was going to like storage v-motion, but I’m running into problems where Peer Motion doesn’t do what it was advertised to do. It works as if we have a disk on that is currently our destination, and we wanted to put that on our source 3PAR. We have to tear down our Peer Motion and rezone a bunch of stuff, changing how courts are acting on the 3PARs, and rebuild a new Peer Motion configuration. Because of this, it’s a lot more cumbersome than what we thought it would be. 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, e.g. 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 files ystem 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
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
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
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
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 »
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Engineer at CT Internacional
I would like to see better implementation with Veeam. 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
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 »
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
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 »
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 »
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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
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 »
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
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 »
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
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 »
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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
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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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 »
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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
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 »
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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 »
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
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 »
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
Head of Infrastructure and Security at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Maybe a simplified licensing model would help clients. If they are small, they are going to use a very granular licensing model approach. 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 »
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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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Technical Project Manager at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Data de-duplication is something that's lacking in 3PAR ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hpe-3par-flash-storage ). We use HPE StoreOnce ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/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
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 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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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
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 »
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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
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
IT Manager at Rádio Renascença
If we could do more things online for the business, it would be great. 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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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
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
Systems Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would really love to see HPE add some cloud analytics. So many other vendors are offering this, and it’s really needed for the HPE 3PAR arsenal. 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 »
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
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
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
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 ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hpe-3par-flash-storage ) 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
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
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 »
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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 »
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IT Director of Technology at Resorts World Las Vegas
It needs to be cheaper. 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 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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
Head of IT Architecture at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'd like to see more and better documentation on how we can get more out of it. This is lacking right now and I feel like we can do much more with our investment. Both documentation and education on how to best use the product would be nice. view full review »
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Head of Global Engineering Computing at Siemens
We're satisfied with the existing solution, but we are still having discussions to improve something. We're not missing anything in terms of hardware, but the firmware could be improved. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Storage Admin at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is only one thing I would really like to see, but I'm not entirely sure if this is actually 3PAR-related or not. I'd like real-time reporting. We can get reports, but it's difficult to monitor the system in real-time, which is critical, for example, when something is running slowly. It takes us hours to find out what the system is doing. Also, real-time reporting will tell me who the "top talker" is at any given time. This is something we go to Brocade for to use their fiber channel and open grid. The first thing it shows is the top 5 talkers so you know that one of those is mostly likely causing the problem. I think that 3PAR will eventually have the fiber channel feature, increasing its cost. I don't see us buying the license for that, though, as we've already spent a lot of money on 3PAR licenses. 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
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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
Head of IT Infrastructure at Amey
It needs to provide better customer visibility of what's going on. For example, having access to a customer's ticketing system if only on a real-time, read-only basis could be a perspective that's extremely helpful. It's important that we have clear and open lines of communications with our customers, and 3PAR doesn't provide that yet to meet our needs. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Director of ICT at a government with 501-1,000 employees
HP has what they call the OSS, operation support site. I hand over all my BAU to HP to manage and fix, but they don't go down to the 3PAR level. We can't afford to fall back on government money to take the time to identify issues. OSS only provides high-level support, and it would be an improvement if they drilled down more. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior IT Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
IT is always evolving, but there are no improvements that I see right now. There will be a lot of new stuff, I'm sure. I'm interested to see what happens in the future. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Infrastructure Specialist VMware/Server at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Because we buy so much storage, we have a lot of headroom that we may not use for six-12 months. So what we'd like to see is the booked-capacity piece which has recently been introduced at HP Discovery London. We'd also want tighter integration between NetApp and HP. We also had stability issues with older versions. view full review »
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CIO at Anadolu Medical Center
I'd like their technical support to be better. If we need to go to level three, there isn't always someone locally and it can be time consuming to get someone with the right skills. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It could improve in the virtualization of the storage. Also, it needs better reporting on other vendors' technologies, such as VMware. view full review »
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Senior Server Engineer/Service Owner at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
It needs better statistics and configuration. The system allows too much human input. It's automated enough, but it wants you to determine some of the settings. If you do them wrong, you can make a very good system perform badly. If you do it well, you can make an under-permissioned system perform very well. There should be more best practices that they suggest, not "okay, what do you want." I'd also like to see better real time performance rather than charts and graphs you've got to go in all the time. It'd be nice to have something running all the time, like a real tool from which you can actually see performance of what's actually happening rather than having to go in all the time and generate them. Real-time notifications, real-time performance statistics. They have those, but they're all command line and I can't keep the session running all day on some screen. You have to go in to get them and you can't really provide a thumb display for customers to see. 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
We'd like to remove some of the barriers to integration with Microsoft. Having the same level of integration with Microsoft as with other applications would be an improvement. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Sr. Unix Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The newer versions of the hardware have really addressed the minor concerns we had, specifically hard drive replacements which were tedious in earlier models due to shelf design. This is now a quick, easy task. view full review »
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Storage and Backup Engineer at Fidelity Investments
They have released a unified version of HP 3PAR, with a separate NAS server unit in the enclosure/rack. I would like to see a proper unified system (same controller serving both SAN and NAS solutions) such as NetApp offers. 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 »
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Database & Hosting Team leader at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Better user interface compared to the current PC installed client. A browser based solution was introduced recently and improvements were noticeable. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Storage Team Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Their installation and design engineers leave something to be desired. view full review »
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Sr. Director, R&D Labs at Nuance Communications
So one of the topics we always discuss with the 3PAR engineering team is the ability to have 3PAR run on standard hardware. Pretty much software-defined storage. That would be a really nice feature for us, because we always are trying to get the workload as close as possible to the CPUs. And in order to do that, you have to go software-defined. view full review »
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Group CEO at LayerX Group
In the future releases of 3PAR, in terms of the overall roadmap, now I have been to the CDN booth and obviously can't say too much about that. But, HP's roadmap tends to align very well with our expected roadmap, for lack of a better term. And in terms of where we're wanting to see the technology go in order to accommodate the needs of our clients HP has a roadmap that aligns very well with that. So I would say I don't have any particular requirements that I don't think HP already have on their roadmap without saying what they are. view full review »
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Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oh, that's a great question. I would consider having better integration with VMware. It's on a license basis and VMware does communicate with the SAN, but right now the capabilities are only that it shows you what the deduplication savings is or what the thin provisioning savings is. It doesn't actually show you on a volume level what you can do, how many extra VMs you can get on there for example. If we're only using 20% of the available storage, it still sees like it's full. I would like to see a better integration of that. We actually had a bunch of different solutions. I wouldn't say that we had any specific one. Well, storage is about performance for a lot of people. view full review »
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Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure & Operations at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don’t know, I think as we scale I’d like to implement replication features. We haven’t been able to test those out yet ‘cause we only have one unit but no, all-in-all I’m pretty happy with the UI. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm interested in their new stuff around, in the road map around, in line dedupe on the array, compression back up protection stuff over and above what they've got already, integrating into application aware snap shots. That's the sort of stuff I'm looking for. view full review »
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Architect at The University of Auckland
We have an awful lot of data sitting in our environment. We have about 1.2 petabytes of storage sitting on the 3PARs at the moment replicated. We'd really like to get into data compression to do duplication on those devices. At this stage, we can do that on the SST in the environments but we can't do it on the remaining storage. We'd really like to be able to see the storage data being migrated across those tiers and do duplication as much as possible, not just on the actual SST layer itself. The other features I want to look at, at the moment is the storage federation, we'd like to start clustering out our devices so we can spread it across more storage arrays. I'd just say, it's been a very good choice and it's been certainly one of the foundations stars for a very successful project for ourselves. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
While there is direct module integration with different Hyper Visors on the market, the actual software of those integrations do leave some feature integration off requiring both management interfaces. The greater this integration becomes the easier to manage the environment it will be. view full review »

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