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HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Cost and Licensing Advice

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IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price is not too high. view full review »
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Storage and Virtualisation Analyst at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think the license structure is quite transparent and fair. view full review »
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Network Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
STAY AWAY. They will give you a book for an invoicing quote. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Remember, you are charged per disk with a 3PAR array for licensing. Make note of this when considering future capacity. A smaller number of higher capacity SSDs can be less expensive than multiple smaller capacity disks. view full review »
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IT Director of Technology at Resorts World Las Vegas
It's a very expensive solution. view full review »
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Storage Admin at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is fair, but you have to pay for every little feature, which is something I really dislike about HP. You buy the software, then the hardware, then the OS license, then if you want more, you have to pay more just to put your data on it. For example, if you want to replicate data, you have to get the replication license. You can't just replicate data and I can't always get budget approved to do that. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Sr. Unix Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Licensing the features that we use was not overly complex to get worked out, and HP was very helpful in providing details on the features we needed to provide the functions we needed, which was primarily the synchronous replication between our sites. view full review »
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Storage and Backup Engineer at Fidelity Investments
Pricing and licensing depend on the customer/partner deals and negotiations/agreements. view full review »
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Database & Hosting Team leader at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Always purchase at the financial year end of the vendor to obtain the best pricing, and also purchase the maintenance in advance. I purchased it with five years maintenance included. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Storage Team Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I can say that one can realize very nice discounts if the order is placed towards the end of the calendar year, as that coincides with HPs fiscal end of year. Licensing for some features can be quite expensive, so one should take care to fully vet out which features should be licensed. Don’t let the sales team oversell licensing and make sure that the installation plan is fully understood. view full review »
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Sr. Director, R&D Labs at Nuance Communications
So in our high performance computing environments, we are I/O bound, which means that we process about two to three million files a second. In order to process that data that quickly, in the past we had to buy a lot of spindles, the traditional hard drives. With flash, we don't have to buy that many spindles anymore. We can save money by just buying the capacity, and the performance with flash is tremendous. And the device we're using for that is the HP 3PAR 7450. view full review »

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