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HPE 3PAR Flash Storage Valuable Features

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Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.
In a word, performance. It was primarily brought in to replace our EVA with something that was more capable from a performance perspective. We did not order solid state in our original configuration and we were looking for something which could grow with us, that could handle unpredictable VMware workloads better, and that didn't have the bottlenecks of a traditional monolithic array. Since that time, we have added solid state to accelerate the performance further. view full review »
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Network Analyst at Central CUSD #301
* The overall quality of the product is fantastic. Advanced Optimization is one of the best features I never thought I needed until I actually used it and saw it in action. * The overall speed has been great as well. * Create vVols and assigning them to the hosts is streamlined and easy. * The ability to delegate and control every aspect of the storage array has allowed us to split the workload safely. * The 3PAR StoreServ Management console has also given the console the fresh look that it really needed. * Also, their support has been fantastic every time I have had a question or a problem they have been able to help me every time the first time. view full review »
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Sr. Manager Enterprise Services at a venture capital & private equity firm with 501-1,000 employees
The performance that we get out of it. We probably purchased too big an array for our needs. We're not even touching on the IOPs that it can do. That's been a great benefit; the support on the 3PAR has been really nice also. It's very reliable and it was cost competitive with other arrays at the time that we purchased it. view full review »
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ICT Infrastructure Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It handles the structure of our system easily and provides us with really good performance. We have the older systems and not the new ones with the 7400. They all mesh together well and we've been able to move data from the old to new easily. It's also easy to code. view full review »
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Senior Systems Engineer - Storage and Virtualization at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's reliable and it's fast. view full review »
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Senior Datacenter Specialist at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I like about 3PAR ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hpe-3par-flash-storage ) is just how easy it is to use. A lot of my guys don't do storage admin every day and yet they have no issues allocating the storage. From my perspective, it's really easy for me to be able to get in and do any troubleshooting with it and it's very consistent. It's a rock steady performer. view full review »
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Director, IT Infrastructure & Architecture at SOCAN
One of the things that I really liked about the 3PAR solution, going back to the architecture, is its unified architecture for their entire suite of products. Companies like NetApp and EMC, have a very broad spectrum of products, but as you go through their portfolio, the way that they're managed, the way that their team would have to interact with our product, it differs. So I was looking for a platform that would allow us to scale, because as we know, data is not becoming less and less. It's increasing. So if some day we need to increase the SAN that we have right now. I feel very comfortable that if I was to choose another product within the 3PAR suite, that my team could get it off and running off the ground very quickly Flash as a solution for us was very obvious. Reason being, as I mentioned before, we're very data intensive. For the longest time, disc has been our bottleneck in our processing service, in our processing capabilities. With flash, we have no concerns. So it's been a very, very great and positive experience for us view full review »
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Enterprise Architect at Alliance Resource Partners
So we actually go with a three tier solution. We have near line, we have fast class, fiber channel, and we have SSD, the flash. We began making an entrance into introducing flash. That was really as part of a 7400. So we acquired a 7400, took our F400, put it into DR, and with that 7400, we've now been able to actually grow and increase based upon the needs. So we've been able to look at the data, look at the growth and the need for the SSD, as needed, and we moved things around. We're starting to introduce AO, but realistically, we didn't have to initially jump in and put everything into all flash. I know the sales force wanted us to, but realistically, at the end of the day, we wanted to take a more cautious approach, and it's paid off for us. view full review »
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Head - IT, Product Engineering & Service Delivery
It is an enterprise-class storage and meeting approximately almost all the business requirements of NxtraData. Upgrading the disks is a challenge that we like the most. view full review »
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Storage specialist, Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The thin and deduplication technologies are quite effective. The replicate, peer persistence, port persistence, and the recovery managers work really well. view full review »
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Senior Technical Services Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Speed, it is because systems could respond quicker and customers do not have to wait as long as before. view full review »
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Project Manager at a government with 11-50 employees
Transparant redundancy for VMWare virtual machines, because this makes it possible that storage switches over from one system to another without interruption of the VM's. view full review »
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Operations Manager
There are tools in place that allowed easy migration from our existing infrastructure, i.e., our EVA arrays. We have a great relationship with HPE that has worked over many years. We have great confidence in what they can deliver for us and that it will fit in well with our existing environment. view full review »
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Storage Engineer at Syniverse
Ease of use, cost, and provisioning are the most valuable features. view full review »
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Consulting Manager
The solution allows us to provide solid capacity. view full review »
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Systems Architect at a university with 10,001+ employees
We went through a whole data center refresh cycle and one of the things is that we needed to look at our disk system. Everything was for spinning disks, so we decided to make the leap to an all SSD data center. We brought in all the competitors, went through an RFP process and 3PAR came ahead. Some of the main things, for us, that we were looking for was the Veeam integration, i.e., the ability to set I/O limits (floors, ceilings, etc). That was the one thing that we were missing and the customer experience was suffering because of it; we were having all these I/O bottlenecks so we were spending more time having the disk manage us, rather than us managing the disk. It was a huge struggle for us. A little bit of a background about us. UBC is the largest university in Western Canada, we have over 6000 VMs and what we do is Infrastructure as a service for all the higher education in British Columbia. That is around 25 or 26 other institutions, so they look at us for their infrastructure and we provide it. We're not for profit so cost is really important to us because it's publicly funded and it's the tax payer's money. We wanted to make sure that we found the balance of the experience, cost, supportability for a small team to do this and 3PAR came out ahead with that. It wasn't just the technology, it was, also the relationship that we had with HPE over the years. We don't really have time to fiddle around with things because we're a small team we just want to get to the point and move on and do the next thing. Even though we're not for profit and we're a university, the customers still have the same demands as a bank in all this; they're servicing students and students are young people who just want to click on things, and they just want things instantly as they've been trained with an iPhone (you click, download an app and it just works). They don't have the patience so that trickles down to our team, which then trickles down to the vendors. It's like show us what you can do and go through the list if it doesn't work, then it's out. The other important thing, in my opinion, is that the relationship is also very important. Technology problems you can be overcome, but relationships issues with the sales teams and resellers really can't. If you have a poor relationship and no matter how well the technology works, that's still going to impact it. HPE has been a partner with us (we do have a lot of partners), but they have been a loyal partner with us and really wanted to know what our problems were and how to resolve them. They get down to the point, such as how do we solve your problems and they understand when we went through it. It doesn't feel like we're being sold, but instead like we're kind of working together. view full review »
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System Admin at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The speed of the Flash Array is better than what we had with the previous products. We like their blades better than the Cisco Blades. It is easier to manage. view full review »
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Engineer at CT Internacional
The valuable feature for me is the best performance when I source the data. I manage a lot of data and my storage is very low. view full review »
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Network Server Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Cost per disk storage, uptime, and ease of upgrade. view full review »
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Senior Tech Engineer at St Charles health
Its ease of administration and reliability are the most valuable features. view full review »
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Wintel Engineer at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
IOPS, reliability and the value that it adds to our organization are the most valuable features. view full review »
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Director of Network Services at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The performance and the support are pretty good. view full review »
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Senior Systems Admin at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The ease-of-use, reliability, and the value I get for the capacity are the most valuable features. All of the deduplication and compression features allow me to buy much less storage to fulfill my business needs. I don't have very many support issues with it. view full review »
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Sales Channel Manager at Portenntum
The most valuable features are having the proper contacts, getting a better price, and becoming certified. For example, our partners get certified because we are the only partner who has the most certifications. view full review »
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Senior system administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Ease of setup and connectivity to our server environment. view full review »
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Systems administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is being all-flash. We have an all-flash SAN. It has been great having production systems be much faster than they were previously. The UI is nice. It is easy to work with. view full review »
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Network Admin at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
We use a lot of different products by HPE, with 3PAR being one of the biggest. When we look at Synergy, we see how we can integrate. We have our 3PAR SAN. We see how we have our physical servers and how we can remove them and bring everything together. 3PAR will always be our back-end and it will always be our storage back-end. If we can start leveraging some of this cool, new technology into how we deploy servers and how we give our DEV teams and our production teams exactly what they need in the shortest time possible, then that will define our business. view full review »
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Solutions Architect at Derive
Data optimization, i.e., basically we have an adaptive and dynamic optimization about the clear structure of the data and this is the most valuable feature that comes with the HPE 3PAR solution. view full review »
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IT Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think the service during post-implementation, and not just pre-implementation, is the most valuable feature. That's the most important thing for us. When the system is running in production, we need to solve problems very fast. view full review »
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Senior Network Engineer at Colonial Savings
Manageability and reliability are the most valued features of 3PAR. We've had no issues with it. We did a lot of research before we installed it. The other three companies we looked at were top of the line. 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
* The ease of scaling. * It's ability to provide different endpoints with different amounts of scalable storage. * The way that it integrates with different HPE systems, such as the CLX, which is a cluster extensions package. * The ability to migrate workloads from one data center to another. view full review »
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Owner at Serit IT Partner
* It's fast. * You can mix cheap storage with expensive storage. * It's very reliable. It's a system that is 100%; no failures. view full review »
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Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The 3PAR is very reliable, flexible, scalable, stable, and is a high performance storage solution that is easy to administer. It meets all the requirements we have for storage systems. We used to have HPE’s XP solution. That was a little bit too costly. We also had the EVA systems on the 3PARs and the mid-range suits our work very well. view full review »
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Senior Infrastructure Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features are the scalability and the support, because you need to keep the business running. view full review »
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Category Manager at a government with 501-1,000 employees
To me, the deduplication features and compression are really helpful. The all-flash integration is valuable. It's high-density storage, so the total cost of ownership of the solution is good for a company. view full review »
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IT Systems Manager at City Electrical Factors
Most valuable to us are the capacity, the scalability, and also the reliability. view full review »
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Storage Engineer Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The main features are good pricing, very good options, and ease of use. From a management point of view, the reports provided by the management console are very good. view full review »
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IT Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The reliability, scalability, and performance of HPE 3PAR are the most important things for us. view full review »
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Department head Data AOS at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Most valuable to us is that the 3PAR is very easy to use and has good response times. view full review »
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IT Architect at Bolagsverket
The speed and the storage optimization are the best features. I realized that instead of mixing with the traditional hard drives and flash, we could go with flash. We made an RFP, and found that for more or less the same cost, we could get an all-flash solution. view full review »
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Bankprokurist at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
This tool is directly attached to the ProLiant server. It has very, very low latency. view full review »
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Head of Infrastructure and Security at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
* The most valuable feature to me is its reliability. After that, it is the architecture, and the rest of the HPE sort of products, like the blades and the storage. * You've got the best of breed from a storage perspective, and a proven solution that integrates well with the HPE c7000 or the BladeSystem infrastructure. You have a solution that has been tried and tested by HPE as an overall solution. * It enables us to use a virtualized layer. Until we deployed our 3PAR, we had pretty much everything as physical servers. With 3PAR, we are in the process of completing the virtualization of our services. view full review »
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Systems Analyst at Turku PET Centre
It's dynamic and easy to manage. It really meets our requirements. view full review »
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IT Manager at Turku PET Centre
For us, the most important feature is reliability. It must be tough because we work in a hospital and we want it to be solid. It must work always, always, always. view full review »
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Technical Project Manager at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is its tiered approach to data structuring. We can quickly move data that's stored on slow disks to faster disks if the demand arises. That's good value for our company. view full review »
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Storage and Virtualisation Analyst at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For me, the most valuable feature is its flexibility. You don't have to pre-plan everything. With more traditional storage systems, you had to decide on the size of your RAID groups and what RAID groups you wanted. A lot of customers don't know that upfront. The nice thing about 3PAR is you can set it up and just let the system essentially tune itself. view full review »
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IT System admin at Imeldaziekenhuis vzw
It is affordable and trustworthy with high availability. It has never been down since I’ve been using it. view full review »
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CIO at Equra Health
It's probably the most cost-effective, value-for-money system for the mid-market. view full review »
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Broadcasting Technologist at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The features I like are the reliability, the cost, and support. It is quite an expensive kit, but the support we get and the reliability is what we pay for, and that's important to us. view full review »
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CIO at Vanheede Environment Group
The data deduplication is one valuable feature. Another thing is the fast storage possibility and the whole clustering mode. Because we have a dual data center set-up and we wanted to have a high availability solution, we chose HPE 3PAR. view full review »
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ICT System Engineer at Universitätsspital Zürich
Flexibility, in regards to the different disk tiers in the 3PAR, is the most valuable feature.I can manually move data between the different tiers (NL, FC or SSD) or I can let AO do it for me. Thus I do not need 100% precise planning in advance. view full review »
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CIO at Bruggs Cable
It's quite fast, easy to manage, and easy to extend. Adding new shelves or new platforms is easy. view full review »
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IT Manager at Rádio Renascença
The most valuable features are integrity, performance, and stability. It's a very good solution for the right price. view full review »
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Section Manager at a government with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are the functions and the flash disks. They make our storage system ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/enterprise-flash-array-storage ) much faster than previous systems. view full review »
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Managing Director at Lanware
The service and the support, as well as the technology. Yes, there are plenty of technical features that it offers, which we would expect from HPE. One of the reasons that we use HPE is because they tend to provide a quality product with all the latest advances in technology; so, its storage level, things like deduplication ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/deduplication-software ), all-flash array ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/enterprise-flash-array-storage ), real-time replication. In addition to that, it's just as important that the ongoing support and monitoring of the system is proactive, and also the account management side. If we have particular challenges with either the specific design and build of the array or we need to upgrade, we feel like we have good support from the people who own our relationship to help guide us through that process. view full review »
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Network Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We find the adaptive optimization and dynamic optimization to be the most valuable features. view full review »
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Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
All Flash Only * Designed as only flash with the xx50 designation. This array was never intended for spinning disk or hybrid use. * We have never seen a disk or other hardware failure in over two years. * Average latency is less than one millisecond. * 3PAR ASIC is the heart of the processing power built into 3PAR arrays and it is built specifically for its role. Common Provisioning Groups (CPGs) * CPGs allow for versatile, yet powerful configuration and use of disks that help us to define both disk performance and availability. * There is no need to pre-carve space. It auto-grows and distributes as it is defined. Factor in wide striping, the fact that this is all flash, and the performance and reliability are even better than the other models of 3PAR. Data Reduction Services * The 3PAR and the ASIC really help the CPG to leverage an increase in performance as well as data efficiency. * Dedupe is applied to all items inside a CPG. There is no need to manually configure per volume. * Features are all inline and there is no post-processing window. The ASIC really shines on faster write speeds with the Zero Detect Algorithm. All zeros are ignored, resulting in much faster writes, not just space savings for blank data. * Thin provisioning * Thin clones Native Veeam Support: Provides ease of use for backing up and restoring with the additional integration with Veeam. VMWare 6.x Vol Support VMWare Fibre Channel: Reference platform for v6. Scale up, or out: It does both on demand unlike other arrays that leave you stuck with a single alternative. 3PAR Active Mesh Architecture is quite robust. view full review »
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Systems Engineering Manager at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think it's the direction in which they're moving in terms of flash storage and being able to take your legacy systems, integrate the old hard drives with flash storage and perform the migrations. Especially when including virtualization and trying to shrink your data center and improve performance. view full review »
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Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is definitely the way they've taken into consideration the tiered storage aspect of it. They've added a newer gen now; they were adding the faster A6 and whatnot to accommodate more workloads. That's been really great for us. The tiered storage solution they used was a lot more beneficial for our company. We have a lot of data storage that's just cold storage but it conveniently pulled back into a SSD, as well, so that helped us quite a bit. view full review »
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Senior Technology Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
They work reasonably well. We've only had a couple of problems with them, and HPE knows about the problems. view full review »
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IT Manager at Continental Currency Services
It's very user intuitive. It's not really that complicated as long as you have the basic knowledge on how SANs work. It's easily deployable and costs verses other brands is good. This size is also a plus. view full review »
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Sr. SAN Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease of moving data around is very beneficial and will become more beneficial as we get to the next level, in regards to federation. Other things that are beneficial, for one thing, the speed of it is very good for us. We are specifically buying full SSD arrays for our pure zero environment and that's giving us the speed and reliability that we need. The other thing is, migrations have been quite easy to move from older XP arrays to 3PAR. That's been a huge benefit and I don't think could've done that with any other product. It's been very easy. Yes, we've run into some little things here and there but overall, I think that's been our biggest strength with the 3PARs that we currently have. view full review »
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Sales Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I think the biggest thing about it is it supports mixed workloads. Instead of having to have different arrays or anything to support different workloads, you can actually support them all within 3PAR and you can, which I think is one of the key things. The other thing is it's virtualized and the performance on it is good. view full review »
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Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a definitely an easy to use interface. It's also easy to learn. We're currently moving over to more HPE solutions, so it was an easy transition. view full review »
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Director - Data Centre Operations at MCAP
What's relatively common in most SAN ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/modular-san ) environments is consolidation of storage under a single management interface or pool. The ability to quickly scale and expand storage as required, and to accommodate whatever deliverables you're putting out there. I think one of the advantages of 3PAR obviously is its tiered storage, as well as its visibility, deduplication in the flash is a big component. Just being a holistic solution that you can rely on as a cornerstone to the foundation for your underlying infrastructure. You have that flexibility to use it for your virtual infrastructure, grow it out to accommodate other storage requirements. It's a single framework or platform that you can use to accommodate pretty much all your storage requirements. One of the features we use is Peer Persistence on the storage, so that's part of our core DR strategy, so that we have two data centers, we synch and replicate the data between the two centers. Then in the event of a disaster, because we're a virtualized environment, we can fail the storage over, and fail our VMs over, and we can be up and running. We test it on an annual basis, and we completely can fail all of one data center into another data center, and within an hour and a half, we have everything up and tested and back online. That's been our DR exercise. view full review »
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Technical Advisor - IT Service Management (ITSM) at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The 3PAR is a way for us to manage our SAN fabric and have a way to do that in this very complex environment in which we operate. The 3PAR's been something we've relied upon for a number of years and continue to do so. view full review »
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CIO at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We went with 3PAR because we primarily use other storage solutions for our main production products. We chose 3PAR for one product because it runs on OpenVMS and it's only certified to run on HPE. That's why we went with 3PAR. It was a smooth transition over. It went pretty stable. We got an outside HPE VAR to help with the rollover. It's been very stable since we moved to it so. view full review »
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Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Easy management is huge as is the scalability and the performance. view full review »
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IT Director of Technology at Resorts World Las Vegas
We used it in a casino BI environment, along with the BladeSystem 3000. It was a very good performer, and really no problems with it. It was rock-solid. Using it in a BI environment, we got a lot of IOPS, a lot of throughput with it, and very good performance. view full review »
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Chief Digital Officer, Director at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The implementation of it was amazing. It's easy and it's come a long way. The platform we had before was about four years old, so the technology's always going to be better. We didn't take that for granted. Overall I think that the ease of understanding what we needed and then procuring it and getting it, and then how quick it was to get it installed. It's just amazing. view full review »
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Senior PreSale Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
* High granularity * Easy to use * Convergence with the HPE/VMware ecosystem view full review »
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Head of IT Architecture at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Most importantly for us, this product provides us with flexibility, it has a tiered architecture, and was easy to adopt into our IT infrastructure. view full review »
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Head of Global Engineering Computing at Siemens
We use 3PAR to separate certain parts of our infrastructure. For example, we can decide which portion of our data will be stored on SSD's and which will be stored on disc drives. We have a flexible contract with HP in order to do this, and it's been a huge advantage for us. view full review »
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Storage Admin at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
With our previous EVA system, we couldn't shift data between different tiers online. We have multi-tiered storage and can move them online between SSD and global SAS. With 3PAR, we can quickly move our large volumes and check or test something, and if it's not faster with SSD, we can just move it back. view full review »
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Integrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features for us are the performance and efficiency. These servers work well even as you add more and more transactions to it. view full review »
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Director (business) at Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications
The most valuable features for us are the switches, which have either 24 or 56 ports, and their connection to the blade servers. view full review »
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Head of IT Infrastructure at Amey
The most valuable feature for us is the ease of 3PAR's scalability. We have 330 different organizations within our company; we do anything and everything. That's why scalability of 3PAR is so important to us. view full review »
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Director of ICT at a government with 501-1,000 employees
We can deploy new servers and new solutions pretty quickly. If systems are stopped while the record picks up that they're starting to fail, we can add more resources to them quite dynamically. view full review »
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Senior IT Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The compression it offers is probably the most valuable feature for us. We're able to reduce 16 terabytes of data by a 2:1 ratio, giving us the ability to put a lot more onto the 3PAR than our previous solution. Our files include a lot of large videos. view full review »
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Infrastructure Specialist VMware/Server at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is the most valuable feature for us. It also has a great price point for cutting edge technology. view full review »
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CIO at Anadolu Medical Center
We need performance and this provides it. We also need affordable prices -- both at sales and post-sales -- and maintenance. In terms of technical support, our local HP team supports my requests and I know we can turn to them to understand our issues. In terms of the technology itself, it's not much different from other technologies. But what sets it apart if what happens after the sale -- maintenance and support. We also need speed, and this provides it. We have strict SLAs, and 3PAR allows me to put the right people together very quickly. view full review »
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Senior IT Specialist at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are the reporting and replication. With the reporting, we get needed information about how much and where we're consuming storage. Reporting also shows us our replication as we replicate between volumes. view full review »
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Senior Server Engineer/Service Owner at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
There are several valuable features, including the easy-to-use application and straightforward end-user tools. That's been helpful for me and there's nothing complicated to learn. The reporting and charting are also actually quite good. I use the reports when I want to see performance, like how the discs are performing and how the AL is moving data to and from tiers. 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
The most valuable features for us are the flexibility and expandability of the platform itself. Also, there are regular updates with the software which bring out new features. The licensing policy is such that it brings us some additional revenue if we ever needed it. It's quite clear what kind of license we're purchasing. view full review »
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Sr. Unix Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Ease-of-use is very high on our list of features, as we are, like everyone else, trying to do more with fewer people. The reliability is very high, as we have performed multiple firmware updates and some controller replacements all on-line with no downtime and no impact to our users. view full review »
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Storage and Backup Engineer at Fidelity Investments
* Scaleable from two to eight controller nodes for High Availability * Persistent fabric array ports * Performance tuning * Dynamic and adaptive optimizations * Highly granular storage * One gigabyte miniature disk concept called "chunklets" * Striping of data across all disks available - wide striping * Highly intelligent Gen3 and Gen 4 ASICs which acts as the brain of the 3PAR storage systems. This is not a regular CPU * Very quick redistribution of data if there's a disk failure * All the disk drives in the system are used for data, since parity and spares are at the chunklet level. view full review »
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System Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
* Simple management console with ability to manage storage (files, blocks, objects, functionalities) that's user friendly. * High-availability and resiliency * Data security (RAID system on global level (disks = modules)) view full review »
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Database & Hosting Team leader at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability the use all available disks for different RAID requirements and also the replication is available out of the box. The ability to tune the volumes to spread across newly allocated drives. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Storage Team Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Excellent support staff and quality equipment. view full review »
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Sr. Director, R&D Labs at Nuance Communications
For high-performance computing, we're always interested in innovation. The 3PAR solution, for example, with dedup and the chunklet concept is a piece of technology that nobody else has, and is a great advantage to our data center. view full review »
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Group CEO at LayerX Group
The most valuable features of the HP 3PAR solution for us I would have to say would be around thin provisioning and being able to provision big and then see what the utilization is like. And ultimately, the biggest thing, if you could draw a line from all of these features here down to one common thing, it's really the ability to change your mind. Now, as a service provider, you have to be able to change your mind, because your customers will, and if your customers change their mind and you can't, then you're kind of backed into a corner. So, you know, with the HP 3PAR and all of the dynamic-ness of that, you're able to change your mind at pretty much every layer of the technology stack. view full review »
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Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I would say one of the most valuable is the ability to dedup on a CPG level. That's one of the newest features that has come out most recently and has enabled us to get a ratio of about 7.1 to 1. That's one of the things where we really were going for with it. One of the main examples for that is we were able to save a lot of money on we've converted from an older F400 to a 7400 SAN. view full review »
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Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure & Operations at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Right now we’re actually undergoing an expansion of the 3PAR and we’re using flash gearing with AO which is kind of maximizing that flash storage with a spindle in combination. I think that’s gotta be the best productivity feature. The other one would have to be that thin provisioning features, those are great. I think we ended up with a four to one ratio on thin provisioning and the looping. It’s very simple. You log in and it’s got a myriad of graphs and things that I can quickly put into a presentation for my upper management when I’m trying to justify why we’ve gone with a 3PAR, why we’ve made that kind of investment. Also, it’s really easy for me to bring in my lower technical resources into this 3PAR environment because I have to, I don’t have a choice, and kind of make sure that they don’t, we can manage security so that they can, they have enough rights to do their jobs without being able to cause a catastrophe. And again, that’s peace of mind is high on my priority list. view full review »
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Director, IT Services at University of Auckland
The most valuable features to us are the automatic failover, the peer persistence, and that ability to be able to be confident that if we have a data center outage, that our business will keep running. Those were the features from a business perspective that were the most important to me. view full review »
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Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The replication is important to us for our cross-campus and cross-site replication. So the recovery manager to be able to take capacity free snaps and use those for dev tests and stuff like the adaptive optimization where we can move things between different tiers, retuning and rate levels on the fly, the pier motion stuff moving when doing disc array migrations between models, moving the application online with no down time. Obviously, our performance was key. The ability to see real time statistics and do historical analysis on performance metrics, post base per-LAN and be able to see what's going on when something's going wrong. view full review »
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Storage Technologies Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The best feature is how easy it is to use. view full review »

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