HPE 3PAR StoreServ Alternatives and Competitors

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AaronMbowa
Real User
CTO at Dataposit Ltd
Dec 22 2019

What is most valuable?

One of the things I like the most about NetApps is that it is very easy to connect to the cloud and it is cloud-ready. I also really love the fact that they have stuck to their storage operating system for as long as I've been working with them. I started with them using ONTAP 7 and I think we are… more »

What needs improvement?

I think where NetApp may have missed the boat and created challenges for themselves is that the product is probably one of the most complicated boxes to configure now. Other vendors, by comparison, have really made the effort to simplify configuration. NetApp has not because they want to keep it as… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

There are a number of products that I am familiar with that are in the same family of products as NetApp. I've used DMT (Database Management Tool). I've used Dell EMC Unity and I have experience with several EMC products. I'm using more than one solution concurrently because I'm a reseller, so I… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice for those who are considering using NetApps Private Storage is to get yourself trained on the solution. It is worth it because the architecture does not change very often and certification and skills will be valid for a long time. I would say they should get a reseller — of course, they… more »
SteveGrangert
Real User
Storage Engineer at Missile Defense Agency
Nov 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is its simplicity. It is easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

We don't use NetApp AFF for machine learning or artificial intelligence applications. With respect to latency, we basically don't have any. If it's there then nobody knows it and nobody can see it… more »

What needs improvement?

I want an interface through ONTAP that look more like what it does for the E-Series with SANtricity. One of the things that I liked about the SANtricity GUI is that it is standalone Java. It doesn't… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We've had NetApp since day one. Within our organization, there are multiple other teams and almost all of them use NetApp on classified networks. We have a little bit of HP and I think there's a… more »

What other advice do I have?

One of my favorite parts of this solution is that most of the day I sit there and do nothing, watching the lights go green on unify manager, knowing that they should stay green because it indicates… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't have any other vendors on the list, although we had one team that tried to push HP on to us and we said no. HP was really the only other possible alternative that we had. We had tossed… more »
Thayne Yost
Real User
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
Jun 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The simplicity is the most valuable feature. I do not have to deal with how to provision RAIDs or manage disks. I just plugin my disk groups, and it does it all on the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The inline deduplication and compression have exceeded our expectations. The rep from Pure Storage kept promising us 4:1, and we were very skeptic about getting that. We… more »

What needs improvement?

We did have one hiccup with the integration of vCenter. When we were installing Pure Storage, we were using vCenter 6.7, which defaults to the HTML5 Web Client. The… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We just barely bought our Pure Storage, so we haven't been able to use Evergreen Storage subscription at all yet. However, it's a really cool concept. As long as we… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are replacing legacy HPE EVA and legacy Hyper-V systems moving to VMware with Pure Storage, as our storage solution. We have a very old HPE EVA system. We knew that we… more »

What other advice do I have?

I have made recommendations to friends who work for other companies that are looking for storage right now to just go ahead and buy Pure Storage. From what I have seen, it… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate the HPE 3PAR and HPE all-flash systems, because we were a legacy HPE environment, where everything we had was HPE. Beyond that, we didn't really… more »
Real User
Analytics and Sustainment Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
May 29 2019

What is most valuable?

* Affordability * Scalability * Simplicity of use

How has it helped my organization?

Dell EMC Unity XT keeps us up and running. That is the big thing.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

While it has a good price to start, they could always make it cheaper. We bought extended warranties out of the box because our customer has a bad habit of managing warranties. The service for the… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We replaced our legacy storage, which was Oracle. We couldn't afford the maintenance agreement for it any longer. We saved millions of dollars by not going back with Oracle. This solution has meet our… more »

What other advice do I have?

Do the due diligence and look at the details: the specs of the product and scalability. There are multiple series of products in the Unity line, which are very simple to use. It's met all of our… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were on old Oracle storage and are still on some old Oracle storage. There are lots of options for storage solutions, but our technical and customer support team's experience with Dell EMC makes it… more »
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Review of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Principal Consultant at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Oct 22 2020

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is the ease of deployment. Integration with the compute capacity is good, as this is just the storage component. Orchestration and management are good. The… more »

What needs improvement?

On the software side, in terms of integration, everything gets aligned with the software-defined data center concept, which means that everything needs to be done programmatically. There is room for… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price to capacity ratio is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use the HPE 3PAR in addition to Primera.

What other advice do I have?

I will definitely recommend this product. I'd say that anybody looking to implement it should do their cost analysis very carefully. There's a multitude of solutions, but some of them are more… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had a selection process with all the major vendors, and we ended up with this solution in part because of stability. One of the primary reasons we selected it is because we can buy storage and… more »
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