HPE 3PAR StoreServ Primary Use Case

Dallas Widing
IT Manager at BouMatic LLC
We're currently running two 3PAR 7200 storage units in high availability. We have three workload tiers. We have Nearline, FAST class, and SSD. Our primary ERP system is an Oracle JD Edwards running on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 that is all on SSD. Then, we have other workloads for our barcode. Our engineering solutions are running on FAST class, and then most of our traditional file and print, storage, and workloads are running on Nearline SATA. Also, have two 4200 LeftHand SANs in the environment. I put very low priority VMs on those two LeftHand SANs. They are minor application servers. They don't need a whole lot of performance. However, the LeftHand SANs are now seven years old. The 3PAR SANs are now five years old, and I have to replace everything in 2020, and I'm looking at HPE SimpliVity, Nimble, and potentially 3PAR as the storage architecture for that environment. Our JD Edwards, which is our ERP system, that is critical. Also, our barcode scanning, because we do a lot of barcode scanning out in the shipping and manufacturing warehouse. Our accounting system is part of the JD Edwards too. All of that is on the SSD. We're currently evaluating whether we upgrade to JD Edwards 9.2 or if we deploy Microsoft Finance and Operations. If we go with Microsoft Finance and Operations, that'll be totally in the cloud, and I'll be able to carve a third of my storage requirements out because it will no longer be necessary to run an on-premise ERP solution. My directive when I was hired in 2016 as a direct IT manager versus an outsourced IT manager, as I was when I started in 2014, is anything and everything I can take to the cloud goes to the cloud. If I do that, it reduces the need for all SSD on-premise, and that's actually what I'm trying to get to, because I'd rather utilize Microsoft Cloud, Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365. I want to utilize that cloud for my performance, whereas on-premise traditional file, print, and storage doesn't really need SSD. View full review »
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
We use 3PAR as our centralized storage for database use, mostly. It's also data stores for our VMs. We have a few Oracle Databases running on 3PAR and we have our production VMs running on 3PAR, as well. View full review »
Leonardo Amarello
System Engineer at NV GEBE
Primarily, we use it for SAP storage. At this moment, we are running an ERP system on it. SAP is our mission-critical app. View full review »
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Network Admin at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It is our primary storage. The entire company runs off 3PAR. Right now, we are in a VMware environment. All of our virtual machines are stored on 3PAR, along with all of our EMR applications, practice management solutions, and email. All of our virtual machines are running off of 3PAR. Our file server is on there too. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have two use cases: * We use it with our internal applications, so for internal use. * We are provider of national research computing infrastructure. Therefore, we are using it out there with all our systems. There are not many mission critical applications or processes that we run on 3PAR. The mission critical applications are usually the ones for internal university purposes, like ERP systems. Our research systems are not a mission critical since our researchers can run their computing again in a week. View full review »
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company
The primary use case would be disaster recovery and uptime. The entire company and our fire pump division, for the most part, are run on this solution. Getting rid of spinning media is our primary objective. View full review »
Director IT at Borden Ladner
We use 3PAR as our primary storage array. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is our main storage solution for our entire VMware environment. Everything run on the solution is core: MEDITECH, all the EMRs, and back-ends support services. We use a combination of flash and spinning disk. For some of our less critical functions, since we run everything on the 3PAR, there is no reason to spend the extra money on flash to run the stuff that is not super mission-critical. View full review »
Julie Imoto
Engineering Manager at Leidos Holdings Inc.
We provide DoD services for military healthcare. The storage is used for healthcare delivery. View full review »
Server Analyst at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
We use it for our file shares, our virtual hard drives, and for all of our Hyper-V clusters. It stores everything, like backups. We have virtualized almost all of our servers, except the ones that require high I/O, like maybe our SQL Servers. Everything else in the entire organization runs off of our 3PARs. We actually aren't all-flash, but we do have flash drives for our hottest data which is used most often. This definitely makes everything much more efficient. View full review »
Infrastructure Analysts at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is for the storage that we use. Our entire banking system is on it, which is mission-critical. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
3PAR is our primary storage for everything aside from VDI, which is where we are using our Nimble. We use everything from point of sale to database. Those are the two big mission-critical applications. There is also virtualization for servers. View full review »
Director of North America at a sports company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution internally for our test environments. View full review »
Marty Riedling
Systems Engineer Manager at Ingles Markets, Incorporated
We use 3PAR for everything. There is not much we don't use it for. Most of our storage is on 3PAR at this point. We run SAP, VDIs, and all of our server infrastructure on it for the most part as mission-critical applications. View full review »
Data Center Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for the production and backup environments. We use it for a service that we deliver directly in our data center for our customers. It's a live environment, directly for the customers. View full review »
HP-UX System Admin at L3 Technologies Inc
It is storage for our SAP environment. SAP is the mission-critical application that we run on the solution. View full review »
Ricky Santos
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
We have deployed HPE 3PAR systems on all database-related storage including MSSQL and Oracle. All of the SQL databases are running on VMware, and the database-related storage is mounted as RDM. The Oracle database is mounted directly to HPE 3PAR with remote-copy enabled. View full review »
ICT Country Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is production data. The mission-critical app that we run on this solution is SQL. View full review »
Computer Systems Administrator at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees
We use three power arrays. The first array is for video storage and video surveillance. The second array is for production of our virtual machines. Pretty much everything is run on one of these three systems. View full review »
Assistance Administrator with 11-50 employees
It is our primary storage for all of our data. Everything from personnel systems to file shares, print services, and databases are mission-critical applications that we run on 3PAR. View full review »
David Barrientos
IT Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
This solution provides flash storage for our servers. Our environment contains Linux operating systems, VMware, and some web servers. View full review »
Cindy Cecutti
Director IT at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Our primary use for this solution is data storage. View full review »
Gustavo Galicia
Architect at GTE 24/7
As a partner, we use it to run databases and for virtualization. Another use case is the cloud. View full review »
Assistant Manager of Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We use it for mission-critical apps and database. It runs our core banking applications. View full review »
Payman Maher
Storage Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
I use this product in VMware Shared Storage. I work with VVoL, but I have a problem that is related to the update. View full review »
Raphael Gondim
Coordinator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is DR. We use it in the automation industry. View full review »
Senior System & Storage Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary cases for HPE 3PAR Flash Storage 7000 are: * Transport sector * Four nodes, 1000 virtual machines * Entire rack solution * Partially flash * 350TB (dense IO). View full review »
Carsten Cimander
Senior Consultant at Computacenter
We use this solution for mixed, unpredicted workloads. View full review »
Bryan Jackson
Enterprise Architect at M2 Technology
We use this solution for low latency, high-performance workloads. View full review »
Somboon Leeputtaphan
System Specialist at True Digital Group
It's used for allocating disk to many servers. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about HPE 3PAR StoreServ. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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