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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Pros and Cons

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Pros

CP
SAN Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The product stands on its own in heavy enterprise environments.
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MV
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
There are a lot of screens for easy management where you can change some settings. But after a few years, the important settings were better after an upgrade, and all the vendors have other ways to upgrade their systems.
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IO
IT Infrastructure & Data Center Operation Engineer at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt
3PAR is different from other storage solutions because it uses a chunklet when we initiate the storage. Every disk is submitted as a 1 GB chunklet. This chunklet can be RAID 1, 4, 5, or 6. This fabulous feature is very useful for me because I can distribute the RAID for any volume. The adaptive optimization is the biggest feature in 3PAR. 3PAR is very usable with thin volume because it detects zeros while writing. Every time I tell the hypervisor to make the full provisioning, it makes the volume as simple provisioning in 3PAR, not full provisioning. Other vendors take this volume as thick provisioning because of which the capacity is reached quickly. It doesn't happen in 3PAR because it detects zeros. It only writes the data, and it doesn't write zeros. There are two processors in 3PAR: the ASIC processor and the main processor. The ASIC processor detects zero writing and doesn't write it, which is a big feature in 3PAR.
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Deputy Manager at CESC Ventures
Its stability is the most valuable. It has soft alerts. When an alert is raised, we get a call from HP saying that there is this type of alert, and they need to do a remote session to check things. Similarly, for firmware updates, they get in touch to say that a firmware upgrade is required on your storage. They schedule a time and take control remotely to upgrade the firmware. In all such cases, there is no downtime. Everything is done when a full-fledged operation is going on. Its user interface is also quite good. We are quite accustomed to this user interface. We can easily take a look at the current usage or the amount of storage. It is quite easily understandable, and I can present those things to my seniors or other people who are not that tech-savvy, and they can easily understand what we are trying to tell them. We can easily show them that we are using around 87% of the storage, so we need to plan for another tree and things like that.
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ES
Service & Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Their support is the most valuable. The support that we are getting from HP Turkey is very good. This product is better than some of the other products in terms of reliability. It is very reliable.
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TK
Sr, Storage Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The solution offers good stability.
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System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients.
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CC
Solution Architech at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
I like that 3PAR can remake the disk online. That's one of the best features because when we first started, that was the best. The team provisioning feature was also a good one. Those features are the best for me, provisioning and online optimization, and the tier you can have for storage.
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PS
IT Infrastructure and Operational Lead at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees
This product is stable, aside from the performance problems we had.
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SR
Sr. Manager - IT Systems at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution is easy to install.
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Cons

CP
SAN Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
HP has several integration elements that work with other vendor storage products. I'd like to see a greater expansion on that so that a customer can do a more seamless migration from other vendor products.
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MV
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
HPE 3PAR StoreServ has limited flexibility in building replication solutions. There are limitations to the number of IOPS the system can do. It's not bad as it is doing its job. However, for the application, if you need a toolbox, you can build everything concerning periodic replication modes of synchronous or asynchronous three-site, four-site, with supported cascading which requires you to buy an IBM product. It also takes a few hours to one day to upgrade the system and sometimes; it takes more time because, in some HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage, you have an eight-node system. If you do an upgrade, you do it node by node and every node might take more than an hour.
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IO
IT Infrastructure & Data Center Operation Engineer at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt
File Persona can be better. I don't use File Persona because it has many problems with my environment. The antivirus that it has is not compatible with File Persona, and that's a big issue with File Persona. 3PAR is not as good as Dell when making a file in the storage. 3PAR for a block is very good, but when comparing row capacity, I get 14% capacity with 3PAR, but with Dell, I get 60% capacity.
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Deputy Manager at CESC Ventures
Its price is a bit high for adding another tree.
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ES
Service & Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We are using a built-in solution in 3PAR. We are using All-Flash Storage, and there are some difficulties with it. HPE has now developed a new tool system to support All-Flash, and that's why we are changing our investment. They must increase its performance. I want unlimited support, which is very important for performance. I am not interested in spinning disks. HPE is developing new storage systems called Primera, but they must be developed more.
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FM
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This product has come to the end of its lifecycle.
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TK
Sr, Storage Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The replicating software is pretty complicated. I probably would have put it on a sequence.
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System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
The cloud-based monitoring Infosight would be better if users are automatically enrolled in the cloud/group based on the configuration or information gathered or uploaded on the internet.
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CC
Solution Architech at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Cloud integration could be better. They can also add an NVMe to port to that. I would like to see NVMe in the next release. That's the future or the near future for storage. That will give us a real high throughput and some performance.
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PS
IT Infrastructure and Operational Lead at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see an automatic re-balancing system or functionality for adaptive optimization.
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Learn what your peers think about HPE 3PAR StoreServ. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
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