HPE 3PAR StoreServ Pros and Cons

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Pros

Dallas Widing
IT Manager at BouMatic LLC
In the deployment of virtual servers, I can have a new VM up and running in 15 minutes, run the patches, then done. I routinely fire up base images that I have for my servers: Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016. I routinely fire those base images up and do all the updates, then prep them again for cloning. With 3PAR, we definitely have the performance to do that. Those images I do keep on SSD just to have that performance to deploy a new VM.
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ITManagec405
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
We know exactly the capacity that we need for the upcoming year, and it's much easier for us to enlarge the capacity and expose these disk volumes to the relevant servers.
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Leonardo Amarello
System Engineer at NV GEBE
It is easy to use and understand. It is also very stable.
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NetworkAd9ed
Network Admin at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The product has definitely improved throughput. We are able to more efficiently see patients because all of our medical records and practice management software seems to run faster. Uploading images and charts is a lot faster. Recalling information in the exam rooms is faster. The overall throughput of data, going back and forth, is so we can more efficiently see patients, and it also helps increase our patient flow. We can see patients a lot faster, getting them in and out a lot more quickly.
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ITInfrasbaa1
IT Infrastructure Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
If it runs, and you don't know about it, that is the best thing that you can have in IT infrastructure. This is what 3PAR does for us.
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ITManage04a2
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company
The solution has helped our organization reduce time to deployment by about 60 to 70 percent, because I am able to spin up new systems within four to six hours, where it used to take me two to three days.
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WayneCross
Director IT at Borden Ladner
We have been able to scale faster and get our applications out in much less time. We don't need to worry about the platform's ability to manage the workload, so we are pretty happy.
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SystemsE33b6
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you can handle the IOPS, throughput is a natural byproduct. Usually, IOPS is where you are capped. HPE has done a great job in making sure that our IOP-intensive EMRs stay up and running. We have really good performance on them.
It runs. I don't have a problem with it. If it needs an update, I can do it in the middle of the day with nobody being the wiser. It is phenomenal in that respect. As a hospital, I get two hours every quarter to reboot things, so it is imperative that nothing goes down.
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Julie Imoto
Engineering Manager at Leidos Holdings Inc.
It allows us to cohost as needed. We are able to put more systems on one data storage system and it is still able to deliver the availability and speed that we need it to deliver.
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ServerAnae40
Server Analyst at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
We have been able to back up our data more frequently now that we have everything on flash. It responds a lot faster, so the IOPs are a lot faster.
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Cons

Dallas Widing
IT Manager at BouMatic LLC
Anything new can be complex. There were some things in the initial deployment that I was not happy about. One of my directives was, "However, it's configured, ensure that it can never be overprovisioned." That one key thing was overlooked. This is why I had to have a support call last year, because it actually became overprovisioned and I had to move some stuff around.
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ITManagec405
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
...sizing is everything. If you don't do the sizing right and you don't understand every detail of the product, how it works, you can be in a very unpleasant situation when you pay half a million dollars and you have a product that does not work as you expected.
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Leonardo Amarello
System Engineer at NV GEBE
I would like the documentation easy to find. There is a lot of documentation, but sometimes it is hard to find. You have to do a lot of searching to find it.
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NetworkAd9ed
Network Admin at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
I would like an easier user interface and setup to help with deployment. There were many areas of the setup where I was like, “Why don't we do it this way?” Therefore, some of the things in the user interface could have been more refined, so you don't have to click in 5000 different places to accomplish one goal. Less clicks means more efficiency.
The initial setup was pretty complex. There were a lot of different things that had to happen which was the reason why they had to send out the HPE engineers to help us.
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ITInfrasbaa1
IT Infrastructure Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I want artificial intelligence. I don't want anybody from my team to touch it anymore. I want the AI to do everything.
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ITManage04a2
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company
We would like to see a bigger integration with the Nimble Storage solution, so we can take our smaller regional companies and be able to send them into our bigger data centers and have everything work seamlessly.
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WayneCross
Director IT at Borden Ladner
I think cloud integration would probably be the biggest part, because that's where everyone is going and the seamless integration between on-premise and cloud is an important part of any IT strategy today.
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SystemsE33b6
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We do not use Memory-Driven Flash in the old 3PAR. Perhaps we will use it in the new 3PAR. That is part of the reason why we are upgrading.
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Julie Imoto
Engineering Manager at Leidos Holdings Inc.
We've started to see an issue with the older models that we have. We've had issues where facilities would have unscheduled power outages or scheduled power outages and the 3PARs weren't able to come up successfully. We actually had an incident recently where it wiped data that we didn't anticipate would be wiped.
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ServerAnae40
Server Analyst at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
if it were easier for us to manage the product ourselves without having to get HPE to connect, because it sometimes it does take a bit to get the scheduling worked out with the HPE support. If it were simpler, then it might be easier for us to handle it ourselves.
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