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Jul 15 2019
What is most valuable?The high availability is awesome. The reliability: In five years, I have had one drive that has failed, which is not so much 3PAR as much as it is HPE. I have depended on… more »
How has it helped my organization?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… more »
What needs improvement?One of the things I like about the Microsoft operating systems are Microsoft's built-in backups. It's not elegant nor real pretty, but it just works for a single server or… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?For the entire six node cluster and the two 7200 units plus the Brocade Fibre switches, we financed it through HPE Financial. It was $850,000. We leased that and paid it… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I told the company that they needed to invest in 3PAR. They had one IBM DS 5600, a SAN that was huge, but was only eight terabytes, at the time. They were trying to go… more »
What other advice do I have?Look at HPE's roadmap for 3PAR, SimpliVity, and Nimble. Do your research, then pick the right one that works for you with the future that you envision. I'm highly… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I worked with the team from HPE. We looked at their solutions, and selected 3PAR. We also looked at Dell EMC and Nutanix. At the time, when evaluating Dell EMC and other… more »
Jul 14 2019
What is most valuable?* The ease of use, from one perspective * The centralized storage * The ease of copying, backing up, and moving data from one server to the other
How has it helped my organization?Before using centralized storage, we needed to make sure that we have enough physical disks installed in a server. Now, we know exactly the capacity that we need for the upcoming year, and it's much… more »
What needs improvement?I would like to see more visibility regarding issues - active alerting. I know that InfoSight is currently trying to do what Nimble did for its storage. If it were proactively alerting regarding… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?From a technical perspective, we understood the benefits of having centralized storage. From that point on we looked for what was supposed to be the right solution for us. Eventually, we zeroed in on… more »
What other advice do I have?Check the performance and every technical aspect that you can, as much as you can. Don't trust anyone else telling you otherwise. Test everything yourself. The biggest lesson I've learned from using… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We looked at NetApp. We also evaluated hyperconverged solutions like Nutanix, but it was not relevant at the time. And we were approached by HPE regarding SimpliVity but it was not relevant as well… more »
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Jul 16 2019
What is most valuable?It is easy to use and understand. It is also very stable.
How has it helped my organization?All-flash is positioning our company for growth. We need to improve our systems with better hardware and systems. That will happen in the next three to six months.
What needs improvement?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. Before you… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Our licensing cost are $32,000 annually.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?For the solution that we were looking at an ERP system, and what we need to do with it, 3PAR was one of the best. On top of that, the company used to use another product… more »
What other advice do I have?I don't really know the other products out there, but I love this product. We are not running SSDs drive yet. When we move to SSDs, I think it will be much faster. We are… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We are a fully HPE shop since 2000. Since then, we never really went over to a different vendor. We were approached by Dell EMC back then. They wanted to change up our… more »
Jul 11 2019
What is most valuable?Reliability is its most valuable feature. We have multiple cabinets with multiple failure points, so if there is one failure then we don't have worry about it. It is easy to replace a part of the cabinet when we are up and running. We can… more »
How has it helped my organization?The product has heavily improved the way our organizations functions. Before we got the 3PAR, we were running an HPE Generation 6 server as our storage server. It was slow, and we were getting low on space, so we weren't able to expand… more »
What needs improvement?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… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?The previous solution that we had was about 10 years old. It was an HPE Generation 6 server. We had some management changes, and it was time for a refresh which we hadn't done in many years.
What other advice do I have?Spend your time doing the research on the product and learn the system. So far, it has been pretty reliable. It has been a set it and forget it type product, which has been great, except for when there are some minor issues. However, the… more »
Jul 09 2019
What is most valuable?It is very fast and has effective processing.
How has it helped my organization?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.
What needs improvement?I want artificial intelligence. I don't want anybody from my team to touch it anymore. I want the AI to do everything. I see this as a piece of hardware, which I don't want see and don't want to care… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We previously used a number of small servers with disks attached to it, distributed all over to data centers. This was absolutely not effective and terrible. We had quite obsolete infrastructure. We… more »
What other advice do I have?Definitely look at 3PAR. It is worth it. We do use the Memory-Drive Flash. We don't have any problems with latency anymore that we had eons ago. However, I can't really tell you from a technical… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We did evaluate other vendors originally. We looked at Dell EMC and all the competitors in the market. We chose HPE because they had the best technology and performance. We have had a very good… more »
Jul 15 2019
What is most valuable?* Uptime * Technical support * Speed The solution’s deduplication functionality does a really nice job for us in that we are able to leverage the money in a more… more »
How has it helped my organization?We had a major down five years ago where we actually lost our entire data center, which caused the company to go down for over 12 days. In that time, we bought and… more »
What needs improvement?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… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Think seriously about the very long-term: the three, four, and five-year costs of the solution. Will it still be there doing what your company needs? Do not just look at… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We start of with the EVAs, and as the EVAs aged out, we were moving up. However, it was the EVA that failed on us and 3PAR was just the next, better solution for our scale… more »
What other advice do I have?We like it so much that we are in the process of evaluating our next three to five year roadmap. We are planning to reinvest in the next generation of the systems… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We didn’t really look at anybody other than HPE because we wanted a one stop solution for a single technical support problem, and we knew from Locigalis and from our years… more »
Jul 25 2019
Easy to maintain storage array and enables us to scale faster and get our applications out in much less time
What is most valuable?The ease of maintenance is what is most valuable for us. We don't need to worry about upgrading the platform. HPE takes care of it for us. Deduplication functionality is pretty good. We have had it… more »
How has it helped my organization?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. Our VMware… more »
What needs improvement?As it is, it does its job very well, so it's very difficult for me to say what we should be looking for in the next platform. I think cloud integration would probably be the biggest part because… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We previously used HPE. We had to upgrade because our previous platform was end of life.
What other advice do I have?It's not necessarily about the price. The price is certainly an important factor, but what the solution does and how it supports you is even more important than price. Our biggest lesson was that we… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?All of the tier one vendors were on there: Dell EMC, etc. From a perspective of price point, performance, and integrity, we felt that HPE gave us the best value.
Jul 17 2019
What is most valuable?Expandability and performance are its most valuable features.
How has it helped my organization?It allows us to grow. We added almost 110TB last year alone. Not a lot of product let you throw that in, resulting in the performance that we have been seeing. It has… more »
What needs improvement?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. We aren't using HPE GreenLake… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I would like it to be cheaper.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?My old 3PAR is end of life, so it is time to switch.
What other advice do I have?Check out HPE. They are well worth it. It pretty much checks all the boxes that I have concerns about moving forward. This version will do dedupe better. We will start to… more »
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We are an HPE shop. Everything that we have is HPE, so we just stuck with them. We have never been upset with HPE. They have been phenomenal, in my opinion.
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What is HPE 3PAR StoreServ?
HP 3PAR all-flash storage accelerates business agility by boosting application performance with over 900,000 IOPS at less than 0.7 ms latency. And it does this while delivering all the enterprise-class, Tier-1 features and functionality you expect from the storage platform that powers three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.
Also known asHPE 3PAR Flash Storage, InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
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Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MC
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