HPE 3PAR StoreServ Room for Improvement

Dallas Widing
IT Manager at BouMatic LLC
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 single VM. What I would really like to see from HPE is backup built-in, not snapshots nor replaying snapshots, but true block or file level backups integrated into an HPE platform program. Today, I'm using StorageCraft, where I can have a VM recovered in 15 to 20 minutes. I run a continuous restore point on three of my primary domain controllers. I run a continuous restore point against my primary Microsoft SQL server. So, I always have that continuous, but it's taking up so much storage space that I keep running out and having to add. I need something better, as I've been doing this for a long time. Maybe having Arcserve Backup or Seagate Backup Exec more integrated into the hardware solution. View full review »
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
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 maintenance or something that's going to go bust, it could be very useful for us. View full review »
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. Before you could go on the HPE website, and download every driver that you wanted. Now, you need to have a service contract, or something else, to be able to get the drivers. Sometimes, you just need a simple driver, because your machine needs to restart and reinstall. If the machine is not under warranty anymore, it's hard to get the driver. That is a setback when compared to other solutions. We are in the Caribbean, but we are Sint Maarten. Sint Maarten is French and Dutch. We are on the Dutch side. We speak Dutch and English, but because we are in the Caribbean, the way the system is set up with HPE in Latin America, a lot of times when we contact support, we get a Spanish-speaking people instead of an English-speaking people. I find that is a problem. When we are dealing with support to send somebody over, for example, we make sure to always put the emphasis on, "Make sure you send somebody who is English-speaking to us." View full review »
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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. I feel like there is a big training gap. Obviously, the HPE engineers know all about the product and can come in and do the setup with ease. However, once they hand off the product to the in-house IT group, there might be a learning gap there. E.g,, I have to call them now every time I have a problem. I feel like they should've spent more time with us. They were only onsite for two days, and I feel like there should be more outside training to explain how to use the product. View full review »
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. I see this as a piece of hardware, which I don't want see and don't want to care about. I want some AI over it, not because I want to fire all my team, but what I want my team working on is definitely not to take care of our hardware. View full review »
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. The upgrade in the firmware and software need improvement. The user interface is still a little kludgy. View full review »
Director IT at Borden Ladner
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 that's where everyone is going and the seamless integration between on-premise and cloud is an important part of any IT strategy today. View full review »
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. We aren't using HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity yet. We are looking into it. The old 3PAR didn't support it, but the new 3PAR does. View full review »
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. We will be having sidebar conversations with them later today, here at HPE Discover 2019, to talk about some of the possibilities that we're looking at. Going forward, we're looking for bigger capacity and drives, which I know they're looking at. We want them to ensure the speed and reliability because keeping those systems up and running, 24/7, is important to us. View full review »
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. View full review »
Infrastructure Analysts at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is always the case where there are the little things that bother you, but you live with them. There are features that we would like to deep dive into more, but that is where the consultants would come in and help. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to have more details on alerting. It is not real granular right now. What It gives you is sort of basic, and we can't do a lot of tweaking on our own. We would like to be able to tweak some of the alerts for our team. View full review »
Director of North America at a sports company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had a minor error when we were configuring this system, which initially detracted from its overall stability. View full review »
Data Center Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Upgrades could be improved. We would like to see more upgrades. View full review »
HP-UX System Admin at L3 Technologies Inc
It has latency issues. View full review »
Ricky Santos
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. The auto-discovery of the system is not easy for first-time users. View full review »
ICT Country Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The solution should have better integration with legacy systems. We would like memory-driven performance on the storage. View full review »
Computer Systems Administrator at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to have single click upgrades because the process is cumbersome right now. The upgrade process is very tedious. It takes a lot of time and effort, in addition to coordination with HPE. We are looking for something which is more user-friendly and easy to deploy. Fixing the upgrade process is very critical. View full review »
Assistance Administrator with 11-50 employees
The GUI was a little hard to figure out how to use. View full review »
David Barrientos
IT Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
This solution should be easier to use. View full review »
Cindy Cecutti
Director IT at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
This solution is becoming dated. View full review »
Gustavo Galicia
Architect at GTE 24/7
I would like to see improvement in the product's scalability. As a partner, I had serious problems because of the competition from Dell EMC and Pure. It's definitely problematic. It needs to scale out better. View full review »
Assistant Manager of Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We would like to see full virtual. We would also like to see improvements to the ease of administration of 3PAR. View full review »
Payman Maher
Storage Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
I would like to have support for On-The-fly reallocation Data when using VVoL.For further explanation I must say When using vvol , you can have 3 tier in Storage .This tiers different in IO an Capacity feature.Usually tier 0 can support maximum IO and minimum Capacity and use SSD in this tier, Tier 1 between Tier 0 and 2 for Support IO and Capacity This layer is known as FC (Fast Class) nad Finally in tier 2 you Have only capacity and usually used NL disk for capacity .from that side in vmware Cluster equivalent this tier have a concept called Gold,Silver,Bronze that define in Storage Policy.You may want to first move a virtual machine to the silver group with disks; and then move it to another group, such as gold or bronze.This feature is based on the feature that the storage device provides and This feature is not yet available on the storage device, according to the documentation of HPE company will be presented in an update called T05 View full review »
Raphael Gondim
Coordinator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We would like to see deduplication and hybrid in the next release of the solution. The integration has room for improvement. View full review »
Senior System & Storage Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Made on three times a price comparison, and only on one occurrence, the largest enterprise infrastructure of all three was HPE able to compete with its competitors. * It's way too expensive for the SMB market. * HPE care packs like datacenter/enterprise provide highly automated reports and reviews. * I liked the periodic SAN performance reviews which are highly detailed reports in about 100 pages and provide recommendations and a final score. However, the price is outrageous! View full review »
Carsten Cimander
Senior Consultant at Computacenter
The Unified Multiprotocol Access to the storage array needs to be improved. View full review »
Bryan Jackson
Enterprise Architect at M2 Technology
We would like to see dedupe and compression allowed on all drive types. View full review »
Somboon Leeputtaphan
System Specialist at True Digital Group
Integrate to monitor with CentOS. 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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