2019-05-19T22:16:00Z

What do you like most about HPE 3PAR StoreServ?

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What do you like most about HPE 3PAR StoreServ?

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Top 20Real User

This is a stable solution.

2021-07-14T15:15:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I like that it's stable. This is the reason why we're using these products. We work in the broadcast market, and stability is very important. HPE has global services, and that's also important. Dell and HPE are some big companies, and their solutions are robust and stable.

2021-06-03T19:28:58Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a very robust product and it offers everything that we are looking for.

2021-05-13T18:41:44Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-02-25T10:50:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The intelligence around the solution is good.

2021-02-22T21:18:59Z
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Top 5Real User

The features which are most valuable are the availability of the system and the management.

2021-02-22T12:51:53Z
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Top 5Real User

The speed is very good.

2021-02-12T15:38:26Z
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Top 20Consultant

The product stands on its own in heavy enterprise environments.

2021-01-15T23:26:34Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-01-12T22:36:36Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is easy to set up, easy to use, and user-friendly. It is easier to work with HPE 3PAR than with Hitachi. Its technical support is also good.

2021-01-11T12:04:14Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-01-06T21:04:30Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution is easy to use and very stable.

2020-12-29T16:24:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-12-21T21:40:57Z
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Top 20Real User

This product is stable, aside from the performance problems we had.

2020-12-16T01:22:29Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The product lasts a very long time without having to be replaced. It's had a very long life.

2020-11-27T14:55:17Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The initial setup was straightforward.

2020-11-27T14:49:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution offers good stability.

2020-11-24T07:49:14Z
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Top 10Real User

If there is a problem then the HPE facility will detect it and immediately contact me.

2020-10-26T17:56:33Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is the native full mesh (multi-pathing).

2019-09-14T04:53:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients.

2019-09-12T08:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Any action we want to do with a Dell EMC product needs a license. But with 3PAR's converged solution, at least there is no need to purchase more licenses to get the all the features that we need. We can get basic and mid-range features without licenses.

2019-08-29T08:53:00Z
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Consultant

This solution has allowed for massive performance acceleration of all workloads and massively increased availability (with peer persistence/transparent failover feature).

2019-07-11T14:40:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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MSP

The stability is what we consider to be the best feature it provides. The stability of this solution is what conquers us, every day.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

The InfoSight feature helps us with troubleshooting problems in our environment.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

We can do more, faster, whether it's spinning up more virtual machines or handling large amounts of data.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

It is easy to use and understand. It is also very stable.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The solution has improved our throughput by helping us keep up with the demand and acquisitions that we have been going through.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

Its snapshot capability is the most valuable feature, because replicate our databases from production to nonproduction for development. This allows us to do it very quickly.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The solution has increased our performance by about 40 percent.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The solution’s deduplication functionality works great. We are getting about a 16:1 dedupe ratio on our VM workloads.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

They provide very good support for our mission-critical processes.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The deduplication functionality is great. We have seen a lot of benefits in the deduplication ratio. So, it has proven that it is a good cost savings.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

It has allowed us to set up a fully functioning disaster recovery site with replication, which we have been able to configure between our 3PAR systems.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The all-flash positions our organization for growth. If somebody comes to us who needs an application with performance, we have that already formulated.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

Provides High-Availability, security, and high performance

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The solutions has increased our performance. We went from 24,000 IOPS to around 70,000 IOPS.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The availability of the server has given us increased stability in our environment.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Reseller

This solution has given us improved application uptime and performance.

2019-05-19T22:16:00Z
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