2018-06-20T06:33:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for HPE 3PAR Flash Storage?


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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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ExpertTop 5Real User

The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it.

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

This licensing fees for this solution are merged with all of our HP annual costs, which in total are a couple hundred thousand dollars.

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

We do not have any licensing fees.

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

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 the initial capital outlay of year one.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Our licensing costs are all lumped together with everything else, so I don't know the breakout.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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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 off in October of 2018. I have to renew support in October for the existing solution. That will cost me roughly $50,000 this year, which in the grand scheme of things, $50,000 is not that much compared to paying $850,000. However, it will be the last year that I'll be able to get direct support from HPE. Therefore, product has to be replaced in 2020.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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I would like it to be cheaper.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our licensing cost are $32,000 annually.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Since the prices of the flash storage has gone down tremendously, I would definitely recommend going for the all-flash storage array or 3PAR. It is a big expensive even now, but it will be the future of all industries.

2018-06-26T08:38:00Z
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Purchasing maintenance: You can't get software maintenance from a third party. You have to do it from HPE, which is a letdown.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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We had to go back and purchase iLO licenses and brocade switches for the flex fabric to have a complete solution.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

Cost-wise, it is a little bit on the higher side, but it is an awesome product.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

It is a little more money, but it is worth it because it does it better.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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My recommendation would be to engage professional services, if you have questions. We sat down and went through a very extensive (six to eight month) evaluation from the components. We visited some labs and other sites. Take advantage of what HPE offers as far as professional services, and this will help you make the right decision.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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I do not sell 3PAR all the time because it may not fit in with everything a client is trying to do. It is more about finding the right product for the solution.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Give 3PAR a good consideration. Budget wise, 3PAR is a lot of money compared to other solutions, but what is in the 3PAR integration that customers are getting now from the Nimble and InfoSight acquisitions, it is worthwhile.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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You can find cheaper storage but you pay for performance. 3PARs performance has been consistent. I have seen other arrays slow down as the load increases due to controller saturation.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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