Which should I choose: HPE 3PAR StoreServ or Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series?

I'm researching All-Flash Storage Arrays. I'm looking for feedback about HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series. Can anyone help?

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Both are great platforms, but if you are considering all flash solutions, I would recommend you to consider Pure Storage. It may be more expensive, but it should pay for itself for its functionalities.

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3PAR is SAS-based storage. The industry is already moving away from the 35-year-old scsi-way, so it's a not a good idea to buy any product with it. I'm not sure about Hitachi, but as far as I know, they also have SAS backend, so, the obvious answer on the question "Which should I choose" is "none of them". My recommendation is - choose other vendors (or models) which provide end-to-end NVMe support and make a choice between them.

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I would like to advise in general:

1). Make your choice/selection based on your requirements; not based on product.

2). Find product(s) that best fit those requirements.

3). There are lot of features which are selling points for All-Flash Storage manufacturers; you will find those at their website in-front product page if those features are not in #1 of your requirements then search features in them for what you need OR search the product which has the selling points what you are actually looking for(Functional" and "Non-functional" requirements).

To get to an appropriate and correct "Solution" you need to:

Make a list of "Functional" and "Non-functional" requirements and select the product that can get to your business goals effectively.

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You can check Pure storage. The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is very good.

I do not have it in my environment but I have studied the box and it's good.

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If you are not looking at Pure you are missing the boat! 100 % satisfied customers, best economics, management, highest uptime, I could go on and on. See https://www.purestorage.com/re...

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Ms. Ashouri,

To answer this question correctly, I would need to know how you plan to use the storage, the applications, the required IOPS/latencies/throughput, your budget, capacity requirements, data protection requirements, rack space, power, cooling, networking, etc. Choosing between the two platforms in an information vacuum is irrelevant. There are other considerations. What is your experience with either vendor? What is your planned lifecycle for the storage? What are your company's internal politics?  

On a personal note, I do not have a vested interest in what you select. Both are fine products. There are better. But if these are the two you have narrowed your selection, then either one is a good product. Each has advantages and disadvantages vs. the other.

Good luck.



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Both storage systems are perfect, whatever choosing depends on customer needs.

What are you looking for (primary storage, Cloud Storage, Full Flash, Archive, BigData, Enterprise NVMe Scale-Out Data Platform)?

How many IOPS are demanding?



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