We performed a comparison between Dell EqualLogic PS series and HPE 3PAR StoreServ based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The solution can scale."
"Technical support, when we had access to it, was very good."
"Dell EqualLogic PS series is a highly stable solution."
"Dell's technical support is very good."
"You can always trust it. It is stable."
"The solution has been working well overall."
"There's a lot of good features. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is similar to Dell EMC. It is a high-speed system with automatic failover/failback, integrated with Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware. These are the main reason for choosing HPE 3PAR StoreServ in Denmark. We have a very good consulting service together with the product."
"Very recently, we are able to do a lot of data center automation by being able to script some of the 3PAR actions for our private cloud."
"HPE 3PAR StoreServ is easy to use and has good performance."
"The product stands on its own in heavy enterprise environments."
"HPE 3PAR StoreServ has a good interface, it is user-friendly and easy to use."
"This is a very robust product and it offers everything that we are looking for."
"HPE 3PAR StoreServ is easy to use, fully featured and has a great graphical user interface."
"It is reliable, and it seems like a solid product. It has been working well so far."
"It is at the end of support and no longer supported. We have to move our VMware to another storage platform, and we have decided to use Dell PowerStore. We like Dell's products, and it is a new platform with a lot of features."
"The solution is out of date and the new version has a lot of advanced features."
"Dell EqualLogic PS series could improve the performance because in our hybrid configuration the read speed is faster than the write speed."
"The performance isn't as good as, for example, Nimble."
"We need more space and we can't get any."
"If I need to have more space or more capacity, I need to replace the product. It would be ideal if we could scale without replacing the box itself."
"We do see room for improvement, especially in regard to expanding the defined storage areas."
"It is suitable for medium-sized businesses and data centers with less number of users and less important data. It is not really an enterprise-level solution. It needs more capacity. It is also not really stable. It should be more stable. It should also support any server model. It is really weak in this area."
"The price of this solution should be lower."
"While the stability is pretty good, it could always be improved upon."
"I would like to see more storage, a better interface, and to move from mechanical disks."
"The performance of the solution is not good anymore and the software is different from all the other types and is not compatible. There are more negative things at this moment than positive. This is why we are removing them all from our organization this year."
"The speed of the hard disk could be better. The performance is the main issue for us. The performance of the VMs is not comparable to desktop machines, for instance, and we might need another solution to improve the performance. Other than that, we don't have any issues. We already have a great part of storage with SSDs, and the performance is not as good as I expected."
"Setting up 3PAR is somewhat complicated, and it took about a week."
HPE 3PAR StoreServ is an AI-driven storage solution that prevents issues before they occur by learning and adjusting in real time. The solution offers a tier-1 all-flash foundation for mission-critical workloads. HPE 3PAR StoreServ was designed with more than 3M IOPS and consistent sub-ms latency. It aims to transform midrange and enterprise deployments with solutions that scale from a few TBs to more than 20PBs. In addition, the solution is built to modernize data centers and is made to handle unpredictable workloads effortlessly. By implementing HPE 3PAR StoreServ, you gain automated and rapid provisioning, hardware-accelerated deduplication and compression, and a multi-tenant design.
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Features
HPE 3PAR StoreServ has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing HPE 3PAR StoreServ. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the HPE 3PAR StoreServ solution.
A SAN Consultant at a tech services company says, “One of the features that I like the most is the data replication element. The reason I like it is due to the fact that it's pretty clean on replicating data over to a second site. The product stands on its own in heavy enterprise environments. It's easy to make changes without affecting the environment. The solution is very easy to use. The product is very robust and offers very good performance.”
A Storage Manager at a financial services firm mentions, "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."
A Senior IT Infrastructure & Data Center Operation Engineer at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) comments, “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.”
Dell EqualLogic PS series is ranked 5th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 6 reviews while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 36 reviews. Dell EqualLogic PS series is rated 8.6, while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell EqualLogic PS series writes "Stable with an easy initial setup and great technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "Robust and easy to use with a simple setup ". Dell EqualLogic PS series is most compared with HPE StorageWorks MSA, NetApp FAS Series, Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance and IBM FlashSystem, whereas HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Pure Storage FlashArray. See our Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE 3PAR StoreServ report.
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