We performed a comparison between HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE Nimble Storage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two All-Flash Storage Arrays solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The technical support has been fantastic."
"We deployed 3PAR in the national and international markets. It's not bad, the solution."
"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."
"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."
"HPE 3PAR has all the common storage features like cell provisioning and deduplication. Usually the solution is chosen by the customer as they have a preference, or the setup is already in their environment."
"This product is stable, aside from the performance problems we had."
"This is a stable solution."
"I like that 3PAR can remake the disk online. That's one of the best features because when we first started, that was the best. The team provisioning feature was also a good one. Those features are the best for me, provisioning and online optimization, and the tier you can have for storage."
"InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed"
"In the 20 days that we have been using this solution, it has been stable."
"This product is very easy to set up."
"It's very stable and fast, and I am very happy with the deduplication. It saves a lot of space, which is great."
"The management software that runs in the cloud is called InfoSight and it is very good. It is similar to machine learning software that monitors your hardware."
"HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good."
"The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage."
"Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet."
"While the stability is pretty good, it could always be improved upon."
"The interface could be improved to match the system."
"An area of improvement for this solution is an increase in the bandwidth as well as an upgrade of the storage functionality and capabilities. The storage needs to be expandable for future-proofing."
"With 3PAR, there is remote copy software which isn't very good."
"Its price is a bit high for adding another tree."
"Here in Algeria, we are facing a lot of trouble finding partners and getting support from HPE. There should be better support here in our country."
"HP has several integration elements that work with other vendor storage products. I'd like to see a greater expansion on that so that a customer can do a more seamless migration from other vendor products."
"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."
"We are doing a hybrid and are moving some machines to Microsoft Azure to run in hybrid mode. We are checking the availability of extra software-defined storage so that we can configure it."
"The solution needs to be an active-active controller."
"The HPE Nimble Storage could have better integration with monitoring and machine learning system information solutions."
"HPE Nimble Storage could be improved with some critical application or servers."
"The dashboard can be improved."
"I think the scalability of HPE Nimble Storage could be improved."
"There is a new version of the Nimble and 3PAR systems called Alletra and they have a lot of new features."
"We want to start storing data in the cloud really soon and we are looking at options."
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.”
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 36 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 5th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 29 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.2, while HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "Robust and easy to use with a simple setup ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Proactive end-to-end management". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashArray and HPE StorageWorks MSA, whereas HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell PowerStore, Dell Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and VMware vSAN. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. HPE Nimble Storage report.
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