We performed a comparison between HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE StorageWorks MSA 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.
"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."
"The technical support is very good."
"The solution is easy to install."
"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."
"It works well and we don't have any issues with this solution."
"HPE 3PAR StoreServ has been stable."
"The solution is very easy to use, it is not really complex for any user, such as non-technical individuals."
"The most valuable features are the storage levels and snapshot features."
"The solution is pretty transparent and works well."
"HPE 3PAR StoreServ has limited flexibility in building replication solutions. There are limitations to the number of IOPS the system can do. It's not bad as it is doing its job. However, for the application, if you need a toolbox, you can build everything concerning periodic replication modes of synchronous or asynchronous three-site, four-site, with supported cascading which requires you to buy an IBM product. It also takes a few hours to one day to upgrade the system and sometimes; it takes more time because, in some HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage, you have an eight-node system. If you do an upgrade, you do it node by node and every node might take more than an hour."
"There is a slight difference between what we expected and what was delivered."
"The solution could improve by being able to handle larger data."
"HPE 3PAR StoreServ could have better integration into the cloud and converged infrastructure."
"HPE 3PAR StoreServ is at its end of life and they are forcing us to purchase new hardware. They will no longer support this solution. They should provide support for a longer time. For example, 10 years instead of five years."
"The price of this solution should be lower."
"HPE could improve by making an old flash system in order to compete with the current market. For the solution to be more competitive in the mid-range market they could increase the performance."
"The product is quite expensive."
"The solution requires hardware."
"This product is getting a little bit older, so new features like deduplication are not included."
"The solution could improve by adding configuration tools."
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.”
HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 28 reviews while HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 5th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 3 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "User-friendly graphical user interface and simplifies reporting for easy management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Great Storage at very cost effective price ". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Dell PowerStore, whereas HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, Fujitsu Eternus DX400 series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and Dell EqualLogic PS series. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA report.
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