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HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Huawei OceanStor
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Huawei OceanStor and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"This is a very robust product and it offers everything that we are looking for.""It is reliable, and it seems like a solid product. It has been working well so far.""Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients.""We deployed 3PAR in the national and international markets. It's not bad, the solution.""HPE 3PAR StoreServ is easy to use, fully featured and has a great graphical user interface.""The technical support has been fantastic.""The technical support is very good.""The speed is very good."

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"It is easy to use, deploy, communicate and manage this solution.""The most valuable feature of Huawei OceanStor is the hybrid applications.""The setup and the price are the most valuable and not the features related.""The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage.""OceanStor is cheaper than Dell EMC, and its management interface is quite simple.""Generally stable with good technical support.""Huawei OceanStor is stable.""This is a stable storage system."

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Cons
"The GUI interface could be improved. I have been having trouble with one issue in particular. If you look at the DC and DR, if there is a communication break and the link went down—so the data is not replicating from DC to DR—there is no way to find out how much data is ready for transmission. Only the size of the data that needs to be transferred after the link comes up. If the firewall link is down, there is no way of seeing how much data is waiting to be transferred. This is a weak point of 3PAR.""Scalability and management could be improved.""Although we experienced malfunctions where a virus was running and it failed.""There is a slight difference between what we expected and what was delivered.""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.""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.""This solution only provides active-passive replication, as opposed to active-active.""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."

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"Technical support could be more helpful.""In the future release, Huawei OceanStor should improve on what they already have. It is a good solution.""The solution could improve by having better integration.""We did experience a little latency with this solution.""I would like to see more iterations and direct integration with other solutions.""Could have a more stable, lighter Metro and better logging system.""The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused.""I would like to see the next generation all-flash, which could be combined."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We paid for five years of support when we purchased the product."
  • "The SSD is a little bit expensive."
  • "This is not an expensive product but every time you add capacity to it, you need to pay for re-balancing."
  • "Its price is a bit high for adding another tree, but when we purchased it, it was okay with us. We had compared it with EMC and other solutions, and it was okay at that point in time. Our storage has a lifespan of seven to eight years. When you purchase it, you need to keep a headroom of around 40% to 50%. After three to four years, you generally plan for an upgrade. The price is not so bad today for two years or so, and within a year, I might find that I have to upgrade or increase the storage. This usually happens when there is a radical change or a new application has come that is consuming a lot of data, but generally, there is a plan for the amount of data that we generate and the storage upgrade."
  • "It is lower in price as compared to other vendors, such as Dell. As compared to Huawei, all storage solutions are expensive, including this one."
  • "It is a bit more expensive. IBM is cheaper than HPE in Turkey."
  • "This solution is expensive. We pay every year for support. It's a lump sum because we pay for data center support services, and everything is included in one."
  • "The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it."
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  • "Huawei OceanStor is priced very well but is a bit complicated."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. However, there are not any licensing costs."
  • "We pay a monthly licensing fee for this solution. The price could be less expensive."
  • "The pricing depends on the features the customer wants, such as storage, RAM, and processors, but in general, Huawei is much cheaper compared to Dell and Cisco."
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    Top Answer:HPE Primera has many great features but one of the best is that it is very easy to deploy. From an overall perspective, it is reliable, easy to set up, stable, and offers quality block storage. All of… more »
    Top Answer:HPE 3PAR StoreServ has a good interface, it is user-friendly and easy to use.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Huawei OceanStor is the hybrid applications.
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    Top Answer:In the future release, Huawei OceanStor should improve on what they already have. It is a good solution.
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    Also Known As
    HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
    OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System
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    Overview

    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:

    • Flexibility: With HPE 3PAR StoreServ, you can easily deploy highly configurable, scale-out storage for multi-tenant workloads.
    • Always-on availability for your data: HPE 3PAR StoreServ includes an always-on resilient storage infrastructure for your hypervisors and applications. In addition, with Peer Persistence, your virtual machines (VMs), hosts, and data can move freely across data centers rather than being constrained by their physical boundaries.
    • Fast, scalable performance: HPE 3PAR StoreServ enables you to accelerate consistent mixed-workload performance and also provides necessary QoS levels that are optimized for your highest priority applications.
    • Performance insights: HPE 3PAR StoreServ helps you gain performance insights in real time, and anticipate as well as prevent issues across the infrastructure stack by utilizing cross-stack analytics.
    • Flash optimized data protection: With tier-1 data services, multi-tenant security, and copy data management, you can avoid downtime.
    • Seamless data mobility: HPE 3PAR StoreServ makes it possible for you to not only experience converged data protection, but also experience seamless data mobility services, at flash speed, from the edge to the cloud.

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing HPE 3PAR StoreServ. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Easy to manage. The web interface to manage the units is a great asset and one that makes managing storage easy.
    • User-friendly GUI
    • Exceptionally fast and well-managed replication

    • Low latency
    • Hybrid storage gives you the ability to assign different roles to different types of storage arrays inside one enclosure
    • Both file-level and block-level replication

    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.”

    OceanStor Dorado V3 is the industry's first all-flash storage that puts NVMe into commercial use. It is specially designed for enterprises' mission-critical businesses, meeting the most-demanding performance and reliability requirements of databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.

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    Sample Customers
    Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MC
    Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Huawei OceanStor
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Huawei OceanStor and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 6th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 41 reviews while Huawei OceanStor is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 9 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.8. 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 Huawei OceanStor writes "Its management interface it's quite simple". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas Huawei OceanStor is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Huawei OceanStor Dorado, Dell Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and Dell PowerStore. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Huawei OceanStor report.

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