"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN."
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"It works well and we don't have any issues with this solution."
"The solution is easy to install."
"We're hosting virtual infrastructure on the 3PAR storage and it's been very good for that."
"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."
"Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients."
"We choose 3PAR for its speed. It's so fast and reliable."
"The solution is easy to use and very stable."
"We never had a blackout and we have never been offline."
"It's very fast and very easy to use. It performs well and is both flexible and compatible. We like it because it's easy to use."
"Technical support is good."
"I like the speed, and I like the API and how programmable it is."
"Processes that used to take 40 minutes to two hours can be completed in five minutes."
"The most valuable features are the replication of data and the continuous snapshot that we can take from the disc."
"I like FlashArray's ActiveCluster as well as its snapshot and cloning capabilities."
"We're getting good performance, and the compression ratio is also very good in Pure Storage FlashArray."
"The most valuable features in Pure Storage FlashArray are deduplication and active cluster."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."
"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint."
"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 using a built-in solution in 3PAR. We are using All-Flash Storage, and there are some difficulties with it. HPE has now developed a new tool system to support All-Flash, and that's why we are changing our investment. They must increase its performance. I want unlimited support, which is very important for performance. I am not interested in spinning disks. HPE is developing new storage systems called Primera, but they must be developed more."
"Scalability and management could be improved."
"The solution could be improved in regard to space reclamation by adding automation."
"I would like to see an automatic re-balancing system or functionality for adaptive optimization."
"I would like to see more storage, a better interface, and to move from mechanical disks."
"The replicating software is pretty complicated. I probably would have put it on a sequence."
"There is a slight difference between what we expected and what was delivered."
"A minor issue that comes to mind is that, every once in a while, a hard drive will go bad."
"Larger capacity and more storage ports would be the two things I'd like to see."
"Data reduction is an area that needs improvement. There is a garbage collection service that runs but during that time, system utilization increases."
"There are many features which need to be added, particularly on the replication side."
"Its price needs improvement. Its price is almost double than any other flash storage solution."
"Its price could be cheaper. It is not the cheapest one out there, but I'm not directly involved in the figures and negotiations."
"I think replication is one area that still needs improvement. Earlier, Pure Storage FlashArray only had IP-based replication. There was no API-based replication, but they have enhanced the feature now. However, they need to work on API replication for C-type of arrays."
"I can't see where they can make anything better, unless, of course, they lower their prices even more."
Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.
What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.
Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet
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HP 3PAR all-flash storage accelerates business agility by boosting application performance with over 900,000 IOPS at less than 0.7 ms latency. And it does this while delivering all the enterprise-class, Tier-1 features and functionality you expect from the storage platform that powers three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.
Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.
HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 39 reviews while Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 33 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while Pure Storage FlashArray is rated 9.2. 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 Pure Storage FlashArray writes "Provides protection against ransomware threats with immutable snapshots, and it is well known for its scalability, ease of use, and non-disruptive upgrades". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE StorageWorks MSA, whereas Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and Huawei OceanStor Dorado. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Pure Storage FlashArray report.
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