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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Pros

CP
SAN Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The product stands on its own in heavy enterprise environments.
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MV
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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.
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IO
Senior IT Infrastructure & Data Center Operation Engineer at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt
3PAR is different from other storage solutions because it uses a chunklet when we initiate the storage. Every disk is submitted as a 1 GB chunklet. This chunklet can be RAID 1, 4, 5, or 6. This fabulous feature is very useful for me because I can distribute the RAID for any volume. 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. Other vendors take this volume as thick provisioning because of which the capacity is reached quickly. It doesn't happen in 3PAR because it detects zeros. It only writes the data, and it doesn't write zeros. There are two processors in 3PAR: the ASIC processor and the main processor. The ASIC processor detects zero writing and doesn't write it, which is a big feature in 3PAR.
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Buyer's Guide
HPE 3PAR StoreServ
June 2022
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Sisir Ghosh - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager at CESC Ventures
Its stability is the most valuable. It has soft alerts. When an alert is raised, we get a call from HP saying that there is this type of alert, and they need to do a remote session to check things. Similarly, for firmware updates, they get in touch to say that a firmware upgrade is required on your storage. They schedule a time and take control remotely to upgrade the firmware. In all such cases, there is no downtime. Everything is done when a full-fledged operation is going on. Its user interface is also quite good. We are quite accustomed to this user interface. We can easily take a look at the current usage or the amount of storage. It is quite easily understandable, and I can present those things to my seniors or other people who are not that tech-savvy, and they can easily understand what we are trying to tell them. We can easily show them that we are using around 87% of the storage, so we need to plan for another tree and things like that.
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IB
Professional Services Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We deployed 3PAR in the national and international markets. It's not bad, the solution.
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PD
GIDC India - Architecture Design and Engineering Leader at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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MH
Solution Sales Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
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.
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ES
Service & Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Their support is the most valuable. The support that we are getting from HP Turkey is very good. This product is better than some of the other products in terms of reliability. It is very reliable.
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KB
Team Leader Presales at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We're hosting virtual infrastructure on the 3PAR storage and it's been very good for that.
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AH
System Administrator at CDBL
We use all the features, but some of the most valuable are the replication, priority optimization, provisioning, and deduplication. There are a lot of good features in this product.
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Cons

CP
SAN Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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.
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MV
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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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IO
Senior IT Infrastructure & Data Center Operation Engineer at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt
File Persona can be better. I don't use File Persona because it has many problems with my environment. The antivirus that it has is not compatible with File Persona, and that's a big issue with File Persona. 3PAR is not as good as Dell when making a file in the storage. 3PAR for a block is very good, but when comparing row capacity, I get 14% capacity with 3PAR, but with Dell, I get 60% capacity.
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Buyer's Guide
HPE 3PAR StoreServ
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about HPE 3PAR StoreServ. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Sisir Ghosh - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager at CESC Ventures
Its price is a bit high for adding another tree.
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IB
Professional Services Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
With 3PAR, there is remote copy software which isn't very good.
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PD
GIDC India - Architecture Design and Engineering Leader at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The solution lacks reliability.
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MH
Solution Sales Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
HPE 3PAR StoreServ could have better integration into the cloud and converged infrastructure.
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ES
Service & Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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.
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KB
Team Leader Presales at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The product is quite expensive.
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AH
System Administrator at CDBL
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.
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Buyer's Guide
HPE 3PAR StoreServ
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about HPE 3PAR StoreServ. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.