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What is HPE EVA?
Lean IT budgets require more efficient ways of managing data. Driving business growth and agility requires simple yet flexible storage that reduces costs while maintaining application availability. With an installed base of over 100,000, mid-sized organizations count on HP EVA Storage. This fifth-generation, virtualized storage array provides availability while increasing productivity and capacity utilization.

HPE EVA was previously known as EVA P6000 series, HP EVA.

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HPE EVA Customers
Bank Simpanan Nasional, EDF, Saint Mary's University, Thomson Reuters
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Senior System Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Leaderboard
Easy to set up and it never once failed

What is our primary use case?

We use it for some backup solutions. It was a very good solution. Now, it's an old system, and it's okay. It's working fine.

How has it helped my organization?

In general, my boss feels that HPE's prices are very high. In the future we will probably buy a cheaper system. Regarding EVA itself, it's an old system. If I had to suggest an improvement it would be good if they used active-active controllers. Now it is active-passive. But, as I said, this system has been abandoned by HPE.

What is most valuable?

It has never failed and I have never lost data due to failure.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's very scalable.

How is customer service and technical support?

We used technical support a few times, mainly when we had to do firmware updates. The local Croatia HPE support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In our most recent round, the vendors on our short-list were Reduxio, Pure Storage, and IBM Storewize.

What other advice do I have?

My most important criteria when selecting a vendor are 

  • price
  • dedupe
  • compression.

I rate EVA a 10 out of 10 because of its stability, ease of maintenance, ease of setup, Snapshots, and good user interface.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Senior Technology Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
There is reliable support for HDD replacement

What is our primary use case?

Our Development/UAT environment used SAN and this array provided the dev space for it. We use two devices (EVA4400 and EVA 6300 for dev/UAT, but not for production).

How has it helped my organization?

There have been no fail-stop failures for the last five years.

What is most valuable?

Reliability Performance  We cannot stop this SAN array. It has never failed since it was started. We have not had a problem with it at all.

What needs improvement?

Performance could probably be improve with faster controllers, but it is already an old device. We do have performance problems now, but it is a rather old device, so we have what we have.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the

What is our primary use case?

Our Development/UAT environment used SAN and this array provided the dev space for it. We use two devices (EVA4400 and EVA 6300 for dev/UAT, but not for production).

How has it helped my organization?

There have been no fail-stop failures for the last five years.

What is most valuable?

  • Reliability
  • Performance 

We cannot stop this SAN array. It has never failed since it was started. We have not had a problem with it at all.

What needs improvement?

Performance could probably be improve with faster controllers, but it is already an old device. We do have performance problems now, but it is a rather old device, so we have what we have.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

How is customer service and technical support?

HPE has reliable support for HDD replacement.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Head of IT Operations and Support at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
It's helped us with virtualizing all our servers. It needs to be more stable.

Valuable Features

It's fast, reliable, and it's very good for the price.

Improvements to My Organization

A few years ago, we had a project for virtualizing all our servers. We chose HP products, services, and storage, including EVA, for this project. It worked out very well.

Room for Improvement

EVA needs to be more stable. Maybe HP should evaluate our problems and take some notes for future products.

Deployment Issues

The stability issues aside, the product deploys fine when it works.

Stability Issues

It could be just this particular model, but the storage is not so stable. We have three of them and all of them have one defect or another. We're now looking to make the choice to buy something new.

Scalability Issues

I can't say whether this scales because it hasn't…

Valuable Features

It's fast, reliable, and it's very good for the price.

Improvements to My Organization

A few years ago, we had a project for virtualizing all our servers. We chose HP products, services, and storage, including EVA, for this project. It worked out very well.

Room for Improvement

EVA needs to be more stable. Maybe HP should evaluate our problems and take some notes for future products.

Deployment Issues

The stability issues aside, the product deploys fine when it works.

Stability Issues

It could be just this particular model, but the storage is not so stable. We have three of them and all of them have one defect or another. We're now looking to make the choice to buy something new.

Scalability Issues

I can't say whether this scales because it hasn't been stable enough for us.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Technical support is very knowledgable.

Other Advice

Whether you choose this solution will depend on your business use case. Of course, it will also depend on whether they can make changes to it so that it remains stable.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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