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HPE Primera is the #9 ranked solution in best All-Flash Storage Arrays. PeerSpot users give HPE Primera an average rating of 8.2 out of 10. HPE Primera is most commonly compared to HPE Nimble Storage: HPE Primera vs HPE Nimble Storage. HPE Primera is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 58% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 23% of all views.
HPE Primera Buyer's Guide

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What is HPE Primera?

HPE introduces HPE Primera, a new storage platform designed to deliver superior simplicity, availability, and performance for mission-critical applications
HPE Primera advances the HPE Intelligent Data Platform, a portfolio of products and solutions designed to help customers transition from delivering storage to unlocking business value with intelligent data

HPE Primera was previously known as Primera.

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What users are saying about HPE Primera pricing:
  • "Because it has high availability, the cost is above average. The cost depends upon the sizing, and every customer has a different size. It is slightly above average in terms of cost compared to its competitors, but the value add was that they could know what their maintenance cost was going to be going forward. They knew what their renewal or expansion costs would be."
  • "It is basically in the mid-range of the price. It is not cheaper than Hitachi, but it is cheaper than Pure Storage. There are no additional costs. Everything was taken care of in the price."
  • "The cost is $75,000 for a three-year contract."
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    A rock-solid, enterprise-class product that provides 100% availability and is backed by an excellent company
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    • "The high availability was most valuable because they come with what's called 100% data availability. With special terms, they license and guarantee 100% data availability. That was probably one of the key features or components that HPE was offering with that model."
    • "Like most storage, we want to see flash become more and more stable. Like any flash that uses MLC or TLC techniques, over time, the more writes you have, the less usable the storage becomes. They try to plan for this and have a lot of extra space in the arrays, but over time, their performance does degrade. This is true for any flash storage."

    What is our primary use case?

    I used it purely from an OEM perspective. I used it as a solutions architect working on behalf of our customers. They've got several different versions of Primera. Specifically, it was a Primera 650. They've also got Nimble Storage, GreenLake.

    The use case was basically application data that was made available for OLTP online transactions. It was designed to have quick access to typical legacy data for online systems and to have high availability.

    How has it helped my organization?

    They standardized on the HPE Primera so that they weren't running multiple different storage vendors' products. Because of the higher availability, they could set up the environment so that it could work with pretty much whatever data they had. HPE offers pay-as-you-go pricing that allowed them to put a sizable footprint in.

    What is most valuable?

    The high availability was most valuable because they come with what's called 100% data availability. With special terms, they license and guarantee 100% data availability. That was probably one of the key features or components that HPE was offering with that model.

    What needs improvement?

    Like most storage, we want to see flash become more and more stable. Like any flash that uses MLC or TLC techniques, over time, the more writes you have, the less usable the storage becomes. They try to plan for this and have a lot of extra space in the arrays, but over time, their performance does degrade. This is true for any flash storage.

    It probably would be advantageous to make the storage solutions from HPE more inclusive with the add-on software. A lot of people say, "Well, we don't really need that extra software to do this or that." In most of the cases, if it's done right and they use it right, there is a value-add in these additional software tools that are optional.

    Their support should be improved. Currently, it depends on who you get on the phone.

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    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for about a year and a half. I last used it about six months ago in my previous company.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is very stable and rock solid. It has got the clause for 100% availability in it.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Its scalability is outstanding. You can add more chassis with more drives pretty easily. It scales out pretty large. I don't remember exactly how much it scales out to, but it's quite large.

    With the online transaction system, they potentially had more than 1,000 users using the system. So, there were a lot of transactions. They've purchased it based on their project and sized it for three years. At the end of those three years, based upon the functionality, how well it is, and the technology, they might just simply purchase more storage for it to increase its size. Depending upon the dated growth of those applications, they might turn around and double its size in three years.

    How are customer service and support?

    It is hit or miss. It depends on who you get on the phone. One day they're great on the phone, and the next day, you get somebody who is just not capable. I don't want to be too rough on them, but I'd give them a six out of 10.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    They were using Dell, and they were just tired of the cost and the maintenance cost as well. The initial cost was good from Dell, but to re-up on maintenance after three years was not worth it. It was cheaper to buy new storage, and that was the main reason why they replaced it with HPE.

    How was the initial setup?

    It was very simple and straightforward. It was very easy. We could configure it in an hour.

    The implementation strategy was really about having a landing zone for new data. So, we just set it up and configured it for the appropriate block type data, and then they just started writing new data to it. It was pretty easy.

    What about the implementation team?

    We sold it to them and then installed it for them as a service. It was basically a project that the customer was working on, and we basically won their favor as a value-added reseller (VAR), and then we basically deployed it for them.

    The staff required for maintenance purposes was minimal. They were able to use their existing team to manage it.

    What was our ROI?

    Based upon what they were doing, a return on investment is hard to calculate when you're basing it on an OpEx model because it's an operating expense. It's a cost center. Because of the way it's being used, you're not making money with it. To get into true return on investment, you'd have to understand what exactly the data is providing, what the value is of that data, and how does it compare to what you were doing before? You would need more of a data scientist to do the analysis and understand what the return on investment really is.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Because it has high availability, the cost is above average. The cost depends upon the sizing, and every customer has a different size.

    It is slightly above average in terms of cost compared to its competitors, but the value add was that they could know what their maintenance cost was going to be going forward. They knew what their renewal or expansion costs would be.

    There are no additional costs for this model. There are additional software components that provide additional analytics that HPE offers. It really comes down to whether or not the customer decides to purchase those or not. You can use it out of the box with the base pricing, but if you want advanced analytics and insights, you'll need to purchase additional software.

    What other advice do I have?

    It's an excellent solution. HPE definitely stands behind it. I would put it up against most of the storage arrays that are out there because it is enterprise-class.

    I'd give it high marks. I would rate it an eight out of 10. I don't give anybody a perfect score. Eight is very good in my opinion. My rating is because of the high availability of the storage and the fact that it's based on very solid technology. It has been around for a long time, and it's backed by an excellent company. In other words, they're not going anywhere.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Senior Systems Security Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
    Real User
    Quick and efficient storage capability
    Pros and Cons
    • "It is a stable and scalable solution with quick and efficient storage capability."
    • "The reporting console can be improved with out of the box reports."

    What is our primary use case?

    We not only use HPE storage, we use their hardware as well. We use it for our incubated environment because we have some applications which are running on these journeys, applications, and APA . That storage actually helps us because there are multiple transactions and queries. Our applications are running and that's why we require fast storage.

    How has it helped my organization?

    HPE Primera is mostly integrated with our compute infrastructure and because of that, the particular storage is very much compatible with that compute. It's efficient.

    What needs improvement?

    Reporting can be improved.  The reporting console should be better and there should be some out of the box reports. That's the only thing.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using it for two and a half years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It's very stable. We didn't face any issue with stability.  

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    As per HPE, they said that it's pretty easy to add more storage in HPE Primera. With the existing controllers, I think it's pretty easy to add more storage. Right now we are using around 600 TB, not more than that, but it can support up to four petabytes.

    How are customer service and support?

    Their support is fine although it can be slow. It's mostly regional so we can't comment on it, because for it to change regions, it'll take some time for them to know about our whole setup, and then get used to it. Eventually we'll have to get used to it. If they were to change regions and a new engineer is assigned, then we could face some issues. There could be some kind of delay, so that's the only thing. Other than a lack of communication, the support is not that bad. The engineers are capable enough.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We previously used Dell EMC PowerMax, which is a five to six year-old setup.  Primera is a two year-old setup. With Dell EMC, the discs crashed, which needed to be replaced. In the two years we've used Primera, we haven't faced this kind of issue. 

    PowerMax has very powerful storage. The number of IOPS and the control stability are the things I liked very much, but it's more expensive than other solutions. They are top of the line, but on a higher price range. 

    How was the initial setup?

    Setup was a straightforward. We didn't face any hurdles in that because it was a new deployment during that time. It was a new setup when we were going for this new journeys and application service. The deployment was straightforward.

    What about the implementation team?

    Deployment was done by HPE's partner.  I would rate it a four out of five.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    I you compare it with some other storage, then the HPE licenses are much cheaper.  If I had to rate it, I'd give it a 3 out of five in terms of pricing.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

    Until now, I haven't given any thought to Primera and how it's going to work for us because we are moving towards cloud transformation. In a year, we may not require any on-premise solution, since our whole idea is to take all the workers to the cloud.

    For advice, it all depends on what the requirements are. There are other solutions to consider. In all-flash, there are many other vendors, so it all depends on what kind of solution is being deployed and what kind of compute infrastructure they have which can work with that storage. If you're using HPE, then I would recommend HPE Primera because its performance is very good.

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    On-premises
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    Asanka Karunanayake - PeerSpot reviewer
    Head of Hosting & LAN Services at Lanka Communication Services (Pvt) Ltd.
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Great performance with excellent low latency and fine dashboards
    Pros and Cons
    • "The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex."
    • "They could work to make scalability easier."

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use the solution for customers, for their hosted virtualized infrastructure storage.

    How has it helped my organization?

    HPE Primera had helped us achieve very low latency performance, hence enhancing the customer experience of higher IOPS demanding applications. 

    What is most valuable?

    We really like the HPE infosight. it is an AI driven interface for hybrid cloud. it gives some more insights into any virtualized infrastructure such as performance issues, proactive recommendations etc. for example, get alerts and items of that nature It's been quite helpful so far. 

    The performance of the solution is excellent. It performs far better than you would expect.

    The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex. 

    It outperforms on latency. It's very fast. We're talking about 0.4 milliseconds. The faster, the fast data works, the faster you'll get the response. This is really low latency; it's a great performance.

    The dashboards are very good.  It has a very user-friendly kind of dashboard that is easy to understand. There isn't any complex stuff or too much information. That said, it has deep integration in to HPE Infosight. It gives you so much information, even more than you want.

    The customization capabilities are excellent.

    What needs improvement?

    We haven't come across any issues with the solution. I don't recall missing any features.

    They could work to make scalability easier.

    It's quite expensive to upgrade right now maybe just now as its a new model.

    Their latency is good, however, if they can continue to push their capabilities, that would be ideal.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've only been using the solution for just over one month. It hasn't been an extremely long amount of time just yet.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability and performance are excellent. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's quite reliable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    We haven't attempted to scale the solution just yet. It's still very early on in the process, as we have just had the solution for about a month or so. Therefore, I can't speak very well about its scalability. However, it's my understanding that scaling it not that hard. 

    Primera supports all flash additional enclosures, where you can expand SSD

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Good support from HPE and local suppliers as well. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The solution is quite straightforward. It's not complex. We had already done the sizing and we had already done the planning. The HP engineers were well aware of our needs. In the end, we just plugged in and gave them access, and they themselves did the configuration as per the initial requirements.

    What about the implementation team?

    HP engineers did all of the heavy lifting on the implementation. We simply provided them with our exact requirements.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    We are under a perpetual license in terms of software. 

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    Evaluated Huawei OcenStore Dorado storage and DELL Unify 380. As per the sizing and cost, HPE Primera A630 was better and most cost-effective.

    What other advice do I have?

    We are using the latest version of the solution at this point. the model number is HPE Primera A630

    I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. It's fast and the performance is very good. 

    I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten.

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    Prataparao Dileep - PeerSpot reviewer
    Technical Solution's Consultant for HPE Storage Devices at Karvy Innotech
    Real User
    Top 5
    Good interface, simple storage mounting, and scalable
    Pros and Cons
    • "There has been a lot of changes in HPE Primera OS, and most of the time any package related to it is simple to upgrade. It does not require any support for the operation. The customer can easily deploy any code directly from the GUI which is very good. Additionally, we have individual storage we can allocate and easily manage."
    • "We used to receive hardware errors a lot of times. The ambient temperatures rise rate was approximately 35 to 55 degrees, but when it was approximately 27 or 28, we used to get errors a lot."

    What is our primary use case?

    We are using HPE Primera as a storage solution.

    What is most valuable?

    There has been a lot of changes in HPE Primera OS, and most of the time any package related to it is simple to upgrade. It does not require any support for the operation. The customer can easily deploy any code directly from the GUI which is very good. Additionally, we have individual storage we can allocate and easily manage.

    What needs improvement?

    We used to receive hardware errors a lot of times. The ambient temperatures rise rate was approximately 35 to 55 degrees, but when it was approximately 27 or 28, we used to get errors a lot.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using HPE Primera for approximately one year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable. However, in the older versions, we used to see a lot of hardware failures and any indications we have a node battery to be replaced. We have almost 18 storage for the last three months, we are not receiving LSA messages, whereas before we were receiving one per month. We used to receive storage or hardware issues from the HPE Primera side. Things have been better.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalable of the solution is good. Recently, we have upgraded one of the storage from 50TB to 100TB. It's very easy to mount and connect. There is be no issue with expansion. We can easily upgrade the endpoint and does not take much time. It all can be done without downtime for that. Adding in an SD card is similar to how we have mounted the expansion.

    We have around 20 storage HPE Primera's, and we have approximately 30 applications that are using HPE Primera storage. We have a dedicated mobile application used for banking purposes and a database dedicated to working on HPE Primera.

    How are customer service and support?

    I would rate the technical support of HPE Primera a three out of five.

    The support could improve because it would take a lot of time to get an expert to analyze oh problem. We would be connected to the L1 support and then L2, it can take a long time. If the issue is a P1 case, they are taking a lot of time to get back to us with a solution. P1 is the highest priority and the support we receive from the P2 level is the same.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    High availability of primera storage .

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial installation can take almost one hour. You only need to install the hardware to the rack and application. Once we powered it on, there is no need to create any write groups. Everything is automatically created by the HPE Primera OS.

    What about the implementation team?

    The deployment was done by HPE.

    What other advice do I have?

    Other than the support for HPE Primera it is a good solution.

    I rate HPE Primera an eight out of ten.

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    PeerSpot user
    Service Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
    MSP
    Top 20
    All-flash storage solution with good stability, higher storage capacity, and better ROI
    Pros and Cons
    • "HPE Primera is an all-flash storage product that's very stable and has a higher storage capacity. It can also give better ROI compared to NetApp."
    • "Increasing the IOPS and throughput values would make the product even better. Improving the scalability of HPE Primera is also recommended."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use HPE Primera for all our storage requirements.

    What is most valuable?

    What we like most about HPE Primera is that it's an all-flash storage solution, and it's a new generation of storage.

    What needs improvement?

    I'm very satisfied with HPE Primera, so I can't think of an area for improvement, but if they could increase the value of the IOPS and the throughput, that would be good.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using HPE Primera for two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    HPE Primera is a very stable product. We don't have any issues with it.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    HPE Primera is scalable, it covers our needs, but if our needs are too big, the support or expansion is limited. Its scalability could still be improved.

    How are customer service and support?

    On a scale of one to five, with one being the worst and five being the best, I would rate the technical support for HPE Primera a five. I'm very happy with their support.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We previously used NetApp. We switched to HPE Primera because it's a new generation of storage, so we preferred it over NetApp.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup for HPE Primera was easy for me, because an HPE engineer installed and configured it, but I'm not sure if setting it up was easy for the engineer.

    What about the implementation team?

    We used a third-party to deploy the product, an HPE engineer.

    What was our ROI?

    The ROI for HPE Primera is good. I'm happy with it because it's an all-flash array solution, and there's this huge capacity of SSD all-flash disks. Electricity expenses for HPE Primera are lower, and its storage capacity is higher. Its ROI is better than the ROI we got from NetApp.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    I don't know the licensing cost of the product because we ordered all bundled licenses, so I don't have pricing information for them.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I evaluated Pure Storage Flash Array and NetApp.

    What other advice do I have?

    I used Pure Storage Flash Array in the past, but our current customer uses HPE Primera for storage.

    The maintenance of HPE Primera doesn't require staff, but we had one engineer who took care of its installation and configuration.

    I'm rating HPE Primera nine out of ten.

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    Associate Vice President - IT at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 10
    Storage guranteed uptime is 100% and Data avilability is 100%. Other brands give a guranteed uptime of 99.999%
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime."
    • "One of the drawbacks of the model we purchased is that it is not running NVMe drives. Even though they say that it is NVMe-ready, it is still on the SSD drives. The model that we purchased has only eight hard drives, and only the ones on the top could work on NVMe. The rest of them are still on the SSD. Its competitors, such as EMC and Pure Storage, are moving or have already moved to NVMe. HPE should improve this solution for NVMe. HPE should also improve IOs in this solution. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use it for databases and application VMs. We are using the latest version of this solution.

    What is most valuable?

    The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime.

    What needs improvement?

    One of the drawbacks of the model we purchased is that it is not running NVMe drives. Even though they say that it is NVMe-ready, it is still on the SSD drives. The model that we purchased has only eight hard drives, and only the ones on the top could work on NVMe. The rest of them are still on the SSD. Its competitors, such as EMC and Pure Storage, are moving or have already moved to NVMe. HPE should improve this solution for NVMe.

    HPE should also improve IOs in this solution. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for almost six months.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It is scalable, but we haven't scaled it. We purchased it with the required capacity, and it will suffice for our needs for the next couple of years. We have 2,000 plus users who access this Primera storage through applications.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We haven't contacted their technical support. We didn't have any issues since we purchased it.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We used Hitachi G200 and HPE 3PAR for two or three years. Both these models are a minimum of six or seven years old. The main difference is that HPE Primera is on SSD. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage.

    How was the initial setup?

    It wasn't simple, but it also wasn't so complex.

    What about the implementation team?

    It was implemented by HPE. Even though we have got the Proactive Care warranty, it currently doesn't require any maintenance. We have just two admins.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    It is basically in the mid-range of the price. It is not cheaper than Hitachi, but it is cheaper than Pure Storage. There are no additional costs. Everything was taken care of in the price.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend this solution, but it depends on the use cases for which you want to use the storage device.

    I would rate HPE Primera an eight out of ten.

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    Mehmet Inoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
    IT Infrastructure Manager at Yıldız Holding
    Real User
    Top 10Leaderboard
    An easy-to-integrate solution with a simplified interface and reasonable price
    Pros and Cons
    • "The interface is simplified."
    • "Some application solutions can be more acceptable on the HPE Primera site."

    What is our primary use case?

    We deploy all our application services on the Primera Storages. In addition, we consolidate all of our environment on Primera Storage, a full flash system.

    How has it helped my organization?

    The interface is simplified and easy to integrate with other solutions.

    What is most valuable?

    The most important thing for us is the IOPS. It's produced because a full flash system is a requirement for us. Last year we used a three-part hybrid solution in our environment and needed some IOPS on our site. HPE Primera met this requirement for us entirely.

    It seems sufficient for our environment, but if our requirement increases in two years, then we can plan. So there's no need to make any improvements right now.

    What needs improvement?

    Some application solutions can be more acceptable on the HPE Primera site because the size is important and costly.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using this solution for approximately one year, deployed on private cloud. Our cloud provider is Turkcell in Turkey.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is a stable solution.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It is a scalable solution. I do not know the exact number of people using the solution, and only the Active Directory team has those details.

    How are customer service and support?

    HPE Primera's support is right because we've worked with HPE for years. So, there's no problem with the support.

    How was the initial setup?

    I don't have details about the initial setup.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The pricing is reasonable. It is GreenLake Services, and we pay monthly. Unfortunately, I cannot share details of our licensing costs.

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate this solution an eight out of ten. I suggest full flash solutions in the environment to speed up the application process. Before Primera Storage, we also used some hyperconverged systems, but in the hyperconverged systems, we had to tackle IOPS requirements. Due to this, HPE Primera is the right solution for the IOPS requirement environment.

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    MukundKambli - PeerSpot reviewer
    Senior Solutions Architect at Team Computers
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    Top 5
    The solution provides high-performance computing, and a good IOPS ratio, but limited scalability
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable feature is the ability to provide the IOPS ratio which is required by a lot of our customers."
    • "The initial setup is not straightforward."

    What is our primary use case?

    The primary use case of this solution is for backend storage that provides instant access to client data.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature is the ability to provide the IOPS ratio which is required by a lot of our customers.

    What needs improvement?

    HPE offers a lot of storage solution options but they don't offer matrix storage which is available with some of their competitors like Dell and because of this, they can't meet some customer requirements.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using the solution for one year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable most of the time but there are some cache issues at times.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution has limited scalability.

    How are customer service and support?

    The initial response from technical support is quick within two to three hours but it can take some time between the initial call and the time the engineers align. Once the engineers are aligned they are very knowledgeable and resolve the issue quickly.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is not straightforward. The deployment takes around two and a half to three days. On a scale of one to five for deployment, I give this solution a one.

    What about the implementation team?

    We implement the solution for our clients.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The cost is $75,000 for a three-year contract. The cost is worth it to our clients as long as their requirements are met.

    What other advice do I have?

    I give the solution a seven out of ten.

    HPE Primera is great for rendering purposes and image processing. The solution provides high-performance computing.

    20% of our clients use HPE Primera.

    The solution has a good IOPS ratio for the cost but if you require a very high IOPS ratio I would recommend a commercial solution.

    The next level up from HPE Primera is the HPE Alletra 5000 series.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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