2019-05-19T22:16:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about HPE 3PAR StoreServ?

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DN
Information Technology Team Lead with 1-10 employees
Real User
2022-01-30T06:33:58Z
Jan 30, 2022

HPE 3PAR StoreServ has a good interface, it is user-friendly and easy to use.

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Emir Erkara - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Coordinator at HMY
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2022-01-05T07:26:52Z
Jan 5, 2022

We choose 3PAR for its speed. It's so fast and reliable.

AH
System Administrator at CDBL
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-12T12:43:39Z
Nov 12, 2021

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.

PS
Storage Infrastructure Engineer at Cambridge Health Alliance
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-20T19:58:56Z
Oct 20, 2021

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is easy to use, fully featured and has a great graphical user interface.

SR
Sr. Manager - IT Systems at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-13T17:04:10Z
Sep 13, 2021

The solution is easy to install.

IE
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-07-14T15:15:00Z
Jul 14, 2021

This is a stable solution.

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HP
General Manager at a media company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-06-03T19:28:58Z
Jun 3, 2021

I like that it's stable. This is the reason why we're using these products. We work in the broadcast market, and stability is very important. HPE has global services, and that's also important. Dell and HPE are some big companies, and their solutions are robust and stable.

VK
GM at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-13T18:41:44Z
May 13, 2021

This is a very robust product and it offers everything that we are looking for.

MV
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-25T10:50:00Z
Feb 25, 2021

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.

TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-22T21:18:59Z
Feb 22, 2021

The intelligence around the solution is good.

JohnMitchell - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Information Technology Division at a construction company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-22T12:51:53Z
Feb 22, 2021

The features which are most valuable are the availability of the system and the management.

LB
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-12T15:38:26Z
Feb 12, 2021

The speed is very good.

CP
SAN Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
2021-01-15T23:26:34Z
Jan 15, 2021

The product stands on its own in heavy enterprise environments.

ES
Service & Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-12T22:36:36Z
Jan 12, 2021

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.

GA
Senior technical and storage expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-11T12:04:14Z
Jan 11, 2021

It is easy to set up, easy to use, and user-friendly. It is easier to work with HPE 3PAR than with Hitachi. Its technical support is also good.

IO
Senior IT Infrastructure & Data Center Operation Engineer at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-06T21:04:30Z
Jan 6, 2021

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.

MS
Manager of Customer Services with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-29T16:24:00Z
Dec 29, 2020

The solution is easy to use and very stable.

Sisir Ghosh - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager at CESC Ventures
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-21T21:40:57Z
Dec 21, 2020

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.

PS
IT Infrastructure and Operational Lead at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-16T01:22:29Z
Dec 16, 2020

This product is stable, aside from the performance problems we had.

Mesut KARACA - PeerSpot reviewer
Responsible for information processing at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-27T14:55:17Z
Nov 27, 2020

The product lasts a very long time without having to be replaced. It's had a very long life.

Mesut KARACA - PeerSpot reviewer
Responsible for information processing at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-27T14:49:00Z
Nov 27, 2020

The initial setup was straightforward.

TK
Sr, Storage Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-24T07:49:14Z
Nov 24, 2020

The solution offers good stability.

Tomas Stasek - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT Department at Sonepar
Real User
2020-10-26T17:56:33Z
Oct 26, 2020

If there is a problem then the HPE facility will detect it and immediately contact me.

Payman Maher - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Specialist at Informatics Services Corporation
Real User
2019-09-14T04:53:00Z
Sep 14, 2019

The most valuable feature of this solution is the native full mesh (multi-pathing).

Ricky Santos - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.
Real User
Top 10
2019-09-12T08:49:00Z
Sep 12, 2019

Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients.

it_user645615 - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Jadeh Abrisham Rayaneh
Real User
2019-08-29T08:53:00Z
Aug 29, 2019

Any action we want to do with a Dell EMC product needs a license. But with 3PAR's converged solution, at least there is no need to purchase more licenses to get the all the features that we need. We can get basic and mid-range features without licenses.

CC
Senior Consultant at Computacenter
Consultant
2019-07-11T14:40:00Z
Jul 11, 2019

This solution has allowed for massive performance acceleration of all workloads and massively increased availability (with peer persistence/transparent failover feature).

GS
Data Center Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The stability is what we consider to be the best feature it provides. The stability of this solution is what conquers us, every day.

WayneCross - PeerSpot reviewer
Director IT at Borden Ladner
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

We have been able to scale faster and get our applications out in much less time. We don't need to worry about the platform's ability to manage the workload, so we are pretty happy.

Cindy Cecutti - PeerSpot reviewer
Director IT at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The InfoSight feature helps us with troubleshooting problems in our environment.

Julie Imoto - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Manager at Leidos Holdings Inc.
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

It allows us to cohost as needed. We are able to put more systems on one data storage system and it is still able to deliver the availability and speed that we need it to deliver.

AD
Director of North America at a sports company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

We can do more, faster, whether it's spinning up more virtual machines or handling large amounts of data.

Leonardo Amarello - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at NV GEBE
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

It is easy to use and understand. It is also very stable.

SA
Systems Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The solution has improved our throughput by helping us keep up with the demand and acquisitions that we have been going through.

CS
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

If you can handle the IOPS, throughput is a natural byproduct. Usually, IOPS is where you are capped. HPE has done a great job in making sure that our IOP-intensive EMRs stay up and running. We have really good performance on them.

EJ
HP-UX System Admin at L3 Technologies Inc
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

Its snapshot capability is the most valuable feature, because replicate our databases from production to nonproduction for development. This allows us to do it very quickly.

JT
Network Admin at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The product has definitely improved throughput. We are able to more efficiently see patients because all of our medical records and practice management software seems to run faster. Uploading images and charts is a lot faster. Recalling information in the exam rooms is faster. The overall throughput of data, going back and forth, is so we can more efficiently see patients, and it also helps increase our patient flow. We can see patients a lot faster, getting them in and out a lot more quickly.

Raphael Gondim - PeerSpot reviewer
Coordinator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The solution has increased our performance by about 40 percent.

DW
IT Manager at BouMatic LLC
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

In the deployment of virtual servers, I can have a new VM up and running in 15 minutes, run the patches, then done. I routinely fire up base images that I have for my servers: Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016. I routinely fire those base images up and do all the updates, then prep them again for cloning. With 3PAR, we definitely have the performance to do that. Those images I do keep on SSD just to have that performance to deploy a new VM.

MR
Systems Engineer Manager at Ingles Markets, Incorporated
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The solution’s deduplication functionality works great. We are getting about a 16:1 dedupe ratio on our VM workloads.

CB
Assistant Manager of Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

They provide very good support for our mission-critical processes.

DS
Infrastructure Analysts at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The deduplication functionality is great. We have seen a lot of benefits in the deduplication ratio. So, it has proven that it is a good cost savings.

AL
Server Analyst at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

We have been able to back up our data more frequently now that we have everything on flash. It responds a lot faster, so the IOPs are a lot faster.

MM
Assistance Administrator with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

It has allowed us to set up a fully functioning disaster recovery site with replication, which we have been able to configure between our 3PAR systems.

AM
IT Manager at a energy/utilities company
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The solution has helped our organization reduce time to deployment by about 60 to 70 percent, because I am able to spin up new systems within four to six hours, where it used to take me two to three days.

TZ
IT Infrastructure Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

If it runs, and you don't know about it, that is the best thing that you can have in IT infrastructure. This is what 3PAR does for us.

TC
Computer Systems Administrator at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The all-flash positions our organization for growth. If somebody comes to us who needs an application with performance, we have that already formulated.

GP
IT Manager at Credorax
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

We know exactly the capacity that we need for the upcoming year, and it's much easier for us to enlarge the capacity and expose these disk volumes to the relevant servers.

Gustavo Galicia - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect at GTE 24/7
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

Provides High-Availability, security, and high performance

JN
ICT Country Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The solutions has increased our performance. We went from 24,000 IOPS to around 70,000 IOPS.

DB
IT Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The availability of the server has given us increased stability in our environment.

it_user1097235 - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect at M2 Technology
Reseller
2019-05-19T22:16:00Z
May 19, 2019

This solution has given us improved application uptime and performance.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 17, 2021
Which is better and why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
Dec 15, 2021
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 the capabilities of the hardware (including snapshot, replication, and other specific features) come with it, so there is no need for an additional license. In addition, the AI advantages and analytics with InfoSight are definitely powerful. With HPE Primera you are guaranteed great performance with excellent low latency. The AI driven interface is for hybrid cloud, and it also provides insights into any virtualized infrastructure such as proactive recommendations, performance issues, etc. Whatsmore, the dashboards are also great and user-friendly. And the customization capabilities HPE Primera gives you are excellent. From my experience using HPE Primera, there isn’t any real aspect of the solution that needs to be improved other than its high price point. HPE 3par Storeserv is also easy to use and set up. The solution is robust and makes data performance much faster. The data replication feature of HPE 3par does a good job of replicating data cleanly over to a second site. HPE 3par Storeserv also makes it easy to make changes without it affecting your environment. In addition, it comes with a lot of screens with adjustable settings, which makes management easier. Moreover, it is easy to scale, it is very stable, has a very good interface, is reliable, and also allows you to have tiered storage. However, HPE 3par has limitations when it comes to the number of IOPS the system can do and has limited flexibility in regards to building replication solutions. Conclusion: Ultimately, I chose HPE Primera because 3par Storeserv does not have integration with cloud services, which is something I need.
KI
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 17, 2021
@Janet Staver great summary, couldn't have said it better.  However, please note that HPE 3PAR has file support while Primera doesn't.  So, weigh that with your use case and requirements.
GA
Senior technical and storage expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 14, 2021
I'm researching All-Flash Storage Arrays. I'm looking for feedback about HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series. Can anyone help?
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Virgilio Albert - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 5, 2021
Both are great platforms, but if you are considering all flash solutions, I would recommend you to consider Pure Storage. It may be more expensive, but it should pay for itself for its functionalities.
PP
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 5, 2021
3PAR is SAS-based storage. The industry is already moving away from the 35-year-old SCSI-way, so it's not a good idea to buy any product with it.  I'm not sure about Hitachi, but as far as I know, they also have SAS backend, so, the obvious answer to the question "Which should I choose?" is "none of them".  My recommendation is - choose other vendors (or models) which provide end-to-end NVMe support and make a choice between them.
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