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Question: Which should I choose: HPE 3PAR StoreServ or Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series?
Answer: 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.
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Pros
"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."

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"This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area.""The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware.""Its resilience is the most valuable.""The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less.""The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models."

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"The features which are most valuable are the availability of the system and the management.""HPE 3PAR StoreServ is easy to use, fully featured and has a great graphical user interface.""The initial setup was straightforward.""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.""The solution offers good stability.""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.""The solution is easy to use and very stable.""The product stands on its own in heavy enterprise environments."

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Cons
"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.""I would like to see the management layer improved."

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"The user interface should be made simpler because it is difficult to manage.""Hitachi should launch some small machines in Brazil. The smallest machine here in Brazil is VSP 350, which can be quite big for some of the customers. In China, Hitachi has small models of this equipment, but those models are not available in our region. Its pricing is a big issue for us. We are resellers, and we face some competition from other vendors. Hitachi doesn't always have a good position in terms of the price. Its user interface is also not as good as some of the other competitors, and it can be improved.""They should look at the cost because there are other vendors who offer the same cost with more features.""For the support windows to work, maybe they have to upgrade the firmware of the VSP. They changed the hardware or the disk. I don't know if it was the port blade they changed or a VM for a memory cache. Also, replacing the old target with the processor target would be fine. The old equipment is very easy to manage, and I don't have any bad commentary.""The interface should be simplified and made easier to use."

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"The solution could be improved in regard to space reclamation by adding automation.""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.""Although we experienced malfunctions where a virus was running and it failed.""It is suitable for medium-sized businesses and data centers with less number of users and less important data. It is not really an enterprise-level solution. It needs more capacity. It is also not really stable. It should be more stable. It should also support any server model. It is really weak in this area.""The interface could be improved to match the system.""There is a slight difference between what we expected and what was delivered.""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.""HPE could improve by making an old flash system in order to compete with the current market. For the solution to be more competitive in the mid-range market they could increase the performance."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fees are very reasonable.""This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."

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"It is expensive as compared to other vendors, but its price is good if you are looking for stability, reliability, performance, and security.""When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability.""This is an expensive solution."

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"We purchased the solution as CapEx and we only pay support now. I find the pricing fantastic.""There was a one-time cost when we procured this product and there are no monthly or yearly licensing fees.""This is not an expensive product but every time you add capacity to it, you need to pay for re-balancing.""If HPE reduced the price of 3PAR StoreServ they would be more attractive to mid-range companies.""This solution is expensive. We pay every year for support. It's a lump sum because we pay for data center support services, and everything is included in one.""It is quite difficult to decide on the cost. At one point, I was the project lead to cover with some people, but the price was important and we had its compression calculated. At that moment, it was fair because that was one of the things moving their product due to the cost of HPE 3PAR StoreServ as they were competing with Hitachi and IBM A9000, which I'm not sure if is still available.""It's a good price.""The price of the solution could be reduced for the license and for support."

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author avatarPhPr
Real User

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.

author avatarManager7a60 (Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees)
Real User

Hitachi, if cost and performance for mission-critical apps are high priority. 


Otherwise, HPW 3PAR (or now HPE Primera) will be the best all-around for cost and performance. Plus, HPE's Storage Insight is the best on the market

author avatarreviewer1628133 (User at qsan)
User

It depends on what kind of requirement you will use with this All-Flash Storage Array. 


Usually, high random IOPS is a must for AFA, however, recently there are more and more requirements that are talking about low latency as the key in the virtualization environment. So if you would like just for high random IOPS and MBPs, considering the SAS SSD AFA will be enough, but if lower latency will be your major impact in the environment, NVMe AFA will be the best.

https://blog.qsan.com/why-does...

author avatarreviewer1243038 (CEO/co-founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees)
Real User

NImble Storage from HPE or Primera, Hitachi sold their disk division. HPE 3Par will be announced soon as the end of life. 


Instead, Primera has been created (Primera has the best from Nimble and 3Par). I hope it helps.

author avatarMarcio_Okubo
Reseller

I think that you need to meet the needs looking to the best fit to your environment. Looking into Hitachi Vantara portfolio, you will see entry level storage to enterprise. At my point of view, performance, reliability and scalability should be considered.


Another consideration above performance (IOPS and latency), you must to provide the correct profile, such as block size, random or sequencial data, cache hit, replication and snapshots needs. All those informations provides a better solution for your environment. 


Dont you forget about the scalability, I think that you must to know how you are growing to fit the best equipment. 

author avatarIngo Münzer
User

Take a Dorado 3000 V6 form Huawei. Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 all-flash storage sets new benchmarks in storage performance and reliability. The OceanStor Dorado delivers best-in-class performance of up to 20,000,000 IOPS. With the AI chips they are the first in the industry to deliver storage systems that get more intelligent
during the application operations.

author avatarSheereen Alashqar
User

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series.

author avatarreviewer1155498 (System Administrator at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees)
Real User

Hi, 


Just assess Pure Storage box as well and also if you are focusing on some specific workload do mention it while discussing with the Pure Storage team like OLTP, DB(SQL/Oracle) or any platform service, etc. At last, your budget is also a major factor while evaluating. As all Flash Arrays do cost more.

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less.
Top Answer: It always depends on what technology you need. Because if you need a very fast flash disk, it's going to be more… more »
Top Answer: For the support windows to work, maybe they have to upgrade the firmware of the VSP. They changed the hardware or the… more »
Top Answer: HPE 3PAR StoreServ is easy to use, fully featured and has a great graphical user interface.
Top Answer: The licensing cost for HPE 3PAR StoreServ is expensive.
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HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
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Overview

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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RETHINK YOUR DEFINITION OF SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

With adaptive, guaranteed data reduction and a 100% data-availability guarantee, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F series helps you tackle complicated business challenges. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) VSP F series delivers up to 4.8M IOPS with sub-millisecond response times.
Featuring legendary Hitachi reliability, VSP F series arrays are backed by the industries only 100% availability guarantee. For these reasons, 80% of the Fortune 500 choose Hitachi all-flash arrays to accelerate the performance of mission-critical applications like Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, Microsoft apps etc. With over 350 patents in flash technology, Hitachi’s innovative mix of flash hardware and software accelerates ROI with enterprise-class reliability and performance.

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.

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Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MC
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise81%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 2nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 30 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.4, while HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "Virtual Storage Platform is the brand name for a Hitachi Data Systems line of computer data storage systems for data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "Robust and easy to use with a simple setup ". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, IBM FlashSystem, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Dell EMC PowerStore. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series report.

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