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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.""The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"If there is a problem then the HPE facility will detect it and immediately contact me.""The solution offers good stability.""The product lasts a very long time without having to be replaced. It's had a very long life.""The initial setup was straightforward.""This product is stable, aside from the performance problems we had.""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.""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.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is data mirroring.""The solution runs pretty fast.""InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed""The performance and the processor are good.""In the 20 days that we have been using this solution, it has been stable.""The replay and IOPS work well.""This product is very easy to set up.""Some of the beneficial features I have found are the Block-level backups, the interface is easy to use, backups work well and the portal is functional."

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

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"The price is a little bit high.""The replicating software is pretty complicated. I probably would have put it on a sequence.""As long as they can keep the solution stable, it will be good. Stability is very important to us.""Although we experienced malfunctions where a virus was running and it failed.""This product has come to the end of its lifecycle.""I would like to see an automatic re-balancing system or functionality for adaptive optimization.""Its price is a bit high for adding another tree.""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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"Scalability, in terms of being able to scale out, is not easy and should be improved.""The solution requires a higher availability.""We have had some stability issues with one array which has happened twice during subsequent software updates but is due to a bad Postgres database.""I would like to see an added feature to auto-fix, or a dynamic alerting system on storage.""The most difficult part about Nimble was the fact that it didn't have a standard length.""The dashboard can be improved.""The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with.""We want to start storing data in the cloud really soon and we are looking at options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The licensing fees are very reasonable."

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"We paid for five years of support when we purchased the product.""The SSD is a little bit expensive.""This is not an expensive product but every time you add capacity to it, you need to pay for re-balancing.""Its price is a bit high for adding another tree, but when we purchased it, it was okay with us. We had compared it with EMC and other solutions, and it was okay at that point in time. Our storage has a lifespan of seven to eight years. When you purchase it, you need to keep a headroom of around 40% to 50%. After three to four years, you generally plan for an upgrade. The price is not so bad today for two years or so, and within a year, I might find that I have to upgrade or increase the storage. This usually happens when there is a radical change or a new application has come that is consuming a lot of data, but generally, there is a plan for the amount of data that we generate and the storage upgrade.""It is lower in price as compared to other vendors, such as Dell. As compared to Huawei, all storage solutions are expensive, including this one.""It is a bit more expensive. IBM is cheaper than HPE in Turkey.""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.""The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it."

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"The pricing is better than some of the competitors, such as Dell EMC.""Nimble Storage is too expensive for our enterprise customers.""I would classify it as an expensive product.""HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time.""The price is negotiable and when we first received the quote it was expensive, but after dealing with them and receiving a discount, the price is reasonable.""The solution is a little pricey compared to others on the market.""I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela.""We pay a one-time fee for terabyte licenses, and the support is paid yearly."

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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 solution is easy to install.
Top Answer: We're using it as a SaaS. The pricing is reasonable. It's not cheap, however, I don't consider it to be overpriced. We… more »
Top Answer: HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Vs. VxRail One of the best things about the HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is the three, two, one,… more »
Top Answer: Even if one control fails, it automatically turns on the other controller and everything moves from one to the second… more »
Top Answer: The price of the solution is a little high, although the performance is very good.
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
Nimble 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

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

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.

Our Predictive Flash platform closes the app-data gap, giving you the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, we radically simplify operations. 
Once you’ve experienced our simplicity, you’ll never go back to traditional infrastructure again. Over 9,000 customers rely on Nimble to power their businesses, both on-premise and in the cloud.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MC
Ace Relocation, Atkins Nutritionals, Berkeley Research Group, Canadian International School, City of Hot Springs, Clackamas County, Corona-Norco Unified School District, Ideal Integrations, Linear Technology, P&O Maritime, Retail Apparel Group (RAG), Virtual Radiologic
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. HPE Nimble Storage and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 27 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 18 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "Robust and easy to use with a simple setup ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Beneficial management software, straightforward installation, and good support". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), IBM FlashSystem and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore and Pure FlashArray X NVMe. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. HPE Nimble Storage report.

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