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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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"The features which are most valuable are the availability of the system and the management.""It works well and we don't have any issues with this solution.""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.""This product is stable, aside from the performance problems we had.""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.""HPE 3PAR StoreServ is easy to use, fully featured and has a great graphical user interface.""This is a very robust product and it offers everything that we are looking for.""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."

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"Even if one control fails, it automatically turns on the other controller and everything moves from one to the second instantaneously without any issues.""HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good.""The performance and the processor are good.""This product is very easy to set up.""InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed""Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet.""The management software that runs in the cloud is called InfoSight and it is very good. It is similar to machine learning software that monitors your hardware.""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
"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.""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."

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"An area of improvement for this solution is an increase in the bandwidth as well as an upgrade of the storage functionality and capabilities. The storage needs to be expandable for future-proofing.""The replicating software is pretty complicated. I probably would have put it on a sequence.""We are using a built-in solution in 3PAR. We are using All-Flash Storage, and there are some difficulties with it. HPE has now developed a new tool system to support All-Flash, and that's why we are changing our investment. They must increase its performance. I want unlimited support, which is very important for performance. I am not interested in spinning disks. HPE is developing new storage systems called Primera, but they must be developed more.""I would like to see an automatic re-balancing system or functionality for adaptive optimization.""The price is a little bit high.""This product has come to the end of its lifecycle.""The cloud-based monitoring Infosight would be better if users are automatically enrolled in the cloud/group based on the configuration or information gathered or uploaded on the internet.""The interface could be improved to match the system."

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"There is no active-active controller, which means that we can only have one controller online at a time.""The solution needs to be an active-active controller.""The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with.""HPE does not have suffficient storage.""The scalability could be better.""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.""Scalability, in terms of being able to scale out, is not easy and should be improved.""There is a new version of the Nimble and 3PAR systems called Alletra and they have a lot of new features."

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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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"The price of the solution could be reduced for the license and for support.""We purchased the solution as CapEx and we only pay support now. I find the pricing fantastic.""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's a good price.""We paid for five years of support when we purchased the product.""The SSD is a little bit expensive.""It is a bit more expensive. IBM is cheaper than HPE in Turkey.""If HPE reduced the price of 3PAR StoreServ they would be more attractive to mid-range companies."

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"I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela.""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.""HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time.""There is a one-time price for hardware, and with the software support, everything is included, such as software upgrades. The licensing of the solution is included in the cost of the hardware and the support is an extra cost. We have purchased support on an annual basis, but you can purchase support up front for up to seven years. We usually buy five years and near the time of the expiry, we sometimes extend it.""I would classify it as an expensive product.""We pay a one-time fee for terabyte licenses, and the support is paid yearly.""Nimble Storage is too expensive for our enterprise customers."

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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: 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.
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: HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The… more »
Top Answer: The management software that runs in the cloud is called InfoSight and it is very good. It is similar to machine… more »
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Pavilion HFA
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

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 Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company10%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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 Business20%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise80%
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. HPE Nimble Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 30 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 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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