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Manager of Customer Services with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A scalable, stable solution for database work with excellent technical support

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for clusters, database work (Oracle and MySQL), and storage.

What needs improvement?

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. An additional feature I would like to see in the next release is for the management interface not to depend on Java.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for three and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is easy to use and very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable, but we required an extension. …

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for clusters, database work (Oracle and MySQL), and storage.

What needs improvement?

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.

An additional feature I would like to see in the next release is for the management interface not to depend on Java.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for three and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is easy to use and very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable, but we required an extension.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good.

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

Previously, I used EMC VNX. We switched because we couldn't monitor anything unless we uploaded a data file to EMC and they send us back an analysis.

How was the initial setup?

The installation of the solution required three people and took three days, but for the storage-side, it took eight hours to get running.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
TS
Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Good compression, excellent price, and superior deduplication

What is our primary use case?

 The primary use of this solution is exclusively for VDI.

What is most valuable?

 I find the most valuable feature to be compression and deduplication. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could be improved in regard to space reclamation by adding automation. This should be added to the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have only had to adjust the solution four times in the time I have used it, it is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is moderately simple to scale. We have approximately 1000 computers using the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The…

What is our primary use case?

 The primary use of this solution is exclusively for VDI.

What is most valuable?

 I find the most valuable feature to be compression and deduplication. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could be improved in regard to space reclamation by adding automation. This should be added to the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have only had to adjust the solution four times in the time I have used it, it is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is moderately simple to scale. We have approximately 1000 computers using the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been fantastic.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward, it took approximately 45 minutes.

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

We purchased the solution as CapEx and we only pay support now. I find the pricing fantastic. 

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others looking into the implementation of the solution is to pay attention to detail if you are on iSCSI. 

I rate HPE 3PAR StoreServ a nine out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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JO
Snr Systems Enginee at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Stable, reliable, and good technical support

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE 3PAR StoreServ for many purposes, such as our database files.

What is most valuable?

The solution has been good since it was installed, we have not had many problems. We are trying to upgrade the solution to a more current improved solution because it is at its end of life.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by being able to handle larger data.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE 3PAR StoreServ for a few months. The company has been using the solution for approximately five years. The version we are using is at its end of life, it is a traditional server setup in our environment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE 3PAR StoreServ has been stable.

How are customer

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE 3PAR StoreServ for many purposes, such as our database files.

What is most valuable?

The solution has been good since it was installed, we have not had many problems. We are trying to upgrade the solution to a more current improved solution because it is at its end of life.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by being able to handle larger data.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE 3PAR StoreServ for a few months. The company has been using the solution for approximately five years. The version we are using is at its end of life, it is a traditional server setup in our environment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE 3PAR StoreServ has been stable.

How are customer service and support?

We're being supported locally, but when we have issues with and we have contacted the HPE support, their support is good, it is quick.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate HPE 3PAR StoreServ an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Technical Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
Reliable, scalable, and good technical support

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for database backups.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE 3PAR StoreServ for more than four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is scalable. We have approximately 15 customers using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good but it is expensive.

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

I have used IBM FlashSystems.

What about the implementation team?

We used three engineers from HPE to do the implementation and it took two days.

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

The…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for database backups.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE 3PAR StoreServ for more than four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is scalable.

We have approximately 15 customers using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good but it is expensive.

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

I have used IBM FlashSystems.

What about the implementation team?

We used three engineers from HPE to do the implementation and it took two days.

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

The price of the solution could be reduced for the license and for support.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate HPE 3PAR StoreServ a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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General Manager at a media company with 11-50 employees
Real User
A stable enterprise storage solution

What is our primary use case?

We use it on a project basis and based on the customer's requirements. We use the HPE systems in data centers with servers and virtual environments. This is the most common use case.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

From an overall perspective, all the latest technologies can improve support and performance. This is very important for us.

For how long have I used the solution?

As a company, we have been selling HPE 3PAR StoreServ for more than 24 years.…

What is our primary use case?

We use it on a project basis and based on the customer's requirements. We use the HPE systems in data centers with servers and virtual environments. This is the most common use case.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

From an overall perspective, all the latest technologies can improve support and performance. This is very important for us.

For how long have I used the solution?

As a company, we have been selling HPE 3PAR StoreServ for more than 24 years. Personally, I've been dealing with it for more than 18 years.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give HPE 3PAR StoreServ a nine.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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IE
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Great for information management; stable

What is most valuable?

This is an amazing solution, it's been very good for all our projects. 

What needs improvement?

We use the old disk and we can't make a VMO in HPE 3PAR without getting an upgrade. We activated a new disk but it failed, it's hard to manipulate and format it. The disk might be okay but when we put it in the storage array, it failed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for seven years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution. 

What other advice do I have?

This is an older solution so if you're replacing, buy the new products like Primera and Nimble. I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

What is most valuable?

This is an amazing solution, it's been very good for all our projects. 

What needs improvement?

We use the old disk and we can't make a VMO in HPE 3PAR without getting an upgrade. We activated a new disk but it failed, it's hard to manipulate and format it. The disk might be okay but when we put it in the storage array, it failed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for seven years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution. 

What other advice do I have?

This is an older solution so if you're replacing, buy the new products like Primera and Nimble.

I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Mesut KARACA
Responsible for information processing at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Good support and straightforward setup

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using 3PAR for three months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable. Although we experienced malfunctions where a virus was running and it failed. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have around 1,000 users. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their support is very good. They are available in the case of a malfunction.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate 3PAR a nine out of ten. The stability is the most important.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using 3PAR for three months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable. Although we experienced malfunctions where a virus was running and it failed. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have around 1,000 users. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their support is very good. They are available in the case of a malfunction.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate 3PAR a nine out of ten. The stability is the most important.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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