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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Room for Improvement

CP
SAN Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

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. The migration of data to their platform could be better.

Primarily they don't have a lot. They have several EMC elements that they can migrate data from, however, there are many more controllers out there and it'd be good to see a more seamless integration so that that could occur.

I'd like to see 3PAR have some integration with Cloud services.

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MV
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

HPE 3PAR StoreServ has limited flexibility in building replication solutions. There are limitations to the number of IOPS the system can do. It's not bad as it is doing its job. However, for the application, if you need a toolbox, you can build everything concerning periodic replication modes of synchronous or asynchronous three-site, four-site, with supported cascading which requires you to buy an IBM product. 

It also takes a few hours to one day to upgrade the system and sometimes; it takes more time because, in some HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage, you have an eight-node system. If you do an upgrade, you do it node by node and every node might take more than an hour.

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IO
IT Infrastructure & Data Center Operation Engineer at Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt

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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Deputy Manager at CESC Ventures

Its price is a bit high for adding another tree.

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ES
Service & Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

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.

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AH
System Administrator at CDBL

The GUI interface could be improved. I have been having trouble with one issue in particular. If you look at the DC and DR, if there is a communication break and the link went down—so the data is not replicating from DC to DR—there is no way to find out how much data is ready for transmission. Only the size of the data that needs to be transferred after the link comes up. If the firewall link is down, there is no way of seeing how much data is waiting to be transferred. This is a weak point of 3PAR. 

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FM
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

This product has come to the end of its lifecycle. We could keep it for many years but we are following the recommendation from HPE and are looking to either the Nimble or the Primera.

This is an expensive product, so the price could be reduced.

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TK
Sr, Storage Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The replicating software is pretty complicated. I probably would have put it on a sequence.

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LV
ICT Director KA Infra at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The performance of the solution is not good anymore and the software is different from all the other types and is not compatible. There are more negative things at this moment than positive. This is why we are removing them all from our organization this year.

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System Administrator at ON Semiconductor Phils. Inc.

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 auto-discovery of the system is not easy for first-time users.

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CC
Solution Architech at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

Cloud integration could be better. They can also add an NVMe to port to that. I would like to see NVMe in the next release. That's the future or the near future for storage. That will give us a real high throughput and some performance.

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PS
IT Infrastructure and Operational Lead at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees

We had an issue a few months ago where we experienced a degradation in performance.

Every time you scale by adding more capacity, you need to pay for re-balancing services that cannot be performed in-house.

I would like to see an automatic re-balancing system or functionality for adaptive optimization.

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SR
Sr. Manager - IT Systems at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees

I'm not sure how good the security is. 

While the stability is pretty good, it could always be improved upon. 

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Head of IT Department at Sonepar

The price is a little bit high.

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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees

The scalability could be improved plus management. Currently, you can only identify what's connected to it through the system names and the like and it would be helpful to have an overview of everything that comes to it. It's easy to upsize but you can't downsize.

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JM
CCO at a construction company with 11-50 employees

We do see room for improvement, especially in regard to expanding the defined storage areas.

The alerting system could also be improved. If there are issues with the system, it's supposed to send emails and SMS alerts — this could be improved.

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Infrastructure and Networks at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Currently, we are finishing the possible quotation to upgrade the 3PAR we have here in Portugal. 

It's a case of obsolescence. Since we have had the machine for four years we must remove the old one to put in the new one.

I would like to see more storage, a better interface, and to move from mechanical disks.

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VK
GM at a computer software company with 1-10 employees

There is a slight difference between what we expected and what was delivered.

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MD
Technical Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

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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AT
Director of Technology Services at a educational organization with 201-500 employees

The interface could be improved to match the system.

The initial setup could be simplified.

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PS
Storage Infrastructure Engineer at Cambridge Health Alliance

The configuration and flexibility should improve.

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LB
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

This solution only provides active-passive replication, as opposed to active-active. Competing products also provide active-active replication.

Adding support for Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) would be an improvement.

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Responsible for information processing at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

As long as they can keep the solution stable, it will be good. Stability is very important to us.

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GA
Senior technical and storage expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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.

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MS
Manager of Customer Services with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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TS
Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 501-1,000 employees

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

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HP
General Manager at a media company with 11-50 employees

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

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IE
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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