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2019-06-25T06:38:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for HPE 3PAR StoreServ?

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Top 10Real User

The licensing cost for HPE 3PAR StoreServ is expensive.

2021-10-20T19:58:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 have an annual support contract. It will contain a certain percentage of the storage cost.

2021-09-13T17:04:10Z
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Top 5Real User

We purchased the total package for approximately $60,000. That was purchasing it outright.

2021-09-09T20:42:12Z
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Top 10Real User

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

2021-07-16T20:28:31Z
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Top 20Real User

This product is a little bit costly, although this is because it is a high-quality product. There was a one-time cost when we procured this product and there are no monthly or yearly licensing fees.

2021-05-13T18:41:44Z
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Top 20Real User

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. We have done total cost of ownership calculations over the past five years, and we also ask for some cost prices for the sixth and seventh year so that we can get some insights into what happens after those five years. We have some systems that are five years old and we keep them because it's flash data storage. It's still almost a three terabyte solid-state drive, and the support cost is not that high. We'll have a look after that. I see other things happening on the Hitachi boxes with all those license defeats. This is also positive for HPE 3PAR StoreServ, everything is on the license. When we bought the systems, it was the case and then I've been reading something about it. You can buy the rest of the licenses. If you buy a system, that will not be replicated to another system, then you get a license without replication software.

2021-02-25T10:50:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-02-22T12:51:53Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a bit more expensive. IBM is cheaper than HPE in Turkey.

2021-01-12T22:36:36Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-01-06T21:04:30Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-12-21T21:40:57Z
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Top 20Real User

This is not an expensive product but every time you add capacity to it, you need to pay for re-balancing.

2020-12-16T01:22:29Z
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Real User

The SSD is a little bit expensive.

2020-11-30T14:44:44Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is moderately priced. It's not the cheapest, nor is it the most expensive option.

2020-11-24T07:49:14Z
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Top 20Real User

We paid for five years of support when we purchased the product.

2020-10-26T17:56:33Z
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Top 5Real User

The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it.

2019-09-12T08:49:00Z
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Real User

This licensing fees for this solution are merged with all of our HP annual costs, which in total are a couple hundred thousand dollars.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

We do not have any licensing fees.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

Our licensing cost are $32,000 annually.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

Think seriously about the very long-term: the three, four, and five-year costs of the solution. Will it still be there doing what your company needs? Do not just look at the initial capital outlay of year one.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

Our licensing costs are all lumped together with everything else, so I don't know the breakout.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

For the entire six node cluster and the two 7200 units plus the Brocade Fibre switches, we financed it through HPE Financial. It was $850,000. We leased that and paid it off in October of 2018. I have to renew support in October for the existing solution. That will cost me roughly $50,000 this year, which in the grand scheme of things, $50,000 is not that much compared to paying $850,000. However, it will be the last year that I'll be able to get direct support from HPE. Therefore, product has to be replaced in 2020.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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I would like it to be cheaper.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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