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Acronis Files Connect

If you have enough Mac clients working off a server, and they need search, or have been causing issues with Office docs, then this is definitely for you. Even if it's just a few users, the price of a small license is quite reasonable. If you don't have these issues, I wouldn't bother. The Mac does SMB "relatively" well.
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is a great storage device for both file and block-level storage needs. You can use it in place of SAN devices required by database servers. It provides an amazing compaction ratio and, hence, reduces overall storage footprint and cost. This is, however, slightly costly if your environment doesn't really see high transactions most of the time.
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Pros

  • Spotlight Search
  • Mac Connectivity
  • Fixing bad behavior of Mac Office, Adobe Apps, etc.
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  • We are using HP 3PAR storeServ 8200 for both our file level and block level storage.
  • I really love the amazing compaction ratio provided by HP 3PAR. Some of our disks have compaction ratio above 25:1, which is super amazing. You can definitely look for around 75% reduction of storage footprints.
  • It has a great user friendly web console "SSMC"(StoreServ Management Console). This is an additional bonus and can be used by even non-storage people like DBA and Network to take a look at storage performance.
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Cons

  • Would love some type of remote administration (web interface, Mac app, whatever)
  • Some logging level between "OH GOD, TOO MUCH" and the "mediocre" default
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  • I was trying to look for what kind of threshold monitoring I can do using the web console for hour HP 3PAR. Though it covers most of the essential threshold alert settings, I was looking for things like CPU overheating, block corruptions. I was told these can not be monitored directly through SSMC but are thrown as minor and major alerts automatically by the system processor.
  • Native reporting features in 3PAR are just fine, but they can be more user friendly and can be made to be more representative.
  • We were facing high disk IOPS and increased service time, due to few overloaded disks. We had to dig this ourselves but it would have been nice if HP 3PAR could have provided some automated recommendations to improve performance.
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We are very satisfied with 3PAR performance and especially the IOPS (Input Output Per Second) is pretty amazing. It is easy to configure and doesn't require much knowledge of storage for Tier 1 support team.
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NetApp does not have RDMA capabilities in CIFS (SMB) and NFS protocols. Also, NetApp All Flash FAS has no direct storage attachment available. Most configurations require additional switches for data access.
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Return on Investment

  • Been a great ROI. We wouldn't be able to function without it, given how many Mac users we have.
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  • The all flash HP 3PAR StoreServ provides great IOPS bandwidth. It depends on how many disks you have, for my environment of 8 disks with 6 TB each SSD, it allows upto 80,000 IOPS.
  • HP 3PAR StoreServ has native offsite replication capability and onsite snapshot copy features. These features allow faster recovery.
  • HP 3PAR StoreServ comes with inbuilt High Availability at controller nodes level and internal disk redundancy. This allows sustaining disk failures or controller node failure without immediately causing downtime.
  • The deduplication feature, when turned on, provides a compaction ratio up to 25:1 times and hence helps reducing overall storage footprint, as HP claims, up to 95 % times.
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Acronis Files Connect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details