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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Enterprise Flash Array Storage

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    HPE Nimble Storage

    93%
    HPE Nimble Storage ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Flash Array Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    11 Ratings

    Flash Array Integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    10 Ratings

    Data Compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    11 Ratings

    Non-Intrusive Upgrades

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    12 Ratings

    Simplicity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    12 Ratings

    Power Savings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    11 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • HPE Nimble Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    91%
    8 Ratings
    9.2

    HPE Nimble Storage

    92%
    28 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    HPE Nimble Storage

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    100%
    6 Ratings
    9.1

    HPE Nimble Storage

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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.
    Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    It is appropriate for the high data storage solution. It is quite faster than the other storage devices available in the market. It is used as a storage device in the database to increase its query speed. It can easily store the medical computation and operational data for easily available to all users.
    Akash Khurana | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    • 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.
    Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    • HP Nimble is basically an all in one SAN with SSD cache or in some cases fully SSD based however the thing it does the best is its front end GUI and user management capability making it easy for anyone to ramp up on managing it quickly.
    • The Nimble SAN is also very easily managed when it comes to hardware management. Outside of some major internal parts such as the mainboard, almost everything in the system is duplicated so single failures never bring the system down. Power supplies and drives are easily swapped out.
    • Nimble has incredibly capable and easily accessible support that is available 24/7.
    • The price point on Nimble, though higher than piecing together a home made SAN out of spare Windows Servers, is perfect even for some SMB's.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    • The system requires a physical or virtual system to manage upgrades and patches and for call home features. Most other systems have this integrated into the array. Just another piece of infrastructure to manage.
    • There are some system jobs that come pre-scheduled in the initial setup, but there is at least 1 job that should be added to this by default. When you delete storage, you also need to run a job to compact the CPG (a group where the luns all reside) to reclaim the previously used storage as free. This should be done by default at least monthly in the background.
    • There are 2 different GUI front ends that can still be used. The older version (3 PAR management console) is being phased out (has been for 3 years).
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    • I'd like the GUI to include more information for some of the features such as replication data totals each night. You have to go to the command line for this.
    • It would be nice to have a feature built into the GUI that would show you the command line equivalent to get the same results you are seeing in the GUI.
    • Although the intial setup was easy, they could always improve on that portion. During my setup, I did have to do a lot of back and forth with research on their site as to what each setting was that I was setting up. They could have provided some sort of description for each field within the setup that would have made it easier to know what they were having us set up.
    Jeff Koelker | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    General

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

    Starting Price

    HPE Nimble Storage

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    HPE Nimble Storage 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Nimble is doing its job well and any issues that do come up cause the Nimble support team to alert us before we would potentially see an impact to our production environment. I do wish we could expand into the unused space in the CS210 shelf which is limited by what I assume is a marketing/sales strategy, but we will likely add shelves moving forward.
    Larry Askew | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage 10.0
    Based on 6 answers
    With their phone home technology, we usually have a replacement part on its way by the time we wake up in the morning, or if the event occurs overnight. We have had great support when we had questions or events that required a call.
    Shawn Karr | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    HPE Nimble Storage 9.1
    Based on 10 answers
    Any time I have had to contact support, they have always been quick to respond, and very efficient in resolving any issues. When an action has been required on our side for a fix, they have been very helpful in explaining step by step what was required, and when replacement parts have been needed, we've had them within 24 hours.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    We still use NetApp storage enclosures at each plant for our routine file shares (CIFS) but I would love to swap them out for the HPE 3PARs as we use for our ERP app data. The 3PARS are simply faster and much better at near-instant replication. But even more importantly we can get the reporting that we need from the 3PAR within a few minutes, even custom reports. 3PARs are much easier to manage than NetApps in general and I think that the only place that they compete is in compaction.
    Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    The Main reason for choosing HPE Nimble Hybrid storage is the Cost. However, even though its not ALL Flash Storage it was still providing the high performance, Latency less than 2 ms, good compression and de-duplication, zeop downtime on software upgrade, good reporting through infosight etc. with all these pros, it didn't make sense to invest on a ALL flash storage thats costs 3 time higher than nimble
    Jeeva Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

    • We grew unexpectedly, which forced us to buy a lot of expensive HP SSD's.
    • We have never had any performance issues with this storage.
    Mario Jost | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    • 100% uptime 4 years and counting in a 24/7 environment.
    • Long hardware support lifecycle, with extremely affordable maintenance renewal plans that provide real value.
    • Nimble has been the most cost-effective SAN solution I have ever deployed.
    • The inital costs, ongoing maintenance, and administration requirements were all 50% less than EMC and NetApp.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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