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Score 8.2 out of 100
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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

HPE Nimble is well suited for any situation where a company wants a stand along or synced across the WAN San solution without needing to invest in too much training for the admins. Since they sell both partly SSD based cache devices as well as all SSD devices, they have the best of both worlds whether you need consistently fast storage with some front end cache or high-level box that is always serving up fast. As in our case, it is also well suited as a back end iScsi based box for cluster scenarios. If a company is just looking for Standard hard drive storage then Nimble is overkill.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
Flash Array Performance
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
Flash Array Integration
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
HPE Nimble Storage
8.7
Data Compression
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
Simplicity
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
Power Savings
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
HPE Nimble Storage
7.4

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

  • Nimble provides top notch predictive flash caching that "just works". We typically see 95% + cache hits daily.
  • World class support... You typically don't' call Nimble support when there are problems, they call you.
  • The Nimble hybrid array is a cost effective solution with no compromises.
  • Infosight, the cloud management dashboard, is easy to use and provides quick access to useful information.
  • Our Nimble has had 100% uptime, 4 years and counting.
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

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 3 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 9.2
Based on 7 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

Comparing Nimble Storage to the top three players EMC, NETAPP, and HP was hard to do. Everyone had their own special perks. Those companies have been around a lot longer. Three years ago when we made our purchase with Nimble, the company was only 3 years old. We were skeptical about the future. As we learned more about Nimble Storage we found out the creator/owner moved from NetApp. He developed code and a new way of thinking for SAN infrastructure to use compression. We found it useful that the company wasn't fresh out of the water, but enhancing. When it came down to price it stacks up about the same as the top three players. You do get more storage for your money. You get compression which can save 5%-20% depending on the data you have. It works great and doesn't have any kind of performance impact. You also get a smaller foot print. I know to get some of the performance and features from HP you have to have two or three arrays. That is at least 12U. One Nimble array is 4U.
Anonymous | 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

  • People walked by my office for the first time ever asking what did we do to the servers because they are much faster. I have never experienced that before when putting in a new piece of equipment.
  • It has paid for itself in space savings of not having to increase the size of the array.
  • Speed and performance and data migration times are all parts of my ROI. Its been a great ride so far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

General

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

HPE Nimble Storage

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
8.3
HPE Nimble Storage
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0
HPE Nimble Storage
9.0

Support Rating

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0
HPE Nimble Storage
9.2

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