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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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem 5000 is well suited for most environments that requires a high performance storage system. Since the price of flash has decreased significantly over the past years, it can also be used to replace legacy disk based storage systems as part of a company's storage upgrade or refresh plan. If you have a tight budget, then the FlashSystem 5000 can be configured as a hybrid solution to decrease costs a bit. You can then make use of the Easy-Tier functionality to ensure that the data is automatically kept or moved the right type of storage to maintain application performance.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.7
Flash Array Performance
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.9
Flash Array Integration
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.1
Data Compression
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.5
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.0
Simplicity
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.3
Power Savings
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.4

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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

  • It provides a very good balance of price and benefits.
  • Easy migration from older systems using virtualization.
  • IBM FlashSystem 5000 allows the customer to balance performance vs capacity (Data Reduction Pools in the FS5030 have a performance impact due to not having hardware accelerators).
Roberto Etcheverry | 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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

  • They can include Amazon S3 file system protocol in the upcoming releases.
  • By creating a customized patch for a client, they don't really solve the issue for everyone. If multiple users have the same bug, IBM should upload the patch on the official website so that we can download it.
  • They can include the functionality to stretch a cluster natively without using any additional boxes.
my tran | 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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem 5000 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Simplicity and fixability.
Ahmed Ismail | 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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem 5000 9.1
Based on 1 answer
fixability ability and Performance
Ahmed Ismail | 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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

Having both the V5K and V7K, I can't see purchasing another V7K array. The V5000 has held it's own against the V7000, even when enabling features like deduplication that we had to leave off of the V7K for a variety of reasons. It's the same software, and essentially the same hardware, for a lot less money.
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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

  • Flash systems generally use less power and cooling than traditionally disk based storage saving on power and cooling costs
  • The system has a smaller footprint and thus require less rack space in the Data Centre.
  • The system has compression features to extend the storage capacity at no additional costs
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

General

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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

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
8.8
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.1

Support Rating

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.1

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