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IBM FlashSystem 7200

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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 7200

It should be noted that although this is marketed as a mid-range storage system, it has many advantages which includes the use of NVMe (flashcore) drives, IBM Spectrum Virtualize and AI capabilities. The advantages of a storage designed with end-to-end NVMe, i.e. IBM FlashCore, enables the system to provide ultra-low latency performance which is necessary for certain mission critical systems i.e ERP. Another cool feature is IBM Storage Insights, which allows the system to provide predictive analytics for storage optimization as well as simplifies management and support of the unit.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.1
Flash Array Performance
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.7
Flash Array Integration
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.5
Data Compression
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.1
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 7200
7.6
Simplicity
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 7200
7.6
Power Savings
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.1

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 7200

  • Much faster than prior Storwize V7000.
  • Good option for midtier storage virtualization controller with local NVMe storage capacity.
  • For existing SVC customers, it's an easy fit and no learning curve.
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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • IBM has been a leader in data management for a long time and Flashsystem doesn't give much to its competitors to challenge it. they're very robust
  • though the UI to work with takes some time to get used to for DataBase Admins
Anonymous | 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 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 9.3
Based on 3 answers
The results we have obtained are much better than expected, the amount of IOPS are good but the latency is very good, although it is not the best for databases and sequential writing, the team meets and exceeds expectations for secondary storage. , I am convinced that for small and medium-sized organizations it can be a great alternative considering the cost per TB, the ease of implementation, the ease of use and the support.
Esteban Rey | 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 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is just IBM, it is pretty good
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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

We ended up shifting from the IBM Storwize v7000 platform to the NetApp AFF platform and have been extremely pleased by the performance, cost, and efficiency thus far. The systems certainly have similarities but the NetApp AFF has met all of our expectations thus far and making changes to the storage being presented (i.e. growing a volume) is much more straightforward on our AFF system.
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 7200

  • When data is managed, the ROI is there, as the manual error is nullified.
  • Scalable-can be expanded in the future hence future proof.
  • Security is also there.
  • All of the above are making this future proof with ROI in the long run.
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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

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 7200
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200
9.3

Support Rating

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0
IBM FlashSystem 7200
10.0

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