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Attribute Ratings

  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

92%
8 Ratings
6.6

IBM Spectrum Scale

66%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

100%
1 Rating

IBM Spectrum Scale

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

100%
6 Ratings

IBM Spectrum Scale

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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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IBM

When you get a Spectrum Scale solution from IBM you are certain of two things. 1) You will need a specialized storage admin who will be able to take all of its advantages and make available for your organization. It is an appliance that not so many storage admins would be comfortable working on. Invest properly on both hardware and human resources. 2) You will scale forever. We started with a couple of hundred of Terabytes and grew to dozens of Petabytes.
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Pros

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • 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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IBM

  • Good for storage Optimizing.
  • Good velocity.
  • Strong agility in the product.
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Cons

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • 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).
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IBM

  • Better ways to update
  • Less outage time in the upgrades.
  • More time between versions
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Pricing Details

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    IBM Spectrum Scale

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Spectrum Scale editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      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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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      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.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      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.
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      IBM

      Spectrum Scale is a unique product in that it allows for both storage management and orchestration.
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      Return on Investment

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      • 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.
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      IBM

      • Positive impact: one solution for many years to come. Turn your CAPEX on many many years of OPEX.
      • Negative impact: it is an expensive solution.
      • It is a door to send your less frequent accessed data to the cloud, and still under the umbrella one solution.
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