HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. StarWind SAN & NAS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE 3PAR StoreServ
Score 9.1 out of 10
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HPE 3PAR StoreServ is a flash storage option, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
StarWind SAN & NAS
Score 9.8 out of 10
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StarWind SAN & NAS is an HCL-certified software-defined shared storage for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. The solution also enables the user to repurpose servers into certified backup targets if they are using Veeam. StarWind SAN & NAS, as a Linux-based VM, leverages all the features of ZFS to ensure optimal storage use, data safety and integrity. The solution is designed to present a unified,…N/A
Pricing
HPE 3PAR StoreServStarWind SAN & NAS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE 3PAR StoreServStarWind SAN & NAS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
HPE 3PAR StoreServStarWind SAN & NAS
Small Businesses

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StarWind Virtual SAN
StarWind Virtual SAN
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
NetApp FAS Storage Arrays
NetApp FAS Storage Arrays
Score 8.5 out of 10
StarWind Virtual SAN
StarWind Virtual SAN
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
NetApp AFF A-Series
NetApp AFF A-Series
Score 9.6 out of 10
IBM Spectrum Scale
IBM Spectrum Scale
Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE 3PAR StoreServStarWind SAN & NAS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(8 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE 3PAR StoreServStarWind SAN & NAS
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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StarWind
StarWind is best suited for the integration and deployment part and for the storage part as well. The product is budget-friendly and helps us to improve business agility. Can't think of negative scenarios as of now.
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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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StarWind
  • Ease of Deployment
  • Management interface
  • Documentation and support
  • performance
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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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StarWind
  • Can improve documentation.
  • Can more focus on user training.
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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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StarWind
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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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StarWind
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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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StarWind
We chose StarWind SAN & NAS over Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct because it was more flexible to configure.
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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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StarWind
  • Allowed us to go all flash for 1/5 the cost
  • Boosted end user experience due to high iops on flash
  • lowered expenses on arrays and licensees
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