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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

It is well-suited for small and medium businesses and possibly niches in larger networks. It is iSCSI-based, so not suitable for FC environments. You don't have to have advanced knowledge to implement it, but a little bit of knowledge about how storage works can help. It is excellent for our VMware ESXi environment with three hosts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1
Simplicity
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1

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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

  • Very cost-effective. You choose the hardware.
  • Very reliable and performant.
  • Excellent proactive support. They call us when there is an issue.
  • Very flexible. Can mix and match spinning disk and SSD depending on capacity and performance needs.
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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

  • Not sure what improvements are needed. The UI could possibly be more intuitive.
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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

No score
No answers yet
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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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

We used FC-based EMC and Xiotech previously but they were end-of-support and too expensive to upgrade. We looked at several iSCSI solutions such a Dell, NetApp, and others and the cost performance of StarWind was way better.
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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

  • It enabled us to upgrade our storage and switch from FC to iSCSI at a reasonable cost.
  • iSCSi is so much less expensive to maintain.
  • StarWind is upgradable and you never lose your investment.
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

StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

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
8.9
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

Support Rating

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0
StarWind Storage Appliance (SA)

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