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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage Case Study

United Supermarkets


This case study of United Supermarkets is based on an August 2018 survey of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE 3PAR, we’ve been able to better support our customers by creating and deploying new guest services faster. We can be more advanced and modern in our approach, taking advantage of 3PAR’s speed and flexibility .”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • Addressed the following issues with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • Scalability issues with uncontrollable rising costs (CAPEX)
    • Performance issues and errors that were requiring too much time to be spent on administrative tasks (OPEX)
    • Issues with not being able to do much with virtual environments
    • High risks related to unplanned (stability and reliability issues) or planned (upgrades) downtime

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage that the surveyed company uses:

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage system:
    • Development and testing
    • Databases
    • ECommerce
    • Web hosting
    • Big data/analytics
    • Kubernetes containers
  • Deployed the following solutions in conjunction with their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • VMware
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
  • Chose HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage over other vendors, like Dell EMC or Netapp, because:
    • HPE 3PAR offers superior performance, improved reliability, and is easier to use than competitive solutions
    • HPE 3PAR offers a modern storage architecture with a seamless path to next-generation solid state
    • HPE 3PAR fits seamlessly into HPE’s end-to-end total solution of servers, networking, and storage for simplified infrastructure vs. storage only vendors offering point solutions
    • Market leader and innovative solution.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

  • Rates the value of the following HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage capabilities:
    • High performance: very valuable
    • High stability: very valuable
    • Ability to scale: very valuable
    • Consolidated storage management: very valuable
    • Reduced footprint (higher capacity density than legacy systems with traditional disk drives): very valuable
    • Capacity reclamation (deduplication & compression): very valuable
    • Application-level data snapshotting: very valuable
    • Integrated data protection: very valuable
    • Advanced optimization: very valuable
    • Disaster avoidance with advanced replication and application transparent failover: very valuable
  • Reduced the time to perform administrative tasks with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • Performance troubleshooting: 51-75%
    • Storage provisioning: >75%
    • Capacity planning/design: >75%
    • Provisioning upgrades: 51-75%
    • Responding to customer requests: 51-75%
  • Improved the following since using HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • Improved their ability to consistently predict performance with sub-millisecond latency: >75%
    • Reduced their power / cooling / rack space: >75%
    • Improved capacity management per admin: >75%
    • Reduced unplanned or planned downtime for improved availability: >75%

About This Data

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