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HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage Case Study

Universität Münster


This case study of Universität Münster is based on an April 2019 survey of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE 3PAR we can put data where it needs to be, without customers to decide where they want to put, thus getting performance at a superior price point. "


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

  • Addressed the following issues with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • 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
    • Transparency

Use Case

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

  • Consolidating the following workloads or applications on their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage system:
    • Development and testing
    • VDI
    • Unstructured data aka NAS
  • Deployed the following solutions in conjunction with their HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:
    • VMware
    • Citrix
    • Windows Storage Sever
  • 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 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


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

  • Rates the value of the following HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage capabilities:
    • High performance: valuable
    • High stability: valuable
    • Ability to scale: valuable
    • Consolidated storage management: valuable
    • Reduced footprint (higher capacity density than legacy systems with traditional disk drives): valuable
    • Capacity reclamation (deduplication & compression): very valuable
    • Application-level data snapshotting: valuable
    • Integrated data protection: 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:
  • Improved the following since using HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage:

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