jdixon

From 3PAR 7200 to 8200 or...... PURE Storage?

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We currently have 3PAR 7200 with 10K SAS disk for VDI. We are looking to make the move to all flash to offer performance to our customers. Currently we have narrowed it down between the 3PAR 8200 with 16 1.92TB SSD and the PURE Storage /m20 array.

Both have their pros and cons but here is the main differences:

  • 3PAR has 30TB RAW
  • PURE has 20TB RAW
  • 3PAR will most likely be under 2:1 dedupe since they do not have compression yet
  • PURE will guarantee 4:1 dedupe because they have deduplication and compression already

Has anyone on here made the move from 3PAR to PURE or even from PURE to 3PAR? I would love to hear your experience and things you wish you had or missed from the other SAN.

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If I had to pick one, Pure. 3Par is starting to show its age, bolting on all those added data services over the years like SSD, dedupe, etc. Where as Pure started from the ground up to make those an inclusion. 3Par was cool in the early 2000's. ;-)

When talking AFA, what other vendors have you looked at?

Oh and read the Pure EULA, a competing vendor turned me on to it, and it's hilarious. (In a bad way)

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Are those the only two options? We just started testing SC9000 AFA and have a few other things coming. Sadly Pure won't work with us.

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Yes those are the current two options.

We have spoke to some other vendors but they were pretty out of the ball park as far as pricing goes. The 3PAR seems to have a lot more features than PURE does currently (they are pretty new) but they both seem to be able to provide the performance and reliability. We actually just made the decision to go with the 3PAR today because we found out compression should be out by the end of the year (November to be exact) and they are going to guarantee the usable space to match the PURE.

I haven't seen the EULA. Is it on their website?

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Search for "Pure storage eula," There is a section about not using it in nuclear power plants and life saving applications (Yet they sell a ton to healthcare for EMR systems) Your logo, is now their logo, etc... There are other EULA's similar from other companies at least when it comes to a logo. But the life saving one and nuclear I found amusing.

Back to 3Par.. Shame to choose based on price alone. I'm sure any vendor would have dropped pricing if you tried hard enough, and let them know what you're cross shopping. It's really a customer's market when it comes to AFA.

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I agree, I think more pricing conversations should be had and/or I think you could consider HCI here. Are either options for you?

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