“Most storage hardware is now a commodity,” Russ Fellows, senior partner at the Evaluator Group told eWEEK. “Can HP break itself out well enough with its software, pre-configurements and ease of use for line-of-business users to continue to make this one of the company’s leading products? Can 3PAR continue to stand up against the EMCs, NetApps, IBMs and Oracles of the world over time?
“I believe they definitely can. The 3PAR platform had a number of unique, industry-leading features when HP acquired them. HP has continued to invest in this product line, and I believe the 3PAR product line is one of the best storage products today.”