All-Flash Storage Arrays NVME Reviews

Showing reviews of the top ranking products in All-Flash Storage Arrays, containing the term NVME
NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS): NVME
Keith Latimer says in a NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) review
IT Operations Manager at Idaho State Insurance Fund

It has helped us improve the performance for our enterprise applications, data analytics and VMs across the board. We recently upgraded from a FAS3250 platform to the AFF A300 all-flash array. Batch times went from approximately seven hours down to about two and a half. Functionality during the day, such as taking or removing snapshots and cloning instances, is higher than it has ever been. 

We are employing the native encryption on disk along with NVMe. Therefore, it is a more secure solution. Our user experience and performance have been remarkably better as well. 

A lot of application administrators have a lot more time. We have been able to do some things that we were unable to do before, so it has helped streamline our business a lot.

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Principal Architect at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

It's a pretty stout solution. NVMe is coming and pretty much everything we want is on their roadmap.

In terms of connecting it to public cloud, we are a public cloud so we connect to ourselves. When it comes to setting up and provisioning enterprise applications using the solution, it depends on the customer use case. Some are quick, some are really complex.

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PyldItgrn734 says in a NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) review
Payload Integration at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

We like the high security, self-encrypting drives, and the NVMe.

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RajkumarKatke says in a NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) review
Technical Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The user experience is fantastic. I'm looking forward to the AFF 800 storage box, which is all-flash with NVMe technologies. This will certainly give a boost to our applications, and make for a better user experience.

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reviewer1223388 says in a NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) review
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The performance of NetApp AFF allows our developers and researches to run models and their tests within a single workday instead of spreading out across multiple workdays.

For our machine learning applications, the latency is less than one millisecond.

The simplicity of data protection and data management is standard with the rest of NetApp's portfolio. We leverage SnapMirror and SnapVault.

In my environment, currently, we only use NAS. I can't talk about simplifying across NAS and SAN, but I can say that it provides simplification across multiple locations, multiple clusters, and data centers.

We have used NetApp to move large amounts of data between data centers, but we do not currently use the cloud.

Our users have told me that the application response time is faster.

The price of the A800 is very expensive, so our data center costs have not been reduced.

We are using ONTAP in combination with StorageGRID for a full data fabric. It provides us with a cold-hot tiering solution that we haven't experienced before.

Thin provisioning has allowed us to over-provision existing storage, especially NVMe SSD, the more expensive disk tier. Along with data efficiencies such as compaction, deduplication, and compression, it allows us to put more data on a single disk.

Adding StorageGRID has reduced our TCO and allows us to better leverage fastest NVMe SDD more, hot tiering to that, and cold tiering to StorageGRID.

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reviewer1223409 says in a NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) review
Specialist Senior at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The price of NVMe storage is very expensive.

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reviewer1223436 says in a NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) review
Tech Solutions Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

We would like to have NVMe on FabricPool working because it broke our backups. We enabled FabricPool to do the tiering from our AFFs to our Webscale but it sort of broke our Cobalt backups. I think they're going to fix it in v9.7. 

The SnapDrive is just another piece of software which is used to manage the storage on the filers. They could use some updates.

We are still a lot of things that we have to think about, like storage and attributes, to be able to go ahead with it.

We haven't gone to their standard Snaps product yet, but that's supposed to centralize everything. Right now, we have to manage individual hosts that connect to the stores. That's sort of a pain.

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AlirezaDanestehpoor says in a NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) review
Senior Storage Engineer at Hyundai autoever

It has improved the application response because the array using the SSD disks are also an NVMe compatible array. We are also using the NVMe host (HBAs) because our fabric is also NVMe compatible with some of the hosts running some mission critical applications with that, AFF, and the back-end storage. We have seen good improvement in the performance of our applications.

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Dell EMC XtremIO: NVME
reviewer851880 says in a Dell EMC XtremIO review
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We've used multiple versions of the solution. We started with a legacy version from the VMAX 40K and then we went to the VMAX All-Flash 450FX. Currently, we are planning also to use PowerMax 8000. We use the on-premises deployment model. We don't deal with any cloud models.

I would rate the solution nine out of ten. I'm talking from the banking sector point of view. The banking sector is a more critical system. You have to keep your system up all day, all week, and you can not lose even a bit of transaction even for a millisecond or microsecond because you'll lose money. From my point of view, it's great, it's not like any other solution.

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Pure Storage FlashArray: NVME
Director85c1 says in a Pure Storage FlashArray review
Director at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I would like to see support for NVMe, end-to-end.

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HPE Nimble Storage: NVME
Solution9877 says in a HPE Nimble Storage review
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The way the market is going, supporting NVMe storage would be useful as a step up.

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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series: NVME
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing

Compared to others, Hitachi products are more complex and not user-friendly. The interface should be simplified and made easier to use. For instance, the EMC Unity series is easier to manage.

In the next release of this solution, it should support NVMe.

An important improvement for this solution is cloud integration (OpenStack), as well as integration with VVoL technologies, Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift.

I can say that in new Hitachi Vantara Products we can see a better interface and easier management.

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IBM FlashSystem: NVME
Gokhan Aricioglu says in an IBM FlashSystem review
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

Ability to compress the data at the NVMe disks is valuable as it is off-loading the process from the storage controller units. Hyperswap feature is valuable as it is increasing the availability without an intervention in the server operating system.

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Usman Rasool says in an IBM FlashSystem review
VP - Head Enterprise IT Infrastructure at MIB

When you add more flash drives or more NVMe, that is the bottleneck or shortcoming with this type of storage. When you fill the first enclosure, you won't be able to add more NVMe until you add more SAS drives.

The security features can be improved such that the encryption does not affect performance in any way.

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Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System: NVME
reviewer1221969 says in an Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System review
Technical Head with 51-200 employees

I would suggest, if you heavily depend on the Oracle solution from the database you should consider Oracle All-Flash because, from my understanding, it is from a single OEM, it's a single solution. It would be a homogeneous environment. I think it would be definitely a better option for customers considering other all-flash storages. It would be better if you consider a solution from Oracle, from the database studio, the storage part.

I would rate it an eight out of ten. To make it a perfect ten, in the next release, I would like for it to be NVMe compliant storage.

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Dell EMC Unity XT: NVME
MahdiBahmani says in a Dell EMC Unity XT review
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing

Dell EMC Unity is designed for performance and optimized for efficiency. This product is perfect for small, and mid-range customers who need to pay less, but still, get enterprise-level capabilities.

Engineered from the ground up to meet market demands for all-flash performance, efficiency, and lifecycle simplicity, the Dell EMC Unity XT All-Flash Storage Arrays are NVMe-ready, implement a dual active architecture, contain dual-socket Intel processors with up to 16-cores, and have more system memory.

All of these modern features enable Dell EMC Unity XT to deliver 2X performance and 75% less latency compared to previous generations. They are:

  • Designed for Performance
  • Optimized for Efficiency
  • Built for Multi-cloud
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Huawei OceanStor: NVME
reviewer730659 says in a Huawei OceanStor review
IT Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The upgrading process needs improvement. Deploy it and notify the customers when new versions and stuff comes out. I don't think they're doing that well.

In the next release, they should have encryption. Compliance is a very big thing in security. If we got encryption in the boxes, clients would be satisfied. We'd also like to see deduplication, compression, and NVMe capabilities. 

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Huawei OceanStor Dorado: NVME
reviewer841566 says in a Huawei OceanStor Dorado review
Head of Research & Development at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The OceanStor V3 5000 was, when we started, the first real NVMe all-flash storage solution. In NVMe, the performance was much more impressive to seek latency and that was unmatched. When we later sold our machine, the supplier did not have any in stock. Only later Dell was able to introduce PowerMax or IBM, and they introduced their new solution integrating the NVMe.  

The other advantage is that HyperMetro functionality is app-specific to VMware or to the virtualized environment to have more reliability and higher capability. It is, therefore, possible to have all the data synchronized, using less storage. All the other features inside the system are very reliable and the installation time was shorter. We use less space for storage now - it decreased from two racks to only four units. That is really impressive.

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Dell EMC SC Series: NVME
reviewer1297803 says in a Dell EMC SC Series review
IT Director - Enterprise Storage and Data Protection at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

I would prefer to have NVME, at least on the back-end and inline deduplication. Anyhow as Dell EMC has announced the new product - Power Store these features will not be available for Compellent.


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