Huawei OceanStor Dorado Review

Fast support, easy to deploy, priced competitively, and well-serves our DR purposes

What is our primary use case?

We have this product deployed in our data center and are using it for DR purposes.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is Snap Mirroring.

What needs improvement?

If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Huawei OceanStor Dorado for between four and five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production. We plan to continue using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable and you can expand it to petabytes. We have more than 500 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Huawei's technical support is very advanced. Customers can directly approach a Huawei technical person by logging a ticket and providing an email address. They will definitely respond in one or two hours.

The support is fast but the customer needs to understand what data they need for support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We call use another storage product, the Dell EMC Unity 300.

How was the initial setup?

The installation and configuration are quite simple.

The length of time required for deployment depends on your scenario. If you deploy it as a DR site, it will take between three and four hours to complete. This includes all of the features.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented and deployed in-house.

Not many people are needed for deployment maintenance. A minimum of two people can deploy and manage it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

All of the brands have different architectures for licensing. Some licenses come standard with the product, whereas some you need to buy.

This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market.

What other advice do I have?

For me, this is a good solution and there is no need to improve it. I recommend it to others.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

Dorado 3000 v6
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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