Huawei OceanStor Dorado Review

Good stability and performance with helpful technical support


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use it for our VMware and some of our systems.

What is most valuable?

We like that the solution is all-flash.

The solution has a sufficient amount of storage on offer.

The solution is very stable.

So far, we have found it to be quite scalable.

The initial setup is fairly straightforward and not overly complex. The installation and management are very easy.

The performance is very good. 

Technical support is quite good.

What needs improvement?

The solution can always be more stable.

The product could always be faster.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for about four months or so. It's still relatively new.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution's stability is good. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. Its performance is reliable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have found the scalability to be pretty good. If a company needs to expand it, it can do so with relative ease.

We have about 5,000 users on the solution currently.

We do have plans to increase usage in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is quite good. They are helpful and responsive. We've been happy with their level of support.

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

We did previously have another solution, however, I can't recall what the actual name of the product was.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is not overly complex. it's not difficult. It's straightforward. We didn't have any issues with the setup process.

It's a hardware installation. Afterward, the software installation is done for management purposes.

We have four people on staff that can handle any maintenance required. They are all engineers.

What about the implementation team?

We used a Huawei consultant. The process went smoothly and we were happy to have their assistance.

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

It's my understanding that we paid a one-time licensing fee.

What other advice do I have?

We're a customer and an end-user.

We use the Dorado 6000 model and it is the latest version.

I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten overall. We have been quite satisfied with the solution.

I'd definitely recommend the solution to others.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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