Huawei OceanStor Review

Good flexibility, straightforward to set up, and it is stable

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integration company and we are working with Huawei OceanStor products. It is mainly used for virtualization.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the flexibility in the rail, as it is hybrid storage. It can be used for many different use cases, depending on what our customer requests.

What needs improvement?

The administration should be simplified because there are a large number of options that make it too complicated, and the customers can get confused. The V6 has already been improved and is much simpler, but the V3 is not.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Huawei OceanStor for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not seen any bugs or glitches.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is okay. It depends on whether you are asking the right questions. If you do then you get the right answers, but when the team is asking something that is not straight, then you won't solve the problem right away.

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

In the past, I have had lots of experience with different storage vendors. I worked for many of them. I have found that most of them are using the same disks, so it is hard to point to things that differentiate them. For the most part, the functionality is the same but the functions have different names.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is okay and there is not much difficulty involved. The deployment can be completed in a couple of hours.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?


Which version of this solution are you currently using?

V3, V6
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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