Compare Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado

Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is ranked 1st in NVMe with 29 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is rated 8.8, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe writes "The compression and deduplication are the most valuable features because of the cost savings". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe is most compared with Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe and Dell EMC Unity, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Pure Storage FlashArray and Huawei OceanStor.
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It is efficient and very simple for our administrators to use.For the migration process from the older VMAX arrays to PowerMax, we VMotioned everything. It was easy.The stability is great. It is five nines.It has reduced our footprint in different physical locations.The number one most valuable feature is reliability. I want to go home at the end of the day and come in the next day knowing it works, especially since we have storage offshore.We were able to move away from a middleware solution for high availability, going right to snapshots and data replication on arrays.We use ESRS for our call-home, and a lot of times, Dell EMC will respond to the issue before we even know it.The response time, compared to XtremIO, is far better.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio.It is very easy to use.The initial setup is straightforward. Deployment takes about a day.The deduplication features and the graphical user interface (GUI) of the solution are the most valuable to me.

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I would like NVMe to be end-to-end in the next release. Right now, it is not end-to-end.The initial setup was complex, and we had experienced people working on it.The initial setup was complex, as it is a complex system and you have to learn a lot.Setting up PowerMax with VMAX is always complex.I would like to see the rack change. They have defaulted to the standard rack, so our fiber cables are crowded when we shut our back door.We have issues that we don't know about, which Dell EMC fixes.I would also like to see a real-time, graphical view of metrics. I don't know how far back in time we can look, but if we could see the performance from two months or three months back, and how it is performing now, that would be helpful.The initial setup was a little bit complicated.

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This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0.The initial setup was very complex.The speeds of the disks themselves need to be faster. The disks are not flash. When we opened our hard drive from the inclusion, I saw a converter, and it's not entirely flash.An area of this product that has room for improvement is the NAS capability.

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The cost is expensive. While VMAX now has good pricing, PowerMax is a little expensive.From a general capital investment, it's one of the higher price points in the market. It depends on the size and software features that you would include in a system. So, the cost varies dramatically.The cost has room for improvement.It scales enormously, but it's expensive to do so.Our costs are on a yearly basis.Our costs for the product are three million.From reclaiming data center space which is so tightly constrained these days, it will pay for itself in a short amount of time, which is fantastic. Anything we can do to get more out of our current physical data center space helps us a ton, and PowerMax has helped enable that.

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There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster.The pricing is very competitive.

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Overview

Dell EMC PowerMax is the world’s fastest storage array. It delivers new levels of performance and efficiency with a future-proof architecture that features end-to-end non-volatile memory express (NVMe) and a built-in machine learning engine. PowerMax is built on the comprehensive functionality and proven resiliency of Dell EMC’s flagship storage platform. It is designed for six-nines of availability and offers data-at-rest encryption (D@RE), massive scalability, and best-in-class data protection with Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF), the gold standard in remote replication.

Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage is the ideal choice for enterprises' mission-critical business. It is the industry's first commercial use of NVMe all-flash storage, and it delivers high-performing, reliable, and efficient storage services.

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