Compare Dell EMC Unity vs. Huawei OceanStor

Dell EMC Unity is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 120 reviews while Huawei OceanStor is ranked 18th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews. Dell EMC Unity is rated 8.4, while Huawei OceanStor is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Unity writes "Hits a sweet spot for us between price point and the amount of storage and performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor writes "Has sped up our operations and it is easy to maintain and support ". Dell EMC Unity is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, whereas Huawei OceanStor is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS).
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Pros
This solution makes it easy to manage storage, provision new workloads, and scale-up.The All-Flash models are pretty fast for the vast majority of our remote workloads.We use replication for disaster recovery (DR), making our DR process much easier.It has reduced complexity.We have resolved IT challenges with this solution. It sped up our environment. We went from spinning disk to all-flash, which reduced our footprint.It has good performance.We can get almost real-time response times.The most valuable thing for our use case is the flexibility to have multiple-protocol support.

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The most valuable feature is the availability.The solution has improved our organization by speeding up our operations.The initial setup was straightforward.

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Cons
This solution would be improved with the addition of flexible raid volumes.We would like to see the concept of Storage Groups brought back to this product line.I haven't seen the roadmap for this solution.It is missing some features, like deduplication.Because we can do synchronous replication between the two sites, this made the setup challenging for this piece. They did not know how to set this up initially. We ended up having to do bidirectional synchronous replication.I would like them to continue to build on the solution and expand on the functionality, like replication.We'd like to see a cheaper version of an all-flash array in that footprint.I would like to have secure mobile connectivity going forward. This would help me be more proactive.

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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.The deployment took a little longer.The management is not a good feature in all of Huawei products. It's not easy or simple. Huawei has some problems with management and handling storage information from one interface.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our CAPEX was close to $42,000 and operating costs are below $1000.Our costs are roughly $200,000 a year.The solution is extremely functional for the price that we pay for it. It is worth the investment.We purchased a five-year warranty.Compression is making a difference towards the amount of hardware that we need to purchase.The return on the investment was simply speeding up our entire vSphere stack, which allowed our developers and engineers to get their workloads done faster and simpler. We were experiencing VM snapshot times of 45 minutes to two or three hours, and it shrunk it down to under five minutes.It scales, but then you have to buy additional stuff.With the large Unity that we bought, it has saved us about one and a half rack space. That's our return on investment on our flash array. We also need less Fibre Channel connectivity.

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Pricing is very fair.

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1st
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39,489
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29,247
Reviews
120
Average Words per Review
484
Avg. Rating
8.4
18th
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5,119
Comparisons
3,599
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
447
Avg. Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
EMC UnityOceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System, OceanStor 18000 V3 Series Storage Systems, OceanStor 6800 V3 Storage System
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Overview

Dell EMC Unity, powered by Intel Xeon processors, delivers the ultimate in simplicity and value, enabling your organization to speed deployment, streamline management and seamlessly tier storage to the cloud.

Dell EMC Unity‚Äôs All-Flash and Hybrid Flash storage platforms optimize SSD performance and efficiency, with fully integrated SAN and NAS capabilities. Cloud-based storage analytics and proactive support keep you available and connected.

OceanStor Dorado V3 is the industry's first all-flash storage that puts NVMe into commercial use. It is specially designed for enterprises' mission-critical businesses, meeting the most-demanding performance and reliability requirements of databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company16%
Manufacturing Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company7%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Software R&D Company21%
Retailer15%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise47%
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