Compare Dell EMC Unity vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado

Dell EMC Unity is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 124 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 20th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Dell EMC Unity is rated 8.4, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.8. 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 Dorado writes "It works perfectly and enables us to use less space for storage ". Dell EMC Unity is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Pure Storage FlashArray and Huawei OceanStor.
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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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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.Huawei Dorado enabled us to put all data on flash, thus eliminating the need for tiering.

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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 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.The version of the Dorados which we use is not using NVMe.

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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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The pricing is very competitive.At that time (2013), competitive offers could only offer hybrid solutions in this price range or offered at lower than enterprise grade HW.

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EMC UnityOceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash 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.

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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Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company16%
Manufacturing Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company7%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise47%
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