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"The features that I found most valuable are SnapMirror and SnapVault; these provide DR and backup for data redundancy.""The valuable features are the fabric pool. We are taking our cold data and pumping it straight into an estuary bucket. Also, efficiency. We're getting about two and a half times upwards of data efficiency through compaction, compression, deduplication, and it's size. When we refreshed from two or three racks of spinning discs down into 5U of rack space, it not only saved us a whole heap of costs in our data center environment but also it's nice to be green. The power savings alone equated to be about 50 tons of CO2 a year that we no longer emit. It's a big game changer.""Tech support has been absolutely amazing. I think on the technical aspects as well, my staff is able to get great support from the NetApp technical support resources that we have. What I love about NetApp is they have a health care division. At times, it's such an amazing thing because if we have a healthcare-related issue, there's no one better than having prior CIOs from health care organizations that NetApp has hired, and that are part of the health care team, to help out with any of those initiatives and support problems. Support has been absolutely phenomenal.""This solution has reduced our data center costs because when we went from the 8000 and 3200 series that took us from 20 racks of storage down to two.""The solution’s thin provisioning has allowed us to add new applications without having to purchase additional storage. We use thin provisioning for everything. We use the deduplication compression functionality for all of our NetApps. If we weren't using thin provisioning, we'd probably have two to times more storage on our floor right now than we do today.""The most valuable features of this solution are the deduplication and the ability to move data to different clouds.""The most valuable features of this solution are snapshotting and cloning.""The overall latency in our environment is very low because it's All Flash and we've got 10 Giga dedicated to the storage network"

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"The solution's most valuable features are the inline data reduction and deduplication.""The program is very stable.""The solution's most valuable feature is its high performance.""I like the deduplication and auto-tiering features.""We've seen great enhancements from the performance point of view. There's good availability, stability, and continuity, but the performance actually has increased by 60 or 70%.""The most valuable features are that it is fast and reliable.""We mostly use it for backup, because we cannot measure anything, and we are afraid to use it for surveillance systems. We were planning to use it for mostly for surveillance systems.""The performance is good, which is important."

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"It's a state of the art solution in storage systems. High-availability and performance are the strongest aspects of these machines.""This is one of the most reliable and dependable products on the market.""I am happy about the storage system and availability.""The high performance of flash storage is especially valuable to us.""It is the most stable high-end solution in this area.""The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models.""This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area.""The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware."

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"I would like to see an improvement in the high availability of the NFS and CIFS sharing during upgrade and patching; this would help to avoid downtime.""I would like for them to develop the ability to detach the fabric pool. Once you've added it to an aggregate it's there for life and it would be nice to disconnect it if we ever had to.""The total cost of ownership has increased a little.""We would like to have NVMe on FabricPool working because it broke our backups. We enabled FabricPool to do the tiering from our AFFs to our Webscale but it sort of broke our Cobalt backups.""Something I've talked to NetApp about in the past is going more to a node-based architecture, like the hyper-converged solutions that we are doing nowadays. Because the days of having to buy massive quantities of storage all at one time, have changed to being able to grow in smaller increments from a budgetary standpoint. This change would be great for our business. This is what my leadership would like to see in a lot of things that they purchase now. I would like to see that architecture continue to evolve in that clustered environment.""It would be very useful if we could do the NFS to CIFS file transfer, but it is not supported at this time.""The cost of this solution should be reduced.""It has not reduced our data center costs. NetApp charges a pretty penny for their stuff."

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"This solution is geared toward enterprise-level companies. Small and medium-sized businesses would find it extremely expensive.""I would like to see more scalability.""The implementation isn't exactly complex, but the solution should have some enhancements in it to make the process more centralized.""The product could be improved by reducing the pricing and having better organization in their technical support team.""The solution needs to be simplified. When you integrate your storage with other systems, could use a little bit of automation.""The management should be improved and the GUI interface could be better and easier.""One thing that should be improved is the reporting and monitoring tools. It should use real time monitoring for storage, IOPS, latency, etc.""Scalability is something that can be improved because there is an issue when it comes to mixing versions."

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"The user experience is pretty bad in Hitachi. A lot of mandatory tasks take a long time to work through.""In the next version I would like to see additional features like artificial intelligence and an increase in the amount of data it can store.""In the next version I would like to see more intelligence.""In terms of new features, I would be interested to see deduplication added in their next release.""The installation procedure it a bit difficult, because it is a high-end solution. With this type of product, the original company is interested in doing the setup for customers in the area, but because of sanctions we were not able to get support in our area. We faced many issued trying to learn to run this product.""The user interface should be made simpler because it is difficult to manage.""The interface should be simplified and made easier to use.""They should look at the cost because there are other vendors who offer the same cost with more features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is good.""It consolidates a lot of our storage into one or two chassis, which makes money savings in our data center.""We have used the solution’s thin provisioning to add new applications without having to purchase additional storage. We use thin provisioning on all of our flash arrays at this point. It gives us the choice to be able to overprovision and take advantage of compression, compaction, and thin provisioning all at the same time. We can get more out of the purchases that we make.""I would like it to be a lot less expensive, but it's been a very good solution for us.""The price of the upgrading of the solution is high. I could buy a whole unit of All Flash FAS 300 with a shelf for around $285,000. Yet if I want to add one additional shelf, it'll cost me $275,000. So they want you to upgrade by replacing it. It's cheaper to buy a whole new unit than to just scale out. The upside is they last. AFF lasts us three or four years. So that's a good investment.""It definitely reduces costs because it simply takes less power to run these systems. While the SSDs don't take power, they are in general very big right now. So, the running cost has decreased for a lot of our customers.""We benefited from implementing all-flash by reducing our data center footprint. We took it from 30 racks to just over five. This is one of the biggest savings for us.""One of the reasons we like this solution is that all of the features are included with the one license."

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"There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""The initial purchase price was good but when you need to upgrade, it's a different story.""This solution is a little bit pricey."

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"I would like to see better pricing and more discounts.""Pricing could be better, because the cost is very high.""This solution is cheaper than Dell EMC VMAX. When you are looking for a high-end solution, price matters, but availability and stability are more important than the price.""This is an expensive solution.""When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability.""It is expensive as compared to other vendors, but its price is good if you are looking for stability, reliability, performance, and security."

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NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FASDell EMC XtremIO Flash, Dell EMC XtremIO X2, XtremIO, XtremIO X2
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Overview

NetApp AFF8000 All Flash FAS systems combine all-flash performance with unified data management from flash to disk to cloud.  Leverage the Data Fabric to move data securely across your choice of clouds—enabled by Cloud ONTAP™ and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. Plus, you get the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

Bring all-flash, scale-out storage to your enterprise applications with EMC XtremIO. Purpose-built for flash, XtremIO storage arrays are amazingly fast. Delivering high IOPS at less than 1 millisecond latency is just the start. EMC XtremIO helps you harness the power of flash storage by building in innovations like content-based data placement and dual-stage metadata.

RETHINK YOUR DEFINITION OF SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

With adaptive, guaranteed data reduction and a 100% data-availability guarantee, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F series helps you tackle complicated business challenges. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) VSP F series delivers up to 4.8M IOPS with sub-millisecond response times.
Featuring legendary Hitachi reliability, VSP F series arrays are backed by the industries only 100% availability guarantee. For these reasons, 80% of the Fortune 500 choose Hitachi all-flash arrays to accelerate the performance of mission-critical applications like Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, Microsoft apps etc. With over 350 patents in flash technology, Hitachi’s innovative mix of flash hardware and software accelerates ROI with enterprise-class reliability and performance.

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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra GroupRaiffeisen Bank Bulgaria, Wentworth-Douglas HospitalTurkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
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Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer8%
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Comms Service Provider22%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm32%
Healthcare Company18%
Insurance Company14%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
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Large Enterprise79%
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Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise60%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC XtremIO vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Dell EMC XtremIO is ranked 12th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 8 reviews while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 11th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. Dell EMC XtremIO is rated 8.6, while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell EMC XtremIO writes "A solution with good stability, excellent scalability and an ability to increase overall performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "Eliminated all the management around replication and it helps us to do the recovery better and easier". Dell EMC XtremIO is most compared with Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC Unity XT, INFINIDAT InfiniBox and HPE Primera, whereas Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and HPE Primera. See our Dell EMC XtremIO vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series report.

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