We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN."
"A valuable feature of XtremIO is that, in terms of administration, it's simple and manageable."
"The most valuable feature of Dell EMC XtremIO is the data protection (DP) group, it is one of the most advanced features in these types of arrays. The dedupe and compression that this array provides both do a superb job."
"The performance is good, which is important."
"There are plenty of features available in this solution."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio."
"This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
"I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support."
"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."
"The installation and management are very easy."
"In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint."
"If you are looking at flash storage solutions, XtremIO doesn't offer any unique features. Most of my customers are migrating their workload from XtremIO to other formats because of this."
"Scalability is something that can be improved because there is an issue when it comes to mixing versions."
"In the next release, the solution could have better integration and if we can host assets on the cloud, such as NetApp has the NetApp volumes, which we can host on the cloud directly called NetApp CVO (cloud volume ONTAP). Dell EMC should come up with something purely on the cloud rather than manage services."
"If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature."
"The product could always be faster."
"This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."
"I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."
"This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0."
"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage."
"Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions."
"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."
"The licensing fees are very reasonable."
"The price of the solution should be reduced. The price matches the price of a VMAX service but it does not have the capability of a VMAX service. However, the prices of Dell EMC XtremIO can be reduceable."
"XtremIO is an all-flash array, which means it's a costly solution. When compared with general mid-range storage solutions, this is more expensive. As far as I know, there are no additional costs besides the license."
"This solution is a little bit pricey."
"We usually recommend our customers choose advanced licensing and enterprise companies are more inclined to choose this solution because it is more cost-effective than competitors."
"This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market."
"The price of the solution is competitive compared to others, such as Dell EMC and Hitachi. I believe the reason they are providing a discount is they want to increase their penetration into the market."
"There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."
"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."
Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.
What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform
The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.
Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet
Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020
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.
Dell EMC XtremIO is ranked 20th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 3 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. Dell EMC XtremIO is rated 7.4, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC XtremIO writes "Useful data protection group, effective compression, and stable". 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 XtremIO is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC SC Series and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe.
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