EMC VMAX vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series

EMC VMAX is ranked 1st in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 4 reviews vs Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series which is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. The top reviewer of EMC VMAX writes "EMC VMAX 10K, high-end storage systems stayin alive". The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "We had experience with virtualizing behind an array and moving applications and data but this made it even better.​". EMC VMAX is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and IBM System Storage DS8000 Series. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with EMC VMAX, Dell EMC Unity and Pure Storage FlashArray.
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We have been able to present storage from the VMAX to hosts without any problems.It works with our replication technology, which is not SRDF, which is native replication technology.A rock solid foundation to deploy applications which cannot incur a disruption of service.

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The first thing that attracted this model to us was the non-disruptive migration. We had a very large database application that was on older gear and needed to be migrated to these arrays. We had experience with virtualizing behind an array and moving applications and data but this made it even better.

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Resilience replication, reporting, and performance need to be improved.Better speed to release new features that have become industry standards. EMC created so many standards in the past. Now, it seems they are playing a me-too game and lagging behind in some areas, specifically data reduction.

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The software has always been lagging a bit compared to the newer features. It usually takes a cycle for it to catch up.

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The pricing we get is very competitive when compared to other vendors. Hitachi is working on their licensing model and it is improving but can be irksome when many different items are not bundled or enterprise size.

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Symmetrix VMAX accelerate your transformation to the software-defined data center with the world's most powerful, trusted, and smart family of storage products.

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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Wentworth-Douglas Hospital, Kindred Healthcare, Cosentry, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, Shriners, BZWBKTurkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
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