Compare EMC VMAX vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series

EMC VMAX is ranked 2nd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 6 reviews while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews. EMC VMAX is rated 9.6, while Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of EMC VMAX writes "A stable and reliable workhorse for our Mission Critical systems". 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". EMC VMAX is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and IBM System Storage DS8000 Series, whereas Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, EMC VMAX and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage.
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Deploying, Expanding, and Modifying systems are easier than ever.This solution is super stable and reliable, and the kind of system that allows you to sleep at night.VMAX3 is our main system for storage. All our systems and all our virtualizations are connected to it. In terms of expanding it, we are replacing it with a new system, the PowerMax 2000. So our current VMAX3 platform will be decommissioned soon. We are switching to PowerMax 2000 because we are looking for improved performance. We see it as the best fit for our requirements in terms of the performance and the overall cost.I like the many new features, especially the all-flash solution.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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It is the most stable high-end solution in this area.This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area.The high performance of flash storage is especially valuable to us.This is one of the most reliable and dependable products on the market.I am happy about the storage system and availability.It's a state of the art solution in storage systems. High-availability and performance are the strongest aspects of these machines.

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I'd like to see improvements where we can scale out an existing array and remove older controllers\drives\etc., within the same subsystem.I'm looking for the day in which the VMAX platform can be considered 'web scale'.I would like this solution to integrate the solution that EMC vPlex offers.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 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 interface should be simplified and made easier to use.In terms of new features, I would be interested to see deduplication added in their next release.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.The user experience is pretty bad in Hitachi. A lot of mandatory tasks take a long time to work through.

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Setup cost and licensing are pretty straightforward.

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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.When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability.Pricing could be better, because the cost is very high.I would like to see better pricing and more discounts.

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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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Software R&D Company43%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Software R&D Company44%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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