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In our implementations, HDS Storage Virtualization has helped in migrating data with the least amount of downtime, compared to other storage technologies.
The replication technology can move data faster than EMC MirrorView and requires less bandwidth. The Storage Virtualization technology is the most mature in the market, outside of IBM’s Storwize (which has a lot of compatibility issues, and EMC’s very expensive VPLEX solution); and it works.
The most valuable features are reliability and high availability.
It's an integrated box Mac solution, so it's a plug and play. The deployment and build is pre-made and ready to deploy. It makes it easy to apply.
The component integration means I don't have to worry about technology mismatches.
Finding a fully bundled, deployed, and configured solution with a short delivery time and unique support is really attractive.
Some of the key features are the ease of operation and access, without constraining actions. The tool is available to actually move things around, do things quickly quickly.
We have seen measurable increases in our system performance. Those increases have been directly measurable in application performance and the delivery of critical business information to our users.
The XtremIO All-Flash array delivers performance, reliability, and deduplication.
It has improved system performance, batch times for off-hours processing, and reliability with production applications.
An update to its technology would be good. The G Series has been around for more than five years and HDS seriously needs to ramp up, since the competition has better performance at a lower cost with better features and functionalities. For example, it needs redirect on write Snapshot, preconfigured storage tiering with better IOPS, built-in deduplication technology on hybrid disk, etc.
HDS reaches a ceiling depending on model. The G200 cannot transition to G400, the G400 can transition to G600 but cannot transition to G800, which is the top-end model.
In the next release, I would like to see a smaller footprint in the data center and have improvements to disk performance.
The user control could be more advanced. They should work to improve this in future releases.
The integration with other vendors' products needs to be looked at. It's not as flexible as we would like it to be.
While most public clouds are deployed on Linux, there is current no certified Vblock working on KVM hypervisors.
I would like to see them improve their switching infrastructure and rely on Cisco configurations. They are a bit more complex and technical, but result in a slightly reduced cost in terms of switching on the network side of it.
Tighter alignment could simplify and speed up the configuration and delivery process.
Improve the patching process and timeliness of updates/releases.
It needs more customer/client involvement in back-end management.
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The paid support for Vblock is expensive.
I think the pricing is on the higher end of the spectrum. There could be some adjustments that could be made there. Regarding licensing, watch compatibility with external products that you run on Vblock. It has got to be properly architected, otherwise, you will run into licensing issues.
It is not cheap.
Vblock appears from the first while to be very expensive. There are more items you cannot see in the BOQ: customer service, support, delivery short time, and highly experienced VCE engineers.
I would not say the pricing is not good value. It is still on the expensive side, near the top-end of cost compared to what's available now. Also, the licensing has to be improved. There has to be a clear definition of the licensing from the initial set-up so the customer knows what they are paying for, without being hit later on with extra licensing. The licensing definitions should be clearer and, perhaps, have one set of licenses rather than multiple licenses.
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Also Known As
|HDS Unified Compute Platform, Hitachi UCP, Hitachi UCP Select||VCE Vblock|
Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is the company's product for converged infrastructure (CI), combining resources server, storage, networking, virtualization, and software management.
VCE Vblock Systems is an all-in-one virtualization platform that integrates the leading storage, network, and compute technologies from the likes of EMC, VMware and Cisco. VCE Vblock allows organizations to easily and securely deploy cloud computing and virtualization in their environments, supporting these multiple technologies and providing flexibility and agility for changing business needs.
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