Compare Hitachi Universal Storage VM vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays

Hitachi Universal Storage VM is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews while NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is ranked 13th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. Hitachi Universal Storage VM is rated 10.0, while NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Hitachi Universal Storage VM writes "A solid product for high-performance data storage and utilization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays writes "Doesn't require much maintenance as it's quite easy to use and very robust as a storage system". Hitachi Universal Storage VM is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, whereas NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Pure Storage FlashArray. See our Hitachi Universal Storage VM vs. NetApp EF-Series All Flash Arrays report.
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Pros
We are a 100% satisfied with the stability of the solution.Stability-wise, this solution is fine.The feature I find most valuable, is the deduplication, because the nature of the data that we are using in our current environment, has a lot of replicated data.The performance of the All-Flash System is very good. There is more enhanced performance and data production in the solution, which I appreciate.The initial setup was really straightforward. It was not complex. Deployment took one month, due to the data migration duration.The FS900 uses custom built flash modules offering with better latency, and is also denser packed then most modular all-flash arrays using commodity SSDs.An easy interface to set up, good build quality, and easily accessible parts for hot swapping combined with sub 500 us latency under heavy load.The initial customer technical support was efficient and effective.

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The most valuable features are simplified provisioning and management, de-duplication, and built-in encryption.The product has great data storage performance with a 100% data security and availability guarantee.

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The main advantage of this solution is performance.The solution allows us to segregate one storage unit from another.The stability, speed, and reliability are the solution's best features. The information is also very secure.This storage solution is both stable and scalable, and it works for our needs.The most valuable feature of this solution is its speed.The replication and mirroring features are very good.The NetApp EF-Series gave our organization easy access to our data bases.

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I think the only thing the developers can look at, is that it is limited to 25 gigabytes currently. In the next release they might want to increase that.This solution needs a management console where we are alerted to issues and can report them, or escalate them through email or another method.I would like to see an improvement in the handling of large amounts of rights.The solution is not easy to implement. It takes a lot of time to study the product and it's a little complicated in general.The solution is not able to replicate data in one-to-many scenario.When we performed some HW fault tests under heavy load, we found that some of the parts (fan units and PSUs) should only be removed from the airflow for a short time (less than a minute) when replacing.Include an option to upload the support package to the IBM ECuRep when opening an IBM PMR.

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The exterior display needs to be improved.The pricing is high, but the product is good. Additional features like data duplication might make it even better.

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This solution does not have any compression or deduplication.There could be better integration with some of our Cisco products.NetApp could improve the speed of the rebuilding rate.We need a center related to NetApp in Egypt so that we can deal with them directly.The pricing could be cheaper and it should have documentation in more languages, specifically, Russian.It was difficult to implement and lacks some additional features that would be useful, but as a solution fits a particular need for our organization.This solution has limited storage.

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For a yearly license, it is about $100,000. There are no additional costs. The entire system is included.

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This solution has a good price-performance ratio.It is a little expensive.

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The pricing is comparable with other competitors and similar in mid-range solutions, and for high range solutions, it would depend on our requirements or needs.The pricing of this solution is competitive with other vendors here in Egypt.

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HUS VMNetApp EF540, NetApp EF-Series
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Overview
IBM FlashSystem products are enterprise computer data storage systems that store data on flash memory chips. Unlike storage systems that use standard solid-state drives, IBM FlashSystem products incorporate custom hardware based on technology from the 2012 acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. This hardware provides performance, reliability, and efficiency benefits versus competitive offerings.

The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM delivers proven enterprise-class functionality — advanced virtualization of externally attached storage, logical partitioning, thin provisioning and universal replication — in flexible, cost effective service oriented configurations. 

The NetApp EF560 all-flash array is an all-SSD storage system for applications that demand extremely high levels of performance and reliability. Requiring just 2U of rack space, the EF560 all-flash array combines extreme IOPS, microsecond response times, and up to 12GBps of bandwidth with leading, enterprise-proven availability features.

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Sample Customers
Celero, Friedhelm Loh Group, Clarks, Mingkang Natregro Health Food Group, Sofia, Etisalat Fights Fraud, UF Health Shands Hospital, Generali, Elecon Engineering Company Limited, Ventiv , Technology, CPFL Energia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., SciQuest, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Paddy Power, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Interconnect Services, Severstal IP-Only AB, PVU Group GmbHHanergy Global Solar PV Application Pte LtdRP Data, Western Oregon University, Toei Animation
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Financial Services Firm45%
Government18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
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Software R&D Company30%
Financial Services Firm15%
Government12%
Media Company10%
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Healthcare Company28%
Media Company22%
Retailer11%
Manufacturing Company11%
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