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Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series vs. IntelliFlash and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.""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."

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"The most valuable features in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series are Shadowimage, easy to manage equipment, and upgrading the firewire is very simple.""The technical support is great."

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"The initial setup is straightforward.""It performed great originally, and when it performed great, it was awesome."

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Cons
"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.""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.""I would like to see the management layer improved."

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"The solution is stable. However, there have been some software crashes where we had to restart the system. They could improve the hardware to prevent this type of issue."

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"Technical support is bad. It'd grade them at 30% or 40%. The response time is terrible.""I wouldn't say I like anything about this solution. We are looking for a replacement with Dell EMC and Pure Storage. Tegile's performance, support, and features are horrible. It's going down. Multiple companies have bought it. It looked okay at one point in time, like four years ago. Even though it wasn't one of the best, it still looked okay. Since the management has changed several times, it looks like it's going down the drain. Performance is horrible now. Our original intent was to buy new storage in about two years. But since it became a critical urgency for us, we decided to purchase a new one in two or three months. It would be better if they improved the codebase. We have issues very often with their code, and I think that is the main pain point. The hardware is also horrible because we have either a controller failure or a SATADOM failure very often. Now and then, we also have a disc failure. They have to get their act together. They have to make sure their hardware is robust, they have to make sure their code is good, and then we can think about new features and functionality. First, make the unit run properly, and then we can think about additions. Obviously, their support has to be knowledgeable. Because when I told them, "we have latency issues, come troubleshoot it for us," nobody came. But if we tell them that "we need to do a firmware upgrade," then they are like, "okay. Let's do a firmware upgrade." They will come to do the firmware upgrade, and then they will go. But with the firmware upgrades, you might never know when it works properly and when it doesn't work properly. If there is a disc that needs to be replaced, and we ask them to replace it, they'll say, "okay, just share the remote station with us, and we'll run some commands, and we'll validate which disc is faulty. If it's really faulty, we will send the disc. We do that, and then they find the faulty disc and send a replacement. They will do these minor things. But that's not what we are looking for. We are looking for more features and more functionality. Like if there is latency, try to help us out and help the customer find where the latency is. It doesn't necessarily have to be only with SAN storage. It might be a configuration issue, or it might be something else. So, you should help the customer find where the issue is. Unfortunately, that is not what we are getting from them. So they have to improve that a lot."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fees are very reasonable.""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."

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"The price of the solution is reasonable compared to others, such as Dell EMC."

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"I think we pay around 100 grand per year for three arrays or four arrays."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series are Shadowimage, easy to manage equipment, and… more »
Top Answer: This solution is equipped with virtualization technology inside the storage box. Other companies like TMS have virtual… more »
Top Answer: We use the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series as a storage solution in our organization.
Top Answer: It performed great originally, and when it performed great, it was awesome.
Top Answer: I'm not sure of the exact pricing. Over three years, the support might have been in the ballpark of $15,000. We bought… more »
Top Answer: Once you started pushing it, it would start to not respond properly and then we would have to reach out to support, to… more »
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
Hitachi VSP 5000, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000
Tegile, IntelliFlash N-Series, IntelliFlash T-Series, IntelliFlash HD-Series
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Overview

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

The patented Hitachi Accelerated Fabric allows Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System RF (SVOS RF) to offload I/O traffic as you scale out your data platform, delivering up to 21 million IOPS. Mixing NVMe and SAS flash together allows you to get the most economic $/GB rates available up to 69PB of capacity. And the platform is backed with a 100% data-availability guarantee.

Western Digital through its IntelliFlash arrays delivers high-performance storage with a complete range of features and connectivity options, including inline compression and deduplication, application and VM consistent snapshots, replication, RAID, data encryption, VMware vCenter integration, and multi-protocol support for SAN (FC, iSCSI) and NAS (NFS, SMBv3). IntelliFlash arrays deliver high availability through dualredundant and hot-swappable components, active/active or active/passive controllers, non-disruptive software upgrades, eMLC flash, and proactive cloud-based monitoring, analytics, and intelligence. A RESTful API provides scripted or programmatic control.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
SUVA
Bank of Stockton, Barnsley College, Boyes Turner, Brigham Young University
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
University5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government9%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise17%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series vs. IntelliFlash and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series is ranked 25th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews while IntelliFlash is ranked 29th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series is rated 9.6, while IntelliFlash is rated 4.0. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series writes "Allows us to share storage between our cloud environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IntelliFlash writes "A unified flash storage solution with poor performance, support, and features". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Pure FlashArray X NVMe and Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, whereas IntelliFlash is most compared with Tintri VMstore, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series vs. IntelliFlash report.

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