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"Things that have been really useful, of course, are the clustering features and being able to stay online during failovers and code upgrades; and just being able to seamlessly do all sorts of movement of data without having to disrupt end-users' ability to get to those files. And we can take advantage of new shelves, new hardware, upgrade in place. It's kind of magic when it comes to doing those sorts of things.""The ease of use, the SnapMirror capabilities, the cloning, and the efficiencies are all good features.""We are using the AQoS operating system, which allows us to get a lot more out of our AFF systems.""The most valuable features are the ease of administration and configuration, as well as the speed of deployment.""The most important features are the IOPS and the ease of the ONTAP manageability.""Before we implemented AFF, Oracle was running on a traditional storage spindle and at a very low speed with high latency, and the database was not running very well. After we converted from the spinning disk to the all-flash array, it was at least four times faster to access the volume than before.""The most valuable features of the solution are speed, performance, and reliability.""The most valuable feature is speed."

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"This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area.""The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models.""It is the most stable high-end solution 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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"Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution."

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"One of the areas that the product can improve is definitely in the user interface. We don't use it for SAN, but we've looked at using it for SAN and the SAN workflows are really problematic for my admins, and they just don't like doing SAN provisioning on that app. That really needs to change if we're going to adopt it and actually consider it to be a strong competitor versus some of the other options out there.""There are little things that need improvement. For example, if you are setting up a SnapMirror through the GUI, you are forced to change the destination name of the volume, and we like to keep the volume names the same.""The quality of technical support has dwindled over time and needs to be improved.""On the fiber channel side, there is a limit of sixteen terabytes on each line, and we would like to see this raised because we are having to use some other products.""The certification classes are good, but they don't cover enough of the material, and the exams only test on what is covered in class.""The monitor and performance need improvement. Right now we are using the active IQ OnCommand Unified Manager, but we also have to do the Grafana to do the performance and I hope we will be able to see the improvement of the active IQ in terms of the performance graph. It should also be more detailed.""Tech support is a place where there is room to improve the product experience. The response time when they are busy is not very good.""The price of NVMe storage is very expensive."

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"The interface should be simplified and made easier to use.""The user interface should be made simpler because it is difficult to manage.""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.""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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"This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market."

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"It's expensive. it's in the hundreds of thousands. It's beneficial, but at times, I feel compared to other vendors, we are paying a premium for the licensing that other vendors include.""The price to performance ratio with NetApp is unmatched by any other vendor right now.""The pricing is not a lot considering what you get and it bundles hardware and licensing.""Comparing this solution to others it may seem expensive, but the price to performance for NetApp is greater.""We would like it to be free.""One of the reasons we like this solution is that all of the features are included with the one license.""We don't like the cost. We would like to buy more.""It definitely reduces costs because it simply takes less power to run these systems. While the SSDs don't take power, they are in general very big right now. So, the running cost has decreased for a lot of our customers."

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

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"The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses."

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NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FASPrimera
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Overview

NetApp AFF8000 All Flash FAS systems combine all-flash performance with unified data management from flash to disk to cloud.  Leverage the Data Fabric to move data securely across your choice of clouds—enabled by Cloud ONTAP™ and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. Plus, you get the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

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.

HPE introduces HPE Primera, a new storage platform designed to deliver superior simplicity, availability, and performance for mission-critical applications
HPE Primera advances the HPE Intelligent Data Platform, a portfolio of products and solutions designed to help customers transition from delivering storage to unlocking business value with intelligent data

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Sample Customers
Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra GroupTurkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
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Top Industries
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company52%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government9%
Retailer4%
Company Size
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise76%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise70%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise44%
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 8 reviews while HPE Primera is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.2, while HPE Primera is rated 9.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Primera writes "Good compression and performance, easy to expand, and the support is good". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and HPE Nimble Storage, whereas HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT and Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe.

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