Compare Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. IBM Storwize

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review while IBM Storwize which is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 12 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.0, while IBM Storwize is rated 7.6. 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 IBM Storwize writes "Virtualization significantly decreases the data migration time". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, EMC VMAX and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, whereas IBM Storwize is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series.
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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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They have a virtualization feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time.High availability and enhanced security; Proven dependability; Data compression with hardware acceleration; Advanced copy services features are all in this product.The GUI is very easy and performance is also good.Virtualization of external storage, while adding cache and speed to the external storage.Ability to manage third-party arrays and virtualise them: One screen to control multiple arrays. Simplified administration.User friendly management interface.

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The user experience is pretty bad in Hitachi. A lot of mandatory tasks take a long time to work through.

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I have looked at a few pages of a report I download and I saw a graph there regarding software-defined vendors. IBM is not in a good position on this graph. I know that they are working very hard on this, to make it much better and to get to a level where it's not only hardware but also software to provide a complete solution.GUI interface should be enhanced more as there is some issues in copy services.Replication features need improvement. Currently, they are there in the product, but I'm not sure as to how it works exactly.Events/log analysis tools.One area for improvement is in the GUI, where host clusters are not properly dealt with. With Hypervisor host clusters, all hosts must see the same volumes in the same order. Using the concept of a “host-group” has been around (even with IBM) for many years, so why not with the V7000?Product support is restricted to IBM only. It must be decentralized to IBM partners as well.

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The pricing has been very competitive for the last few years. IBM got to the point where they changed the pricing model and we feel very comfortable with the pricing. It's very competitive. Over the last two years, IBM has been coming up with all kinds of interesting promos, especially for the SMB systems. That makes it very competitive price-wise and in terms of performance...IBM V7000 has a new license and price structure which provides intuitive licensing based on the functions customers wish to enable and use the most.Regarding licensing make sure you add at least three years software maintenance from IBM at the beginning, because you will not be able to download firmware updates or any fixes/patches without this.It pays to go back and get the best price you can from your supplier. The first offer is not always at the best discount.

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Storwize V7000
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Overview

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.

Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, the IBM Storwize family provides hybrid solutions with common functionality, management and flexibility. These products include built-in functions such as Real-time Compression and Easy Tier technology, which optimize flash and hard disk drives to deliver high performance and extraordinary levels of efficiency. Available in a wide range of storage systems, the Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are easy to deploy, and help control costs for growing businesses.
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Sample Customers
Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian RailwaysIP-Only AB, Start Quimica, Informatica El Corte Ingles, Fujikura, Royal Carribean Cruises, Agence France-Presse, University of Pittsburgh, Pelephone
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Financial Services Firm17%
Transportation Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm37%
Marketing Services Firm18%
Insurance Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise48%
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Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise74%
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