Compare Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. Kaminario K2

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while Kaminario K2 is ranked 19th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.6, while Kaminario K2 is rated 8.6. 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 Kaminario K2 writes "We can now complete all heavy tasks without any impact on the production traffic". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, EMC VMAX and HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, whereas Kaminario K2 is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IntelliFlash. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. Kaminario K2 report.
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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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It is the most stable high-end solution in this area.This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions 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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Implementation of the solution is very simple.Inline compression

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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 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.The interface should be simplified and made easier to use.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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Access to technical support should be improved for our region. Technical support is good, but they're very hard to access.Improved scale and budget planning with flexibility of the solution for budget needs and efficiency for growth with the great optimization ratio due to the nature of our use.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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 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.When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability.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 Kaminario setup is simple and there are no hidden licensing fees so this area is a relief.

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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.

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.

Kaminario K2 is the world’s only storage solution that delivers the predictability needed to handle the highly unpredictable world of modern businesses. This highly flexible all flash storage platform allows customers to cost-effectively scale capacity and performance to support their ever-changing business –seamlessly, on-demand and with no disruptions.

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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 GmbHTurkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian RailwaysWargaming.net, El Rio Community Health Center, ECN, SpotOption, Ashkelon College, Clearwater Analytics, Intigua, Cobb EMC Customer Case Study
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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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Software R&D Company44%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Software R&D Company23%
Healthcare Company23%
Consumer Goods15%
Comms Service Provider15%
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