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Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"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.""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."

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"It is the most stable high-end solution in this area.""The most valuable feature is that you can use it with all deployment models.""This is one of the most stable, high-end solutions in this area.""The feature I like best is the stability of the hardware.""Its resilience is the most valuable."

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"We find the product to be very flexible.""The most valuable features are stability and performance."

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

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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 user interface should be made simpler because it is difficult to manage.""The interface should be simplified and made easier to use.""They should look at the cost because there are other vendors who offer the same cost with more features.""Hitachi should launch some small machines in Brazil. The smallest machine here in Brazil is VSP 350, which can be quite big for some of the customers. In China, Hitachi has small models of this equipment, but those models are not available in our region. Its pricing is a big issue for us. We are resellers, and we face some competition from other vendors. Hitachi doesn't always have a good position in terms of the price. Its user interface is also not as good as some of the other competitors, and it can be improved."

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"The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less.""The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach."

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

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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.""This is an expensive solution.""When you are looking for high-end solutions such as this, price is less important than stability and availability.""It is expensive as compared to other vendors, but its price is good if you are looking for stability, reliability, performance, and security."

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"Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."

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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: It is expensive as compared to other vendors, but its price is good if you are looking for stability, reliability… more »
Top Answer: Hitachi should launch some small machines in Brazil. The smallest machine here in Brazil is VSP 350, which can be quite… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are stability and performance.
Top Answer: Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product.
Top Answer: The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
NetApp NVMe, AFF A800
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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

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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.

Your data is a gold mine. Get the most out of it - faster - with AFF A800. Designed for NVMe media, further accelerated with NVMe/FC connectivity to the host, AFF A800 all-flash systems deliver an incredible sub-200 microsecond latency. Providing more than 11.4M IOPS and 300GB/s throughput in a single cluster, AFF A800 redefines the limit of what’s possible with artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Educational Organization6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business76%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise21%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise36%
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 23rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.2, while NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "Virtual Storage Platform is the brand name for a Hitachi Data Systems line of computer data storage systems for data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp NVMe AFF A800 writes "Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashArray and IBM FlashSystem, whereas NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 and SolidFire. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series vs. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 report.

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