Compare Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. IBM Storwize

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is ranked 9th in Modular SAN with 2 reviews while IBM Storwize is ranked 4th in Modular SAN with 7 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is rated 7.6, while IBM Storwize is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series writes "A high-performance solution that provides DR and resiliency, but the management interface needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Storwize writes "Virtualization significantly decreases the data migration time". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is most compared with EMC VMAX, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and IBM System Storage DS8000 Series, whereas IBM Storwize is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and Nimble Storage. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. IBM Storwize report.
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Pros
The solution is very user-friendly in terms of maintenance and configuration. It's also possible to connect the solution to other storage management solutions.The hybrid array provides scaleable, predictable, high performance with no capacity constraints.

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The ability to create LUNs and modify them are the most valuable features of this solution.The most valuable features are deduplication and compression.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.

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The initial setup was difficult, as we don't have access to assistance. We had some issues around configuration. We needed to know things like what kind of rate is the best, or what kind of replication is ideal. We had to seek out answers online to get the information we needed.Hitachi Vantara has invested heavily in improving their management interface, however, they still have a way to go to catch up with many of their competitors.

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Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage.The ease of installation should be improved. We had issues with the configuration model.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our main issue with the Hitachi G-Series is what we consider to be an archaic software licensing scheme and high maintenance costs.

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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.

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9th
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out of 42 in Modular SAN
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8.3
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1500Storwize V7000
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Overview

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Gx00 Series delivers advanced, active flash tiering that analyzes data streams in real time and moves data from disk to flash to meet demanding performance SLAs with a cost-effective mix of flash and disk.

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
M&S, Coop Group, Kufstein Hospital, Sichuan Local Taxation Bureau, Wuxi Municipal BureauIP-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 Firm13%
Wholesaler/Distributor13%
Government13%
Real Estate/Law Firm7%
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Software R&D Company29%
Financial Services Firm13%
Marketing Services Firm8%
Comms Service Provider7%
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