Anonymous UserStorage Architect at a financial services firm
Keith MillerSenior Manager, Mainframe Technical Service at Ensono
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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 product has great data storage performance with a 100% data security and availability guarantee."
"Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is a very stable device."
"It is robust. It doesn't need too much troubleshooting. It is a good device."
"The active-active option seemed to be working well and overall, it was a solid product."
"This is a good product with high capabilities and high reliability."
"It's best features are its reliability and stability."
"The performance was decent."
"The Global Copy and Global Mirror features are the solution's most valuable aspects."
"The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product."
"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."
"The pricing is high, but the product is good. Additional features like data duplication might make it even better."
"A better user interface would be an improvement."
"The snapshot and clone operation functions can be made easier."
"It seemed like every time we turned around it was a statement of work and we'd have to pay for something that our previous vendors would not have billed us for."
"I would like to see an audit account set up such that the user can log in, see the configuration, and see the logs, but they cannot make any changes."
"In terms of what could be improved, it could use a better, faster web console and other consoles. It is so boring waiting, waiting and waiting for it to refresh."
"We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology."
"The solution should embedded replication switches into the hardware instead of using them externally."
"The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options."
"It is a little expensive."
"There are no licensing costs for this solution."
"The costs were primarily in line with every other vendor at the time."
"The cost price of this product is better than its competitors."
"The license is very expensive."
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.
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is ranked 2nd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 8 reviews while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is ranked 3rd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 2 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is rated 9.2, while IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series writes "Stable, the software offerings are solid, and the active-active option works well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM System Storage DS8000 Series writes "Great Global Copy and Global Mirror features with an easy initial setup". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is most compared with Dell EMC SC Series, IBM FlashSystem, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, NetApp FAS Series and Huawei OceanStor V3 Storage System, whereas IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is most compared with Dell EMC SC Series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and HPE 3PAR StoreServ. See our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. IBM System Storage DS8000 Series report.
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