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Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series vs. IBM System Storage DS8000 Series and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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.""We have many different types of replication, such as remote and drop local replication. All these features and licenses are already available. These are basic features available in the current model. Additionally, the performance has been good in our experience."

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"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."

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Cons
"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.""We have not been able to procure more discs for upcoming projects and this has been a problem for us. Not having additional storage is going to be an issue. The solution is at its end of life and will be replaced soon."

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"The solution should embedded replication switches into the hardware instead of using them externally.""The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 price of the solution is reasonable. However, I have not done extensive comparative research on the price. If you want to upgrade the size of the disc you will need to purchase a license that accounts for the size."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: In terms of cost, in our country and with our money, it is an expensive solution, but it's valuable.
Top Answer: 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. What we… more »
Top Answer: The high throughput feature is the most powerful thing in this product.
Top Answer: I think the pricing could be better. The license is very expensive.
Top Answer: The GUI isn't as user-friendly as other options. The price could also be better. I would like to see a better GUI and a smaller closed system in the next release, like other IBM products, which are… more »
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9.3
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1500
System Storage DS8000
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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.

IBM System Storage DS8000 series is a high-performance, high-capacity series of disk storage that supports continuous operations. The DS8000 series includes the DS8800 (Models 951 and 95E) and the DS8700 (Models 941 and 94E).
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Sample Customers
M&S, Coop Group, Kufstein Hospital, Sichuan Local Taxation Bureau, Wuxi Municipal Bureau
Renfe, Park Nicollet Health Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation, SK Energy, SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG
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Financial Services Firm57%
Manufacturing Company29%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm19%
Government8%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise60%
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is ranked 2nd in Frame-Based Disk Arrays with 7 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, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, IBM FlashSystem, 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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