We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"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 solution is easy to use and very stable."
"The solution offers good stability."
"Its stability is the most valuable. It has soft alerts. When an alert is raised, we get a call from HP saying that there is this type of alert, and they need to do a remote session to check things. Similarly, for firmware updates, they get in touch to say that a firmware upgrade is required on your storage. They schedule a time and take control remotely to upgrade the firmware. In all such cases, there is no downtime. Everything is done when a full-fledged operation is going on. Its user interface is also quite good. We are quite accustomed to this user interface. We can easily take a look at the current usage or the amount of storage. It is quite easily understandable, and I can present those things to my seniors or other people who are not that tech-savvy, and they can easily understand what we are trying to tell them. We can easily show them that we are using around 87% of the storage, so we need to plan for another tree and things like that."
"This product is stable, aside from the performance problems we had."
"The initial setup was straightforward."
"This is a stable solution."
"The technical support is good."
"The product lasts a very long time without having to be replaced. It's had a very long life."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
"This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio."
"I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support."
"The installation and management are very easy."
"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."
"There are plenty of features available in this solution."
"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."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"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."
"HPE could improve by making an old flash system in order to compete with the current market. For the solution to be more competitive in the mid-range market they could increase the performance."
"We are using a built-in solution in 3PAR. We are using All-Flash Storage, and there are some difficulties with it. HPE has now developed a new tool system to support All-Flash, and that's why we are changing our investment. They must increase its performance. I want unlimited support, which is very important for performance. I am not interested in spinning disks. HPE is developing new storage systems called Primera, but they must be developed more."
"The replicating software is pretty complicated. I probably would have put it on a sequence."
"It is suitable for medium-sized businesses and data centers with less number of users and less important data. It is not really an enterprise-level solution. It needs more capacity. It is also not really stable. It should be more stable. It should also support any server model. It is really weak in this area."
"There is a slight difference between what we expected and what was delivered."
"HPE 3PAR StoreServ has limited flexibility in building replication solutions. There are limitations to the number of IOPS the system can do. It's not bad as it is doing its job. However, for the application, if you need a toolbox, you can build everything concerning periodic replication modes of synchronous or asynchronous three-site, four-site, with supported cascading which requires you to buy an IBM product. It also takes a few hours to one day to upgrade the system and sometimes; it takes more time because, in some HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage, you have an eight-node system. If you do an upgrade, you do it node by node and every node might take more than an hour."
"The performance of the solution is not good anymore and the software is different from all the other types and is not compatible. There are more negative things at this moment than positive. This is why we are removing them all from our organization this year."
"Scalability and management could be improved."
"This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."
"If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature."
"Huawei OceanStor Dorado could improve the integration, there have been some compatibility issues with some operating system functions."
"The product could always be faster."
"This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0."
"I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."
"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage."
"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."
"We purchased the total package for approximately $60,000."
"There was a one-time cost when we procured this product and there are no monthly or yearly licensing fees."
"It is lower in price as compared to other vendors, such as Dell. As compared to Huawei, all storage solutions are expensive, including this one."
"The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it."
"The licensing cost for HPE 3PAR StoreServ is expensive."
"It is quite difficult to decide on the cost. At one point, I was the project lead to cover with some people, but the price was important and we had its compression calculated. At that moment, it was fair because that was one of the things moving their product due to the cost of HPE 3PAR StoreServ as they were competing with Hitachi and IBM A9000, which I'm not sure if is still available."
"The price of the license depends. Some people expect more from the hardware. Some expect more from the licensing, and that is because you can receive several licenses nowadays, such as the terabyte license. You buy the storage, and you pay extra for the terabyte license for the software. There is a one-time purchase for the license and you pay annually for the maintenance."
"This solution is expensive. We pay every year for support. It's a lump sum because we pay for data center support services, and everything is included in one."
"The price of the solution is competitive compared to others, such as Dell EMC and Hitachi. I believe the reason they are providing a discount is they want to increase their penetration into the market."
"This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market."
"There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."
"We usually recommend our customers choose advanced licensing and enterprise companies are more inclined to choose this solution because it is more cost-effective than competitors."
"There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster."
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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HP 3PAR all-flash storage accelerates business agility by boosting application performance with over 900,000 IOPS at less than 0.7 ms latency. And it does this while delivering all the enterprise-class, Tier-1 features and functionality you expect from the storage platform that powers three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.
Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage is the ideal choice for enterprises' mission-critical business. It is the industry's first commercial use of NVMe all-flash storage, and it delivers high-performing, reliable, and efficient storage services.
HPE 3PAR StoreServ is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 30 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is rated 8.4, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR StoreServ writes "Robust and easy to use with a simple setup ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". HPE 3PAR StoreServ is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series. See our HPE 3PAR StoreServ vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.
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