We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet."
"InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed"
"Some of the beneficial features I have found are the Block-level backups, the interface is easy to use, backups work well and the portal is functional."
"HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good."
"It is easy to use. Not too complicated."
"The scalability is straightforward."
"The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage."
"Good architecture and produces a lot of IOPS."
"This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production."
"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 most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio."
"There are plenty of features available in this solution."
"The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"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."
"We want to start storing data in the cloud really soon and we are looking at options."
"Scalability, in terms of being able to scale out, is not easy and should be improved."
"The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with."
"There is no active-active controller, which means that we can only have one controller online at a time."
"The scalability could be better."
"The dashboard can be improved."
"HPE does not have suffficient storage."
"If they could reduce the cost, that would be ideal."
"The product could always be faster."
"I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release."
"This solution can improve by providing easier migrations and better Metro features."
"This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0."
"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."
"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."
"Nimble Storage is too expensive for our enterprise customers."
"I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela."
"HPE Nimble Storage is more expensive than some of the other solutions, such as Pure Storage. They charge more for every feature than other vendors."
"The pricing is better than some of the competitors, such as Dell EMC."
"HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time."
"There is a one-time price for hardware, and with the software support, everything is included, such as software upgrades. The licensing of the solution is included in the cost of the hardware and the support is an extra cost. We have purchased support on an annual basis, but you can purchase support up front for up to seven years. We usually buy five years and near the time of the expiry, we sometimes extend it."
"I would classify it as an expensive product."
"The price is negotiable and when we first received the quote it was expensive, but after dealing with them and receiving a discount, the price is reasonable."
"There are some costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, depending on the requirements."
"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."
"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."
"This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market."
"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."
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
Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020
Our Predictive Flash platform closes the app-data gap, giving you the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, we radically simplify operations.
Once you’ve experienced our simplicity, you’ll never go back to traditional infrastructure again. Over 9,000 customers rely on Nimble to power their businesses, both on-premise and in the cloud.
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 Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6, while Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Beneficial management software, straightforward installation, and good support". 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 Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series, whereas Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE 3PAR StoreServ. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. Huawei OceanStor Dorado report.
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