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Pros
"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."

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"The installation and management are very easy.""I've been satisfied with the level of attention I'm given when I reach out to technical support.""There are plenty of features available in this solution.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the overall simplicity.""The majority of our customers find this solution simple to use.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the speed.""The high performance and high availability improved our overall processes.""It's easy to use, has good stability, and many features."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"There are some limitations to this product because they do not have unified storage.""I would really like to see Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization in a future release.""This solution does not support VMware VVols 2.0.""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 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."

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"The pricing should be more competitive.""IBM's support is not good. I experienced a big problem where I opened the console IBM Storage and would see that something was broken. I called the call centers, and I said, "I have a problem. My drive is not working." They want me to give them the serial number, I gave it to them and they told me "I cannot find your product. Your product is not here."""I would like to have replication functionality built directly in the product, rather than having to use a separate device for this.""Other vendors have included a block and file system. IBM doesn't include a file system. And yet, it's very necessary for all organizations' networks to have file systems. We have other systems for the file system, however, ideally, we would like to have one system with these features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"This product is not too expensive, and the price is competitive on the market.""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.""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.""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."

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"The price of the FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is reasonable.""There are pricing options from the mid-rand to the high-range, of which the suitability depends upon the requirements."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: This is a stable product that we can use for DR in production.
Top Answer: All of the brands have different architectures for licensing. Some licenses come standard with the product, whereas some… more »
Top Answer: If they implement a backup solution directly into the OceanStor then it will be a valuable feature.
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System
IBM FlashSystem 9100, FlashSystem 9100
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Overview

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

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.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 combines the performance of flash and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) end-to-end with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore technology and the rich features of IBM Spectrum Virtualize - all in a powerful 2U enterprise-class storage system. Providing intensive data driven multicloud storage capacity, FlashSystem 9100 is deeply integrated with the software defined capabilities of IBM Spectrum Storage allowing you to easily add in the multicloud solutions that best support your business.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Telecom Italia, Hi3G Sweden, KPN
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company20%
Cloud Provider6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company5%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise20%
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Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 16th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews while IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is ranked 24th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. Huawei OceanStor Dorado is rated 8.0, while IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Easy to manage, easy to provision storage, and it is a good price to performance ratio". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe writes "Good performance, easy to manage, and remains stable even during maintenance". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Huawei OceanStor, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and IntelliFlash, whereas IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is most compared with Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Dell EMC PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray and NetApp NVMe AFF A800. See our Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe report.

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