Huawei OceanStor Dorado vs. Kaminario K2

Huawei OceanStor Dorado is ranked 18th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review vs Kaminario K2 which is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 9 reviews. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor Dorado writes "Enabled us to put all data on flash, thus eliminating the need for tiering". The top reviewer of Kaminario K2 writes "It is extremely simple, performant, and scalable due to adaptive block size and scale out". Huawei OceanStor Dorado is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell EMC XtremIO Flash. Kaminario K2 is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC XtremIO Flash and Nimble Storage.
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Huawei Dorado enabled us to put all data on flash, thus eliminating the need for tiering.

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Inline compressionScale out is a differentiator for them, especially in the enterprise market. It's key for a lot of customers.The increased performance is many times above our previous array performance in all metrics. Integration with vSphere features is also a definite plus.The speed and, for us in particular in what we're doing, the data de-duplication.Logic/software managementBuilt-in snapshot support gives us SAN-side functionality most other platforms would have had us license separately.Data reduction and snapshot abilities: Smaller footprint in the datacenter (lower cost for power, cooling, etc.).It provides a full feature set without separate licensing (deduplication, compression, snapshot, asynchronous replication, stable performance, etc.).

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The version of the Dorados which we use is not using NVMe.

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Improved scale and budget planning with flexibility of the solution for budget needs and efficiency for growth with the great optimization ratio due to the nature of our use.I would love to see capacity on its DRAM. I know it's not cost effective for them to do it, but I think that it could be a big differentiator and was a big differentiator from the beginning.The interface look and feel could be improved.The front panel of the drive shelf doesn't always seat firmly.A single pane of glass to monitor/manage multiple arrays would be helpful.I would like them to improve the look of the product’s external casing and shelves.The management graphical interface needs more improvement.

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At that time (2013), competitive offers could only offer hybrid solutions in this price range or offered at lower than enterprise grade HW.

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The Kaminario setup is simple and there are no hidden licensing fees so this area is a relief.The licensing is all-inclusive.The "extra" costs associated with features and options that are available off the shelf with Kaminario, make their value proposition extremely competitive.Licensing is very straightforward. The cost was considerably lower than other products we looked at.I would like them to come down in price. It is as expensive as EMC, Hitachi, and other major vendors.All features are provided in the licensing. The cost of Kaminario was less than the cost of a hybrid array.

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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.

Kaminario K2 is the world’s only storage solution that delivers the predictability needed to handle the highly unpredictable world of modern businesses. This highly flexible all flash storage platform allows customers to cost-effectively scale capacity and performance to support their ever-changing business –seamlessly, on-demand and with no disruptions.

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